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  • Common variations in four genes related to brain inflammation or cells' response to damage from oxidation may contribute to the problems with memory, learning and other cognitive functions seen in children treated for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), according to research presented at the annual American Society of Hematology annual meeting in San Francisco.

Tags: ChildhoodCancer, Survivorship, Leukemia

  • Boston Mayor Martin Walsh reflected on his successful fight against childhood lymphoma at Dana-Farber’s annual celebration of survivorship. He was diagnosed at age 7 with Burkitt’s lymphoma, a rare, aggressive form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma that primarily affects children.

Tags: ChildhoodCancer, Survivorship

  • One of the first studies to analyze the effectiveness of screening survivors of childhood cancer for early signs of impending congestive heart failure (CHF) finds improved health outcomes but suggests that less frequent screening than currently recommended may yield similar clinical benefit.

Tags: ChildhoodCancer, Survivorship

  • March is National Nutrition Month and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has created a Web-based video series that explores how diet can help support health and wellbeing during and after cancer treatment.

Tags: Nutrition, PatientSupport, Survivorship, CopingWithCancer

  • 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

  • New research shows that although women who survived childhood cancer face an increased risk of infertility, nearly two-thirds of those who tried unsuccessfully to become pregnant for at least a year eventually conceived.

Tags: ChildhoodCancer, Survivorship

  • A new report showing that breast cancer patients treated with low doses of radiation therapy have a heightened risk of heart disease suggests that physicians need to work with patients before, during, and after treatment to minimize that risk.

Tags: BreastCancer, Radiation, Survivorship

  • During National Nutrition Month®, the nutrition team at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute reminds everyone that maintaining a healthy diet that is rich in plant-based foods is one of the best ways to help prevent cancer. Stacy Kennedy, MPH, RD, CSO, LDN, a nutritionist at Dana-Farber, discusses five of her favorite cancer-fighting foods.

Tags: Nutrition, Survivorship

  • What better way to say "I love you" than with a delicious and healthy meal. Chef Frank McClelland of Boston's four-star restaurant L'Espalier contributes recipes to this romantic dinner. All recipes are available in Dana-Farber's Health Library.

Tags: Nutrition, Prevention, Survivorship

  • 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

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