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Surgery Can Lengthen Survival of Metastatic Kidney Cancer Patients Treated with Targeted Therapies, Study Finds

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Researchers find cytoreductive nephrectomy may offer an overall survival benefit to patients with metastatic kidney cancer who are treated with targeted therapies
20-Jun-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Direct Patient Engagement Through Social Media Speeds Recruitment to Cancer Research Study

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A crowd-sourcing strategy aimed at accelerating research into metastatic breast cancer has registered more than 2,000 patients from all 50 states in its first seven months, report researchers from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Broad Institute...
4-Jun-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Dana-Farber President to Receive SPARK! Award for Health Promotion and Education

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The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship (ASF) announced its selections for the 2016 SPARK! Awards. Edward J. Benz, Jr., MD, President and CEO of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, will receive the 2016 Schweitzer Clarion Award for Health Promotion and Education
3-Jun-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Dana-Farber Research Presented at 2016 ASCO Conference

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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