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News tagged ‘Prevention’ clear

  • Charles Fuchs, MD, MPH, director of the Center for Gastrointestinal Oncology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, said colorectal cancer can be detected early thanks to one simple screening test, a colonoscopy.

Tags: ColonCancer, Prevention

  • The American Association for Cancer Research's Cancer Progress Report 2011 calls for increased funding for the National Cancer Institute and National Institutes of Health. Dana-Farber's Judy Garber, MD, MPH, who is also AACR president, hopes the report will highlight "the enormous opportunities that now exist to stem the tide of this disease."

Tags: BasicResearch, Prevention

  • The reduced risk of colorectal cancer associated with taking aspirin or NSAIDs may be confined to individuals already at risk because of elevations in a particular inflammatory factor in the blood, researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Massachusetts General Hospital report.

Tags: ColonCancer, Prevention

  • Head and neck cancer expert Robert Haddad, MD, comments on the CDC's recommendation that boys should be vaccinated against the human papillomavirus (HPV).

Tags: CervicalCancer, Prevention, HeadNeckCancers, GynecologicCancers

  • Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Many people have no symptoms in the early stages of the disease. Doctors are reminding people about the importance of being regularly screened to help save lives.

Tags: ColonCancer, Prevention

  • With Valentine's Day around the corner, show that special someone how much you care. Dana-Farber nutritionist Stephanie Meyers shares ways to say "I love you" with delicious desserts packed with the cancer-fighting phytonutrients in raspberries, pomegranates, berries, and mango.

Tags: Nutrition, Prevention

  • 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

  • Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable illness and death in the United States. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute applauds the decision by CVS Caremark to stop sales of all cigarettes and tobacco products by October.

Tags: Smoking, Prevention

  • 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

  • Erica Mayer, MD, MPH, is a breast cancer expert at Dana-Farber. She says there are at least five simple ways women can reduce their risk of getting the disease.

Tags: BreastCancer, Genetics, Prevention

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