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Genomic Makeup of Colorectal Cancers Predicts Immune System Ability to Fight Tumors, Study Finds


Colorectal cancers heavily bedecked with tumor-related proteins called neoantigens are likely to be permeated with disease-fighting white blood cells, researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard report in a...
12-Apr-2016 4:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

“Liquid Biopsy” Blood Test Accurately Detects Key Genetic Mutations in Most Common Form of Lung Cancer, Study Finds


A simple blood test can rapidly and accurately detect mutations in two key genes in non-small cell lung tumors, researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and other institutions report in a new study – demonstrating the test’s potential as a...
5-Apr-2016 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Ontario Institute for Cancer Research Join Collaborative Cancer Cloud

The Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health & Science University and Intel Corporation are expanding participation in the Collaborative Cancer Cloud, a distributed precision medicine analytics platform, to include Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and...
31-Mar-2016 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Scott A. Armstrong to lead Department of Pediatric Oncology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute


Scott A. Armstrong, MD, PhD, an internationally renowned pediatric hematologist/oncologist, has been named Chair of the Department of Pediatric Oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and the David G. Nathan Professor of Pediatrics at the...
29-Mar-2016 3:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Leading Prostate Cancer Study in Men of African Descent

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute researchers are leading a multicenter genetic study of prostate cancer in Sub-Saharan Africa to try to find new information about the genetic etiology of prostate cancer.
15-Mar-2016 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Cancer Patients with Limited Finances Are More Likely to Have Increased Symptoms and Poorer Quality of Life


If you’re a lung or colorectal cancer patient, what’s in your wallet could determine your level of suffering and quality of life during treatment, according to a new study by Dana Farber Cancer Institute researchers.
29-Feb-2016 11:50 AM EST Add to Favorites

Patients with Advanced Cancer Want to Know Their Genomics Test Results


An overwhelming majority of people with incurable cancer want to hear findings from DNA sequencing of their own tumors and normal cells, and to learn how those results may affect their health and treatment options, Dana Farber Cancer Institute...
26-Feb-2016 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Laurie H. Glimcher, MD, Named President of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute


Laurie H. Glimcher, MD, an internationally recognized immunologist, has been named the next president and CEO of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, the Board of Trustees announced today.
23-Feb-2016 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Our Experts on Newswise

Colorectal Cancer: Five Things You Need To Know


With March marking Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, here are the answers to some key questions about Colon cancer.
5-Mar-2014 5:00 PM EST

Leading Breast Cancer Expert Available to Comment on Young Women with Breast Cancer


11-Nov-2013 5:00 PM EST

National Cancer Report Underscores Need for Research Funding; Dana-Farber Expert Says Scientific Advances Merit Support


17-Sep-2013 3:00 PM EDT

Vaccinating Children Against HPV?


The Human papillomavirus, or HPV, and its link to certain cancers has been in the headlines recently, reigniting the debate whether it is appropriate to vaccinate children against the virus. Robert Haddad, MD, the disease center lead at...
7-Jun-2013 12:00 PM EDT

Prophylactic Double Mastectomy: Angelina Makes a Private Choice a Public Issue


24-May-2013 3:00 PM EDT

News Tip: New Research on Teenage Girls and Melanoma Makes This the Season for Tanning Stories


Prom season and summer approach, and with them teenage girls seeking suntans. New research published in the May issue of Pediatrics finds that the number of children diagnosed with melanoma has increased an average 2% a year since the 1970s.
17-May-2013 8:00 AM EDT

Healthy Holiday Helpings: Experts Offer Tips to Fight Cancer with Your Fork This Holiday Season

The holidays are almost here and festive food is everywhere. “While these foods are delicious to eat, some have the added bonus of containing cancer-preventing nutrients,” says Stephanie Meyers, MS, RD/LDN, a nutritionist at Dana-Farber Cancer...
23-Oct-2009 1:00 PM EDT

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