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DNA Profiles Could Lead to New Cancer Treatments

A new collaborative study at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital, and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute called “Profile” aims to compile the world’s largest database of genetic abnormalities […]

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Eating Nuts Could Mean Healthier, Longer Lives

This year, you can finally feel good about nibbling on those spiced nuts on Christmas Eve. A large group of Boston researchers say that snacking […]

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New Treatments for Melanoma

Hugh Jackman announced via a selfie Friday that he had a basal cell carcinoma removed from his nose. While this form of skin cancer is […]

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Women Overestimate Breast Cancer Risk, Study Says

The Boston area does a good job of spreading awareness and providing support for breast cancer patients, from specialized yoga studios, to foundations who raise […]

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Local Hospitals Develop Anti-Viral Drug For Stem Cell Transplant Patients

Researchers at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital recently announced that a newly developed drug can prevent a common and potentially deadly […]

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The Benefits of Exercise Coming To a Drug Store Near You

Everyone knows exercising is good for you, and research has indicated that exercise improves your cognitive function. Harvard Medical School is now working to bottle up […]

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A Potential New Therapy for Sickle Cell Disease

Sickle cell disease affects approximately 90,000 to 100,000 people in the United States and millions more worldwide. According to the National Institutes of Health, sickle cell […]

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New Cancer Gene Discovered

A team of researchers from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Broad Institute, a MIT/Harvard collaboration, have conducted a study of almost 5,000 cancerous tumor samples […]

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Researchers Develop Vaccine To Boost Immune Systems of Patients With Leukemia

Scientists at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have developed a “personalized” tumor vaccine, now in clinical trials, that boosts the immune systems of patients with advanced leukemia […]

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Belles of the Brawl

When Kristen Mercier, a personal trainer and cancer exercise specialist, signed up for Haymakers for Hope’s Belles of the Brawl, she knew what she was […]

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A Dana-Farber Nutritional App Helps Fight Cancer

Want to fight cancer? There’s an app for that. Really. The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute announced this week that their free nutrition app, called Ask the Nutritionist: […]

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This Guy Is Running The Pan-Mass Challenge

The annual Pan-Mass Challenge kicks off this weekend and more than 5,500 cyclists will ride up to 190-miles across the Commonwealth to raise money for […]

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Study Looks at Conception After Cancer

Researchers at Dana-Farber and Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center have discovered that while women who have survived childhood cancer may face an increased […]

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Boston Hospitals Need Your Blood Donations

After the influx of blood donations after the Boston Marathon bombings, you may have thought that area hospitals had stores of blood for months, but […]

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Dana-Farber and MGH Named Best Cancer Hospitals

Men’s Health magazine named the “Best Cancer Hospitals in the U.S.” and no surprise here, two of Boston’s hospitals were named top in the region. Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and […]