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  • A survey of young women with breast cancer found that many often overestimate the odds that cancer will occur in their other, healthy breast, and decide to have the healthy breast surgically removed even though most understood that removing both breasts does not extend their survival.

Tags: BreastCancer

  • A Dana-Farber and Harvard School of Public Health study finds that most young women with breast cancer chose to have a mastectomy rather than a surgical procedure that would conserve the breast.

Tags: BreastCancer, PopulationScience

  • Dana-Farber researchers report using a pediatric chemotherapy regimen to treat young adults ages 18-50 with acute lymphoblastic leukemia significantly improved their outcomes compared to what has historically been achieved with "adult" treatment protocols.

Tags: Leukemia

  • In the spirit of the late Tom and Jean Yawkey's nearly half-century of dedication to the fight against cancer, the Yawkey Foundation has awarded $30 million, the largest gift in its history, to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The gift will help underwrite construction of the Yawkey Center for Cancer Care, a state-of-the-art outpatient facility that is proposed to be developed on Brookline Avenue, at the heart of Dana-Farber's campus.

Tags: YawkeyCenter

  • The U.S. Green Building Council awarded Dana-Farber's Yawkey Center for Cancer Care its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Gold certification in recognition of its sustainable and green design and construction features.

Tags: Honors, YawkeyCenter

  • Dana-Farber scientists and colleagues have published results from the Cancer Cell Line Encyclopedia, a resource that marries cancer genome data with predictors of drug responses. This information could refine cancer clinical trials and future treatments.

Tags: BasicResearch, Genomics

  • World Cancer Day is Saturday, February 4th. Focusing on this year's theme of prevention, Dana-Farber's Judy Garber, MD, MPH, says simple lifestyle changes can reduce your cancer risk.

Tags: Prevention, Survivorship

  • William G. Kaelin, Jr., MD, of Dana-Farber has received the 10th annual Princess Takamatsu Award for "novel and significant work" in cancer from the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR).

Tags: Honors

  • Answering one of the oldest questions in human physiology, researchers at Dana-Farber have discovered why the body's immune system — perpetually on guard against foreign microbes like bacteria — doesn't attack tissues in the small intestine that harbor millions of bacteria cells.

Tags: ImmuneSystem

  • Partnership will provide care, education, and support to cancer survivors in an underserved, diverse Boston community.

Tags: Disparities, Survivorship

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