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Dana-Farber’s Bank of Patient-Derived Tumor Xenografts Gets Major Boost From Novartis

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is establishing a bank of patient-derived xenograft models of more than 750 human tumors.
7-Mar-2018 5:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


Cognitive Decline Prevalent Among Elderly Patients with Hematologic Cancers, Study Finds

A sizable percentage of elderly patients with blood-related cancers such as leukemia and multiple myeloma are apt to show signs of diminished cognitive functioning
6-Mar-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Discovery Suggests New Strategy for Attacking High- Profile but Elusive Target in Cancer

A discovery by scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center presents drug developers with an entirely new tack in targeting one of the most-wanted molecular culprits in cancer.
11-Jan-2018 1:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Mechanism for Resistance to Immunotherapy Treatment Discovered

Two research groups from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have independently discovered a genetic mechanism in cancer cells that influences whether they resist or respond to immunotherapy drugs known as checkpoint inhibitors. The scientists say the...
3-Jan-2018 2:50 PM EST Add to Favorites

Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s physician wins prestigious 2017 William Dameshek Prize from the American Society of Hematology

• Benjamin Ebert, MD, PhD, current chair of Medical Oncology, was presented with recognition at annual American Society of Hematology meeting • Ebert is notable for his leadership in describing the genomic landscape of adult myelodysplastic...
7-Dec-2017 2:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Study Identifies Agent That Can Reverse Resistance to Targeted Drug in Some Leukemia Cell Types

• Azacitidine reverses resistance to SL-401 in AML and BPDCN cell lines, researchers find • Results prompt clinical trial of SL-401 and azacitidine in AML and MDS patients
7-Dec-2017 2:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Study Shows Combining Chemotherapy with Targeted Drug Boosts Response in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Among younger patients newly diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), treatment with a combination of chemotherapy and a molecularly targeted drug significantly improves response over what is typically seen with chemotherapy alone,...
7-Dec-2017 2:25 PM EST Add to Favorites

Sequencing Offers Clues to Progression Toward Multiple Myeloma

Researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have carried out the largest genomic analysis of patients with smoldering multiple myeloma (SMM), a precursor to full-blown blood cancer that doesn’t show outward symptoms.
7-Dec-2017 2:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

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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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