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  • In a recent national study led by Dr. Jane Weeks, 69 percent of those with stage 4 lung cancer and 81 percent of those with stage 4 colon cancer failed to understand that chemotherapy was not at all likely to cure their cancer.

Tags: chemotherapy, EndOfLife

  • Dr. Eric Winer comments on the efficacy of gene tests for breast cancer patients.

Tags: BreastCancer

  • 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

  • Dr. Rachel Freedman led a study that found many women with breast cancer may lack knowledge regarding their illness. The findings show how minority patients may be less likely than others to know and report accurate information about their tumors' characteristics.

Tags: PatientEducation, PatientSupport

  • Dr. Pasi A. Jänne commented about the rise in women in the United States being diagnosed with lung cancer who never smoked cigarettes.

Tags: LungCancer

  • Nine factors explain some of the variance in the quality of life of patients with advanced cancer in end-of-life care, according to a study led by Dr. Holly Prigerson and associates at Dana-Farber and published in the Archives of Internal Medicine.

Tags: EndOfLife

  • Dr. Paul Richardson, clinical director for Dana-Farber's Jerome Lipper Center for Multiple Myeloma, shared the latest prognosis on treating and surviving this disease.

Tags: MultipleMyeloma

  • Dana-Farber was mentioned in a story about how bureaucracy and outdated rules often block potential breakthroughs, but precision medicine is providing hope.

Tags: BasicResearch, Genomics, Genetics

  • Dr. Harold Burstein provided insight to dispel some of the myths about what causes breast cancer.

Tags: BreastCancer

  • LIVESTRONG at the West Roxbury Y is an adult cancer survivor program focusing on improving participants' physical health through exercise. Participants are involved in a research project conducted by Dana-Farber and the Yale School of Public Health to gauge the overall effects of the LIVESTRONG program on cancer survivors.

Tags: Exercise, Survivorship

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