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Targeted drug combination shows unprecedented activity in some highly aggressive brain tumors

A combination of two targeted cancer drugs showed unprecedented, “clinically meaningful” activity in patients with highly malignant brain tumors that carried a rare genetic mutation, according to a clinical trial report by investigators from...
24-Nov-2021 1:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

Survival similar for younger and older patients with metastatic colorectal cancer, study finds

Even though young patients with metastatic colorectal cancer tend to be more fit and receive more intensive treatment than older patients, both groups survive for roughly the same amount of time, according to a new study by Dana-Farber Cancer...
26-Oct-2021 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Targeted drug shows activity against brain metastases in kidney cancer

A targeted drug has shown promising activity against brain metastases resulting from kidney cancer, achieving a 50 percent response rate, and supporting further studies of the drug in this patient group whose poor prognosis has created a significant...
20-Oct-2021 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Antibody-drug conjugate shows impressive activity in patients with non-small cell lung cancer with mutation in HER2 gene

More than half of patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) bearing a mutation in the HER2 gene had their tumors stop growing or shrink for an extended time after treatment with a drug that hitches a chemotherapy agent to a highly targeted...
17-Sep-2021 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Vitamin D May Protect Against Young-Onset Colorectal Cancer

Consuming higher amounts of Vitamin D – mainly from dietary sources – may help protect against developing young-onset colorectal cancer or precancerous colon polyps, according to the first study to show such an association.
16-Aug-2021 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Prostate cancer partnership honored for statistical excellence in accelerating therapeutic advances

The Intermediate Clinical Endpoints of Cancer of the Prostate (ICECaP) working group, led by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute researchers, is being honored by the American Statistical Association (ASA) with the 2021 Statistical Partnerships Among...
9-Aug-2021 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Dana-Farber Launches New Podcast Series, Unraveled

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is launching a new podcast series, titled Unraveled, to explain the science behind some of the most important breakthroughs in cancer research.
2-Aug-2021 8:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center is ranked the best in New England

Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center is ranked #4 as a Best Hospital for cancer care by U.S. News and World Report for 2021-22
27-Jul-2021 12:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Dana-Farber to hold a discussion for cancer patients and survivors about the Covid-19 vaccine

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is having a virtual discussion for cancer patients and survivors about the Covid-19 vaccine on January 27, 2020 at 5 pm.
25-Jan-2021 12:05 PM EST

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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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