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Dana-Farber Research Presented at 2016 ASCO Conference


Select studies Dana-Farber Cancer Institute researchers are presenting at the meeting
23-May-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Dana-Farber’s MatchMiner Wins Harvard Business School’s Precision Trials Challenge

MatchMiner, an open computational platform developed at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute for matching patient-specific genomic profiles to precision cancer medicine clinical trials, has been named the winner of the Precision Trials Challenge at Harvard...
20-May-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Cancer Immunotherapy Approach Combines Tumor Fighting Power with Fewer Side Effects, Study Shows


Basic research into the dual nature of certain immune system cells has set the stage for a new approach to cancer immunotherapy that avoids some of the shortcomings associated with other methods, scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute report in...
16-May-2016 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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

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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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