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Teams from Dana-Farber and Boston Children’s Hospital win Moonshot grants to probe childhood cancers

In an ambitious effort to crack the code of several aggressive childhood cancers that lack definitive treatments, the federal Beau Biden Cancer Moonshot program has awarded grants of $2.5 million each over five years to two research teams led by...
5-Oct-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Dana-Farber Launches Chinese-Language Website

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute launches a new Chinese-language website.
2-Aug-2018 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

After 60 Years, Scientists Uncover How Thalidomide Produced Birth Defects

More than 60 years after the drug thalidomide caused birth defects in thousands of children whose mothers took the drug while pregnant, scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have solved a mystery that has lingered ever since the dangers of the...
1-Aug-2018 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Finds Melanoma Biomarkers Predicting Checkpoint Blocker Response

Scientists at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center (DF/BWCC) have identified biomarkers in melanoma that could help tailor immunotherapy treatments to maximize the benefits for patients while reducing the likelihood of severe side effects.
17-Jul-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

AI Plus Ovarian Suppression Yields Benefit in High-Risk Premenopausal Breast Cancer Patients

Premenopausal women with hormone receptor-positive, HER2-negative breast cancer and a high risk of recurrence who are treated with an aromatase inhibitor plus ovarian function suppression may gain 10 to 15 percent improvement in freedom from distant...
31-May-2018 3:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Blood Test Shows Potential for Early Detection of Lung Cancer

A test that analyzes free-floating DNA in the blood may be able to detect early-stage lung cancer, a preliminary report from the ongoing Circulating Cell-Free Genome Atlas (CCGA) study suggests.
31-May-2018 3:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Philips and Dana-Farber operationalize and scale Clinical Pathways

he Dana-Farber Clinical Pathways will be deployed through the Philips IntelliSpace Oncology Platform, providing clinical decision support to physicians via a patient-centric solution.
31-May-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Reveals That Many Oncologists Recommend Medical Marijuana Clinically Despite Not Feeling Sufficiently Knowledgeable to Do So

While a wide majority of oncologists do not feel informed enough about medical marijuana’s utility to make clinical recommendations, most do in fact conduct discussions on medical marijuana in the clinic and nearly half recommend it to their...
1-May-2018 5:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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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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