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Dana-Farber President & CEO Emeritus receives ASH Award for Leadership in Promoting Diversity

Edward J. Benz, Jr., MD, President and CEO Emeritus of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Richard and Susan Smith Distinguished Professor at Harvard Medical School, has received the 2020 ASH Award for Leadership in Promoting Diversity.
23-Jun-2020 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Biomarker test highly accurate in detecting early kidney cancer

A novel liquid biopsy method can detect kidney cancers with high accuracy, including small, localized tumors which are often curable but for which no early detection method exists, say scientists from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The report in...
22-Jun-2020 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Online program significantly improves insomnia in adolescent and young adult cancer survivors, study finds

In a study published today by Pediatric Blood and Cancer, researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute show that an online program developed specifically for AYA cancer survivors can significantly alleviate insomnia and improve overall quality of...
22-Jun-2020 6:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Drug with new approach on impeding DNA repair shows promise in first clinical trial

Berzosertib, an ATR-targeting drug, improves progression-free survival in combination with chemotherapy in patients with high-grade serous ovarian cancer
15-Jun-2020 9:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Study reveals factors influencing outcomes in advanced kidney cancer treated with immunotherapy

By analyzing tumors from patients treated with immunotherapy for advanced kidney cancer in three clinical trials, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute scientists have identified several features of the tumors that influence their response to immune...
28-May-2020 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Phyllis F. Cantor Center for Research in Nursing and Patient Care Services awarded two major research grants

Nurse-scientists from the Phyllis F. Cantor Center for Research in Nursing and Patient Care Services at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute received more than $1.3 million dollars in funding for two separate research projects.
26-May-2020 2:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Dana-Farber to test blood cancer drug in COVID-19 patients

Scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have launched a clinical test of a blood cancer drug in patients infected with the COVID-19 virus.
19-May-2020 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Immune system changes occur early in development of multiple myeloma, study finds

Long before multiple myeloma becomes a malignant disease, the collection of immune system cells and signal carriers amid the tumor cells undergoes dramatic shifts, with alterations in both the number and type of immune cells, researchers at...
24-Apr-2020 3:05 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

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Leading Breast Cancer Expert Available to Comment on Young Women with Breast Cancer

11-Nov-2013 5:00 PM EST

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National Cancer Report Underscores Need for Research Funding; Dana-Farber Expert Says Scientific Advances Merit Support

17-Sep-2013 3:00 PM EDT

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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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Prophylactic Double Mastectomy: Angelina Makes a Private Choice a Public Issue

24-May-2013 3:00 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

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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