In season 2, episode 1 of Voices, we talk to lymphoma & breast cancer survivor Catherine Goff and her daughter about how the experience shaped the family, how they are doing today, and the advice they have for others. Listen to the podcast here: [ Bit.ly Link ]
On behalf of cancer patients everywhere, I am relieved that the House of Representatives did not put forward its health care bill. The bill would not have improved healthcare in America, but would have reduced the number of people able to get critical medical care and strained our entire healthcare system.

I am hopeful that Republicans and Democrats will find a way to work together to refine...
View details ⇨

Statement on House Health Care Plan - Dana-Farber Cancer Institute | Boston, MA

bit.ly
At Dana-Farber's annual Girls Weekend, patients enjoyed a much-needed opportunity to relax and connect with new friends who also know what it’s like to have cancer.

Finding Strength and Beauty During Annual ‘Girls Weekend’

bit.ly
Kidney cancer has responded well to immunotherapy drugs. Now, Dana-Farber researchers want to know more.

What’s New in Immunotherapy for Kidney Cancer?

bit.ly
For much of his 17 years, Spencer Riley has lived to play basketball. This winter, his favorite sport helped the teenager get back to life.

Lymphoma Patient Gets Back on the Court Post-Treatment

bit.ly
Do you know what multiple myeloma is? Please share to help us raise awareness of this rare blood cancer.

Signs and Symptoms of Multiple Myeloma

bit.ly
A big thank you to the Patriot Platelet Pedalers, a beloved PMC team, for visiting the Kraft Family Blood Donor Center at DFCI and BWH this weekend and making life saving platelet donations! You can learn more about donating blood or platelets here: [ Bit.ly Link ]
The consequences of proposed cuts to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) budget would be deep and long lasting: bit.ly/2mBrXxi
When David Rubinstein was diagnosed with carcinoid cancer in 2009, it had an impact on every part of his life -- including his ability to teach and practice music. Watch as he describes how working with Dana-Farber social worker Bruce MacDonald, LICSW, helped him maintain his quality of life. Learn more: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Boston Red Sox infielder Brock Holt & third baseman Pablo Sandoval, will return as Jimmy Fund Co-Captains for the 2017 baseball season!

Here, Holt and Sandoval meet Jimmy Fund Clinic patient Madie, 15, from Brimfield, MA. Madie joined more than 45 patients from The Jimmy Fund Clinic who attended Spring Training this weekend, where they met players, took batting practice, and watched a game...
View details ⇨
Living with cancer as a young adult can be isolating. Meet others going through the same experience at our Young Adult Program at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's annual conference April 1. Workshops include dealing with uncertainty, communicating with your care team, and yoga and dance sessions. Register today!

Annual Young Adult Cancer Conference - Dana-Farber Cancer Institute | Boston, MA

bit.ly
If you’re thinking about hitting the tanning beds to get started on your “base tan” for spring break, don’t.

Are Tanning Beds Safe?

bit.ly
Dr. Laurie Glimcher, Dana-Farber President & CEO, speaks out against proposed cuts to National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding.

Statement from Laurie H. Glimcher, MD, President and CEO, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

bit.ly
Genetic testing can often shed light on how cancer should be treated, or how at-risk people can lower their risk.

Do I Need Genetic Testing to Assess My Cancer Risk?

bit.ly
Jeff Sirlin credits Dana-Farber's education around nutrition and integrated therapies with helping him better tolerate treatment, and inspiring him to co-found Cancer Wellness TV to help others.

Colon Cancer Patient Helps Others Improve Quality of Life

bit.ly
PCROWD is a tissue-banking study that will help researchers understand why some precursor blood conditions - such as MGUS, early MDS, and smoldering myeloma - develop into blood cancers. [ Dana-farber.org Link ]

Learn about Dana-Farber’s PCROWD tissue-banking study for patients with precursor blood conditions.

pcrowd.dana-farber.org
Do you know the signs & symptoms of kidney cancer?

What Is Kidney Cancer?

blog.dana-farber.org
“Immunotherapy has taken off,” says Elizabeth I. Buchbinder, MD, a melanoma specialist at Dana-Farber.

What’s New in Immunotherapy and Melanoma? [Webchat]

blog.dana-farber.org
“This is a safe place that helped me feel like I was not alone after my diagnosis and surgery,” says Petrishen of Dana-Farber’s Gynecologic Cancer Support Group.

Gynecological Cancer Patients Find Safety, Solidarity in Support Group

bit.ly
At Dana-Farber, a new computer program called Match Miner enables physicians to quickly link patients with clinical trials based on the set of genetic mutations in patients’ tumor cells.

How Do I Find The Right Clinical Trial For Me?

blog.dana-farber.org