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An estimated 150,000 Americans are living with metastatic breast cancer, and the median survival for these patients is about three years. More than 40,000 people die from the disease each year in the United States, which accounts for 14 percent of all cancer deaths among women.

A New Approach to Understanding Breast Cancer Treatment Resistance

The Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology is the leading event to learn the most exciting updates in hematology.

This year’s event, held Dec. 3-6 in San Diego attracted more than 25,000 attendees. Experts from Dana-Farber’s Center for Hematologic Oncology were among those presenting the latest advances for patients with blood cancers and blood disorders. From early-stage...
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“Sitting at home by yourself after you’ve had cancer, you start to worry about things – but going somewhere and intermingling with people who understand what you’re going through is wonderful,”

Cancer Crusaders Support Group Feels Like Family

"Joey was treated at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center when he was 2 years old. Twenty years later we have both changed just a bit. No words to describe the joy. " - Lisa Scherber, Director Patient & Family Programs
#tbt #momentswelove
Tobacco smoke is the number one risk factor for lung cancer – and every time it is inhaled, it deals a double blow to lung cells, creating conditions almost ideally suited to the formation of cancer.

How Does Cigarette Smoke Cause Lung Cancer?

“The vast majority of women who are diagnosed with breast cancer will get some form of adjuvant treatment after their breast surgery.”

What Is Adjuvant Therapy?

Estate planning is an important part of every person’s overall financial strategy, whether you’re going through cancer treatment or not. Rick Fingerman, CFP, discusses estate planning and the five important documents everyone needs.

The Four (or Five) Estate Planning Documents Everyone Needs

Treatment ends. And you’re home free. That’s what many friends and family think. But cancer patients know that the time after your treatment ends can be unsettling.

Beyond Cancer Podcast – Episode #6: When Treatment Ends

As a cancer caregiver you may be responsible for navigating your loved one’s medical appointments, taking on increased responsibilities at home, and providing emotional support, all while maintaining your previous responsibilities. This can be a lot to manage, and caregivers often neglect their own well-being to focus on their loved one. But it’s very important to take care of yourself too....
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Self-Care Tips for Cancer Caregivers

Dr. Jacob Laubach, clinical director of Dana-Farber's multiple myeloma program shares updates on exciting advances in multiple myeloma treatment and research from the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology.
People infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or AIDS are more susceptible to certain types of cancer than people who are not infected.

What Are AIDS-Related Cancers?

Heather Woods, MT- BC, manager of expressive arts therapies at the Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies, runs the mobile art cart program, which offers Dana-Farber patients the ability to reduce pain or stress through expressive arts. #POTW
Quitting smoking can have dramatically positive effects for both cancer patients and non-cancer patients. Here are four strategies for kicking the habit. [ Slideshare.net Link ]

Four Strategies for Quitting Smoking

Pictured left to right are three generations of nurses: Pat Reid Ponte, Helen Reid, and Jonathan Ponte (with baby Easton Ponte on Helen’s lap). Reid Ponte, who began her nursing career 40 years ago, recently stepped down as chief nursing officer and senior vice president of Nursing and Patient Care Services at Dana-Farber and has transitioned into a new role as a nurse scholar in the Phyllis...
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Learn how Dana-Farber scientists are exploring an array of strategies aimed at smuggling T cells and other immune weapons into pancreatic tumors.

Can Immunotherapy Help Patients with Pancreatic Cancer?

Read how a pioneering gene therapy trial at Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center saved Levi from a rare and terrifying diagnosis: severe combined immune deficiency, otherwise known as “bubble boy” disease.

Newborn screening & gene therapy save baby from 'bubble boy' disease - Thriving blog

Advice for maintaining a healthy diet while being treated for stomach cancer which can often affects patients’ appetites and the way they digest food. #stomachcancerawareness

What Should I Eat If I Have Stomach Cancer?

The Kraft Family Blood Donor Center at DFCI and BWH is sounding a 'Call for Arms'!
They have an urgent need for male platelet/plasma donors!
There is a nationwide shortage of platelets and Kraft Family Blood Donor Center asks all male platelet donors to schedule a platelet donation in the next four days. Part of the reason for the diminished platelet supply is the implementation of a new...
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November is lung cancer awareness month. Learn more about this disease that is the leading cause of cancer related deaths for both men and women here: [ Bit.ly Link ]
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