Super-enhancer amplifications represent a new, and apparently common, class of structural alterations in the genome that turbocharge cancer-causing genes.
As he embarked on an investment banking career, Fred Magnanimi vowed two things: He’d never live in his native Rhode Island, and he would never work in his family’s jewelry manufacturing business. Now he’s doing both – and Dana-Farber’s Holiday Cards and Gifts presented by Amica Insurance is benefiting.
The Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center received a perfect score – a rare achievement – from the National Cancer Institute for renewal of our Cancer Center Support Grant.
Watch and listen to moving moments from the 15th annual WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon.
WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon will highlight patient stories of survivorship - and a return to sports.
Harry Beskind is an 'exceptional responder' who achieved a dramatic and unexpected outcome. To celebrate, he plans to do something exceptional.
The immune system is the body’s defense against disease, but for decades, science’s attempts to use it against cancer have largely fallen short - until now.
Philippe Armand, MD, and Margaret Shipp, MD, led the multi-institutional study that resulted in the accelerated approval of nivolumab.
Christine Jaworek-Lopes believed her son, Zachary, was writing a school paper about her colon cancer. Upon learning what he was really up to, she was stunned.
Patients who are receiving treatment in the Jimmy Fund Clinic, attended a Boston Bruins hockey game as part of the clinic’s ongoing efforts to give pediatric patients opportunities to bond away from the hospital and their families.
A cancer diagnosis affects every area of a person’s life. The journey is both challenging and costly, and many feel lost. That’s where social workers step in.
Thanks to the Jimmy Fund Golf tournament Tame the Tigers presented by Amica Mutual Insurance Company, doctors, nurses, and Jimmy Fund Clinic staff members serving as chaperones, the young cancer patients enjoyed moments with Red Sox players like Barnes, Dustin Pedroia, and David Ortiz and got to watch Saturday’s game from a private suite filled with hot dogs and other baseball-centric food.
Despite six different chemotherapy treatments for his myeloid sarcoma, Ronaldo de Oliveira's condition was turning for the worse. Precision cancer care offered hope.
The latest in treatments for brain cancer, including immunotherapy, precision cancer medicine, and targeted therapies.
Miles Goldberg and Allisa Freiberger, both patients at Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, flew on a private jet on February 19, joined by family members and a very special companion: Boston Bruins hockey legend Bobby Orr. The group’s destination was Fort Myers, Florida, where Miles and Allisa attended Boston Red Sox spring training workouts.
Amy Kindstedt hates cancer, but the 9-year-old is very thankful for one thing: genetic testing on her baby brother enabled doctors to catch his cancer much earlier.
As February marks National Cancer Prevention Month, learn about ten easy tips for lowering your cancer risk.
Twenty-five girls ages 13 - 25 relaxed with a few days of shopping, makeovers, and fun with new friends who understand what it's like to have cancer as a young girl.
Boston Celtic player Marcus Smart gives patients happiness through hoops.
Researchers are investigating not only how to detect pancreatic cancer earlier, but also how to better understand its causes and develop more effective treatments.
Griffin Lincoln honors his grandfather Joe's memory by donating candy to Dana-Farber patients. In five years, he has donated more than 3,000 pounds.
Knowledge of genetics and women’s cancers has come a long way in the 20 years since the BRCA1/2 genes were discovered. Learn about the latest in genetics and women's cancers.
For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we’re dispelling the top ten myths about breast cancer in this infographic.
Tom Farrington has been sounding the alarm about the disproportionately high risk of prostate cancer facing black men.
David Ortiz hit his 500th career home run. We join Red Sox Nation in congratulating “Big Papi” on this incredible milestone and thank him for his commitment to striking out cancer.
Sylvia Janet Rivera and Sigrid Wheatley cross the globe to Run for Dana-Farber.
Gina Johnson and Connie Grayson have a combined 53 years teaching in the public school system. Last year, however, their cancer diagnoses prompted them to incorporate a new element into their lesson plans.
Andrew Macrae will hike to the top of Mount Washington in North Conway, N.H., six times in six days, an endurance test totaling the height of Mount Everest.
Of the 88,000 cyclists who have ridden the Pan-Mass Challenge since 1980, one of them is our own Christopher Sweeney, MBBS. Dr. Sweeney talks about what motivates him to ride.
Cancer survivor Dave Lafreniere explains, "Why the Pan-Mass Challenge is my kinetic karma."
Science illustrated: How does immunotherapy fight cancer? Learn about the discovery illustrated in this video.
Before you fire up the backyard grill this summer, review these tips to help reduce your exposure to potentially cancer causing chemicals.
Melanoma – What’s the latest? Our doctors weigh in with important information.
Cancer scientists have a Big Data problem: there's too much of it. Find out what Dana-Farber Trustee Sean Dobson together with his wife, Joslyn, are doing about it.
Governor Charlie Baker and Mayor Marty Walsh announced their plans to ride in the Pan-Mass Challenge to raise funds for Dana-Farber.
One of the most common questions patients ask is, “does sugar feed cancer?" Here's a closer look at some information about the link between sugar and cancer.
Spring Training weekend in Fort Myers, Florida, lets Jimmy Fund Clinic patients gain freedom and friendships.
Which U.S. states have the highest cancer rates? Geographical differences exist in overall cancer rates and in specific types of cancer. [Infographic]
Ken Burns’ CANCER: The Emperor of All Maladies airs on PBS March 30 – April 1, including historical footage of Sidney Farber, MD, and the Jimmy Fund.
Fourteen-year-old Jimmy Fund Clinic Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia patient, Janesa, is the face of Rally for the Jimmy Fund campaign.
Les was diagnosed with GIST more than 20 years ago. After several surgeries, his cancer returned and surgery was no longer an option. Hear how a clinical trial saved his life.
App developed in collaboration with Dana-Farber researchers allows breast cancer survivors to share symptoms instantlyMarch 09, 2015
An iPhone app launched by Apple in collaboration with Dana-Farber researchers allows breast cancer survivors to share symptoms instantly.
Calling all Red Sox fans to join Rally for the Jimmy Fund presented by Next Step Living.
Patients, families, and staff celebrated Pig Day at the Jimmy Fund Clinic. This is the seventh year of the event.
A unique program pairs geriatricians with oncologists to address the needs of blood cancer patients 75 and older, whose ability to tolerate chemotherapy treatment may be complicated.
Nearly 40 years after its introduction, tamoxifen continues to prove its value as a breast cancer prevention drug.
Finding a way to get the body’s immune system attack cancer cells is a momentous achievement. And Dana-Farber researchers helped make it happen.
Lawrence N. Shulman, MD, discusses the importance of cancer care for Africa and the rest of the developing world.
Precision medicine is rapidly changing the way cancer is studied and treated today. Doctors are finding more effective and less toxic ways to fight the disease.
The Chefs for Jimmy, 25th Anniversary Red Carpet celebration offered participants a memorable evening while raising money for cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber.