- Dana-Farber patient Jack Whelan was diagnosed with a rare and incurable blood cancer. His physician, Dr. Irene Ghobrial, said drug therapies are helping to delay the progression of the disease.
Tags: BasicResearch, CopingWithCancer
- Dr. Levi Garraway is studying cancer’s genetic features as part of a larger movement toward personalized or precision medicine, which aims to tailor disease prevention and treatment to an individual patient.
Tags: BasicResearch, Genetics
- Dr. Mehra Golshan said Angelina Jolie's decision to get a double mastectomy might help save lives by raising awareness about the need for genetic testing.
Tags: BreastCancer, Genetics
- Dr. Bruce Spiegelman and his research team may have finally found a molecular link between a workout and a healthy brain.
Tags: BasicResearch, Exercise
- The Jimmy Fund Chorus sang the national anthem prior to game 2 of the American League Division Series at Fenway Park.
Tags: BostonRedSox, JimmyFund
- Edward J. Benz, Jr., is pleased doctors can now tell patients Dana-Farber can move forward and enroll them on newly activated clinical trials.
Tags: YawkeyCenter, CopingWithCancer
- For women 40 and older, the American Cancer Society recommends annual mammograms, but Dr. Ann Partridge says mammograms don't work as well for young women, who have denser breasts.
- Dr. Bruce E. Johnson said due to the government shutdown, new clinical trials cannot be opened, but Dana-Farber will explore all available conventional and investigational treatment options for patients.
Tags: PatientSupport, CopingWithCancer
- Dr. Ian Krop talks about the new drug Perjeta. The drug was recently approved by the US Food and Drug Administration to shrink breast tumors before surgery.
Tags: BasicResearch, BreastCancer
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