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Dana-Farber researchers present findings in more than 70 research studies at ASCO annual meeting 2019

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute researchers are presenting more than 70 research studies at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in Chicago, May 31st- June 4th. ASCO is the world’s largest clinical cancer...
16-May-2019 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Targeted therapy proves effective against aggressive rare blood cancer

Clinical study treating BPDCN with tagraxofusp led to first FDA approval for the disease
23-Apr-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Researchers devise a progression risk-based classification for patients with asymptomatic Waldenström macroglobulinemia

Researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have devised a risk model for determining whether patients with AWM have a low, intermediate, or high risk of developing symptomatic Waldenström macroglobulinemia
23-Apr-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

High-dose vitamin D shows benefit in patients with advanced colorectal cancer

Results of a small clinical trial suggest that supplementing chemotherapy with high doses of vitamin D may benefit patients with metastatic colorectal cancer by delaying progression of the disease, say scientists from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
8-Apr-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

T-Mobile CEO John Legere delivers $4.5 million gift to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

T-Mobile CEO is giving $4.5 million to support the Profile initiative at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, one of the broadest and most comprehensive enterprise-level, patient-based cancer genomics projects in the world.
27-Mar-2019 1:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Adult cells maintain a virtually complete molecular “memory” of their embryonic origins, researchers find

• Study uncovers extensive archive within adult cells of genes active at embryonic stage • Memory can be accessed under certain conditions, making it possible to reactivate fetal genes • Discovery may have major implications for regenerative...
15-Mar-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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

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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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