Susan Johnson was diagnosed with a rare, slow-growing brain tumor in 1992. More than 25 years later, Susan is living with cancer — thanks to the chemotherapy, radiation, surgery and clinical trials that have kept her tumor at bay.
Gut microbes perform a variety of functions that are essential to health — and the relationship between gut microbes and cancer is just beginning to be explored scientifically.
CAR T-cell therapy is a form of immunotherapy that uses specially modified T cells – part of the body’s defense system against disease – to attack cancer. This therapy has proven strikingly successful for some patients with certain forms of blood cancer. As of May 2018, CAR T-cell therapy has been approved […]
Researchers are confident that the potential of checkpoint inhibitors has only begun to be tapped.
There are a number of steps people can take to reduce their risk of colon cancer, including screening and adjustments in diet and lifestyle.
A skin tag is a narrow stalk of hanging skin that bulges at the end. Skin tags are usually flesh-colored and can develop anywhere on the body, but are most often found in areas where the skin rubs together, such as the neck and armpit. Skin cancer is a disease […]
Immunotherapy can be dramatically successful for people with limited options — so scientists are working on expanding the benefits to other patients.
“Amelia is an amazing and extremely bright girl who has faced her disease and treatment with tremendous courage,” says Steven DuBois, MD, MS, her oncologist at Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center.
Minimal residual disease negativity – or MRD negativity – is a highly sensitive measure of the effectiveness of therapy for multiple myeloma, a cancer of plasma cells of the bone marrow.
Mutations in BRCA genes are linked to hereditary ovarian cancer as well as breast cancer.
What is the relationship between obesity and cancer? Being obese increases one’s risk for a multitude of health complications and diseases, including several types of cancer. Obesity has been linked to thirteen types of cancer with a stronger risk associated with breast, esophageal and endometrial cancers, among others.
Monoclonal antibody therapy is a kind of immunotherapy that empowers the body’s immune system to attack cancer cells.
"Overall, contraceptives still have a favorable risk benefit for women as contraception," says Wendy Chen, MD, a senior physician in Dana-Farber's Susan F. Smith Center for Women's Cancers.
Going through brain cancer treatment at age 24, Alex Berking is experiencing a new connection to her late father – and drawing strength from his example.
Hurricane Maria made it impossible for these patients to be treated in Puerto Rico. Now, they’re receiving care at Dana-Farber.
Researchers are applying the knowledge they’ve gained in previous clinical trials as they look into how immunotherapy might provide additional treatment options for patients with recurrent cervical cancer.
Leukemia is a blood cancer that results when stem cells in the bone marrow produce abnormal blood cells.
A cancer cluster is the occurrence of a greater-than-expected number of cancer cases among a group of people in a defined geographic area over a specific period of time.
“Superfood,” a relatively new term, refers to foods that have certain supposed very good health benefits.
During a "couples chemo" session, Kevin got down on one knee and popped the question to Tim, his partner of 37 years. They tied the knot in the Healing Garden at Dana-Farber.
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