Unregulated Web Marketing of Genetic Tests for Personalized Cancer Care Raises Concerns in New Study
Websites that market personalized cancer care services often overemphasize their purported benefits and downplay their limitations, and many sites offer genetic tests whose value for guiding cancer treatment has not been shown to be clinically...
5-Mar-2015 4:00 PM EST
With March marking Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Jeffery Meyerhardt at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, answers some key questions about the disease:
3-Mar-2015 2:05 PM EST
President Barack Obama is requesting an increase of $215 million in the 2016 federal budget to launch the Precision Medicine Initiative. This boost in funding for research will give genetic causes of cancer a national focus specifically around...
17-Feb-2015 3:55 PM EST
Study by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute scientists indicates that the pool of patients who can benefit from the drug olaparib is potentially much wider – and offers a ready means of identifying them.
13-Feb-2015 10:00 AM EST
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is expanding its research footprint, occupying portions of five floors at Longwood Center, 360 Longwood Avenue in Boston, MA, beginning later this month.
22-Jan-2015 11:40 AM EST
A new study by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute investigators demonstrates that vitamin D can protect some people with colorectal cancer by perking up the immune system’s vigilance against tumor cells.
13-Jan-2015 3:45 PM EST
New Study Shows High Vitamin D Levels Increases Survival of Patients with Metastatic Colorectal Cancer
According to a new study led by researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, clinical trial patients with metastatic colorectal cancer who had high levels of vitamin D in their bloodstream prior to treatment with chemotherapy and targeted drugs,...
12-Jan-2015 6:00 PM EST
Combined Therapy Can Reduce Chance of Recurrence in Women with Small, HER2+ Breast Tumors, Study Shows
Dana-Farber researchers report women with small, HER2-positive breast tumors who received a combination of lower-intensity chemotherapy and a targeted drug following surgery were highly unlikely to have the cancer recur within three years.
5-Jan-2015 5:00 PM EST
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
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
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
24-May-2013 3:00 PM EDT
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
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