Your source for the latest Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center news and information: November 1, 2010.
Survivorship TipKeeping a healthy weight through treatment and beyond
Maintaining a healthy weight is important at all times of life, but it becomes more critical and more difficult during cancer treatment.
- November 6: 2nd Annual Angels Masquerade Ball to benefit melanoma prevention and detection
- November 15: Deadline to vote for Christopher's Haven to receive a portion of Touchy Tag sales.
- November 17: The Friends of Mass General Cancer Center's 18th Annual Fall Celebration and Benefit featuring book signings, delicious refreshments and an auction.
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- Learn about genotyping and targeted therapies for lung and other tumors
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|From the Bench...|
|Researchers hone in on treatment targets for ovarian cancer
Gynecologic Cancer Research Program Director Michael Birrer, MD, PhD explains how ovarian tumor discoveries in the lab are already impacting patient care. Watch video.
|To the Bedside...|
Palliative care improves quality of life for lung cancer patients
Once seen as ‘end of life’ care, palliative care is now being used to help patients improve quality of life at all stages of treatment.
|To the Community|
Cancer Center patient takes action on stomach cancer awareness
Two years after preventive stomach removal surgery saved her from cancer treatment, Karen Chelcun-Schrieber lobbied congress to designate November as Stomach Cancer Awareness Month.
Stefanie Ryan, LMHC
Expressive Arts Therapist, HOPES Program Illuminations Program Manager
|In the News|
Mass General teams up with Patriots to Kick Cancer
Season-long New England Patriots Charitable Foundation initiative seeks to raise cancer awareness
- New targeted lung cancer drug produces 'dramatic' symptom improvement
Early-stage trial shows promise against tumors driven by ALK gene alternation
- Cream that'll give you a natural tan without sun (and cut risk of cancer)
Daily Mail (UK) coverage of research by Melanoma Program Director David Fisher, MD, PhD
- Erbitux may help fight breast cancer, claims study
Reuters coverage of study led by José Baselga, MD, PhD,chief of the Division of Hematology/Oncology and associate director of the Mass General Cancer Center
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