Breast cancer
What are the Common Subtypes of Breast Cancer?

Profiling the biologic make-up of breast cancer tissue can help doctors determine how well a patient will respond to different cancer treatments and how aggressive the cancer might be.

June 22, 2018
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Bone cancers, childhood
What is Osteosarcoma and How Is It Treated?

Researchers at Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center are leading a number of studies in osteosarcoma, a type of cancer that starts in the bones.

June 21, 2018
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Immunotherapy , Lung cancers , Non-small cell lung cancer , Thoracic Cancer
Immunotherapy Keeps Stage IV Lung Cancer Patient in Remission

Robert Johnson remains in remission more than three years after participating in a pioneering immunotherapy clinical trial for his stage IV adenocarcinoma non-small cell lung cancer.

June 20, 2018
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Chemotherapy
What is Targeted Cancer Therapy?

Targeted therapies take aim at the specific genetic changes and the proteins within cancer cells that drive their chaotic growth.

June 19, 2018
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Diet and Nutrition
Six Tips for Cooking with Cancer-Related Fatigue

Making a nutritious meal doesn’t always have to be time-consuming. Here's how you can maximize your efforts in the kitchen.

June 18, 2018
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Patient Stories, Adult
Rare Blood Cancer Patient is Cancer-Free After Clinical Trial

Keith Rohleder was diagnosed with a rare, aggressive blood cancer that most people have never heard of. But a new clinical trial put him into remission.

June 15, 2018
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General interest
Why is Cancer Common?

Cancer is common, in short, because genetic changes are common.

June 14, 2018
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Colon Cancer
Healthy Diet, Exercise Improve Survival in Colorectal Cancer

A diet high in whole grains, fruits, and vegetables, along with exercise and maintaining a healthy body weight can improve the five-year survival rate for patients with stage III colorectal cancer, according to a new report from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute researchers.

June 13, 2018
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Brain tumors, childhood , Childhood
Solving the DIPG Puzzle, One Single Cell at a Time

New technologies are being used to analyze exactly how DIPG develops in the first place.

June 12, 2018
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Breast cancer , Inflammatory breast cancer
What’s the Latest in Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research?

Scientists are making headway in understanding the basic biological mechanisms at work in inflammatory breast cancer (IBC)—and how to intervene in ways that may slow or stop the cancer.

June 11, 2018
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Multiple Myeloma
What is the Role of Genetic Analysis in Multiple Myeloma?

Assessing a multiple myeloma patient’s predicted outcome and risk through genetic analysis can enable tailored treatment for individual patients.

June 8, 2018
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Patient Stories, Adult , Sarcoma
A Test, a Targeted Drug, and a Lengthened Life for Cancer Patient

One doctor had initially forecast that Acra Samuels had no more than six months to live. Targeted treatment through Dana-Farber has almost certainly extended her life significantly.

June 7, 2018
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Immunotherapy
Enhancing Immunotherapy: The Race to Make “Cold” Tumors “Hot”

A growing arsenal of new drugs that unleash the body’s immune system against tumors has captured the cancer treatment spotlight.

June 6, 2018
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Diet and Nutrition , General interest , Risk and Prevention
Does Soda Cause Cancer?

Nutritionists and doctors agree that consuming soft drinks in excess is associated with several health complications and diseases, including weight gain or obesity, poor dental health, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and more. Some of these health conditions can play a role in increasing one’s risk of developing cancer.

June 5, 2018
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Childhood , Liver cancer, childhood
A Landmark Treatment for a Pediatric Liver Tumor Patient

An interventional radiology procedure stabilized the growth of a toddler’s rare liver tumor until he was able to receive a life-saving liver transplant. Today, he is healthy and thriving.

June 4, 2018
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CAR T-cell therapy
What’s Next in CAR T-Cell Therapy?

CAR T-cell therapy—a form of immunotherapy that uses genetically engineered T cells to intensify the immune system's response to cancer—represents one of the biggest advances against cancer in recent years.

June 1, 2018
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Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
What is Cutaneous Lymphoma and How is it Treated?

Cutaneous lymphoma is a rare subtype of non-Hodgkin lymphoma that starts in the skin.

May 31, 2018
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Blood disorders, childhood , Patient Stories, Adult , Stem cell/Bone marrow transplant, childhood
Thriving at College After Aplastic Anemia and a Stem Cell Transplant

In 2009, Drew was diagnosed with aplastic anemia, a rare blood disorder. Because of a stem cell transplant, he was cured—and now, he has his mind set on becoming a pediatric oncologist.

May 30, 2018
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Childhood , Germ cell tumors, childhood
What to Know About Pediatric Germ Cell Tumors

Findings from clinical trials have increased survival rates significantly in the last several decades for children with germ cell tumors.

May 29, 2018
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Blood Cancer , Leukemias
Drug Approvals Mark New Era in Treating Acute Leukemia in Adults

Recent drug approvals collectively mark a new era in the treatment of adults with these diseases, scientists say.

May 25, 2018
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