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Governor Baker and Mayor Walsh To Ride in the Pan-Mass Challenge

Governor Charlie Baker says that he has not been on a bike since he was 18 years old. But that isn’t stopping the Bay State’s […]

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The Jimmy Fund Is Looking for Submissions for its ‘Big Ideas’ Contest

The Red Sox and the Jimmy Fund have been working together since 1953. And while a lot has changed in baseball since then, the Jimmy […]

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Dana-Farber Rink Rats Take the Ice Against Bruins Alumni in Charity Game

For Pasi Jänne, the sport of hockey is more than just a favorite pastime: It’s a way of life. “I’m from Finland originally, so hockey’s […]

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Many Women Lack Knowledge About Their Breast Cancer, Study Says

Mary Jo Benjamin likes to be in control. After she was diagnosed with breast cancer last August, Benjamin has made a point of gathering all the information […]

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Vitamin D Found to Boost Immune System

Vitamin D’s benefits have been widely publicized, but its status as some sort of super vitamin is still up for debate. Now, in a new study by […]

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Orange Is the New Black Star Is Running the Marathon

Running the Boston Marathon is a big deal, and throughout the years, a number of celebrities have made the effort. So far, we don’t have […]

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Dana-Farber Is Creating an Animated Mural for Its Patients

In February, patients visiting the Jimmy Fund Clinic at Dana-Farber will be able to interact with a new animated mural designed and painted by two […]

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The Pan-Mass Challenge Presented a Record $41 Million Gift to Dana-Farber

During the Pan-Mass Challenge, bikers pedal through 46 Massachusetts towns in varying course lengths. Riders can chose between six, two-day routes that range from 132 […]

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Dana-Farber Researchers Identify an Early Sign of Pancreatic Cancer

Detecting pancreatic cancer earlier may improve the ability to treat the disease, according to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. That’s why scientists at Dana-Farber, MIT, and other institutions […]

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Dana-Farber to Lead Early-Stage Lung Cancer Trial

There’s two molecularly targeted drugs that have already been shown to improve outcomes in advanced lung cancer patients. Now, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) wants to see […]

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Alex’s Lemonade Stand Awards $1 Million to Boston Doctors

Unfortunately, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) estimates that more than 15,000 children and adolescents will be diagnosed with cancer in 2014. Dedicated to finding a cure […]

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New Genetic Risk Markers for Pancreatic Cancer Found

Scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute are reporting a new discovery that could help improve screening methods for pancreatic cancer. After conducting a large DNA analysis of […]

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Top Docs Q&A: Susan Block

This post is part of our Top Docs Q&A series where we ask a physician who was selected as one of our Top Docs questions […]

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Discovery May Improve Treatment for Cancer-Related Condition

Unfortunately, the American Cancer Society predicts that more than 1.6 million Americans will be diagnosed with cancer this year, with nearly 38,000 new cases in Massachusetts […]

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Discovery Suggests Potential Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes

According to the American Diabetes Association, diabetes affects more than 25 million adults and children in the United States. In fact, 1.9 million new diagnoses […]