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  • New research, led by Dr. Jeffrey Meyerhardt, suggests that late-stage colon cancer patients face a higher risk of cancer recurrence or death if they consume a diet rich in carbohydrates.

Tags: BasicResearch, ColonCancer, Nutrition

  • A study led by Dr. Jane Weeks found that many patients with advanced lung or colon cancer misunderstood the purpose of their chemotherapy treatment. Dr. Weeks said that for these patients to make an informed treatment choice, they need to know that chemotherapy is not curative in most cases.

Tags: BasicResearch, EndOfLife

  • Executives at several Massachusetts hospitals, including Dana-Farber, have appealed to the Massachusetts Congressional delegation to adopt deficit reduction strategies that preserve federal funding for scientific research.

Tags: BasicResearch, Funding

  • At the American Society of Hematology's annual meeting, Dr. Nikhil Munshi presented results from a study of the antibody BHQ880, which targets DKK-1, a protein that inhibits bone formation and is overabundant in people with multiple myeloma.

Tags: Antibody, BasicResearch, MultipleMyeloma

  • Glenn Dranoff, MD, was named to Stand Up to Cancer's latest research "dream team," which will focus on cancer immunology. Dana-Farber researchers will receive $1.5 million over three years to help support the study of tissue and blood samples from patients who are receiving specific experimental treatments.

Tags: BasicResearch, Grants

  • Dr. Wayne A. Marasco is researching ways to create a universal flu vaccine that could fight a variety of flu strains. The goal is for the vaccine to work for multiple years and eliminate the need for annual shots.

Tags: BasicResearch, Influenza

  • Several studies published in Nature have identified 74 new genetic risk factors associated with three major cancers: breast, ovarian, and prostate. Dr. Philip Kantoff said it is unclear what this means for patients clinically, but the hope is that it will lead to more sophisticated screening and treatment strategies.

Tags: BasicResearch, BreastCancer, OvarianCancer, ProstateCancer, Genetics, GynecologicCancers

  • At the AACR Annual Meeting 2013, George Demetri, MD, reported in a study that a simple blood sample revealed more cancer-causing mutations than a tumor biopsy alone.

Tags: BasicResearch

  • Dr. George Demetri comments on a new blood test that reveals more of the gene mutations that sustain certain digestive-tract tumors than a DNA analysis of a traditional tumor biopsy.

Tags: BasicResearch

  • Dr. Keith Ligon comments on his study that found an unusual mutation in a type of brain tumor in children. The discovery may help to classify, diagnose and guide the treatment of the disease.

Tags: BasicResearch, ChildhoodCancer, BrainTumors

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