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Newswise: William G. Kaelin, MD, of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute wins 2019 Nobel Prize

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William G. Kaelin, MD, of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute wins 2019 Nobel Prize

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

William G. Kaelin Jr., MD, of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, has been named a winner of the 2019 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine.

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7-Oct-2019 8:55 AM EDT
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Newswise: New blood test capable of detecting multiple types of cancer
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    28-Sep-2019 2:30 AM EDT

Article ID: 719645

New blood test capable of detecting multiple types of cancer

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

A new blood test in development has shown ability to screen for numerous types of cancer with a high degree of accuracy, a trial of the test shows.

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25-Sep-2019 10:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 719527

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund Debut New Visual Identity

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute unveiled a new visual identity today, modernizing its logo and that of the Jimmy Fund.

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26-Sep-2019 3:30 PM EDT
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Newswise: Resistance to immune checkpoint blocker drug linked to metabolic imbalance

Article ID: 719609

Resistance to immune checkpoint blocker drug linked to metabolic imbalance

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

A metabolic imbalance in some cancer patients following treatment with a checkpoint inhibitor drug, nivolumab, is associated with resistance to the immunotherapy agent and shorter survival, report scientists from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

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25-Sep-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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Newswise: Chronic insomnia can be cured in cancer survivors with a basic, one-session sleep education class, study finds
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    24-Sep-2019 8:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 718840

Chronic insomnia can be cured in cancer survivors with a basic, one-session sleep education class, study finds

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

In a study published online today by the journal Cancer, investigators at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute report that a single-session sleep education program for survivors can cure insomnia in many participants, and that those who don’t benefit from this approach are often helped by a more extensive, but still modest, three-session program.

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12-Sep-2019 3:05 PM EDT
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Newswise: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute receives $5 million gift to create the Edward P. Evans Center for Myelodysplastic Syndromes
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    17-Sep-2019 8:00 AM EDT

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Dana-Farber Cancer Institute receives $5 million gift to create the Edward P. Evans Center for Myelodysplastic Syndromes

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

A $5 million gift from the Edward P. Evans Foundation will create the Edward P. Evans Center for Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

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16-Sep-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Is Awarded Its Fourth Consecutive Designation as a Magnet® Organization for Excellence in Nursing Practice and Patient Care

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has been awarded Magnet® status from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for the fourth consecutive time. This prestigious designation recognizes excellence in nursing practice and health care delivery and has been awarded to only 8% percent of hospitals in the United States.

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20-Aug-2019 2:45 PM EDT
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Newswise: Exercise associated with benefit to patients with advanced colorectal cancer

Article ID: 717447

Exercise associated with benefit to patients with advanced colorectal cancer

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Patients with metastatic colorectal cancer who engaged in moderate exercise while undergoing chemotherapy tended to have delayed progression of their disease and fewer severe side effects from treatment, according to the results of a new study.

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14-Aug-2019 9:50 AM EDT
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Newswise: Inherited pancreatic cancer risk mutation identified
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    12-Aug-2019 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 717309

Inherited pancreatic cancer risk mutation identified

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

The discovery of the previously unknown mutation, reported in Nature Genetics by investigators from Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center, could lead to routine testing of individuals with a strong family history of pancreatic cancer to determine if they carry the mutation, occurring in the gene known as RABL3.

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12-Aug-2019 8:35 AM EDT
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    25-Jul-2019 11:00 AM EDT

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New AI tool developed by Dana-Farber identifies cancer outcomes using radiology reports

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have demonstrated that an artificial intelligence tool can perform as well as human reviewers – and much more rapidly - in extracting clinical information regarding changes in tumors from unstructured radiology reports for patients with lung cancer.

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23-Jul-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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