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  • Researchers at Dana-Farber have developed a tool to help predict how a patient’s tumor is likely to behave and which of several possible treatments is most likely to be effective.

Tags: BreastCancer, Genetics

  • "Beige" fat cells found in healthy subcutaneous fat play a critical role in protecting the body against the disease risks of obesity in mice, report researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, who say their study findings may have implications for therapy of obesity-related illness in humans.

Tags: BasicResearch

  • The most comprehensive genetic study to date of the blood cancer multiple myeloma has revealed that the genetic landscape of the disease may be more complicated than previously thought.

Tags: BasicResearch, MultipleMyeloma, Genetics

  • A $30 million gift from Albert A. Marcotte, PhD, will support Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's Capital Projects Campaign to expand research and clinical space. This transformational gift will also create the Marcotte Center for Cancer Research at Dana-Farber and advance strategic cancer research initiatives underway at the Institute.

Tags: JimmyFund, Development

  • Scientists have identified a mutated gene that causes a type of benign brain tumor that can have devastating lifelong effects. It may be possible to attack the tumors with targeted drugs already in use for other tumors.

Tags: TargetedTherapy, BrainTumors

  • Studies in zebrafish show that a 50-year-old antipsychotic medication can actively combat the cells of a difficult-to-treat form of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).

Tags: Leukemia

  • Ludwig Cancer Research, on behalf of its founder, Daniel K. Ludwig, has given Harvard Medical School $90 million to spur innovative scientific inquiry and discovery in a newly expanded center. The Ludwig Center at Harvard will be co-directed by Joan Brugge, PhD, of Harvard Medical School and George Demetri, MD, of Dana-Farber.

Tags: BasicResearch, Development

  • The New Year is a great time to add some healthy habits into a daily routine. Maintaining good health doesn't have to be hard. Experts at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute offer seven easy strategies that can help just about anyone get on the road to good health and possibly help reduce cancer risk.

Tags: Exercise, Nutrition, Smoking, Prevention

  • Dana-Farber scientists identify a genetic flaw that drives some ovarian cancers, which could assist in identifying treatments for ovarian cancer patients.

Tags: Genomics, OvarianCancer, GynecologicCancers

  • Dana-Farber researchers and colleagues completed a comprehensive genomic analysis of cervical cancer, identifying recurrent genetic mutations not previously found and shedding light on the role human papillomavirus (HPV) plays in the development of the disease.

Tags: BasicResearch, CervicalCancer, Genomics

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