Jimmy Fund Press Releases

2015

The latest in prostate cancer research and treatment
December 23, 2015

Mark Pomerantz, MD, recently shared the latest in prostate cancer research and treatment.

Dana-Farber-led clinical trials lead to five new drug approvals
December 04, 2015

In a span of five weeks, the FDA gave approval to five new cancer drugs that proved effective in Dana-Farber-led clinical trials.

Immunotherapy and Lung Cancer: Exploring the Latest Research
November 18, 2015

The year 2015 marked a milestone in the treatment of lung cancer, with two new immunotherapy drugs approved for patients with advanced disease.

Pan-Mass Challenge announces record-setting $45 million gift to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, bringing 36-year fundraising total to a half-billion dollars
November 14, 2015

The Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) announced a gift of $45 million to support adult and pediatric patient care and cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Discovery opens door to new strategy for cancer immunotherapy
October 19, 2015

New research reveals cancer therapy that works by converting a tumor's best friends in the immune system into its gravest enemies.

New drug improves outcome in treatment resistant kidney cancer
September 25, 2015

A new drug slowed the growth of advanced kidney cancer in patients who became resistant to the first-line therapies that had previously kept it in check.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s 2016 Discovery Celebration in Palm Beach to feature singer-songwriter James Taylor: February 20
September 15, 2015

Rock legend James Taylor will headline Dana-Farber’s Discovery Celebration Feb. 20, 2016. Join us for the 25th Anniversary events in Palm Beach, FL.

2015 WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon presented by Arbella Insurance Foundation raises more than $3.4 million in 36-hour broadcast
September 09, 2015

The 2015 WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon presented by Arbella Insurance Foundation raises more than $3.4 million in 36-hour broadcast.

Childhood cancer and the promise of gene therapy
August 21, 2015

Childhood cancer and the promise of gene therapy - gaining traction on a powerful technique for correcting mistakes (mutations) in DNA of human cells.

Drinking coffee daily may improve survival in colon cancer patients
August 17, 2015

Drinking coffee daily may improve survival in colon cancer patients, according to a new study.

14th annual WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon presented by Arbella Insurance Foundation set for August 18 and 19 at Fenway Park
August 11, 2015

WEEI Sports Radio Network (93.7 FM), NESN and the Boston Red Sox are proud to announce that the 14th annual WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon presented by Arbella Insurance Foundation will take place at Fenway Park on Tuesday, August 18 and Wednesday, August 19, from 6 a.m. to midnight.

Two-drug combination boosts survival in metastatic prostate cancer
August 05, 2015

Men with metastatic, hormone-sensitive prostate cancer gained more than a year of survival when they received both hormone-blocking medications and chemotherapy right after diagnosis.

Intraperitoneal chemotherapy shown to improve survival for patients with advanced ovarian cancer
August 03, 2015

A study led by Dr. Alexi Wright finds intraperitoneal chemotherapy substantially improves survival of ovarian cancer patients.

U.S. News & World Report names Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center among best for cancer care
July 21, 2015

Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center has been named the best for cancer care in New England for the 15th straight year and fourth overall in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Lilly announce research collaboration
June 17, 2015

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Eli Lilly and Company announced a multiyear collaboration to research new medicines under development to fight cancer.

'Jimmy Fund Jokers: Laughter is the Best Medicine' wins Jimmy Fund Big Ideas Contest 
June 11, 2015

A social media campaign focusing on sharing jokes and pledging money to the Jimmy Fund is the grand prize winner of the Jimmy Fund Big Ideas Contest. “Jimmy Fund Jokers: Laughter is the Best Medicine,” is the idea submitted by the Surprenant Family of Needham, MA.

U.S. News names Dana-Farber/Boston Children's #1 pediatric cancer program
June 09, 2015

US News and World Report Best Childrens Hospital thumbU.S. News
names Dana-Farber/Boston Children's #1 pediatric cancer program.

Massachusetts Life Sciences Center and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute announce official opening of Dana-Farber's Molecular Cancer Imaging Facility
June 08, 2015

Dana-Farber's Molecular Cancer Imaging Facility will use cutting edge technology for research on improving cancer diagnosis and developing precision drugs.

Immunotherapy, targeted drugs, brain cancer research among highlights at cancer meeting
June 05, 2015

Immunotherapy, targeted drugs, brain cancer research among highlights at the 2015 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).

New chemical technology boosts potency of targeted cancer therapy
May 21, 2015

A new technology may make it possible to target "undruggable" proteins and overcome drug resistance by using a cancer cell's own protein-degrading machinery.

Dana-Farber’s Garraway selected as Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator
May 19, 2015

Dana-Farber's Levi Garraway, MD, PhD, has been selected as one of 26 Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators.

New drug combination boosts survival in advanced stomach and esophageal cancer
May 14, 2015

A new drug combination boosts survival in advanced stomach and esophageal cancer.

New drug combination extends survival of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer
May 13, 2015

A new drug combination lengthened the lives of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer, all of whom had exhausted available standard treatments.

Sixteen drugs added to the World Health Organization’s List of Essential Medicines
May 11, 2015

Dr. Lawrence Shulman led the effort to add sixteen drugs to the World Health Organization’s List of Essential Medicines.

Statin drugs can delay prostate cancer progression in patients receiving androgen deprivation therapy
May 07, 2015

Men taking statin drugs to lower cholesterol when they started hormone therapy for prostate cancer held their cancer at bay for 10 months longer in a Dana-Farber study.

Viruses show new promise as cancer treatment
May 01, 2015

Almost as long as scientists have known of the existence of viruses, they’ve dreamed of using them against cancer. Now, science is giving substance to the dream.

The latest in precision medicine and lung cancer
April 30, 2015

Even before President Barack Obama declared it a national initiative, precision medicine has helped bring more treatment to patients with many types of cancer.

Promising research developments stir hopes for melanoma, lung, breast and ovarian cancer
April 24, 2015

Excitement about immunotherapy treatments for cancer continued at the 2015 meeting of the AACR, one of the largest cancer research meetings of the year.

Dana-Farber's D'Andrea selected to lead new SU2C Ovarian Cancer Dream Team
April 20, 2015

Dana-Farber's Alan D'Andrea, MD, has been selected to lead a Stand Up To Cancer Dream Team devoted to ovarian cancer research.

Shonda Schilling running the Boston Marathon® for Dana-Farber
April 13, 2015

Shonda Schilling, wife of World Series Champion Boston Red Sox retired pitcher Curt Schilling, is running the Boston Marathon on the Dana-Farber team.

Scientific ‘salvage’ project advances understanding of AML
April 06, 2015

After what looked like a scientific dead end, a group of Dana-Farber scientists discovered a distinct genetic subtype of acute myeloid leukemia (AML).

Boston Red Sox players Holt and Sandoval named Jimmy Fund Co-Captains 
April 01, 2015

Boston Red Sox third basemen Brock Holt and Pablo Sandoval will serve as Jimmy Fund Co-Captains for the 2015 baseball season.

Share your ‘big ideas’ with the Jimmy Fund to support cancer research and care
March 16, 2015

The Jimmy Fund Big Ideas Contest launched today, seeking the public’s ideas for a new fundraiser to benefit cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, one of the country’s leading cancer institutions.

Oral chemotherapy animated video series launches for cancer patients
March 10, 2015

Dana-Farber has created a four-part, web-based oral chemotherapy animated video series to help educate cancer patients about oral chemotherapy.

Novel precision medicine tool could help personalize cancer treatments
February 26, 2015

By measuring how vigorously tumor cells turn on "self-destruct" signals, a new lab test can quickly predict which cancer drug is most likely to work.

Dana-Farber experts share five things you should know about precision medicine
February 18, 2015

What is precision or "personalized" medicine? Dana-Farber experts share five things you should know about precision medicine.

Large study catalogs genetic culprits in head and neck cancers
January 28, 2015

Scientists have published the first comprehensive catalog of genetic mutations and other abnormal changes found in 279 cancers of the head and neck.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute substantially expands research space
January 22, 2015

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is expanding its research footprint, occupying portions of five floors at Longwood Center.

'Orange Is the New Black' star Uzo Aduba running 2015 Boston Marathon® to support Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
January 12, 2015

'Orange Is the New Black' star Uzo Aduba will run the 2015 Boston Marathon® to support Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

New study shows high vitamin D levels increases survival of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer
January 12, 2015

A new study shows high vitamin D levels increases survival of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer.

Combined therapy can reduce chance of recurrence in women with small, HER2+ breast tumors, study shows
January 07, 2015

Women with small, HER2-positive breast tumors who received combination treatment were highly unlikely to have the cancer recur within three years.

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