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  • The immune system's ability to police itself may offer a new method of arresting the cells responsible for autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis and for the rejection of transplanted organs and tissues, scientists at Dana-Farber report in a study in the May issue of the journal Immunity.

Tags: ImmuneSystem

  • Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the world's largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists, has announced the appointment of Eric P. Winer, MD, a nationally known medical oncologist, researcher and educator from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical Center, as its chief scientific advisor.

Tags: BreastCancer

  • A team led by Dana-Farber scientists has developed a more human-like mouse model of cancer they say will aid the search for cancer-causing genes and improve the predictive value of laboratory drug testing.

Tags: Genomics, Genetics

  • Normally sedentary breast cancer survivors who completed an exercise program reduced the levels of insulin in their blood, revealing a likely link between physical activity and better outcomes, researchers from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston reported at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology in Chicago.

Tags: BreastCancer, Exercise

  • Patients with stage III colon cancer who have undergone surgery and chemotherapy with the goal of cure may have a higher risk of relapsing and dying early if they follow a predominantly "Western" diet of red meat, fatty foods, refined grains, and desserts, according to research led by investigators at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.

Tags: ColonCancer

  • The drug lapatinib shrank tumors and slowed progression of brain metastases in some patients with advanced breast cancer, according to results of a clinical trial being presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute scientists at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

Tags: BrainTumors

  • Physicians who inform parents of children with cancer about the likely course of the disease can provide hope, even when the child's prognosis is poor, according to a Dana-Farber Cancer Institute study presented at a press briefing at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting.

Tags: ChildhoodCancer

  • Blacks in the United States are less certain than whites about recommendations to prevent lung cancer and are more fearful of having symptoms evaluated — beliefs that may keep them from seeking timely treatment for the disease, researchers from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute reported at the American Society of Clinical Oncology's annual meeting in Chicago.

Tags: LungCancer, Disparities

  • Using a novel three-part screening process, scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have identified a gene that is made inappropriately in about a third of all breast cancers. The discovery, reached in collaboration with researchers at Brigham and Womens Hospital (BWH) and the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, is reported in the June 15, 2007, issue of the journal Cell.

Tags: BasicResearch, BreastCancer

  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute today celebrated the ceremonial groundbreaking for the Yawkey Center for Cancer Care, a state-of-the-art outpatient care and clinical research facility that will serve as the model for cancer centers of the future.

Tags: Development

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