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News tagged ‘CopingWithCancer’ clear

  • Dr. Deborah Schrag commented on rising costs of cancer drugs and the problems it presents to patients who have exhausted all other drug options.

Tags: ColonCancer, CopingWithCancer

  • Dr. Robert Haddad provided insight to dispel the myth that cancer cannot spread from person to person.

Tags: HeadNeckCancers, CopingWithCancer

  • Dr. Joseph Antin commented on the rising number of patients seeking bone marrow transplants and the demand it has created on registries that match patient needs with willing donors.

Tags: Leukemia, CopingWithCancer

  • Ludmila Svoboda, RN, was interviewed about her role as the program nurse in the Cancer Care Equity Program, which provides services for patients to help reduce disparities in cancer care.

Tags: PatientSupport, Disparities, CopingWithCancer

  • Lisa Scherber of the Jimmy Fund Clinic discussed the important memories that former Boston Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester created for patients he has met over the years.

Tags: Leukemia, CopingWithCancer

  • Dr. Jeffrey Meyerhardt and Dana-Farber patient Debbie Whitmore talk about Colon cancer.

Tags: ColonCancer, CopingWithCancer

  • Former Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino has been diagnosed with an advanced form of cancer. He started chemotherapy in early March at Dana-Farber under the care of Dr. Charles Fuchs.

Tags: CopingWithCancer

  • Dr. Alexi Wright led a study that found patients with terminal cancer who fight to the very end, taking debilitating chemotherapy treatments in the last months of life, often end up dying in intensive care.

Tags: chemotherapy, EndOfLife, CopingWithCancer

  • Dr. Joanne Wolfe, director of the Pediatric Advanced Care Team, discussed pediatric palliative care on WBUR's Radio Boston.

Tags: ChildhoodCancer, CopingWithCancer

  • Now that chronically ill children are living longer than ever, how should we care for them? Members of the Pediatric Advanced Care Team of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Boston Children’s Hospital are helping patients like 11-year-old Gwen Lorimier. (Full article requires a subscription)

Tags: ChildhoodCancer, CopingWithCancer

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