Announcements

Amplified DNA ‘super-enhancers’ are common culprit in cancer
February 09, 2017

Super-enhancer amplifications represent a new, and apparently common, class of structural alterations in the genome that turbocharge cancer-causing genes.

Bracelets honor a brother – and benefit Dana-Farber Holiday Cards and Gifts
November 01, 2016

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.

A Perfect 10
September 27, 2016

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.

2016 WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon
September 02, 2016

Watch and listen to moving moments from the 15th annual WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon.

Cancer and a return to sports
August 16, 2016

WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon will highlight patient stories of survivorship - and a return to sports.

83-year-old leukemia survivor is riding high in life and at PMC
July 25, 2016

Harry Beskind is an 'exceptional responder' who achieved a dramatic and unexpected outcome. To celebrate, he plans to do something exceptional.

Fighting women’s cancers from within

July 07, 2016

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.

Federal approval of immunotherapy drug for Hodgkin lymphoma stems from
Dana-Farber research
June 23, 2016

Philippe Armand, MD, and Margaret Shipp, MD, led the multi-institutional study that resulted in the accelerated approval of nivolumab.

Nine-year-old raises colon cancer funds – and his mother’s spirits
April 18, 2016

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.

For young fans enjoying cancer respite at Bruins game, score is not a factor
April 18, 2016

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.

How social workers help cancer patients
March 25, 2016

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.

Jimmy Fund Clinic kids connect during spring training trip
March 24, 2016

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.

 How precision cancer care saved a life
March 18, 2016

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 research and treatment for adult brain tumors
March 10, 2016

The latest in treatments for brain cancer, including immunotherapy, precision cancer medicine, and targeted therapies.

Pediatric cancer survivors enjoy flight of fun to spring training with Bobby Orr
March 03, 2016

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.

How genetics can help predict — and sometimes stop — childhood cancers
February 27, 2016

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.

Ten ways to lower your cancer risk
February 08, 2016

As February marks National Cancer Prevention Month, learn about ten easy tips for lowering your cancer risk.

New friendships form during annual ‘Girls Weekend’
January 27, 2016

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.

Celtic Marcus Smart gives patients happiness through hoops
December 18, 2015

Boston Celtic player Marcus Smart gives patients happiness through hoops.

Researchers focusing on early detection, immunotherapy for pancreatic cancer
November 09, 2015

Researchers are investigating not only how to detect pancreatic cancer earlier, but also how to better understand its causes and develop more effective treatments.

Teen’s Halloween tradition brings sweet smiles to Dana-Farber patients
November 02, 2015

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.

The latest in genetics and women's cancers
October 29, 2015

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.

Ten myths about breast cancer [Infographic]
October 05, 2015

For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we’re dispelling the top ten myths about breast cancer in this infographic.

What African-American men need to know about prostate cancer
September 16, 2015

Tom Farrington has been sounding the alarm about the disproportionately high risk of prostate cancer facing black men.

Big Papi hits 500th career home run
September 12, 2015

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.

Women cross globe to Run for Dana-Farber
August 31, 2015

Sylvia Janet Rivera and Sigrid Wheatley cross the globe to Run for Dana-Farber.

A special curriculum: Teachers tell their students about cancer
August 28, 2015

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.

One teacher aims to climb his own ‘Everest’ to help fight cancer
August 10, 2015

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.

Why the Pan-Mass Challenge is my kinetic karma
July 01, 2015

Cancer survivor Dave Lafreniere explains, "Why the Pan-Mass Challenge is my kinetic karma."

'Modelfest' recruits data experts to Dana-Farber cancer fight
May 14, 2015

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.

Baker, Walsh to Bike in the Pan-Mass Challenge for the Jimmy Fund
May 12, 2015

Governor Charlie Baker and Mayor Marty Walsh announced their plans to ride in the Pan-Mass Challenge to raise funds for Dana-Farber.

Jimmy Fund Clinic patients visit the Boston Red Sox at spring training in Fort Myers, Florida
April 06, 2015

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?
April 03, 2015

Which U.S. states have the highest cancer rates? Geographical differences exist in overall cancer rates and in specific types of cancer. [Infographic]

CANCER: The Emperor of All Maladies airs on PBS March 30 – April 1
March 30, 2015

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.

Jimmy Fund Clinic patient becomes face of Rally for the Jimmy Fund campaign
March 21, 2015

Fourteen-year-old Jimmy Fund Clinic Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia patient, Janesa, is the face of Rally for the Jimmy Fund campaign.

Precision Cancer Medicine: Les's Story
March 17, 2015

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.

Calling all Red Sox fans to join Rally for the Jimmy Fund presented by Next Step Living®
March 08, 2015

Calling all Red Sox fans to join Rally for the Jimmy Fund presented by Next Step Living.

Pig Day brings smiles to the Jimmy Fund Clinic
March 04, 2015

Patients, families, and staff celebrated Pig Day at the Jimmy Fund Clinic. This is the seventh year of the event.

PD-L1 – Immunotherapy: Unleashing the body to fight cancer
February 10, 2015

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.

Cancer care for the developing world
February 02, 2015

Lawrence N. Shulman, MD, discusses the importance of cancer care for Africa and the rest of the developing world.

Precision medicine and the future of cancer treatment
January 28, 2015

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.

Chefs for Jimmy celebrates 25 years
January 23, 2015

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.

Jimmy Fund #MomentsWeLove from 2014
January 10, 2015

Rediscover the moments that made 2014 an unforgettable year in our journey to conquer cancer. #MomentsWeLove

Winter Wonderland brings magic to Jimmy Fund Clinic
December 15, 2014

2014 Winter Wonderland photo galleryThe Jimmy Fund Clinic Winter Festival brings fun and cheer to nearly 800 patients and their families during the holidays, a time that can be challenging when facing cancer.

The latest in ovarian cancer treatment and research

Although ovarian cancer is often difficult to treat, research continues to yield results that are improving outcomes and quality of life for many patients.

Jimmy Fund Clinic celebrates Pig Day

What do Miss Piggy and Olivia all have in common? They are loved by the kids at the Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center. Their love of pigs is celebrated each year at the Center's Pig Party. This year marked the party's sixth year.

All is calm, all is bright for Jimmy Fund Clinic families at annual Winter Festival

To an outsider, it was a chance for two close friends to get together, but the Jimmy Fund Clinic Winter Festival December 8 was so much more to 7-year-old Christina Dangond, 9-year-old Brooke Mulford, and their families.

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