Dana–Farber Cancer Institute is a comprehensive cancer treatment and research center in Boston, Massachusetts. It is a principal teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, and a founding member of Dana–Farber/Harvard Cancer Center, a Comprehensive Cancer Center designated by the National Cancer Institute.

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  • How to Minimize Heart Problems Following Cancer Treatment
    As more people are surviving cancer than ever before, greater attention is being focused on the cardiotoxicity of therapies and their long-term effects on the heart. Radiation therapy and a number of commonly used chemotherapy drugs can impair heart function, says Anju Nohria, MD, a cardiologist who leads the cardio-oncology […]
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  • What Steps Should You Take After Cancer Treatment?
    The end of active cancer treatment is a welcome arrival for most patients, but it can also be a time of concern. After seeing doctors regularly for many weeks or months, the transition to a life less cluttered with physician appointments can be unsettling. So what are the best steps […]
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  • Catch Me if You Can: Finding Cancer Cells that Hide in Plain Sight
    In the high-stakes contest of hide-and-seek between cancer cells and the human immune system, the advantage doesn’t always lie with the body’s defenders. A new approach to treatment, known as CAR T-cell therapy, may shift that balance of power. Cancer cells conceal themselves from the immune system not by barricading […]
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  • College Student Reconnects with the Oncologist Who Saved Her Life
    This post originally appeared on Thriving, the Boston Children’s Hospital blog. Anna Protsiou was 5 when she was diagnosed with neuroblastoma in 2002. She remembers pain, and fruit-scented anesthesia masks that led her to stop eating cherries. She also remembers hospital arts and crafts projects. What she barely remembers is […]
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  • Meet the Researcher: Bruce Spiegelman
    Cancer patients often lose weight during treatment, which can limit their ability to withstand treatment and their quality of life. How can we fix this – and what role does energy metabolism play in cancer, and health overall? Those are the questions researcher Bruce Spiegelman, PhD, and his team at […]
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  • What Is Chronic GVHD and How Can I Manage It?
    Chronic graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) is a common and potentially life-threatening complication of stem cell transplants that use donor cells. It arises when the donor’s immune system cells treat the recipient’s body as foreign and raise an attack on certain organs and tissues, most often the skin, mouth, and eyes. The […]
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  • Which Cancers Should Men Be Screened For?
    Studies show that men are often less likely than women to keep up with regular doctor’s visits, or be honest about their symptoms, which may contribute to worse health outcomes. Learn More: Make an Appointment at Dana-Farber What is Genetic Testing? Being vigilant about health care screenings is one of […]
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  • Conductor/Composer, 2016
    Kinetic sculptor Anne Lilly uses carefully engineered motion to shift and manipulate our perceptions of time, place and self, and her precisely constructed sculptures move in organic, fluid and mesmeric ways. This sculpture now lives in the lobby of the Dana building in the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
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  • Young Dancer Back on the Stage after Lymphoma Treatment
    When Lauren Leonard bounces across the stage, she is in perfect harmony with the rhythm of the music. Amongst a group of other dancers, she stands out, moving with tangible energy. Dancing has been an important part of Leonard’s life since childhood. She started taking ballet lessons when she was […]
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  • When Is Weight Loss a Sign of Cancer?
    Everyone’s weight fluctuates over the course of life, rising or falling with changes in diet and exercise, and with the normal slowing of metabolism that occurs as we age. When weight loss occurs for no apparent reason – especially if the drop is dramatic – a variety of physical or […]
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  • What’s the Difference between Chemotherapy Drugs and Antibody Drugs?
    Both chemotherapy and antibody agents are used in the treatment of cancer. In its broadest definition, cancer chemotherapy refers to any drug that destroys cancer cells or slows their growth and reproduction. As the “chemo” in their name suggests, however, true chemotherapy agents consist of chemicals that kill fast-growing cancer […]
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  • Cancer Survivors Offer Tips to New Patients Starting Treatment
    Gaining the wisdom of another’s experience can be invaluable when facing something new – including cancer. Through the SoulMates program at Dana-Farber’s Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers, newly diagnosed breast cancer patients can be paired with trained volunteers who have already been through surgery, chemotherapy, radiation or other […]
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  • Lynch Syndrome and Family Planning | Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
    Huma Rana, MD, clinical director of the Center for Cancer Genetics at Dana-Farber, and Lori Dobson, MS, CGC, genetic counseling coordinator at the Center for Fetal Medicine and Prenatal Genetics at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, describe the reproductive considerations and options families with Lynch syndrome face.
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  • An Unclassified Tumor — with a Precisely Targeted Therapy
    Early last year, at his home in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Jesus Apolinaris Cruz’s leg hurt so much he could barely sleep. “All day, it was constant pain,” the 13-year-old recalls. His parents took him to two local pediatricians, who examined him, drew blood, and tested his platelets. No diagnosis. […]
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  • Tips for Navigating the Hospital World as an LGBTQ patient
    By Tara Baysol Navigating the health care arena can be especially nerve-wracking for LGBTQ patients, many of whom dread the possibility of awkward encounters, judgmental questions, or outright discrimination. Even if hospitals and other facilities are committed to serving our community, we can still face insensitive interactions that leave us […]

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