As scientists map ever more of the epigenetic disruptions that occur in cancer, the implications for cancer therapy are becoming increasingly evident.
Recent drug approvals collectively mark a new era in the treatment of adults with these diseases, scientists say.
Radiation therapy, or radiotherapy, is often one component of treatment for gynecologic malignancies such as cervical, vaginal, and endometrial cancer.
Bone marrow failure occurs when the bone marrow – the soft, spongy center of the bones – fails to produce enough healthy blood cells to keep up with the body’s needs.
Many patients and caregivers deal with the mental and physical effects of stress and anxiety.
Dana-Farber's Geoffrey Shapiro, MD, PhD, answers common questions about clinical trials and how they help improve cancer treatment.
Genetic testing provided a father and son with a proper diagnosis for their rare colon condition.
A common question about severe or persistent headaches is whether they can be caused by a serious underlying health problem, such as a brain tumor.
Radioimmunotherapy is a combination of radiation therapy and immunotherapy.
Prolonged exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays in sunlight, along with sunburns, can increase the risk of skin cancer and melanoma.
Pediatric leukemia patient Emma Duffin is in remission, thanks to the stem cell transplant made possible by her brother, Alexander.
Chemical biology research often starts with an unmet medical need — for example, a report that a certain type of cancer has developed resistance to existing therapies.
Although lymphedema symptoms can be prevented and managed in a variety of ways, surgeons are pioneering procedures to restore a healthy lymph system in affected patients.
When someone is diagnosed with breast cancer, doctors determine the stage of the disease – which indicates how much cancer is in the body, whether it has spread beyond the breast, and, if so, how extensively.
To mark National Nurses Week, Dana-Farber nurses share what drew them to oncology and what they enjoy most about it.
Recent headways in pediatric liver tumor treatment include more targeted therapies that aim to hone in on the cancer and destroy it — while reducing the toxic effects of treatment on the body, when possible.
Women who develop breast cancer when they're relatively young – under age 45 – face a variety of issues unique to their stage of life.
CAR T-cell therapy uses specially altered T cells — which are part of the body’s immune system — to fight cancer.
Boston-based researchers hope to optimize CAR T-cell therapies to target DIPG, aggressive and difficult-to-treat brain tumors, and other tough-to-treat cancers.
Scientists’ main concern is that cell phones can increase the risk of brain tumors or other tumors in the head and neck area – and as of now, there doesn’t seem to be a clear answer.
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