Tips for lowering your cancer risk

February 25, 2021

Cancer is caused by a unique combination of genetic changes that cause cells to divide uncontrollably and invade normal tissues. According to the National Cancer Institute, these may be inherited genetic mutations, or, more likely, they occur throughout someone’s lifetime due to errors in the division of normal cells or because of DNA changes from…

Blum Resource Van brings cancer education and resources to local communities

December 7, 2020
Blum Resource Van

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is committed to reducing the burden of cancer in medically underserved communities. Our Blum Family Resource Center Van is a centerpiece of this commitment—bringing Dana-Farber expertise and services, free of charge, directly to people in the communities and neighborhoods where they live and work. The Blum Van focuses its efforts in two…

Dana-Farber nutritionist breaks down nutrition facts and cancer myths

March 24, 2017

Dana-Farber nutritionist Stacy Kennedy, MPH, RD, shares her latest nutrition insight for cancer patients and speaks to some common food-related cancer myths. Watch as Kennedy answers the following questions: What are some easy ways to improve one’s diet right now? Are there specific types of foods or nutrients cancer patients should eat or avoid eating?…

10 Evidence-Based Cancer Prevention Tips

March 3, 2017

Cancer researchers continue to explore why cancer occurs in the body – and how to stop it before it shows up. Tools like genetic testing, which looks for alterations, or mutations, in a person’s genes, can help determine whether a person is more likely to develop certain kinds of cancer. But researchers have also identified…

Top 5 Cancer-Fighting Foods

March 31, 2015

In honor of National Nutrition Month® we sat down with Dana-Farber Nutritionist, Stacy Kennedy, MPH, RD, CSO, LDN, to discuss nutrient-rich foods with cancer-fighting properties. Kennedy, as well as the nutrition team at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, strongly supports a diet rich in plant-based foods and believes it’s one of the best ways to help prevent…