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  • A patient at Dana-Farber who was treated by Dr. Keith Ligon “open-sourced” his illness by inviting friends, family, and colleagues in the field of science, to view his health information and have discussions about his treatment.


     

Tags: BrainTumors

  • Dana-Farber nutritionist Stacy Kennedy, MPH, commented on a recent survey that found many people with cancer were taking fish oil supplements despite research showing they make chemotherapy less effective.

Tags: Nutrition

  • Dr. Edward J. Benz, Jr., announced that he will retire as president and chief executive officer of Dana-Farber next summer, after 16 years.

Tags: Appointments

  • Dr. Sidney Farber – as featured in the PBS film “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies” – was described as an unsung hero of cancer research for his efforts in discovering the use of chemotherapy as a form of treatment for pediatric cancer patients.

Tags: chemotherapy, ChildhoodCancer

  • Sharon Bober, PhD, discussed the need for more education and frank talk about how patients can have a healthy sexual life after cancer and cancer-related surgeries.

     

Tags: OvarianCancer

  • Dr. Sidney Farber – as featured in the PBS film “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies” – was described as an unsung hero of cancer research for his efforts in discovering the use of chemotherapy as a form of treatment for pediatric cancer patients.

Tags: chemotherapy, ChildhoodCancer, JimmyFund

  • Dr. Judy Garber commented on actress Angelina Jolie’s decision to have her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed to help prevent cancer.

Tags: OvarianCancer

  • Dr. Edward J. Benz, Jr., was featured in the Boston Business Journal for his 15 years of service as President and CEO of Dana-Farber.

Tags: Appointments

  • Dr. Rachel Freedman led a study showing black and Hispanic women with breast cancer were less likely to pick their surgeon and the hospital for treatment based on reputation compared with white women.

Tags: BreastCancer

  • A new study led by Dr. Stacy Gray and Dr. Katherine Janeway showed online marketing for products related to personalized cancer medicine often failed to explain the limits of the genetic tests.

Tags: Genomics

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