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2008-10-05 15:00:22

BRAINTREE - Arona Hair Designs on Washington Street is raising money for a cancer center being built across from South Shore Hospital in Weymouth. Arona will offer haircuts, styling, coloring, facials, waxing services from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 19. A bake sale will be held during the same hours. All of the proceeds go to the cancer center, which is affiliated with Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center. (c) 2008 Patriot Ledger, The; Quincy, Mass.. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All...

2008-09-25 00:00:22

By Jonathan Romney Revered critic who analysed films as 'moving collages' Few film critics become revered cult figures in their own right, but the writer and painter Manny Farber was arguably the prime exception. Susan Sontag called Farber "the liveliest, smartest, most original film critic [the US] ever produced." From the 1940s on, Farber originated a new strain in American film criticism. His was a critical eye that examined films in detail, appreciating their rhythms, their use of...

2008-09-17 03:00:26

A gene that spurs colon-cancer growth might offer a new target for drug treatments, Harvard University scientists said yesterday in the journal Nature. Better treatments are needed for colon cancer, which will kill about 49,000 people in the U.S. this year, said William Hahn, the study leader and an associate professor of medicine at the Harvard-affiliated Dana Farber Cancer Institute. The newly found gene controls a cell growth switch that may play a role in many tumors, Hahn said. MEMO:...

2008-08-25 12:01:20

Phase Forward (NASDAQ: PFWD), a leading provider of data management solutions for clinical trials and drug safety, today announced that its customer, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, is a winner of CIO magazine's 2008 CIO 100 award. The annual award program recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology (IT). Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is the administrative center of the Dana-Farber/Harvard...

2008-08-19 15:01:22

Patty Franchi Flaherty, founder of the nonprofit organization Ovations for the Cure of Ovarian Cancer, peacefully succumbed to her nine-year battle with the disease August 18, 2008 surrounded by friends and family. She was 53 years old. Inspired by the death of her mother from ovarian cancer nearly 35 years ago and driven by her personal struggle, she founded the Natick-based nonprofit Ovations for the Cure in 2006. The organization has since comforted countless women and dedicated over...

2008-07-09 09:00:27

QUINCY - Dana-Farber Cancer Institute will offer free skincancer education and screening from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 8, at Wollaston Beach at Fenno Street. Dana-Farber will conduct free full-body exams to detect sun- related skin damage for all beachgoers. Dermatologists from Brigham and Women's Hospital will screen adults, who will also have the opportunity to have their photos taken using a UV camera to assess skin damage. There will also be sun safety educational materials for...

2006-08-15 18:33:56

TRENTON, New Jersey (Reuters) - The New Jersey attorney general resigned on Tuesday amid accusations she helped her boyfriend avoid a traffic ticket after he was stopped by police while driving without a license. Zulima Farber, the top law officer in the state, quit after she was charged with ethics violations by Special Prosecutor Richard Williams. A report by Williams found Farber helped her boyfriend when he was stopped by police in May. Her boyfriend was then allowed to drive...

2005-06-02 23:26:36

BOSTON - A novel strategy devised by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute scientists has proved highly effective in killing drug-resistant multiple myeloma cells in the laboratory and could open a new form of attack on the deadly blood cancer, they report. Highly encouraged by the findings, the researchers hope to move rapidly to clinical trials of the therapy, a combination of the drug Velcade and an experimental compound that was designed by researchers at the Broad Institute of Massachusetts...