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Study Finds New Genetic Risk Markers in Pancreatic Cancer

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Led by Dana-Farber scientists, a large DNA analysis of people with and without pancreatic cancer has identified several new genetic markers that signal increased risk of developing the highly lethal disease.
1-Aug-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Drug Combination Extends Survival by More Than a Year in Metastatic Prostate Cancer

Men with newly diagnosed metastatic, hormone-sensitive prostate cancer lived more than a year longer when they received a chemotherapy drug as initial treatment instead of waiting to for the disease to become resistant to hormone-blockers, report...
1-Jun-2014 7:30 AM EDT

Clinical Trial Analysis Suggests Drug Combination May Be Highly Effective in Recurrent Ovarian Cancer

Significant improvement with the use of a combination drug therapy for recurrent ovarian cancer was reported at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) meeting in Chicago.
31-May-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Scientists Identify Antibodies Against Deadly Emerging Disease

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Dana-Farber researchers have identified antibodies against the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome that could lead to prevention/treatment for the virus with a 40% mortality rate
25-Apr-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Precision Medicine for Lung Cancer Marks Tenth Anniversary

In 2004, a team of Dana-Farber doctors discovered a gene mutation that could treated by a drug on the market for something else. This discovery transformed the way lung cancer is treated and began an era of precision medicine for lung cancer.
23-Apr-2014 12:40 PM EDT

FDA Approves First Targeted Drug for Advanced Stomach Cancer

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Based on results of a clinical trial led by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute scientists, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first targeted drug as treatment for advanced stomach cancer.
21-Apr-2014 5:00 PM EDT

Study Finds Oncologists Differ Widely on Offering Cancer Gene Testing

A new study by researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute suggests that not all doctors are ready to embrace tests that look for hundreds of DNA changes in patients’ tumor samples, while others plan to offer this type of cancer gene testing to...
21-Mar-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Genomic Testing Links “Exceptional” Drug Response to Rare Mutations in Bladder Cancer

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A patient with advanced bladder cancer in a phase I trial had a complete response for 14 months to a combination of the targeted drugs everolimus and pazopanib, and genomic profiling of his tumor revealed two alterations that may have led to this...
12-Mar-2014 12:30 PM EDT

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Colorectal Cancer: Five Things You Need To Know

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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

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11-Nov-2013 5:00 PM EST

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

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17-Sep-2013 3:00 PM EDT

Vaccinating Children Against HPV?

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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

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24-May-2013 3:00 PM EDT

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

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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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