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No Chemo: Agent Represents a 'New Way of Thinking About AML'  - Medscape News article quotes MGH physician Philip Amrein
 
'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)

Targeted drugs among successes against cancer, says new report – HealthDay
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 



News Archive 

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

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

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

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

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.)

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

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

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 Xpress

'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

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

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 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