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Targeted drugs among successes against cancer, says new report – HealthDay
quotes MGH investigator Jeffrey Engelman
http://consumer.healthday.com/cancer-information-5/mis-cancer-news-102/new-targeted-drugs-among-successes-against-cancer-says-new-report-691776.html 

Identification of mutations causing lung cancer resistance leads to new treatment strategies – Medical Xpress
quotes MGH investigator Alice Shaw
http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-09-identification-mutations-lung-cancer-resistance.html 


'Scary' Decline in Funding for Cancer Research – MedScape
quotes MGH physician Jeffrey Engelman (page 2)
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/831849 

AACR Touts Cancer Progress but Warns of Funding Woes– MedPage Today
mentions study led by MGH investigator Jeffrey Engelman
http://www.medpagetoday.com/HematologyOncology/OtherCancers/47731 

160 gastroenterologists to know – 2014 – Becker’s Review
lists MGH physician Ashwin Ananthakrishnan
http://www.beckersasc.com/160-gastroenterologists-to-know-2014/160-gastroenterologists-to-know-2014.html 

Grants for research get scarcer – The Boston Globe
mentions MGH
http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2014/09/22/harvard-star-scientists-going-after-corporate-foundation-funding-government-grants-dry/yOwBkND83UbpEV3fWtmxhK/story.html 

Breast Cancer Awareness Prioritize exercise to fight fatigue, depression after breast cancer treatment – The Chicago Tribune
quotes MGH Cancer Center physician Lidia Schapira 
http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/health/sc-health-0924-bc-treatment-exercise-20140924-story.html 

Coverage about research led by MGH Cancer Center investigator Alice Shaw
Pfizer drug effective in patients with rare lung cancer study – Reuters
Data Confirm Anti-ALK Activity in Rare NSCLC – MedPage Today
Promising cure for rare lung cancer – Daily Digest News
Pfizer’s lung cancer drug Xalkori helps treat 72 percent of patients with gene defect – Wall Street OTC
Pfizer’s Wonder Drug Xalkori efficient in treating NSCLC – mainenewsonline.com
Pfizer’s Lung Cancer Drug Helps Patients With Gene Defect – Bloomberg News
ROS1-Positive Lung Cancer may Respond to Crizotinib Treatment – Med India
Positive Results Reported for Pfizer Drug against Rare Lung Cancer – Diabetes Insider
Identification of mutations causing lung cancer resistance leads to new treatment strategies – Medical Xpress

News Archive 

'Scary' Decline in Funding for Cancer Research – MedScape quotes MGH physician Jeffrey Engelman (page 2)

AACR Touts Cancer Progress but Warns of Funding Woes– MedPage Today mentions study led by MGH investigator Jeffrey Engelman

160 gastroenterologists to know – 2014 – Becker’s Review lists MGH physician Ashwin Ananthakrishnan

Grants for research get scarcer – The Boston Globe mentions MGH

Breast Cancer Awareness Prioritize exercise to fight fatigue, depression after breast cancer treatment – The Chicago Tribune quotes MGH Cancer Center physician Lidia Schapira

quotes MGH investigator Jeffrey Engelman 

In the search for better treatment, the oncologist ‘has an optimistic nature’ – Irish Times article on MGH physician Michaela Higgins

Mother copes with daughter’s rare cancer – New Britain Herald article about patient treated at MGH, quotes MGH physician Alison Friedmann 

Cancer treatment during pregnancy ‘a constant balancing act’ – Healio quotes MGH physician Don Dizon 

ALK Rearrangements Are Associated With Improved Outcomes in Patients With Non‒Small Cell Lung Cancer and Brain Metastases – The Asco Post coverage of study led by MGH investigator Kimberley Mak  

Non-Toxic Leukemia Treatment Kills Cancerous Cells While Avoiding Normal Cells – Medical Daily quotes MGH investigator David Scadden 

Keeping watch over children: Inspired by her daughter, Angels Above founder helps young cancer patients – The Lowell Sun article about Angels Above founder, a fundraiser benefitting MGHfC 

Some Cancer Experts See 'Overdiagnosis,' Question Emphasis on Early Detection – The Wall Street Journal quotes MGH physician Daniel Kopans 

 

Spotting Cancer in a Vial of Blood – Technology Review

quotes MGH physician Daniel Haber

Calling on Cancer’s A-Team – U.S. News & World Report
mentions MGH among cancer centers routinely testing tumors for genetic mutations

FDA approves DNA screening test for colon cancer – Boston Globe
quotes MGH physician Andrew Chan

Coverage of MGH Cancer Center “the one hundred” event:

Mass General draws stars – Boston Globe

Social Studies: Matt Damon, Valerie Harper celebrate MGH’s ‘The One Hundred’ – Boston Herald

Matt Damon brings star power to Mass General fundraiser today – Boston Business Journal

Higher Breast Ca Risk for Childhood Cancer Survivors – MedPage Today
quotes MGH physician Torunn Yock

Immune-based cancer therapy offers new hope – Associated Press
quotes MGH physician Don Dizon

Striking Results With T-Cell Immunotherapy in Cervical Cancer – Medscape News
quotes MGH physician Michael Birrer

Unprecedented Survival Seen With Melanoma Combination – Medscape News quoting MGH physician Ryan Sullivan

Molecular Signatures May Help Guide Ovarian Cancer Debulking – Reuters Health coverage of studies led by MGH investigator Michael Birrer

Aspirin's benefit in preventing colon cancer depends on DNA – Reuters coverage of study co-authored by MGH investigator Andrew Chan

Therapy Shows Early Promise Against Multiple Cancer Types – Kansas City InfoZine quotes MGH investigator Lecia Sequist

Should insurance pay for proton therapy? TN mulls law – The Tennessean
mentions current study led by MGH investigator Jason Efstathiou

Coverage of study led by MGH investigator Alice Shaw
Experimental Drug Shows Promise for Drug-Resistant Lung Cancer – HealthDay News
 
Relapsed NSCLC Yields to ALK Inhibitor – MedPage Today

New Agent Offers Promise for ALK-Positive NSCLC – Medscape NewsIlluminations Poster

One Goat's Million-Dollar Blood Is Fueling Cancer Research – Co.Exist/Fast Company feature on research project led by MGH investigator Mehmet Toner

Cancer Specialist Outlines Challenges Ahead For Menino – WBZ-TV, Ch. 4 report featuring MGH physician David Ryan

New view of tumors' evolution - HealthCanal.com mentions MGH investigator Gad Getz

New Cancer Family History Guidance From ASCO - Cancer Network
mentions MGH investigator Kevin S. Hughes

Shutting down myeloma growth – mPatient/myeloma podcast interview with MGH physician Noopur Raje

New device helps in ovarian cancer treatment – IndoAsian News Service
coverage of study led by MGH investigator Cesar Castro

Why Is Lung Cancer Rising Among Nonsmoking Women? – U.S. News & World Report quotes MGH physician Lecia Sequist


Dr. Shaw on Monitoring Crizotinib-Related Side Effects – OncLive.com
video interview with MGH Cancer physician Alice Shaw

Anyone Who Breathes Air Can Get Lung Cancer – Huffington Post
article written by MGH physician Lecia Sequist

Commentary: What happens when God winks – Savannah (Georgia) Morning News column on patient treated for rare cancer at MGH Cancer Center

Area doctors stress the importance of routine mammogram screenings as key in defeating breast cancer – PennLive (Harrisburg, Pa.)
mentions MGH research study

How Much Do CT Scans Increase the Risk of Cancer? – Scientific American
mentions work of MGH physicians Sarabjeet Singh and Mannudeep Kalra to reduce patient radiation exposure

A Breast Cancer Heroine – Huffington Post blog entry on woman honored at MGH Cancer Center "the one hundred" event

How Much Do CT Scans Increase the Risk of Cancer? – Scientific American
mentions research of MGH investigators Sarabjeet Singh and Mannudeep Kalra

Role of Aspirin in Colorectal Cancer Prevention and Treatment (includes link to podcast) – Cancer Network interview with MGH physician Andrew Chan

Breast Cancer Biomarker Helps Personalize Treatment, Study Finds – Everyday Health coverage of study led by MGH investigators Dennis Sgroi and Paul Goss

Melanoma Deaths More Likely in Young Men Than Women – Live Science quotes editorial co-authored by MGH physician David Fisher

Funding Influences Exposure and Review of Cancer Research – HealthDay Physician's Briefing coverage of study led by MGH investigtor Beverly Moy

Aspirin Cuts Colon Cancer Risk, Study Suggests – Live Science coverage of study co-authored by MGH investigator Andrew Chan

Another Study Finds Colonoscopy Can Save Lives – HealthDay News coverage of study led by MGH investigator Ramzi Amri

Krasinski raising funds in Mass. to fight cancer – Associated Press coverage of the MGH Cancer Center’s the one hundred event

ASCO: Statins, Aspirin Boost Survival in Uterine Cancer Patients – MedPageToday quotes MGH physician Michael Birrer

HPV causes a growing number of oral cancers – USA Today quotes MGH Cancer Center physician Lori Wirth

ASCO: Crizotinib Beats Chemo for ALK-Positive Lung Cancer
– HealthDay News
covers study led by MGH investigator Alice T. Shaw

Cops' golf rivalry leads to $5K for local cancer-stricken teen
– Eagle-Tribune story about event benefitting MGH Cancer Center patient ASCO: Enzalutamide Monotherapy in Prostate Cancer Achieves ‘High Response Rate, Marked PSA Decline' – CancerNetwork.com covers study led by MGH investigator Matthew Raymond Smith

ASCO: NSCLC Therapy Guided by RRM1, ERCC1 Expression Yields No Survival Difference – CancerNetwork.com quotes MGH investigator Lecia SequistASCO: Preview of the Prostate Cancer Sessions – cancernetwork.com mentions upcoming presentation by MGH investigator Matt Smith

US FDA approves GSK's Tafinlar capsules and Mekinist tablets to treat metastatic melanoma – Pharmabiz.com quotes MGH investigator Keith Flaherty

Health Beat: Mass General honors Merrimac woman for cancer-fighting efforts – Newburyport Daily News story profiles MGH Cancer Center’s the one hundred honoree

CMH, Mass General announce partnership – WGME, Ch. 13 (Portland, Maine) coverage of collaboration between Maine hospitals and MGH, includes comments from MGH physician Karen Ballen

New MATH Method for Head, Neck Cancer – Bioscience Technology coverage of study led by MGH investigator Edmund Mroz and MGH/MEEI physician James Rocco

New Method of Predicting Head and Neck Cancer Survival Explored – OncLive coverage of study led by MGH investigator Edmund Mroz and MGH/MEEI physician James Rocco

Intermittent Use of Melanoma Drug: Solution to Resistance? – Medscape News quotes MGH physician Keith Flaherty

Cancer Survivors Also Live With Distress – Medscape News cites journal editorial coauthored by MGH physician William Pirl

Sovereign Bank Pledges $1M to MGH For Cancer Research – Banker & Tradesman coverage of grant to MGH Cancer Center

Role for Radiation in Locally Advanced Liver Cancer – Medscape News quotes journal editorial by MGH physician Theodore Hong

Miniature Chip Detects Rogue Cancer Cells – Science Now coverage of study led by MGH investigator Mehmet Toner

How would you react to a cancer diagnosis? – In Practice/Boston.com blog entry by MGH physician Suzanne Koven

Obesity may be behind big rise in cancer of the gullet – The Independent (U.K.) coverage of study led by MGH investigator Gad Getz

Can research "dream teams" find the cure for cancer? – CBS This Morning
video segment featuring MGH investigator Keith Flaherty

A race against cancer: Sisters to run in Boston Marathon in memory of 9-year-old – Livingston (Mich.) Daily
coverage of participants in MGH Marathon Team

Cancer detection as easy as popping a pill – Reuters TV
coverage of research led by MGH investigator Gary Tearney, video includes physician Norm Nishioka

Cancer: A Huge Leap Forward – MORE Magazine. quotes MGH physicians Beverly Moy, Lecia Sequist and nurse Theresa McDonnell.

UV exposure isn't the only worry for red-heads – New Scientist. Coverage of a study led by MGH investigator David Fisher

Coverage of meeting presentation by MGH/BWH resident Phillip Gray
Proton Beam Therapy Better for Prostate Cancer? – Web MD

Proton beam patients show better early QoL – Urology Times

Radiation Plus Hormonal Therapy Boosts Prostate Cancer Survival – The Oncology Report - quotes MGH physician Jason Efstathiou

Many cancer patients mistakenly believe chemotherapies will cure them, new study says – Daily Dose/Boston.com - quotes MGH physician David Ryan

Benefits of RT Immediately After Prostate Cancer Surgery – Medscape Medical News - quotes journal editorial by MGH physician Jason Efstathiou

Study: Aspirin may treat certain types of colon cancer – Associated Press - study co-authored by MGH physician Andrew Chan

Aspirin has selective benefit in colorectal cancer – Science News - study co-authored by MGH physician Andrew Chan

Quality improvements in palliative care at Good Samaritan Medical Center MD News
mentions study led by Mass General physician Jennifer Temel

NSCLC chemo rates unchanged with early palliative care- Medpage Today
coverage of study led by Mass General investigator Joseph Greer

Toddler is latest Cops for Kids recipient- SouthCoastToday.com/Gazette
mentions philanthropic gift to MGHfC pediatric oncology

For cancer researchers, a giant leap forward Daily Record (Parsippany, N.J.)
mentions meeting presentation by Mass General physician Jose Baselga

50/50 and cancer: can humor help us heal?AOL Healthy Living/Huffington Post
quotes Mass General physician Richard Penson

Patients struggle with record drug shortageWBZ-TV, Ch. 4 video report featuring Mass General patient and physician Eyal Attar

Brave Megan home at last after beating cancerThe Independent (Ireland)coverage MGHfC patient treated with proton therapy

Secret garden spotsBoston Globe column mentions the Yawkey Center healing garden

Coverage of lung cancer drug quoting Mass General investigator Alice Shaw

New Lung Cancer Pill Highlights Improved Way of Treating PatientsABC News

Fighting Lung CancerNBC News (video)

FDA Approves Pfizer Lung-Cancer Drug Wall Street Journal quotes Mass General physician Alice Shaw

Betsy Neisner of Northampton gets first-hand experience of chemo drug shortageSpringfield Republican article quotes Mass General Cancer Center patient

Scrambling for cancer drugsBoston Globe quotes Mass General physicians Michael Birrer and Eyal Attar

'Inappropriate' Use of ESAs in Cancer PatientsMedscape News quotes Mass General physician David Kuter

Hot Chemotherapy Bath: Patients See Hope, Critics Hold DoubtsNew York Times quotes Mass General physician David Ryan

Cancer Docs Abuzz About New Lymphoma TreatmentABC News Online text article quotes Mass General physician Bruce Chabner

Doctor: Nationwide Cancer Drug Shortage Slowing TreatmentWBUR Radio audio link to story featuring Mass General physician Eyal Attar

Large-Scale Genetic Profiling Technique Identifies Potential Weaknesses in Breast CancerCancer Network.com quotes Mass General investigator Jose Baselga

Three new cancer tests are on their wayThe Telegraph (U.K.) mentions Mass General collaboration with Johnson & Johnson to develop CTC chip technology

Ovarian cancer on the riseToday Online (Singapore)quotes Mass General physician Marcela del Carmen

For 3 periods, there’s no leukemia, no chemo, only the B’s Boston Globe article on Mass General Hospital for Children Cancer Center patient, also quotes Mass General nurses Karen DaRocha and Debbie McCarthy 

Coverage of "Run of Hope" benefiting Mass General Hospital for Children Cancer Center Run against cancer:


New cancer patients struggle to get appointmentsHospitalist News quotes Mass General Cancer Center physician David Ryan

Coverage related to American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting

Coverage of presentation and study led by Mass General physician Paul Goss

Coverage of presentation by Mass General investigator Alice Shaw

Coverage of other ASCO presentations

Coverage related to Mass General Cancer Center "the one hundred" event



Coverage of the one hundred

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Coverage of runners participating in the Mass General Marathon Team

Coverage of student raising money for brain tumor research at the Cancer Center

Other News

coverage of study led by Mass General investigators Lecia Sequist and Jeffrey Engelman

 

coverage of study led by Mass General investigator Ralph Weissleder

Coverage of study led by Mass General investigator Eunice Kwak:

Other news:

  • ASCO Breast: Data Affirm Small Benefit for Early Mammography
    MedPage Today quotes MGH physician Daniel Kopans
  • Norwegian research questions benefit of mammograms
    Reuters coverage quoting Mass General physician Daniel Kopans
  • Breast cancer bond easy to spot
    Patriot Ledger coverage of "Mel's Bracelets" project raising money for Mass General Cancer Center
  • Pats’ specialists give cancer kick
    Boston Herald coverage
  • Kicking in (scroll down)
    Boston Globe
  • Pats aim to Kick Cancer
    Extra Points/Boston.com coverage of Patriots Kick Cancer campaign quotes Mass General president Peter Slavin
  • Night of music in Hingham brings awareness, tributes
    Boston.com quotes Mass General nurse practitioner Krista Rubin
  • Imperfect Mimics
    Science News quotes Mass General investigator Konrad Hochedlinger 
  • Targeted gene therapy may offer hope against melanomaRead the full press release
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    Mass General study documents impact of adding palliative services to standard cancer careRead the full press release
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