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Dana-Farber Chief Scientific Officer, Kevin Haigis, PhD, elected as Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Kevin Haigis, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, has been named Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as an AAAS Fellow is a distinguished lifetime honor bestowed upon AAAS...
18-Apr-2024 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Novel ADC and immunotherapy combo shows promise in endometrial cancer subtype

In a small, investigator-initiated phase 2 study by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute investigators, a novel combination of an antibody-drug conjugate and an immune checkpoint inhibitor showed notable activity in pre-treated patients with a...
5-Apr-2024 3:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Endometrial, lung, and survivorship studies headline Dana-Farber research at AACR Annual Meeting 2024

Numerous studies conducted by researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute show promising results for patients with endometrial, lung, breast, prostate, and colorectal cancers.
5-Apr-2024 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Private and Secure Generative AI Tool Supports Operations and Research at Dana-Farber

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has implemented an artificial intelligence (AI) application intended for general use in a medical center or hospital.
28-Mar-2024 11:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study provides a first look at oncologists' views on ethical implications of AI in cancer care

In a survey of more than 200 U.S. oncologists, vast majority indicate that oncologists should be able to explain how AI works to their patients. Respondents say AI developers, more than oncologists or hospitals, have responsibility for legal issues...
27-Mar-2024 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Andrew E. Place, MD, PhD appointed as Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center Vice President, Pediatric Chief Medical Officer

Andrew E. Place, MD, PhD, has been named as Vice President, Pediatric Chief Medical Officer (CMO) at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (within the Department of Pediatric Oncology) and Boston Children’s Hospital (within the Division of...
28-Mar-2024 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Palliative care leader receives prestigious ASCO Special Award

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) recognized Janet L. Abrahm, MD, FACP, FAAHPM, of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, as a recipient of an ASCO Special Award, the Society’s highest honor.
27-Mar-2024 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Dana-Farber Cancer Institute earns fifth consecutive Magnet® designation recognizing excellence in nursing practice and patient care

For the fifth straight time, the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) has awarded Magnet® status to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, recognizing excellence in nursing practice and patient care.
25-Mar-2024 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Movie release prompts national conversation about colorectal cancer in the Black community

Marvel Studios’ movie, “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” is the highly anticipated sequel to “Black Panther,” hitting theaters on November 11th. It will premiere without “Black Panther” star Chadwick Boseman, who passed away in 2020...
8-Nov-2022 3:05 PM EST

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Dana-Farber to hold a discussion for cancer patients and survivors about the Covid-19 vaccine

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is having a virtual discussion for cancer patients and survivors about the Covid-19 vaccine on January 27, 2020 at 5 pm.
25-Jan-2021 12:05 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

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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

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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

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