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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

Five Things You Need to Know About Colorectal Cancer


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

Dana-Farber Experts Share Five Things You Should Know About Precision Medicine


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 Identifies Promising Drug Target in Certain Breast and Ovarian Cancers

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 Substantially Expands Research Space


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

Vitamin D Protects Against Colorectal Cancer by Boosting the Immune System


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

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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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