Treating childhood cancer worldwide

…area. Thanks to support from the American Society of Hematology, he came to DF/CHCC in December to observe hospital rounds and to attend the annual hematology meeting. In May he’s…

Collaborating on a Cure for Pediatric Cancers

…Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, identified a set of critical dependency genes in MYCN-amplified neuroblastoma that are essential for cell state and survival in the tumor. “By collaborating, we can quickly move from…

What is a Benign Blood Disorder?

…Cells Benign blood disorders such as anemia and sickle cell disease are often treated at cancer centers because such institutions are home to experts in hematology, which is a branch…

Patient and Doctor Come Full Circle

…easily and couldn’t seem to shake a strep throat. Loren Walensky, MD, PhD, had just started his fellowship in pediatric hematology/oncology in July, and that night Kate Franklin became one…

Chronicling Cancer Research in Books and Film

…CHB and Dana-Farber integrated Division of Hematology and Oncology, and served as Dana-Farber’s president from 1995 to 2000. Another book, “The Emperor of All Maladies,” by Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD, a…

Dentist Brings a Smile to Transplant Patients

…A dentist based in Quincy, Mass., Matarazzo provides pro bono dental exams and services to cancer and benign hematology patients who, like his son did, need stem cell transplants. Dental…

Blood cancer research may lead to new treatments

At this year’s American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting, Dana-Farber scientists presented major findings that could one day improve diagnosis and treatment of blood cancers, extend life, or even cure…

Cancer Patient Redefines Strength

…war, kick-boxed in competitions, and worked as an ICU nurse. Diagnosed with breast cancer during my tour in Iraq, I received my care at Dana-Farber/New Hampshire Oncology-Hematology. I never envisioned…

Comedian Gets Last Laugh on Cancer

Joe Yannetty earns a living making people laugh, so when it came to thanking his caregivers at Dana-Farber/New Hampshire Oncology-Hematology (DF/NHOH) for the successful treatment of his throat cancer, candy…

Childhood Cancer and the Promise of Gene Therapy

…of hematology-oncology and director of clinical and translational research at Boston Children’s and associate chair of pediatric oncology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Four of these trials involve the inherited genetic…