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  • Colon cancer patients who eat a diet high in red meat, fatty products, refined grains, and desserts — a so-called "Western" diet — may be increasing their chance of disease relapse and early death, report researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Tags: ColonCancer, Nutrition

  • The National Quality Forum and The Joint Commission will recognize Saul N. Weingart, MD, PhD, as a 2012 recipient of the annual John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award.

Tags: Honors, PatientSafety

  • The 9th annual WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon attracted supporters from all 50 states and around the world, raising more than $3 million to support adult and pediatric cancer research and care at Dana-Farber.

Tags: BostonRedSox

  • People from across the United States and all over the world showed their support for the fight against cancer by giving to the 6th Annual WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon and raising more than $3.74 million for cancer research and care for adults and children at Boston's Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Tags: BostonRedSox, ChildhoodCancer, JimmyFund

  • Dana-Farber launches a free, easy-to-use Apple iPhone® app that provides recipes and nutrition information that can be searched by cancer patients, cancer survivors, their families, and anyone who wants to have a healthy diet.

Tags: Nutrition, PatientSupport, Prevention, Survivorship

  • Dana-Farber’s free nutrition app, Ask the Nutritionist: Recipes for Fighting Cancer, is now available for the Android platform, in addition to the iPhone® and other Apple devices. The easy-to-use nutrition app provides recipes and nutrition information that is helpful to cancer patients and anyone who wants to have a healthy diet.

Tags: Nutrition, PatientSupport, Prevention, Survivorship

  • One of the shortcomings of a therapy that uses millions of identical antibodies to boost the immune system's attack on cancer cells is that many patients whose tumors recede in response to the treatment also experience serious inflammatory problems, such as severe diarrhea and rashes. In a new study, a team led by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute researchers shows that giving periodic infusions of such "monoclonal" antibodies to patients who have received a widely used cancer vaccine unleashes a strong immune response to tumors, with less-harsh side effects.

Tags: Melanoma, OvarianCancer, TargetedTherapy

  • Dana-Farber scientists report in the Journal of Clinical Investigation they have developed a tumor vaccine based on the patient’s tumor to create a strong and selective immune response in some chronic lymphocytic leukemia patients.

Tags: ImmuneSystem, Leukemia

  • The vaccine, which contained weakened poxviruses genetically programmed to spur an immune system attack on prostate tumor cells, helped patients lived longer than patients who received a placebo vaccine.

Tags: ProstateCancer, TranslationalResearch

  • U.S. News & World Report ranks Children's Hospital Boston and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute as the top pediatric cancer hospital in its 2011-12 Best Children's Hospitals guide.

Tags: ChildhoodCancer

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