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Prevention and Early Detection

  • Prevention is goal of groundbreaking immunotherapy trial

    Prevention is goal of groundbreaking immunotherapy trial

    When asked what motivates her to support cancer research, Susan Hertog starts at the beginning, when her best friend was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer at the age of 49.

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  • Stopping cancer before it starts

    Stopping cancer before it starts

    When The Dana-Farber Campaign was announced in 2021, cancer early detection and interception represented a key priority to re-imagine cancer care and it remains so today.

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  • Priscilla Lawrence and Patrick MeLampy

    Priscilla Lawrence and Patrick MeLampy

    A new $1 million gift from Rev. Dr. Priscilla Lawrence and Patrick MeLampy will advance the work of Irene Ghobrial, MD, a Lavine Family Chair for Preventative Cancer Therapies at Dana-Farber, and the Center for Early Detection and Interception of Blood Cancers to better understand risk factors for multiple myeloma and develop interventions to stop…

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  • National Comprehensive Cancer Network

    National Comprehensive Cancer Network

    The National Comprehensive Cancer Network made a generous grant of $250,000 to support lung cancer screening led by Mary Cooley, PhD, RN, FAAN. The grant will help to optimize early detection efforts among patients, providers, and across the health care system.

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  • National Foundation for Cancer Research

    National Foundation for Cancer Research

    Dana-Farber recently received a $110,000 grant from the National Foundation for Cancer Research to study new, non-invasive approaches to identify specific subtypes of kidney cancer and particular genetic alterations in prostate cancer, with the aim of creating earlier detection and treatment interventions for patients with these diseases.

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  • Radical collaborations target intractable cancers

    Radical collaborations target intractable cancers

    BTC has awarded $22.9 million in grants to Dana-Farber researchers working across multiple institutions to unlock the secrets of four difficult-to-treat cancers and intercept or develop cutting-edge treatments for them.

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  • Hooley gift to Lynch Syndrome Center boosts prevention and intervention

    Hooley gift to Lynch Syndrome Center boosts prevention and intervention

    Linda and Jay Hooley of Hingham, Mass., want to change that. They made a $1 million gift to Dana-Farber’s Lynch Syndrome Center.

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  • American Association for Cancer Research

    American Association for Cancer Research

    The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) recently awarded $480,000 to four Dana-Farber physician-scientists who are investigating new methods of prevention, diagnosis, and treatment for various types of cancers. As the first cancer research organization dedicated to preventing and curing cancer, AACR is a long-standing partner in Dana-Farber’s mission to defy cancer.

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  • Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance

    Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance

    Ovarian cancer is often difficult to treat at later stages and difficult to detect at earlier stages. With a $100,000 grant, the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance is supporting research at Dana-Farber into the development of an ultrasensitive blood test to detect ovarian cancer at its earliest, and most treatable, stages.

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  • Deitch gift targets early diagnosis and prevention

    Deitch gift targets early diagnosis and prevention

    When Joseph Deitch met Mother Teresa during a business trip to India two decades ago, something she said then really struck him. “If you have money, don’t let it sit in the bank and do nothing,” she told him and his associates. “Put it to work.”

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