Paths of Progress Spring/Summer 2012

2012 Spring/Summer Paths of Progress coverA selection of articles from the Spring/Summer 2012 issue of Paths of Progress.

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  • Pregnancy and Breast Cancer: Making it Through

    Soon after becoming pregnant, Rebecca is stunned to learn she has breast cancer. She turns to specialists at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center, who offer treatment options to keep both her and her baby safe.

  • Crowd Sourcing

    Scientists are traditionally secretive about their work. But at Dana-Farber, Jay Bradner and colleagues are taking an open-source approach and sharing their findings with researchers worldwide. The result: the development of a potential new cancer drug.

  • Growth Spurt

    In order to speed the pace at which new cancer drugs move from lab to clinical use, Dana-Farber's integrative research centers help scientists accelerate the discovery, evaluation, refinement, and early testing of potential treatments.

  • Sifting the Data Stream

    Sourcing existing patient-care information from doctors, insurance companies, and clinics, scientists are using comparative analysis research to get a big-picture view of cancer treatment effectiveness.

  • How Scientists Solve Research Riddles

    Scientific discovery rarely follows a straight path. These stories show how Dana-Farber's resourceful researchers take different approaches to uncovering cancer's genetic secrets.

  • The sarcoma clinician's view: Seeking new treatments for pediatric sarcomas

    Because childhood sarcomas are so rare, researchers collaborate internationally to share information. Doctors and scientists at Dana-Farber/Children's Hospital Cancer Center are leading clinical trials on three types of sarcoma in children.

  • The osteosarcoma researcher's view: Seeking new treatments for pediatric sarcomas

    In the search for effective treatments for rare pediatric cancers such as osteosarcoma, progress in patient care is dependent on discoveries in the lab, and relies heavily on work in academic institutions.

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