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  • Dana-Farber plans to expand precision medicine research by moving some staff into the new Longwood Center. Several research programs will now be under one roof.

Tags: BasicResearch, Genomics

  • Uzo Aduba, most well-known for playing Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren on the Netflix show, “Orange Is The New Black,” will run in the 2015 Boston Marathon as part of the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge team.

Tags: Exercise, JimmyFund, Development

  • Dr. Shuji Ogino led a study demonstrating vitamin D can protect some people with colorectal cancer by perking up the immune system's fight against tumor cells 

Tags: ColonCancer

  • Dana-Farber’s Health Library entry on infused water was included in a story about how to drink more water and stay hydrated.

Tags: Nutrition

  • Dr. Mehra Golshan commented on improvements in breast reconstruction following mastectomy.

Tags: BreastCancer

  • Dr. Kimmie Ng led research showing patients with metastatic colorectal cancer, who had high levels of vitamin D in their bloodstream prior to treatment with chemotherapy and targeted drugs, survived longer, on average, than patients with lower levels of the vitamin.

     

Tags: ColonCancer

  • Dr. Pasi A. Jänne commented on Bristol-Myers Squibb’s new cancer drug, Opdivo, which is working so well that its clinical trial in lung cancer will be stopped two years ahead of schedule.

Tags: LungCancer

  • Dr. Anthony Letai led a study showing an oral targeted drug that found encouraging activity and tolerable side effects in patients with treatment-resistant or relapsed acute myelogenous leukemia (AML).

     

Tags: Leukemia

  • Dr. Eric Winer and Dr. Sara Tolaney led a study showing women with small stage 1, HER2-positive breast tumors, who received a combination of lower-intensity chemotherapy and a targeted drug following surgery, were unlikely to have the cancer recur within three years of treatment.

     

Tags: BreastCancer

  • Dana-Farber was mentioned as one of the institutions affiliated with Harvard that benefited from research dollars from the National Institute of Health.

     

Tags: BasicResearch

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