A Fond Foodie Farewell
Last week, local editor Melanie Graham announced that she would be leaving Newton Patch for an exciting new opportunity at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Fri May 17, 2013
New protein-targeting drug shows promise in early trial for patients with high-risk CLL
A new oral targeted drug, idelalisib , has the potential to stave off the need for additional treatments for relapsed or treatment-resistant chronic lymphocytic leukemia , according to a study led in part by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute investigators.
Sun May 12, 2013
Bedford High senior puts on variety show for senior project
Sam Daly, right, performs with his brother Scott, in the variety show he put on May 4 as his senior project at Bedford High School, which benefitted the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.
Fri May 10, 2013
Needham Businesses Taking Part in Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer
A cancer fundraiser involving sweet treats is now underway, and three Needham businesses are taking part.
Thu May 09, 2013
Mental Help Net
Hospice Use Down in Terminal Patients With Religious Support
Terminally ill patients who are well supported by religious communities use less hospice care and receive more aggressive medical interventions near death, according to a study published online May 6 in JAMA Internal Medicine .
Belmont Bakers Taking Part in Boston 'Bakes for Breast Cancer'
You have until the Mother's Day weekend to visit two great Belmont bakeries to both satisfy your sweet tooth and join the fight against cancer.
Wed May 08, 2013
A 'Goodbye' from Your Newton Editor
To avoid burying the lede, I'll cut to the chase: After almost three years at the helm of Newton Patch, I'm officially signing off.
Tue May 07, 2013
Amherst men challenging themselves with cross-country ride to raise money, awareness about cancer
Eric Heller has been riding the 192 miles from Sturbridge to Provincetown in the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge since 1994 and his friend Bob Newcomb since 2008.
Sun May 05, 2013
Medical Names and Faces
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston recognized Heidi DiPietro, RN, BSN, of Portsmouth for her dedication to Dana-Farber during its annual Staff Service Award Ceremony on April 3. The ceremony recognized more than 200 employees who have worked at Dana-Farber between 10 and 35 years.
Sat May 04, 2013
E. Frei put cancer cures in reach
Dr. Emil Frei III, an oncologist whose trailblazing use of combination chemotherapy -- in which anti-cancer drugs are administered simultaneously rather than singly -- helped make certain cancers curable for the first time, died Tuesday, April 30, at his home in Oak Park, Ill.
Fri May 03, 2013
Medical News Today
Discovery Of Mutation Driving Pediatric Brain Tumors
Main Category: Neurology / Neuroscience Also Included In: Cancer / Oncology ; Pediatrics / Children's Health ; Genetics Article Date: 03 May 2013 - 0:00 PDT A type of low-grade but sometimes lethal brain tumor in children has been found in many cases to contain an unusual mutation that may help to classify, diagnose and guide the treatment of the ... (more)
Wed May 01, 2013
Grafton Boys in Pan-Mass Challenge Kids Ride for Mother
Submitted by the Pan-Mass Challenge Malini Mayerhauser, 38, of North Grafton, is a former science teacher, a wife and best friend to her Boston University sweetheart, Jeff, 38, and a mother of two sports-enthusiastic and close-knit children, Aedan, 10, and Jake, 7. She is also battling her second diagnosis with anaplastic astrocytoma, a type of ... (more)
Benefit Hoop Tourney Raises More Than $2,000
A two-hour basketball tournament/bar mitzvah project raised more than $2,000 for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund on Sunday.
Tue Apr 30, 2013
Cape Cod Times
Treat the special women in your life to decadent desserts while helping fight breast cancer during Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer, from May 6 through Mother's Day, May 12.
Scientists find mutation driving pediatric brain tumors
A type of low-grade but sometimes lethal brain tumor in children has been found in many cases to contain an unusual mutation that may help to classify, diagnose and guide... BOSTON-A type of low-grade but sometimes lethal brain tumor in children has been found in many cases to contain an unusual mutation that may help to classify, diagnose and ... (more)
Sun Apr 28, 2013
Todd Ruggere of the Mass. Beer Tour is criss-crossing Massachusetts,...
Todd Ruggere of Grafton, left, talks with Alison Lonczak of Chicopee and Josh Silver of Northampton during a recent visit at The Hanger in Amherst.
Fri Apr 26, 2013
Tufts Medical Center names Weingart CMO Rachel Landen | 4/26/13 -
Dr. Saul Weingart will join Tufts Medical Center in Boston on July 15 as its chief medical officer.
Suffield Kids Ride will benefit Jimmy Fund as part of the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge
Chris Nikolis, of Suffield, shown here in a photo with his three children, is helping organize the second annual Suffield Kids Ride to benefit the Jimmy Fund.
Thu Apr 25, 2013
Massachusetts towns toast mana s beer tour fundraiser for cancer research
In a virtually empty Mill Town Tavern on Thursday, Todd Ruggere sat at the bar, sipping on a glass of frothy Sam Adams Summer Ale.
Middleboro child chosen as Jimmy Fund Clinic Patient Partner
Middleboro resident Dylan Berio, 5, has been named a Jimmy Fund Clinic Patient Partner for the annual Stop & Shop Triple Winner Game.