How Is Surgery Used to Treat Gynecologic Cancers?

…minimally invasive surgeries to treat women with gynecologic cancers. Minimally Invasive vs. Open Surgeries Minimally invasive surgery, or laparoscopy, is increasingly used in gynecologic cancers, often with the assistance of…

Fighting Women’s Cancers from Within

…F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers at Dana-Farber, investigators are testing the mettle of immunotherapy against breast and gynecologic tumors. Prime candidates in gynecologic cancers Many new immunotherapy drugs are…

Metastatic Breast Cancer: A Comprehensive Guide

…metastatic breast cancer. If you’re looking for additional information or resources, try exploring one of the sites below: Breastcancer.org Metastatic Trial Talk Living Beyond Breast Cancer Metastatic Breast Cancer Alliance…

Immunotherapy for Ovarian Cancer: What’s New?

…led by researchers within the Center for Immuno-Oncology at Dana-Farber are also open to patients with ovarian cancer and other gynecologic cancers. A full list of ovarian cancer treatment trials…

Explaining the Complexities of Cancer

This post originally appeared on Cancer Research Catalyst , the official blog of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR). Burgeoning understanding of the biology of cancer has led to…

Can Men Get Breast Cancer? Facts You Should Know

…subtypes: Hormone receptor-positive breast cancer (HR+), meaning the cancer cells have either estrogen or progesterone receptors HER2-positive breast cancer, indicating the cancer has excessive amounts of the HER2 receptor Triple-negative…

Colorectal Cancer Myths and Common Questions

…National Cancer Institute. In March 2019, Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center announced the launch of the Young Onset Colorectal Cancer Center, which focuses exclusively on the care of colorectal cancer

What Are the Most Common Cancers in Women?

…to Prevent Cancer How Does Alcohol Cause Cancer? 3. Colorectal cancer Approximately 63,000 new cases will be diagnosed in U.S. women in 2016 While colorectal cancer is the third most…

Living Well with Metastatic Breast Cancer

…MD, collaborate on metastatic breast cancer research. Targeted therapies that block the molecular drivers of cancer growth have helped extend life expectancy for metastatic breast cancer patients. For instance, Herceptin,…