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Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Substantially Expands Research Space

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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

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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

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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

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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

Immunotherapy, Genomic Profiling and Potential Game Changing Drugs Lead List of 2014 Dana-Farber Research Highlights

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Immunotherapy, genomic profiling, and investigating game-changing drug therapies topped the list of most important cancer research and clinical developments at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in 2014.
30-Dec-2014 3:15 PM EST

New Test Developed at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center

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In a major advance in the care of patients with leukemia and other blood disorders, physicians at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center have begun using Rapid Heme Panel, a high-tech genetic test that provides, within a matter of days, an...
12-Nov-2014 10:00 AM EST

Use of Intensive Medical Services for Ovarian Cancer Patients at End of Life Increases Despite Rise in Use of Hospice

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As more patients choose to spend their final days and weeks in hospice care rather than a hospital, the hope is the use of intensive and costly hospital services would decline. A new study by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute researchers shows for one...
15-Oct-2014 5:00 PM EDT

Side Effects of Cancer Prevention Surgery Can Be Helped with a Single-Day Education Program, Study Finds

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More women are having ovary-removing surgery as a cancer prevention measure, but many are often unaware of sexual or psychological side effects of the procedure. A new study by researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute shows a half-day educational...
10-Oct-2014 11:05 AM 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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