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Dana-Farber and Brigham and Women’s researchers laud FDA approval of CAR T-cell therapy for non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Following a successful clinical trial involving Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, the first chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy for adult cancers was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today....
19-Oct-2017 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Discovery of Peripheral Neuropathy Cause Suggests Potential Preventive Measures

In discovering how certain chemotherapy drugs cause the nerve damage known as peripheral neuropathy, researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have found a potential approach to preventing this common and troublesome side effect of cancer...
10-Oct-2017 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Biomarker Predicts Metastatic Prostate Cancers


Many prostate cancers, which generally are diagnosed in older men, are "indolent," slow-growing tumors that aren't destined to be fatal. But some tumors are prone to becoming aggressive and spreading beyond the prostate, making them difficult to...
6-Oct-2017 2:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Cell Cycle-Blocking Drugs Can Shrink Tumors by Enlisting Immune System in Attack on Cancer, Study Finds

• Study explains why CDK4/6 inhibitors can shrink tumor in some advanced breast cancers • CDK4/6 inhibitors trigger the immune system to attack tumor cells • CDK4/6 inhibitors can also enhance anti-cancer effect of immunotherapy agents
15-Aug-2017 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center the Best in the Region for Cancer Care for 17th Year

Dana-Farber /Brigham and Women's Cancer Center is ranked no. 4 in cancer by U.S. News and World Report.
8-Aug-2017 9:10 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Dana-Farber Debuts New Name, State-of-the-Art Facility for Integrative Therapies

The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is pleased to announce the opening of the new Leonard P. Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies and Healthy Living, underscoring Dana-Farber’s commitment to providing cutting-edge patient therapies and support for...
7-Aug-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Four Dana-Farber Researchers Awarded Prestigious “Outstanding Investigator Awards” by National Cancer Institute

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has awarded four Dana-Farber Cancer Institute researchers with Outstanding Investigator Awards (OIA) for ongoing progressive research within their respective areas of study.
2-Jun-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Names Lesley Solomon SVP, Chief Innovation Officer


Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has named Lesley Solomon to the newly-created position of senior vice president for innovation and chief innovation officer. Solomon has been serving as executive director of the Brigham Innovation Hub at Brigham and...
31-May-2017 11:05 AM 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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