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  • Dr. Erica Mayer, a medical oncologist at the Susan F. Smith Center for Women's Cancers at Dana-Farber, explained the concerns over soy consumption and its relationship to breast cancer.

Tags: BreastCancer

  • Dana-Farber is seeking alternative sources for research funding amid a downward trend in the money received from the federal government.

Tags: BasicResearch

  • Dr. Patrick Ott commented on the increased rates of melanoma in older adults.

Tags: Melanoma

  • Dr. Bruce Spiegelman led a study that shows a natural hormone that is increased by physical exercise and by exposure to cold improves blood sugar control, suppresses inflammation, and burns fat.

     

Tags: BasicResearch

  • Dr. J. Dirk Iglehart comments that he now performs about a 10th of the number of mastectomies as when he entered the field in the 1970s.

Tags: BreastCancer, Surgery

  • Erin Harkins, who is being treated at Dana-Farber for Ewing’s sarcoma, attended A Prom to Remember for teens fighting cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.

     

Tags: ChildhoodCancer

  • Dr. Mary-Ellen Taplin commented on a study showing that lung, liver, and other gut metastases are associated with the poorest survival in advanced hormone-refractory prostate cancer.

     

Tags: ProstateCancer

  • Dr. Joyce Liu led a study showing a combination of two new pills may nearly double the length of survival for patients with recurrent ovarian cancer

Tags: OvarianCancer

  • Dr. Christopher Sweeney led a study that found men given chemotherapy early in their treatment for advanced prostate cancer lived longer than those who did not get early chemotherapy.

Tags: chemotherapy, ProstateCancer

  • Dr. Jennifer Lin discussed the new FDA regulations for tanning beds.

Tags: Melanoma, SkinCancer

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