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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 […]

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Mayor Walsh Reflects on Overcoming Childhood Cancer

Everyone knows that Mayor Walsh grew up and still lives in Dorchester, but he also spent four years of his childhood living elsewhere: Boston Children’s […]

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‘Fashion Project’ Teams Up With the Jimmy Fund

Fashion Project, a company that takes slightly used clothing and turns it into charity dollars, has teamed up with Lord & Taylor and the Jimmy […]

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Scientists Find a New Molecular Link Between Exercise and Health

In some not-so-shocking news, it turns out that exercise is good for you. But, what is rather shocking is that a natural hormone that’s increased […]

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Expanded Health Coverage May Improve Cancer Outcomes, Study Says

A new study from researchers at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center (DF/BWCC) and Harvard Medical School found some interesting information regarding medical care and the […]

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Scientists Searching for Antibodies Against Deadly Respiratory Disease

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is all over the news right now because the first-ever cases of the disease in the U.S. were found in Indiana and […]

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Dana-Farber Researchers Find Link Between Down Syndrome and Leukemia

People with Down syndrome have an increased risk for a variety of health problems, including heart defects, respiratory and hearing difficulties, and thyroid conditions. But […]

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Dana-Farber Scientists Receive Stand Up To Cancer Grant

Two Dana-Farber Cancer Institute scientists, Dr. Ellis Reinherz and Dr. Robert Haddad, have received a grant from Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) and the Farrah […]

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Dana-Farber Started a Cancer Tattoo Project

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) representatives Googled “cancer-related tattoos” one day, and could not believe the hundreds of thousands of queries that popped up. This led […]

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Dana-Farber and St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center Joining Forces

Under a new agreement, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute will provide hematology and medical oncology care at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, a part of the Steward Health […]

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Oncologists Differ On Cancer Gene Testing, Study Says

Gene testing seems to be everywhere. From spit-in-a-tube kits available online to in-office doctor tests, you can now see what sort of genetic disposition you […]

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Fighting Cancer with Your Fork

Stacy Kennedy, a senior nutritionist at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, gave a presentation in January called, “Fighting Cancer with Your Fork,” which was a culinary guide […]

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Dana-Farber Is Creating a Personalized Approach To Cancer

What if you could treat a tumor using a personalized approach based on how that tumor behaves? Dana-Farber Cancer Institute scientists are close. They’ve developed […]

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Potential Cancer Treatment Found in Existing Medication

A recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation found a potential cancer treatment in a 50-year-old antipsychotic medication. A team of doctors from the […]