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2011-06-15 09:07:00

BRAINTREE, Mass., June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Herman Lowe, who has been battling terminal brain cancer, Glioblastoma, for over two years, has written a free online book, "Brain Cancer: Beating the Odds" about his journey and what he has done to try to help others with this deadly disease. Lowe, a semi-retired clinical psychologist, explains in the book why he is convinced that the use of cell phones has played a significant role in his contracting brain cancer. While he knows that...

2011-03-24 08:30:00

BOSTON, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- John Legere, CEO of Global Crossing, is nearing the finish line of his goal to raise $1 million for cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. On April 18, Legere will run in the 115th Boston Marathon, his seventh as a member of the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge team. He is the all-time leading fundraiser for the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge and is less than $150,000 away from reaching his $1 million goal. "This is a remarkable...

2010-10-18 09:40:00

QUINCY, Mass., Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Stop & Shop today announced it received the 2010 Sidney Farber Medical Research Award, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's highest accolade, for its 20-year partnership, that has raised more than $50 million for Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund, through Stop & Shop's annual Triple Winner Game. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101018/NY83593-a ) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20101018/NY83593-a ) (Photo:...

2010-09-15 15:40:00

COLUMBIA, Md., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Arbitron Inc. (NYSE: ARB) announced today that the Company's Board of Directors has re-appointed Erica Farber as a Director of Arbitron. Ms. Farber previously served as an Arbitron Director from March 2001 to July 2006. Ms Farber was a member of the Nominating Committee and chaired the Compensation and Human Resources Committee. Ms. Farber voluntarily relinquished her seat on the Arbitron board in July 2006 when VNU, then owner of Nielsen...

2010-03-01 15:37:27

Researchers say parents need opportunity to discuss concerns with caregivers BOSTON--A survey of parents who had a child die of cancer found that one in eight considered hastening their child's death, a deliberation influenced by the amount of pain the child experienced during the last month of life, report Dana-Farber Cancer Institute researchers in the March issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine. The study, the first to explore this sensitive area, suggests that many...

2009-12-15 00:23:32

Men who have been treated for colorectal cancer can reduce their risk of dying from the disease by engaging in regular exercise, according to a new study by researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The findings are published in the December 14 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine. "Previous research has shown regular physical activity reduces the risk of developing colon cancer," says the study's lead author, Jeffrey A. Meyerhardt, MD, MPH, of Dana-Farber. "This current study...

2009-11-02 02:00:00

UTRECHT, The Netherlands, November 2 /PRNewswire/ -- InteRNA Technologies B.V. and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (Boston, USA) have entered into a research agreement to develop microRNA (miRNA)-based therapeutics for cancer. Under the research collaboration with Associate Professor William C. Hahn, MD, PhD (Department of Medical Oncology), InteRNA's unique lentiviral-based miRNA overexpression library will be applied in multi-parametric, high-throughput functional screening assays...

2009-10-15 13:48:00

TEL AVIV, Israel, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Tovi Farber's voyage has taken her around the world, over the earth and under the ocean; absorbing the freedom of wild deserts and open expanses, diving through the quiet, astounding colors of the underwater world. Captivated by authentic sounds and music; Tovi draws from different cultures and soaks up the spirit and energy of sacred sites. Moving between her outer and inner worlds, she continuously learns and grows through her experiences and...

2009-03-13 09:41:53

A new study reveals if more patients had an "end of life" (EOL) conversation with their doctors it could lower national healthcare expenses for cancer care alone by millions of dollars each year.The research conducted by the Dana-Farber Cancer institute discovered the difference after interviewing 603 advanced cancer patients.  Researchers asked the patients if they had an end-of-life conversation with their physician.   After gathering the data, they found that patients who...

2009-01-21 15:00:00

MCLEAN, Va., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MicroStrategy(R) Incorporated (Nasdaq: MSTR), a leading worldwide provider of business intelligence (BI) software, today announced that Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has selected the MicroStrategy Business Intelligence Platform(TM) for clinical operations and clinical research reporting applications. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is a principal teaching affiliate of the Harvard Medical School and is among the leading cancer research and care...


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