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New blood test can detect wide range of cancers, now available to at risk individuals in clinical study at Dana-Farber

In a study involving thousands of participants, a new blood test detected more than 50 types of cancer as well as their location within the body with a high degree of accuracy, according to an international team of researchers led by Dana-Farber...
30-Mar-2020 8:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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A case of reverse development: Dana-Farber scientists solve long-debated puzzle of how the intestine heals itself

Scientists find that normal intestinal cells “de-differentiate” en masse into stem cells that generate the cells needed for a healthy intestinal lining. New study establishes de-differentiation as the predominant mode of stem cell recover in the...
19-Feb-2020 3:45 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Novel targeted drug shows promise in advanced kidney cancer

Scientists report promising activity of a novel drug that targets a key molecular driver of clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC) in patients with metastatic disease.
13-Feb-2020 12:45 PM EST Add to Favorites

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute provides state-of-the-art oncology support services to Kronos employees through new company benefit

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Kronos Incorporated have joined forces to provide dedicated oncology care navigation services via a new benefit for Kronos employees and their beneficiaries.
11-Feb-2020 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Dozens of potential anti-cancer drugs netted in massive screening study

A variety of existing drugs for treating conditions such as diabetes, inflammation, alcohol abuse, and arthritis in dogs can also kill cancer cells in the lab, according to a study by scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Broad...
19-Jan-2020 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to Establish Riney Family Multiple Myeloma Initiative

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute will establish the Riney Family Multiple Myeloma Initiative to help improve outcomes and accelerate understanding of the underlying biology for the most challenging types of myelomas, cancers that form in a type of white...
13-Jan-2020 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to Establish Chen-Huang Center for EGFR Mutant Lung Cancers

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute will create the Chen-Huang Center for EGFR (epidermal growth factor receptor) Mutant Lung Cancers to stimulate research, promote clinical trials, and strengthen the Institute’s capabilities for studying and treating...
3-Jan-2020 3:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Treatment with PD-1 inhibitor prior to stem cell transplant is safe, effective for patients with classic Hodgkin lymphoma, study finds

A new analysis shows that a donor stem cell transplant following treatment with an immune checkpoint inhibitor is generally safe and produces good outcomes for patients with Hodgkin lymphoma.
26-Nov-2019 5:05 PM 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

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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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