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  • Treatment with three "targeted" cancer drugs has been linked to a slightly elevated chance of fatal side effects, according to a new analysis led by scientists at Dana-Farber. These risks remain low, but they should be factored in when developing patients’ treatment plans.

Tags: chemotherapy, PatientEducation, PatientSafety, TargetedTherapy

  • There's never a bad time to stop smoking. Bruce Johnson, MD, explains the benefits of quitting smoking and offers tips to get started.

Tags: LungCancer, PatientEducation, PatientSupport, Prevention

  • Compared to adult patients, parents felt they had little time to understand the clinical trials process in the midst of coming to terms with their child's cancer diagnosis.

Tags: ChildhoodCancer, PatientEducation

  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has created a four-part, web-based oral chemotherapy animated video series to help educate patients and their families about the benefits and risks of oral chemotherapy.

Tags: chemotherapy, PatientEducation, PatientSafety, PatientSupport, PatientVideos

  • Dana-Farber is expanding its digital publishing efforts with the launch of Paths of Progress, the Institute's twice-yearly research and care magazine, as an iPad application enhanced with animations and web links.

Tags: PatientEducation

  • A study led by Jennifer Mack, MD, MPH, suggests that many terminally ill cancer patients do talk with a doctor about their preferences for end-of-life care, but those conversations often occur late in the course of their illness and tend to be with a hospital-based physician and not their oncologist who has been caring for them.

Tags: EndOfLife, PatientEducation, PatientSupport

  • A new study finds many breast cancer patients don't know the characteristics of their own disease, such as cancer stage and tumor grade.

Tags: BreastCancer, PatientEducation

  • Many favorite winter holiday foods, including pumpkin, cranberries and apples, are also packed with cancer-fighting nutrients, say nutritionists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Tags: PatientEducation

  • A "watch and wait" strategy reduces the need for unnecessary chemo in young girls, which can lead to secondary cancers and other health issues later in life.

Tags: ChildhoodCancer, OvarianCancer, PatientEducation

  • Paths of Progress, Dana-Farber’s award-winning cancer research magazine, is now available as a free app for iPad, Android and Kindle Fire tablets.

Tags: PatientEducation

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