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  1. 33rd Annual Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl(R) Presented by WalgreensRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 19 | Patch.com

    All proceeds go to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute - June 2, 3, and 4 in Boston. Looking for a sweet way to support cancer care and research this summer? Come join us for the 33rd annual Jimmy Fund Scooper BowlA presented by Walgreens! It's the nation's largest all-you-can-eat ice cream festival, supporting the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

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  2. International study of advanced prostate cancer genome finds potential targets for drug therapyRead the original story

    Friday | Medical News Today

    The first major effort to canvas the genomic landscape of advanced prostate cancer has revealed that many patients may carry some type of genetic abnormality that can be targeted with existing or potential drugs. The finding, reported by a Stand Up to Cancer-Prostate Cancer Foundation Dream Team in the May 21 edition of the journal Cell , is based on an analysis of tumor samples from 150 men with metastatic prostate cancer that no longer responded to standard hormone-blocking therapy.

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  3. New chemical technology boosts potency of targeted cancer therapyRead the original story

    Friday | Medical News Today

    In work that heralds a new, more potent form of targeted therapy for cancer , Dana-Farber Cancer Institute scientists have devised a chemical technology that doesn't just disable malevolent proteins in tumor cells, as current agents do, but destroys them. As described in a study posted online May 21 by Science magazine, the strategy uses tumor cells' own protein-chopping machinery to break down and dispose of proteins that drive cancer growth.

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  4. The PMC Kids Rid Belmont Was A SuccessRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 20 | Patch.com

    The school would like to thank Roots and Shoots and all of the Belmont Day Community for all the support. The PMC Kids Ride Belmont was a success thanks to the support and efforts of Roots and Shoots and the Belmont Day community! The goals of having a Belmont Day team riding, increasing awareness, and raising funds for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute were all accomplished.

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  5. 33rd Annual Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl(R) Presented by WalgreensRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 19 | Patch.com

    All proceeds go to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute - June 2, 3, and 4 in Boston. Looking for a sweet way to support cancer care and research this summer? Come join us for the 33rd annual Jimmy Fund Scooper BowlA presented by Walgreens! It's the nation's largest all-you-can-eat ice cream festival, supporting the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

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  6. Researchers discover molecular approach to promote cancer cell deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | PhysOrg Weblog

    Lung cancer researchers at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University have discovered a novel strategy to exploit apoptosis, a form of programmed cell death, for the treatment of lung cancer. The protein Bcl-2 is a known target for cancer treatment since it allows cancer cells to evade cell death via apoptosis.

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  7. Study finds biomarker may boost ovarian cancer chemotherapy responseRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 20 | PhysOrg Weblog

    A molecule that helps control gene expression may play a role in controlling chemotherapy resistance among patients with the most common form of ovarian cancer. A study at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has identified miR-506, a non-coding "micro" RNA molecule, as a likely robust clinical marker for epithelial ovarian cancer chemotherapy , and as a potential therapy due to its ability to sensitize cancer cells to chemotherapy.

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  8. Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center Launches Online Resource for Precision Cancer MedicineRead the original story

    Wednesday May 20 | Newswise

    Precision cancer medicine - diagnosis and treatment based on the genetic abnormalities of a specific tumor - is playing an ever-larger role in cancer care. The field got a boost earlier this year when President Barack Obama proposed a $215 million federal Precision Medicine Initiative with cancer as one of its priorities.

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  9. Jimmy Fund Theatre Collections Program Volunteers NeededRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 18 | Patch.com

    The Jimmy Fund is looking for local movie lovers with big hearts and a few spare hours to help raise money for cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute this summer. The Jimmy Fund/Variety Children's Charities Theatre Collections Program is seeking volunteers to pass collection canisters to guests in the below Farmingdale movie theatre following a brief Jimmy Fund trailer that will be shown before a feature film: Volunteers are needed during select movie times each day of the week from June 12 to July 30 at theaters in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, and Ohio.

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  10. Jimmy Fund Theatre Collections Program Volunteers Needed in White PlainsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 18 | Patch.com

    The Jimmy Fund is looking for local movie lovers with big hearts and a few spare hours to help raise money for cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute this summer. The Jimmy Fund/Variety Children's Charities Theatre Collections Program is seeking volunteers to pass collection canisters to guests in the below White Plains movie theatre following a brief Jimmy Fund trailer that will be shown before a feature film: Volunteers are needed during select movie times each day of the week from June 12 to July 30 at theaters in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, and Ohio.

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  11. Basketball tournament held in honor of Officer CollierRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 18 | WHDH

    The two-day tournament was held at Melrose High School. Money raised at the tournament will benefit the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

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  12. Cancer survivors have evolving information needsRead the original story

    Monday May 18 | Medical News Today

    Judging by the nature and topics of their information seeking, cancer patients' information needs appear to differ depending on the type of cancer they have and where they are in their survivorship. Clinicians caring for cancer survivors may need to understand these needs in order to better address survivors' concerns about cancer recurrence, late effects, and family members' risks.

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  13. New blood test quickly reveals severity of radiation injuryRead the original story

    Saturday May 16 | Medical News Today

    A novel blood test could greatly improve triage of victims of radiation accidents by rapidly predicting who will survive, who will die, and who should receive immediate medical countermeasures, according to scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. In pre-clinical trials, the test was able to reveal within 24 hours whether survivable doses of radiation or doses that caused severe injury to the bone marrow and other organs would eventually prove fatal.

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  14. Experimental Immunotherapy Shows High Response Rate in Advanced Lung CancerRead the original story

    Friday May 15 | Newswise

    An early phase study testing an anti-PDL1 agent in combination with standard chemotherapy in the treatment of advanced non-small cell lung cancer has provided promising early results, prompting multiple phase III studies in lung cancer. The findings are being presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology May 29-June 2 in Chicago.

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  15. Drug combination lengthens lives of metastatic colorectal cancer patientsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 15 | Medical News

    A drug developed 50 years ago and abandoned because it was considered to be too toxic has gained a second life in an international clinical trial. Research led by scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute showed the drug and a potentiating agent lengthened the lives of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer, all of whom had exhausted available standard treatments.

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  16. Combination therapy provides promising results in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancerRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 15 | Medical News

    An early phase study testing an anti-PDL1 agent in combination with standard chemotherapy in the treatment of advanced non-small cell lung cancer has provided promising early results, prompting multiple phase III studies in lung cancer. The findings are being presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology .

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  17. Safety switch preserves beneficial effects of cell therapyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 14 | PhysOrg Weblog

    Researchers in the Center for Cell and Gene Therapy at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston Methodist and Texas Children's Hospital have found that a single dose of an otherwise harmless drug can safely control the severe and often lethal side effects associated with haploidentical stem cell transplantation.Due to the immune-compromising nature of haploidentical stem cell transplantation, where the stem cells are only half matched, patients are at an increased risk of viral infection and of a lethal complication called graft versus host disease, when the graft cells, which have immune potential, attack the tissues of the person whose original immune system has been eliminated as part of treatment.

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  18. New Drug Combination Extends Survival of Patients with Metastatic Colorectal CancerRead the original story

    Wednesday May 13 | Newswise

    A drug developed 50 years ago and abandoned because it was considered to be too toxic has gained a second life in an international clinical trial. Research led by scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute showed the drug and a potentiating agent lengthened the lives of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer, all of whom had exhausted available standard treatments.

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  19. Genomics of Young Lung Cancer and INHERIT Studies Accepted for Presentation at ASCORead the original story

    Wednesday May 13 | Freshnews

    The Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation is pleased to congratulate the Addario Lung Cancer Medical Institute on the acceptance of two abstracts for presentation at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting in May 2015. ALCMI investigators will present study information and results from the Genomics of Young Lung Cancer and INHERIT EGFR studies.

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  20. Exposed to dangerous radiation? Telltale signs are in your bloodRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 13 | Science

    If you're exposed to radiation from a dirty bomb or a nuclear reactor meltdown, it's not easy for doctors to quickly determine how badly you've been hurt. Even serious radiation damage isn't immediately apparent.

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