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  • 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

  • The license grants the companies exclusive rights to develop human monoclonal antibodies to treat and protect against group 1 influenza viruses, which include the H1N1 virus.

Tags: BasicResearch

  • The grant will help research into a vaccine that targets parts of the flu virus that do not change from one strain to the next, removing the need to create updated vaccines for seasonal flus or pandemics.

Tags: BasicResearch, Influenza

  • Edward J. Benz, Jr., MD, offers his thoughts on the introduction of the 21st Century Cancer Access to Life-Saving Early detection, Research and Treatment (ALERT) Act.

Tags: BasicResearch, Prevention

  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute researchers have isolated a new type of energy-burning fat cell called "beige fat" in adult humans which they say may have therapeutic potential for treating obesity.

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  • David Steensma, MD, leads Dana-Farber's efforts as part of a six-institution, $16 million research consortium advancing the treatments and outcomes for patients suffering from Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS), a group of diseases that affect the bone marrow and blood.

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  • David Pellman, MD, a pediatric oncologist at Dana-Farber and Children's Hospital Boston, is one of 56 scientists just selected as an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, a non-profit medical research organization that ranks as one of the nation's largest philanthropies.

Tags: BasicResearch, ChildhoodCancer

  • Testifying today at a U.S. Senate Committee hearing on federal priorities for the fight against cancer, Dana-Farber President Edward J. Benz, Jr., MD, urged legislators to view cancer research through the widest possible prism.

Tags: BasicResearch, Grants

  • The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), recently announced grants expected to total approximately $30 million to establish a new Center of Excellence in Genomic Science at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and continue its support of the center at Stanford University.

Tags: BasicResearch, Genomics

  • A team of researchers led by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute investigators has uncovered a connection between people with Down syndrome and having a heightened risk of developing acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) during childhood.

Tags: BasicResearch, Leukemia

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