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  1. Vaccine-Induced CD4 T Cells Lead to Adverse Effect in a Mouse Model of InfectionRead the original story

    Jan 16, 2015 | Infection Control Today

    A study led by investigators at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has found that a vaccine that elicits only CD4 T cells against a mouse model of a chronic viral infection results in an overwhelming -- and lethal -- inflammatory response. Reported in the January 16, 2015 issue of the journal Science, the new findings provide a cautionary tale for the development of vaccines aimed at eliciting robust CD4 T cell immunity against chronic infections, including HIV.

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  2. NHS cancer treatment improves - but more needs to be doneRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 16, 2015 | PhysOrg Weblog

    New NHS figures show that, despite improvements, there are still significant differences in outcomes for cancer patients when it comes to age and socio-economic background. The National Audit Office analysis found that 20,000 cancer deaths could have been avoided if mortality figures for the most deprived groups of people matched the least deprived.

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  3. Health Alert: Flu vaccine offers less protectionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 16, 2015 | KYTX-TV News

    Vitamin D can ward off colorectal cancer by boosting the body's defenses. That's according to a new study from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute .

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  4. Francis P. Brennan, 57Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 16, 2015 | Cape Cod Times

    Francis P. Brennan passed away peacefully Tuesday surrounded by family and friends after a lengthy and courageous battle with several illnesses. His strength and resiliency was inspiring to his wide network of family, friends and caregivers.

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  5. Vitamin D 'helps immune system to fight colorectal cancer'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 16, 2015 | Medical News Today

    Researchers from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have shown in a new study that vitamin D can help the body fight against colorectal cancer by boosting the immune system. The study, published in Gut , contributes to a growing body of research by identifying an association between vitamin D and how the immune system responds to cancer cells among a large human population sample for the first time.

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  6. Vitamin D protects against colorectal cancer by boosting the immune systemRead the original story

    Jan 15, 2015 | PressReleasePoint

    A new study by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute investigators demonstrates that vitamin D can protect some people with colorectal cancer by perking up the immune system's vigilance against tumor cells. The research, published today by the journal Gut , represents the first time that a link between vitamin D and the immune response to cancer has been shown in a large human population.

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  7. Vitamin D Lowers Colon Cancer Risk: What Can't The Sunshine Vitamin Help?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 15, 2015 | Medical Daily

    Vitamin D, also known as the "sunshine vitamin," is produced through our body's natural response to sunlight exposure. Evidence has established a relationship between low vitamin D levels and higher mortality rates.

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  8. Vaccine-induced CD4 T cells have adverse effect in a mouse model of infectionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 14, 2015 | EurekAlert!

    A study led by investigators at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has found that a vaccine that elicits only CD4 T cells against a mouse model of a chronic viral infection results in an overwhelming -- and lethal -- inflammatory response. Reported in the January 16, 2015 issue of the journal Science , the new findings provide a cautionary tale for the development of vaccines aimed at eliciting robust CD4 T cell immunity against chronic infections, including HIV.

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  9. High vitamin D levels boost survival for metastatic colorectal cancer patientsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 14, 2015 | Medical News

    According to a new study led by researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, clinical trial patients with metastatic colorectal cancer who had high levels of vitamin D in their bloodstream prior to treatment with chemotherapy and targeted drugs, survived longer, on average, than patients with lower levels of the vitamin. Those findings were reported today at the 2015 American Society of Cancer Oncology Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium in San Francisco.

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  10. At 20, Jimmy Fund event going strong at NashobaRead the original story

    Jan 13, 2015 | Boston Herald

    The Jimmy Fund Snow Challenge at Nashoba Valley Ski Area in Westford has raised more than $600,000 to help fight pediatric cancer. And this year, participants will be doing something special: honoring event founder Didier Putzeys, who died last month.

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  11. High vitamin D levels increase survival of patients with metastatic colorectal cancerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 13, 2015 | Science Daily

    Clinical trial patients with metastatic colorectal cancer who had high levels of vitamin D in their bloodstream prior to treatment with chemotherapy and targeted drugs, survived longer, on average, than patients with lower levels of the vitamin, researchers report. According to a new study led by researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, clinical trial patients with metastatic colorectal cancer who had high levels of vitamin D in their bloodstream prior to treatment with chemotherapy and targeted drugs, survived longer, on average, than patients with lower levels of the vitamin. 1 comment

  12. Cardio3 BioSciences To Host In New York On Friday, January 30, 2015Read the original story

    Jan 12, 2015 | BioSpace

    Cardio3 BioSciences , a leader in the discovery and development of cell therapies, will host an Investor & Analyst Day on Friday 30th January 2015 in New York City. The event will bring together scientific experts and key opinion leaders in cardiology and immuno-oncology from the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins Medicine , the Institute of Cancer Sciences, University of Manchester , the Mayo Clinic , Dartmouth College and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute .

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  13. Vitamin D May Boost Colon Cancer Survival, Study FindsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2015 | MedlinePlus

    Higher vitamin D levels in patients with advanced colon cancer appear to improve response to chemotherapy and targeted anti-cancer drugs, researchers say. "We found that patients who had vitamin D levels at the highest category had improved survival and improved progression-free survival, compared with patients in the lowest category," said lead author Dr. Kimmie Ng, an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School in Boston.

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  14. CARDIO3 Biosciences to Host Investor & Analyst Day in New York on FridayRead the original story

    Jan 13, 2015 | PressReleasePoint

    Cardio3 BioSciences , a leader in the discovery and development of cell therapies, will host an Investor & Analyst Day on Friday 30th January 2015 in New York City. The event will bring together scientific experts and key opinion leaders in cardiology and immuno-oncology from the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins Medicine , the Institute of Cancer Sciences, University of Manchester , the Mayo Clinic , Dartmouth College and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute .

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  15. Cardio3 BioSciences to Host Investor & Analyst Day in New York on Friday, January 30, 2015Read the original story

    Jan 12, 2015 | Sys-Con Media

    Together with members of Cardio3 BioSciences' management team, they will provide a comprehensive overview of the company's current pipeline in cardiac cell therapy, cardiac medical devices and immuno-oncology, substantiated with pre-clinical and clinical data. The objective of this event is to present the Company's current pipeline of products, development perspectives for the coming years, and near and long-term business strategy.

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  16. New Study Shows High Vitamin D Levels Increases Survival of Patients...Read the original story

    Jan 12, 2015 | Newswise

    According to a new study led by researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, clinical trial patients with metastatic colorectal cancer who had high levels of vitamin D in their bloodstream prior to treatment with chemotherapy and targeted drugs, survived longer, on average, than patients with lower levels of the vitamin. Those findings were reported today at the 2015 American Society of Cancer Oncology Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium in San Francisco.

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  17. "Orange Is The New Black' Star Uzo Aduba Will Run 2015 Boston MarathonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2015 | Boston.com

    Uzo Aduba, most well-known for playing "Crazy Eyes" on the Netflix hit show, "Orange Is The New Black," will run in the 2015 Boston Marathon in support of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The actress hails from Medfield, Mass.

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  18. LIVESTRONG Foundation Announces New Board Members and Chair-ElectRead the original story

    Jan 12, 2015 | WLNE-TV Providence

    This article was originally distributed via PRWeb. PRWeb, WorldNow and this Site make no warranties or representations in connection therewith.

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  19. 'Orange Is the New Black' star Uzo Aduba running 2015...Read the original story

    Jan 12, 2015 | PressReleasePoint

    Emmy-winning and Golden Globe-nominated actress Uzo Aduba will run the 119th Boston MarathonA on Monday, April 20 as a member of the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge team to support cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. A Medfield, Mass.

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  20. Breathing in diesel exhaust leads to changes 'deep under the hood'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 8, 2015 | PhysOrg Weblog

    Just two hours of exposure to diesel exhaust fumes can lead to fundamental health-related changes in biology by switching some genes on, while switching others off, according to researchers at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health. The study involved putting volunteers in a polycarbonate-enclosed booth-about the size of a standard bathroom-while breathing in diluted and aged exhaust fumes that are about equal to the air quality along a Beijing highway, or a busy port in British Columbia.

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