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Old-Fashioned Bell Helps 12-Year-Old Minnesota Boy Battle Cancer – Here & Now / WBUR.org
article and audio report about patient treated at MGH

MGH Cancer Center has many reasons to celebrate – Boston Globe includes photo from MGH Cancer Center’s the one hundred event

Mammogram coverage change criticised – Royal Gazette (Bermuda) article quotes MGH physician Daniel Kopans

Mass General Hospital honors two Cohasset women for cancer work – Wicked Local: Cohasset  coverage of honorees of the MGH Cancer Center “the one hundred” program

It started with one knitter – Wicked Local: Salem coverage of honorees of the MGH Cancer Center “the one hundred” program

Chipping Away at the Secrets of Cancer Metastasis – Medscape News coverage of device developed at MGH

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How one cancer survivor sought out the best treatment – Philly.com article about patient treated at MGH, mentions clinical trial at MGH

Small donations add up at Dana-Farber – Boston Globe article quotes MGH spokesperson

Melanoma may metastasize in less radioactive sentinel lymph nodes – Healio: Hem/Onc coverage of study led by MGH investigator Lyn Duncan

Bentley volleyball team honored for fundraising in honor of coach – Wicked Local: Waltham coverage of team honored by MGH Cancer Center “the one hundred” program

Study Sees Improving Survival Odds for Ovarian Cancer – HealthDay News quotes MGH physician Don Dizon

Making Cancer Pretty – Huffington Post coverage of "the one hundred" event

Dr. Irene Kuter of Reading to receive prestigious award from Mass. General – Reading Advocate

Cancer-Fighting Harvard Student Looks to a Future in STEM – US News & World Report article quotes MGH physician Pari Pandharipande

Pembroke residents honored by Mass. General Cancer Hospital – Wicked Local: Pembroke coverage of nurse honored by MGH Cancer Center “the one hundred” program 

Rethinking Adjuvant Chemotherapy in Rectal Cancer – Medscape News coverage of journal editorial by MGH physicians Theodore Hong and David Ryan

Accelerating the Development of New Vaccines and Immunotherapies for Cancer – Huffington Post article written by MGH investigator Mark Poznansky

Can a Computer Diagnose Cancer? – Boston Magazine coverage of study co-authored by MGH investigator Ephraim Hochberg

How to Promote Breast Cancer Awareness When the Word "Breast" is "Indecent" – Huffington Post

Feeling Alive: Incorporating Exercise as Part of Cancer Treatment – Huffington Post

New screening method may identify more ovarian cancers – Reuters Health coverage of study co-authored by MGH investigator Steven Skates

Experts Offer Insight on BRCA1/2 Testing and Prophylactic Procedures - OncLive article quotes MGH physician Michael Birrer

Experts Continue to Scale Back Cervical Cancer Screening – Medscape News article quotes MGH physician Marcela del Carmen (page 2)

Coupling a Passion for Food and a Desire to Make a Difference for Cancer Patients in Arizona – Huffington Post article about honoree of the one hundred, hosted by the MGH Cancer Center

Patient Navigators Improve Cancer Screening – Medscape News coverage of study led by MGH investigator Sanja Percac-Lima

A proven cancer fighter; Spitzer named to Mass. Generals' 'one hundred' club for life-saving advancements – Andover Townsman article features MGH physician Thomas Spitzer

 

Diet Swap Shows How Junk Food Might Give You Cancer – NBCNews.com article quotes MGH physician Andrew Chan

Doctors Take Sides on USPSTF Recommendation – MedPage Today quotes MGH physician Daniel Kopans

 

 

Melanoma: Study Examines Metastases in Nonhottest Sentinel Nodes – MedicalResearch.com coverage of study led by MGH investigators Lyn McDivitt Duncan and Su Luo

 

New U.S. mammogram guidelines stick with screening from age 50 - Reuters

 

Personalized Cancer Treatment, Driven by a Blood Filter the Size of a Credit Card – Newsweek article quotes MGH physician Kevin Flaherty

A better way to diagnose and treat cancer – Washington Post quotes MGH physician Ralph Weissleder

City councilor wants free sunscreen in Boston parks – Boston Globe quotes MGH physician Victor Neel – Reuters Health quotes MGH physician Daniel Kopans

 

Parsing The Latest Evidence That Aspirin And Coffee Keep Cancer Away – Forbes coverage of presentation led by MGH investigator Andrew Chan

Long-term aspirin use may reduce gastrointestinal cancer risk – Healio: HemOnc Today coverage of presentation led by MGH investigator Andrew Chan

In Cancer fight, Novartis focuses on immunity  - Boston Globe article quotes MGH physician Keith Flaherty

Black Women More Likely to Have Dense Breast Tissue, Study Shows – HealthDay News coverage of study led by MGH investigator Anne Marie McCarthy

Assay May Determine Which Triple Negative Breast Cancers Respond To Platinum Chemotherapy Medical Research.com interview with MGH investigator Steven Isakoff

Study: E-cigarettes may cause cancer-like cell growth Boston Herald quotes MGH physician Nancy Rigotti

Why Some Cancer Patients Are Losing Their Fingerprints – TIME quotes MGH physician Don Dizon

Cancer sequencing controls – Scientist article quotes MGH physicians Daniel Haber and Kurt J. Isselbacher

When an insurer says no to surgery – Boston Globe article quotes MGH physician Michele Gadd

 

coverage of study led by MGH investigators Cesar Castro, Ralph Weissleder and Hakho Lee:
Harvard Medical School Develops A Smartphone App That Can Detect Cancers – International Business Times
Smartphone device can spot cancer faster – IndoAsian News Service
Could we soon diagnose cancer using an iPHONE? – Daily Mail (U.K.)
Smartphone device may help diagnose cancer – Yahoo! News
Smartphone-based Device Detects Cancer Cells – Voice of America News
Smartphone device may help diagnose cancer – Agence France-Presse
Smartphone holograms can diagnose cervical cancer – New Scientist
Smartphone accessory can diagnose disease in less than an hour – Daily Express (U.K.)
Diagnosing Cancer And HPV: Hologram-Inspired Device Turns Smartphone Into Cheap Diagnostic Tool – Medical Daily
Doctors have developed a way to screen for cancer with a smartphone – Business Insider (Australia)

 

Emerson breast cancer patients receive donations – Acton Beacon (Acton, Mass.) article about gifts donated to patients by businesses of Acton, quotes MGH physician Jon Dubois

Cooley Dickinson cancer program earns Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons distinction – MassLive.com
coverage of accreditation of MGH Cancer Center at Cooley Dickinson Hospital

Tailored Treatment Boosts Prognosis in High-Risk T-cell ALL – Medscape News article quotes MGH physician Karen Ballen

Cancer-Killing Stem Cells Being Engineered In Lab: Tested On Mice – Youth Health Magazine
coverage of study led by MGH investigator Khalid Shah

Oncologists Can Control Healthcare Cost and Put Patients First – Medscape News
article quotes MGH physician Beverly Moy

PD-1 Inhibition in Lung Cancer (video)– Oncology Live video panel discussion featuring MGH physician Alice Shaw

New Test Predicts Which Early Breast Cancer Will Metastasize – Medscape News
coverage of study led by MGH investigator Rakesh Jain

Crizotinib Highly Active in ROS1-Mutated Lung Cancer – Medscape News article quotes MGH physician Alice Shaw

coverage of study co-authored by MGH investigator Siddhartha Jaiswal:
Harvard Scientists Find New Way to Predict Risk of Blood Cancer Long Before It Strikes – Tech Times
Blood test could pick up risk of cancer five years in advance, say Harvard scientists – The Telegraph (U.K.)
Are you at risk of leukemia? Scientists identify mutation that can predict if a person will develop blood cancer within five years  – The Daily Mail (U.K.)
Wait on Radiation After Surgery for Glioblastoma – Medscape News - quotes MGH physician Jay Loeffler (page 2)

Cancer risk from IBD mitigated with colonoscopy surveillance – Oncology Report -
article quotes MGH investigator Ashwin Ananthakrishnan

'Overtreatment' Debate Circles Back to Lung Cancer Screening – HealthLeaders Media - quotes MGH physician Inga Lennes (page 2-3)

New Screening Test For Colon Cancer Approved (video) – WBZ-TV - video report featuring MGH physician Andrew Chan

Helping the Mind Fight Breast Cancer (video) – NECN - video Q & A with MGH physician Darshan Mahta

Denying Women Access to Mammography Screening – MedPage Today - article written by MGH physician Daniel Kopans

Doctors credit 'Angelina Jolie effect' for increased genetic testing – WCVB-TV -quotes MGH physician Amy Coldwell
Illuminations Exhibit
Rare cancer recoveries could be key to wider treatments – The Boston Globe - quotes MGH Cancer Center physician Lecia Sequist

Clues to more deadly thyroid cancers discovered – Suncoast News (Tampa, FL) coverage of study co-authored by MGH investigator Gad Getz

'Why I Treat Breast Cancer' – The Huffington Post - quotes MGH physician Alphonse Taghian

 

Breast cancer tumors reveal genetic clues (video) – WCVB-TV - quotes MGH Cancer Center physician John Iafrate
Young mom says early breast cancer detection saved her life – WCVB-TV - video report about patient treated at MGH, quotes MGH physician Michele Gadd

Researchers Shed Light on Pancreatic Cancer – The Harvard Crimson - quotes MGH investigator David Ting

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 XpressAACR Touts Cancer Progress but Warns of Funding Woes– MedPage Today mentions study led by MGH investigator Jeffrey Engelman160 gastroenterologists to know – 2014 – Becker’s Review lists MGH physician Ashwin AnanthakrishnanGrants for research get scarcer – The Boston Globe mentions MGHBreast Cancer Awareness Prioritize exercise to fight fatigue, depression after breast cancer treatment – The Chicago Tribune quotes MGH Cancer Center physician Lidia SchapiraTargeted drugs among successes against cancer, says new report – HealthDay 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 

 

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

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 News

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

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 Sequist

ASCO: 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 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


 

 

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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 

Experimental drug for advanced melanoma (streaming video)NBC Nightly News

Targeted gene therapy may offer hope against melanomaABC News Online

Treatment for metastatic melanoma shows promise in preliminary trialsWhite Coat Notes/Boston.com

'Breakthrough' melanoma drug shrinks tumors, prolongs life– USA Today

Promising new melanoma drug: Questions and answersUSA Today

Roche melanoma drug works in 81 pct of patientsReuters

In early trial, targeted therapy fights advanced melanoma– HealthDay News

Penn study makes breakthrough in shrinking tumors of terminal melanoma patientsPhiladelphia Inquirer

New drug fights metastatic melanomaScience News

Doctors encouraged by melanoma drugUnited Press International

New cancer drug gets dramatic resultsTechnology Review

Skin cancer drug offers new hope to patientsThe Guardian (U.K.)

New drug shrinks many advanced melanomas: studyAgence France Presse

Targeted therapy shows early promise in melanomaMedPage Today

"Major advance" declared in metastatic melanoma – and it's only phase 1Medscape News

New drug may treat advanced melanoma – WebMD

Promising new melanoma drug cuts tumors by 80%The Money Times (Hong Kong)

The cancer trial Bristol and Roche must do nowTreatments/Forbes.com

Experimental targeted cancer drug helps 4 out of 5 metastatic melanoma patientsBooster Shots/Los Angeles Times Online

New therapy promising against metastatic melanomaThe Chart/CNN.com

Trial drug 'effective' against cancers with faulty BRAF geneCancer Research UK

 

Making a Difference: Palliative Care
NBC Nightly News explores palliative care at the Cancer Center

Palliative Care Extends Life, Study FindsNew York Times

Cancer strategy: Easing the burdenBoston Globe

Palliative Care Can Extend Life, Reduce Depression WCVB-TV, Ch. 5

Study shows value of quality-of-life cancer care Associated Press

Lung Cancer Patients Lived Longer With Palliative Care in StudyBloomberg News

Palliative Care May Boost Mood, SurvivalHealthDay News

Palliative Care Aids in Recovery For Some Lung Cancer Patients ABC News.com

Study: Advanced Cancer Patients Receiving Early Palliative Care Lived LongerHealthBlog/Wall Street Journal Online

Year after Kennedy death, brain cancer treatment making strides WCVB-TV, Ch. 5 quotes Mass General physician William Curry

Cancer & blood disease  Citrus County (Florida) Chronicle cites meeting report by Mass General physician Jason Efstathiou

Sun-Phobic writer provokes envy, laughter with perfect $180 panama hat Bloomberg News quotes Mass General physician David Fisher

Shining a light on Vitamin D MSN Health and Fitness quotes Mass General physician David Fisher

New hope to fight ovarian cancer Providence Journal quotes Mass General investigator Steven Skates

Franklin family goes to extreme measures for stomach cancer gene Milford Daily News article on family treated at Mass General for hereditary cancer syndrome

Christopher's Haven: Help in affording that live-saving trip  WFXT-TV, Ch. 25 story on Mass General for Children-affiliated family residence, quotes physician Howard Weinstein

‘Great strides’ made in finding cure for NF Boston Herald mentions work of Mass General investigators James Gusella and Scott Plotkin

Novel approach shows promise for melanoma treatment HealthDay Physician Briefing coverage of study led by Mass General physician Jennifer Wargo

Neratinib shows little activity against non-small-cell lung cancer (must sign up for free account to view article) Reuters Health coverage of study by Mass General physician Lecia Sequist

Gene mutations offer clues to autoimmune disorders HealthDay News coverage of study led by Mass General Cancer Center investigator Shiv Pillai

Overtreating earliest cancers - but which ones? Associated Press quotes Mass General physician Michael Barry

Therapies for cancer bring hope and failure New York Times mentions Mass General Cancer Center study

For lung cancer, a new drug and a way forward NCI Cancer News quotes Mass General physician Alice Shaw

Pill shrinks some lung cancers WebMD coverage of meeting presentation by Mass General  physician Alice Shaw

Crizotinib in ALK-NSCLC; Response rate "unprecedented" (must sign up for free account to view article) Medscape News coverage of meeting presentation by Mass General physician Alice Shaw

ASCO: Sea sponge drug saves lives in metastatic breast cancer MedPage Today quotes Mass General physician Steven Isakoff

Proton radiotherapy reduces adverse effects, novel agent offers hope in Medulloblastoma (must sign up for free account to view article) Medscape News coverage of meeting presentation by Mass General physician Torunn Yock

Pfizer lung cancer drug promising in early tests Associated Press coverage of meeting presentation by Mass General physician Alice Shaw

Chromatin may explain how few genetic changes lead to pediatric kidney cancer HHMI News coverage of study led by Mass General investigator Bradley Bernstein

Making cancer history: Killing tumors (registration required) The Times (London, U.K.) feature on targeted cancer treatment spotlights Mass General Cancer Center, quotes physicians Daniel Haber, Lecia Sequist, Leif Ellisen, Keith Flaherty, and Eunice Kwak

Bringing genome sequencing into cancer care Editors Blog/Technology Review Online mentions Mass General use of genetically targeted cancer treatment

Cancer patients to be offered personalized drug therapies The Times (London, U.K.) mentions Mass General project to genetically screen all tumor samples

 

Targeted gene therapy may offer hope against melanoma -Read the full press release
 

Mass General study documents impact of adding palliative services to standard cancer care -Read the full press release
 

 Genetically Engineered Stem Cells Against Brain Cancer – Youth Health Magazine
Cancer-killing stem cells engineered in lab – BBC News
Stem cells that can kill cancer have been engineered by scientists – The Independent (U.K.)
Toxin-Secreting Stem Cells May Destroy Brain Tumors From Inside Out – Popular Science
Stem Cells Loaded With Toxins Successfully Eliminate Traces Of Brain Cancer In Mice – Medical Daily
Scientists Create Toxin Secreting Stem Cells To Fight Brain Tumors – International Business Times
Scientists develop cancer-fighting stem cells in lab – Press TV (Iran)
Indian-American discovers stem cells to kill brain cancer – Press Trust of India
'Future of battle with cancer': Toxic stem cells to fight tumors – RT News (Russia)

Direct drug screening of patient biopsies could overcome resistance to targeted therapy – HealthCanal.com coverage of study led by MGH investigators Jeffrey Engelman and Cyril Benes

New Cancer Care Center to open in Northampton (video) – WWLP/22 News (Chicopee, Mass.) coverage of new MGH Cancer Center opening at Cooley Dickinson Hospital

Lung Cancer for Nonsmokers Still Stained by Stigma – NBCNews.com article quotes MGH physician Lecia Sequist

Yes, Medicare Will Cover Lung Cancer Scans For Longtime Smokers, But… - CommonHealth/Wbur.org

Partners to co-develop a Shanghai breast-cancer center – Boston Globe article mentions MGH partnership with Shanghai Jiahui International Hospital

For Lung Cancer Sufferers, The Added Burden Of Judgment - Cognoscenti/Wbur.org article written by MGH physician Lecia Sequist

New Research Focuses on Personalized Treatments in Ovarian Cancer – Oncology Live article quotes MGH physician Michael Birrer

Coverage of study led by MGH investigators Jeffrey Engelman and Cyril Benes:

Doctors look to personalize cancer care – Boston Globe
New Cancer Technique Outsmarts Cells Resisting Treatment – Bloomberg News
The Cancer Breakthrough With Big Implications – Time
Personalized cocktails vanquish resistant cancers – Nature News

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Avoiding RT in Breast Cancer: 'Practice-Changing Tipping Point' – Medscape News article quotes MGH physician Kevin Hughes

Colon Cancer Rates Rising Among Americans Under 50 – HealthDay News - article quotes MGH physician Andrew Chan

Study: App increases adherence to sun protection – Mobile Health News - article quotes MGH investigator Shadi Kouroush

Cancer Drug May Overcome Physiological Resistance To Tuberculosis Medications – MedicalResearch.com - coverage of study led by MGH investigator Rakesh Jain

Construction of new cancer center to begin at Cooley Dickinson Hospital – Daily Hampshire Gazette (Northampton,
Mass.) - coverage of construction of new MGH Cancer Center at Cooley Dickinson Hospital

Potentially targetable signaling pathway generates chemotherapy-resistant cancer cells – Oncology Nurse Advisor coverage of study led by MGH investigator Sridhar Ramaswamy

Simmons president makes cancer fight a ‘public journey’ – Boston Globe article about patient treated at MGH

Matt Damon assists new cancer treatment program – Boston Globe - includes photo of MGH president Peter L. Slavin, physicians Daniel Haber and David Ryan

A trailblazer in cancer treatment – Daily Star article features MGH physician Bimalangshu Dey

Early treatment may stave off esophageal cancer – Science News coverage of study led by MGH investigator  Chin Hur

 Coverage of study led by MGH investigator Andrew Chan:
Aspirin's colon-cancer benefits backfire for some DNA types: study – Reuters Health
Aspirin's Anti-Cancer Benefits Can Backfire For People With A Certain Genetic Makeup – Huffington Post
Aspirin users with common genes may get less colon cancer, study says – FOX News (Associated Press)
Certain Painkillers May Lower Colon Cancer Risk for Some – HealthDay News
Effect of aspirin, NSAIDS on colorectal cancer risk differs by genetic variables – Healio: HemOnc Today
Aspirin can increase risk of bowel cancer for some, study suggests – Telegraph (U.K)

Ultrasound therapies target brain cancers and Alzheimer’s disease – Science Magazine article quotes MGH physician Brian Bacskai

Imaging Tests: Weighing the Radiation Risk – U.S. News & World Report article quotes MGH physician James Brink

Mythbusters: Does This Cause Cancer? – Medscape News article mentions study conducted at MGH

Seeds Top EBRT as Boost Tx in Prostate Cancer – MedPage Today article quotes MGH physician Matthew R. Smith

Prostate cancer topic of upcoming lecture at Cooley Dickinson Hospital – Masslive.com article features MGH physician Richard Lee

A Faster Way to Try Many Drugs on Many Cancers – New York Times article quotes MGH investigator Keith Flaherty

Cancer researcher Rakesh Jain: "This mission has given meaning to my life" – University of Leuven News (Belgium) interview with MGH investigator Rakesh Jain

MR/Ultrasound Biopsy Detects More High-Risk Prostate Cancers – Medscape News - article quotes MGH physician Anthony Zietman

How Exercise May Aid Cancer Treatment – New York Times coverage of study co-authored by MGH resident Allison Betof

Discovering How Exercise Can Help In Cancer Treatment – Youth Health Magazine coverage of study led by MGH investigator Mark Dewhirst

Is Bevacizumab Truly a New Standard in Cervical Cancer? – Medscape News coverage of study led by MGH investigator Richard Penson

Angelina Jolie column about surgery heralded by top ovarian cancer doctors – Guardian article quotes MGH physician Whitfield Growden

Doctors Approve of Angelina Jolie's Surgery – NBCNews.com article quotes MGH physician Don Dizon

Dizon Discusses Advantages of IP Chemotherapy for Ovarian Cancer – ONCLive article quotes MGH physician Don Dizon

Precision Medicine: Who Benefits from Aspirin to Prevent Colorectal Cancer? – NIH Director’s Blog coverage of study led by MGH investigator Andrew Chan

How To Reduce Stress: Breast Cancer Patients See Lasting Mood Boosts 15 Years After Therapy – Medical Daily coverage of study led by MGH investigator Jamie Stagl


Too Much TV Time May Lower Survival Odds After Colon Cancer, Study Suggests – HealthDay News article quotes MGH physician Andrew Chan

Treat Young Adults With ALL as Children for Better Outcomes – Medscape News article quotes MGH physician Karen Ballen

Coverage quoting MGH physician Noopur Raje
New Developments in Multiple Myeloma – Cancer Network
Dr. Raje Discusses Anti-CD38 Antibodies in Myeloma – Oncology Live
ASPIRE trial represents possible ‘paradigm shift’ for treating relapsed multiple myeloma (video)- Healio: HemOnc Today
video and article featuring MGH physician Noopur Raje  

Platinum Chemo: Meaningful Activity in Advanced Breast Cancer – MedPage Today coverage of study led by MGH investigator Steven Isakoff

Managing the stress of cancer – Boston Globe coverage of study led by MGH investigator Jamie Stagl

Brain Cancer: Did '60 Minutes' Report Raise False Hope? – MedPage Today article quotes MGH physician Bruce Chabner

Mass General oncologist describes the complexities of prostate cancer to Cooley Dickinson Hospital audience – GazetteNet.com (Northampton, MA) coverage of presentation led by MGH physician Richard J. Lee

Pentucket alums Robyn and Tommy Beaton to run marathon for Mass General – Daily News (Newburyport, MA) article about MGH nurse, Robyn Beaton, and her husband running the Boston Marathon on the MGHfC Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Marathon Team

Do You Want To Be a Radiology Leader? – Diagnostic Imaging video features MGH physician James Thrall

Vitamin D Boosts Immune System, Protects Against Colorectal Cancer: Study – Science 2.0 - coverage of study led by MGH investigator Andrew Chan

New treatment strategy for aggressive cancers identified – Medical News Today - coverage of study led by MGH investigator Lee Zou

MGH studies 'slow-proliferating' cancer cells behind drug resistance – Boston Business Journal - coverage of study led by MGH investigator Sridhar Ramaswamy

Leukemia After Chemo/Radiation Not Directly Due to Therapy – Medscape News - article quotes MGH physician Amir Fathi (page 2)

More cancer trials, treatments for Holy Cross patients – Sun Sentinal (Fort Lauderdale, FL) - coverage of partnership with Holy Cross Hospital (Fort Lauderdale, FL) and MGH 

Results confirm long-term success of laser treatment for vocal cord cancer - Oncology Nurse Advisor coverage of study led by MGH investigator Steven Zeitels

Targeting mitochondrial enzyme may reduce cardiac effects from chemotherapy drug – Oncology Nurse Advisor coverage of study led by MGH investigator Randall Peterson

Breast Cancer in Men Requires Different Approach Than in Women – Medscape News article quotes MGH physician Aditya Bardia

'Illuminations' in comfort; Andover artist lends cover work to Cancer Center calendar – The Andover Townsman  (Andover, Mass.) article about MGH Cancer Center’s “Illuminations” calendar

Low-Fat Diet Improves Survival in Some Breast Cancer Patients – Medscape News article quotes MGH physician Beverly Moy (page 2)

Universal BRCA Testing 'Would Break the Bank' – Medscape News article quotes MGH administrator Kristen Mahoney Shannon (page 3)
 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Cellphones are added to list of potential risks for cancer Boston Globe quotes Mass General physician William Curry

Two Boston hospitals in running for Livestrong grantsBoston.com Mass General Cancer Center program is candidate for addition Lance Armstrong Foundation funding

AJR: Call for best practices in prostate cancer imaging reportsHealth Imaging coverage of article co-authored by Mass General physician Shahin Tabatabaei

30 most innovative people in MassachusettsThe Boston Globe mentions Mass General physician Daniel Haber

3 studies alter approach to some Cancer screening Associated Press quotes Mass General Physician Matthew Smith

Watertown student raises $17000 for Cancer ResearchThe Boston Globe mentions the effort of a teenager who raised funds for brain cancer research at Mass General Brain Tumor Center

Emerson Hospital 5K for Cancer set for June 4 Boston.com mentions collaboration between Emerson and Mass General Cancer Center

This reef may save your lifeHuffington Post quotes Mass General physician Bruce Chabner

AUA: Drug slows bone mets in prostate cancer MedPage Today coverage of meeting presentation by Mass General physician Matthew Smith

South Shore women named among hospital's One HundredBoston Globe (Globe South edition) article on women named to Mass General Cancer Center "the one hundred"

Melanoma – Chronicle/WCVB-TV, Ch. 5 video links to program featuring Mass General Cancer Center physicians Don Lawrence, David Fisher and Jennifer Wargo and patients John Murphy and Glenna Kohl

Cancer and chemo won't stop her Marathon runMetroWest Daily News

Boston Marathon Profile: Ipswich's Cynthia IngelfingerIpswich Chronicle

Cancer survivor follows in her father’s footsteps – The Boston Herald

Running to give backThe Salem News

Emberley will keep her pace under the speed limitThe Lynn Item

Canton woman to run marathon for sick childrenThe Canton Journal 

Saugus resident Pambianchi runs Boston Marathon in honor of patient partnerSaugus Advertiser article on member of Mass General Marathon Team

CM hoops junkie passes test of willESPN Boston

Catholic Memorial senior taking ‘A Shot For Life’Boston Herald

Taking a shot in the darkESPN Boston

Hub student to shoot hoops 24 hours straight in cancer research fundraiser Boston.com

Catholic Memorial student shoots hoops for a causeWest Roxbury/Roslindale Transcript

Poehler, Damon, Eaton make the list at Time - Boston Globe article mentions that Matt Damon will host the 2011 celebration of the one hundred on June 1

Shortage of chemotherapy drug halts leukemia treatment for Hadley womanDaily Hampshire Gazette article on MGH Cancer Center patient, quotes physician Eyal Attar

Alternative and complementary treatments for cancerHuffington Post mentions availability of acupuncture to Mass General Cancer Center patients

Leukemia drug shortageABC News video report includes comments from Mass General physician Eyal Attar and patient

Multiple myeloma gala sets goal of giving hope Boston Herald quotes Mass General physician Noopur Raje

Stand Up To Cancer awards next round of Innovative Research Grants
Sridhar Ramaswamy, MD, awarded research grant

Oncologist to present annual block lecture at Ohio State
coverage of award given to Bruce Chabner, MD, director of clinical research for the Mass General Cancer Center

Taking aim at melanoma
F1000/The Scientist article written by Mass General investigator Keith Flaherty

Patients provide pleasant surprises for hospital designers
AAMC Reporter article focuses on work of Mass General Cancer Center's Patient and Family Advisory Council

HPV link comes as a shock to male cancer patients
New Bedford Standard-Times quotes Mass General physician Lori Wirth

New test aids cancer patients
Poughkeepsie Journal mentions Mass General Cancer Center circulating tumor cell research

Mutations block lung-cancer treatment - Nature News

Lung cancer evolves with treatment, study finds – HealthDay News

When lung cancer resists treatment, more biopsies needed – My Health News Daily

Health care reform...in the lab – The Bottom Line/Boston Business Journal Online

 

Meditation and cancer patients
WABC-TV, Ch. 7 (New York) mentions Mass General research study

Inflammatory marker tied to colorectal cancer risk
HealthDay Physicians Briefing coverage of study led by Mass General physician Andrew Chan

New cancer testing device: smaller, faster, more accurate
Straits Times (Singapore) coverage of device developed by Mass General investigators

The magic bullet for prostate cancer
MSN Health (Men’s Health reprint) quotes Mass General physician Anthony Zietman

The past, present and future of cancer
MIT News quotes Mass General physician Daniel Haber

Is chemotherapy about to become a thing of the past?
Toronto Globe and Mail quotes Mass General physician Keith Flaherty

New insight on weight gain after prostate cancer therapy
WebMD Health News quotes Mass General physician Philip Saylor

Microchip spots cancerous tumors within an hour, study showsHealthDay News

Device linked to smartphone helps diagnose cancerBoston Globe

Harvard scientists create hand-held device to detect cancer at bedsideBloomberg News

Microchip provides one-hour tumor diagnosis at patient's bedsideABC News Radio

Fight against Cancer (scroll down) –  WABC-TV, Ch. 7 (New York)

Cancer diagnosis by smart phoneScienceNOW

A Smartphone diagnoses tumors at your bedsideSmart Planet

Researchers use smartphones to detect cancersTechNews Daily

Dr. William Curry discusses recent cell phone studyWFXT-TV. Ch. 25 video interview with Mass General physician

Clayton Christensen: The SurvivorForbes feature on patient treated at Mass General for several conditions, quotes physicians Ryan Thompson and Ephraim Hochberg

Mammography less accurate after breast cancer Medscape News quotes Mass General physician Daniel Kopans

Blood test for cancer has many possibilitiesAmarillo (Texas) Globe-News article on development of Mass General-invented device

FDA looks for cancer link to breast implant patients
Boston Globe quotes Mass General physician Bruce Chabner

Scientist Identify 'Rogue Gene' Blamed for Spreading Cancer
AOL Healthquotes Mass General physician Bruce Chabner

A Universal marker for tumor cells?
Science Now coverage of study led by Mass General investigators David Ting and Daniel Haber

New cancer marker may aid earlier detection
Technology Review coverage of study led by Mass General investigators David Ting and Daniel Haber

Researchers discover over-expression of DNA sequences called satellite repeats in epithelial cancers
Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News coverage of study led by Mass General investigators David Ting and Daniel Haber

Politics trumps good medicine
Galveston (Texas) Daily News cites study led by Mass General physicians Jennifer Temel and Vicki Jackson

US Cancer costs in 2020: Up to $207 billion
My Health News Daily cites study led by Mass General physicians Jennifer Temel and Vicki Jackson

All Circulating Tumor Cell (CTC) Test Updates

Limits on test drugs add to patients’ ordeals
Boston Globe quotes Cancer Center physician Irene Kuter, MD 

Pre-cancerous growths removed from Roger Daltrey's throat
Rolling Stone mentions singer's treatment by Mass General physician Steven Zeitels, MD

Internet commerce pioneer seeks to crack secretive culture with cancer commons
Xconomy.com mentions participation of Cancer Center physicians David Fisher, MD and Keith Flaherty, MD in open-source database project 

SABCS Wrap-up: A Chemotherapy-free future for HER2-positive patients?
Medscape News includes comments from Cancer Center Director of Hematology/Oncology, José Baselga, MD 

Aspirin may protect against breast cancer
Coverage quoting Mass General physician Steven Isakoff, MD

Amgen drug slows spread of cancer but doesn’t extend life
New York Times quotes Mass General physician Matthew Smith

Certain drug combinations may beat back aggressive breast cancer
HealthDay News coverage of meeting presentation by Mass General physician Jose Baselga 

Smartphone app helps diagnose cancersHealthzone (Canada)

  Additional coverage:

Circulating tumor cells: Useful tool in metastatic breast cancer?
Medscape News quotes Mass General physician Leif Ellisen

SABCS: HER2-Targeted drugs not equal in breast cancer
MedPage Today quotes Leif Ellisen

SABCS: Similar survival with aromatase inhibitors
MedPage Today coverage of meeting presentation by Mass General physician Paul Goss

SABCS: No cognitive decline from radiation to prevent brain mets
MedPage Today quotes Mass General physician Steven Isakoff 

Exemestane to prevent breast cancer recurrence similar to Anastrozole
Medscape coverage of meeting presentation by Mass General physician Paul Goss

ASH: ITP extension studies continue to show benefits
MedPage Today quotes Mass General physician David Kuter

Doctors: Elizabeth Edwards' death highlights need for early breast cancer screenings
AOL Health quotes Mass General physician Daniel Kopans

ASH: Improved survival seen in rare hemophilia
MedPage Today quotes Mass General physician David Kuter

Risks outweigh benefits of allogeneic transplant in multiple myeloma
Medscape quotes Mass General physician Noopur Raje 

ASH: Acquired hemophilia yields to Rituximab
MedPage Today quotes Mass General physician David Kuter

Clinical prediction rule for VTE recurrence risk in cancer patients
Medscape quotes Mass General physician David Kuter 

ASH: Novel Hodgkin drug 'dramatic' in refractory patients
MedPage Today quotes Mass General physician Ephraim Hochberg

ASH: Major factor VIII infusions linked to inhibitor development
MedPage Today coverage quoting Mass General physician David Kuter 

Romiplostim safely maintained platelet counts in adult ITP
Hem/Onc Today coverage quoting Mass General physician David Kuter

Support cells help tumors to form metastases
MedIndia coverage of study led by Mass General investigator Rakesh Jain

Mansfield's Dobro helping Pats kick cancer
Mansfield News coverage of Mass General Cancer Center patient's participation in Patriots "Kick Cancer" program 

Cediranib disappoints in Phase 3 recurrent glioblastoma trial
Medscape coverage of meeting presentation by Mass General physician Tracy Batchelor

Defeating drug-resistant cancers
Technology Review quotes Mass General Cancer Center investigator Keith Flaherty

3D Mammogram on the brink of FDA approval
ABC News.com quotes Mass General physician Daniel Kopans

For Mass General patients, a haven to heal in
Boston Globe article on Christopher's Haven residence for Mass General Hospital for Children cancer patients and families, quotes physician Howard Weinstein 

25 Most Stylish Bostonians of 2010 – Dr. William T. Curry Jr.Boston Globe features Mass General physician

Cancer through time (scroll down)
USA Today timeline includes Mass General physician Saul Hertz's use of radioactive iodine to treat thyroid cancer in the 1940s

Romiplostim may be more effective than standard of care for ITP
Medscape Today coverage of study led by Mass General physician David Kuter 

Researchers combine optical, x-ray tomo techniques to better ID breast cancer
Diagnostic Imaging quotes Mass General physician Daniel Kopans and investigator Qianqian Fang

Study: Aggressive lung cancer screening saves lives
New Bedford Standard-Times quotes Mass General physician Lecia Sequist

Uncertain futures
Boston Globe op-ed article written by Mass General physician David Scadden

Crizotinib hits bulls eye for subset of lung cancer patients
Medscape Today video and web report including study led by Mass General physician Eunice Kwak 

Early lung cancer trial results point to value of genotyping
White Coat Notes/Boston.com

Some tumors may resist promising Pfizer cancer drug
Reuters 

Pfizer Drug Powers Cancer Treatment Into The DNA Age
Treatments/Forbes Online 

Experimental cancer drug effective against certain types of lung cancer
Booster Shots/Los Angeles Times Online 

New Drug Shows Promise Against Certain Lung Cancers
HealthDay News

Novel Kinase Inhibitor Promising in NSCLC
MedPage Today 

Lung Cancer Drug Crizotinib Shows Promise
WebMD 

Crizotinib Found to Inhibit Lung Tumor Growth
Health Day Physician's Briefing 

Cancer Drug Zeroes In on a Genetic Mistake
Technology Review 

Lung Cancer Drug Speeds Through Clinical Trials
My Health News Daily 

'Smart' lung cancer drug shows promise
Asia News International 

Navigating cancer with expert help
Beverly Citizen quotes Nancy Lee, nurse at MGH/NSMC Breast Health Center 

Markey raises radiation concerns
Boston Globe quotes Mass General Radiation Safety Director Rex Woodleigh

Childhood cancer haunts survivors in unexpected ways
Cancer Network quotes MGHfC physician Torunn Yock, MD 

Early palliative care improves quality of life in patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer
Cancer Network coverage of study led by Mass General physicians Jennifer Temel and Vicki Jackson 

PAINT THE TOWN PINK: Meredith Rennie: Celebrating a milestone
Marshfield Mariner article written by Mass General Cancer Center patient

Latest Findings Back Mammograms for Women in Their 40s
HealthDay News quotes Mass General physician Daniel Kopans 

Breast cancer: post surgery options
Ivanhoe Newschannel quotes Mass General physician Amy Colwell 

US Researchers Improve CTC Chip
Medical Device Network coverage of research led by Mass General investigators Mehmet Toner and Daniel Haber 

Beth Israel Deaconess enters partnership for personalized medicine
White Coat Notes/Boston.com mentions Mass General Cancer Center tumor genotyping project  

Cancer-gene testing ramps up
Nature News mentions Mass General Cancer Center tumor genotyping project 

Westford breast cancer patient keeps the candle burning
Malden Observer article on woman honored by Mass General Cancer Center "the one hundred" program 

Star-studded benefit for cancer center
Boston Globe coverage of "Boston Golfers Against Cancer" benefit for Mass General Cancer Center

Beauty temporarily lost, now found
Hamilton-Wenham Chronicle quotes Kathleen Bazazi of Images Boutique at Mass General Cancer Center 

Homegrown fundraising harnesses power of the pink
Associated Press mentions "Mel's Bracelets," which raise funds for Mass General breast cancer research 

Facts and myths of breast cancer
New England Cable News video interview with Mass General physician Stephanie Moore 

New Chip Captures Hard-to-Find Tumor Cells
Technology Review feature on technology developed at Mass General, quotes investigator Mehmet Toner

Coverage of study led by Mass General physician Jose Baselga

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Study opens door to finding out how cancer evades treatment – Boston Globe article quotes MGH physician Keith Flaherty