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Backed by Dana-Farber Research, FDA Approves New AML Drug

A targeted drug whose clinical testing was led by Richard Stone, MD, of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, has become the first new treatment for newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in more than 25 years.
5-May-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center Leader Wins 'Reducing Health Disparities Award' From Mass Medical Society

Karen Burns White, Deputy Associate Director of Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center’s (DF/HCC) Initiative to Eliminate Cancer Disparities (IECD) since 2001, has been honored by the Massachusetts Medical Society as the 2017 recipient of the...
18-Apr-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Named Top 100 Great Hospital in America

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has been recognized as a “Top 100 Great Hospital in America” by Becker's Hospital Review.
18-Apr-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School to Convene 2017 Global Health Catalyst Cancer Summit

The Global Health Catalyst Cancer Summit is an annual event that provides a forum for global health stakeholders to network, share knowledge and strengthen high-impact international collaborations that save lives while reducing global health...
18-Apr-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Dana-Farber Recognized as National Leader in LGBTQ-Inclusiveness

For the fifth time in five years, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has been recognized as a leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equity by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation. The distinction is achieved through evaluation by the Healthcare Equality Index...
18-Apr-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Drug Combination Shows Benefit in RAS-Driven Cancers

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute scientists report a number of patients in a small study with RAS-driven lung, ovarian, and thyroid cancers got long-term clinical benefit from a combination of two drugs that targeted molecular pathways controlled by the...
3-Apr-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Drug Combination Boost PARP Inhibitor Response in Resistant Ovarian Cancer


New Dana-Farber study shows patients with platinum resistant ovarian cancer who wouldn’t be expected to respond to a PARP inhibitor had partial shrinkage of their tumor with the addition of a kinase inhibitor.
3-Apr-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Some Head and Neck Cancer Patients Benefit From Continued Checkpoint Inhibitor Treatment After Tumor Growth


New research suggests that some patients with head and neck cancers can benefit by continuing treatment with an immunotherapy drug after their tumors show signs of enlargement according to investigators at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and other...
3-Apr-2017 1:05 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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