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Alternative Proteins Encoded by the Same Gene Have Widely Divergent Functions in Cells


In a first large-scale systematic study, researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, and McGill University found that most sibling proteins – known as “protein isoforms” encoded by the...
10-Feb-2016 12:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Belfer Center Announces Immuno-Oncology Research Collaboration with Array Biopharma

An immuno-oncology collaboration with potential applicability in a wide range of oncology indications
2-Feb-2016 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Genetic Cause Identified in Rare Pediatric Brain Tumor


Researchers found a way of differentiating angiocentric gliomas from other low-grade pediatric brain tumors and developed a pathological test that will help children avoid unnecessary and potentially damaging additional therapies.
27-Jan-2016 4:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Researchers Advocate Improvements in End-of-Life Care


Three Dana-Farber Cancer Institute researchers, writing in a special issue of JAMA published today, make the case for policies and practices that give terminally ill patients more control over how and where they will die
15-Jan-2016 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Researchers Call for Hospitals to Establish Bereavement Programs for Families of Deceased Patients


Backed by a growing body of research, investigators at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute are calling for all hospitals to establish bereavement programs for families of deceased patients.
11-Nov-2015 6:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Discovery Opens Door to New Strategy for Cancer Immunotherapy


New research by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute scientists raises the prospect of cancer therapy that works by converting a tumor’s best friends in the immune system into its gravest enemies.
16-Oct-2015 4:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Drug Improves Outcome in Treatment Resistant Kidney Cancer


A new drug for renal cell carcinoma slowed the growth of advanced kidney cancer in patients who became resistant to the first-line therapies that had previously kept it in check, according to results from a clinical trial led by Dana-Farber Cancer...
28-Sep-2015 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Immunotherapy Agent Benefits Patients with Drug-Resistant Multiple Myeloma in First Human Trial


In its first clinical trial, a breakthrough antibody therapy produced at least partial remissions in a third of patients with multiple myeloma who had exhausted multiple prior treatments, investigators at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and other...
27-Aug-2015 4:05 PM EDT 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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