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Cigall Kadoch, PhD, chosen for 2019 Wachtel Cancer Research Prize

Dana-Farber researcher Cigall Kadoch, PhD, named recipient of Wachtel Cancer Research Prize
15-Mar-2019 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New study on Serious Illness Care Program underscores significant benefit of more, better, and earlier conversations between clinicians and patients

A new study shows that an innovative communication program developed by Ariadne Labs and tested at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute resulted in more, earlier and better conversations between patients and their oncology clinicians, and led to...
13-Mar-2019 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New center addresses alarming increase in colorectal cancer rates among young adults

Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center announced the launch of the Young-Onset Colorectal Cancer Center. The center will provide expert, compassionate and cutting-edge care to young adult colon and rectal cancer patients with a focus on...
5-Mar-2019 9:40 AM EST Add to Favorites


Dana-Farber Opens Center for the Prevention of Progression Clinic

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute opens Center for the Prevention of Progression clinic to focus on precursor conditions in blood cancers
4-Mar-2019 8:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

Drug combination may become new standard treatment for advanced kidney cancer

A combination of two drugs – one of them an immunotherapy agent – could become a new standard, first-line treatment for patients with metastatic kidney cancer, says an investigator from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, reporting results from a...
15-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Study Finds Upsurge in ‘Active Surveillance’ for Low-Risk Prostate Cancer

Many men with low-risk prostate cancer who most likely previously would have undergone immediate surgery or radiation are now adopting a more conservative “active surveillance” strategy, according to an analysis of a new federal database by...
11-Feb-2019 8:55 AM EST Add to Favorites

Personalized vaccine to be tested for the first time in patients with kidney cancer

By pairing a novel personalized cancer vaccine with a more established immunotherapy drug that is administered to patients in an innovative fashion, scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute are testing a first-of-its-kind strategy aimed at...
7-Jan-2019 9:45 AM EST Add to Favorites


Neoantigen vaccine spurs immune response in glioblastoma

In a report published in Nature, however, scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute say they have shown that a personalized ‘neoantigen’ vaccine can spur a response against glioblastoma, with immune T-cells generated by the vaccine migrating...
19-Dec-2018 11:00 AM EST 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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The mission of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is to provide expert, compassionate care to children and adults with cancer while advancing the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, cure, and prevention of cancer and related diseases. As an affiliate of Harvard Medical School and a Comprehensive Cancer Center designated by the National Cancer Institute, the Institute also provides training for new generations of physicians and scientists, designs programs that promote public health particularly among high-risk and underserved populations, and disseminates innovative patient therapies and scientific discoveries to our target community across the United States and throughout the world.


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