pediatric cancer survivors

Isolation patients bond during treatment at Dana-Farber 

June 24, 2015

“People would say ‘I feel bad for her’…I’m the same person that I ever was, but better, stronger,” said 14-year-old Shannon Curley as she reflects on the time she spent in isolation treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. “I wouldn’t change anything that has happened to me. I’ve met so many amazing people and learned some…

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pediatric cancer survivor

Young cancer survivor celebrates a sweet life at Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl®

June 1, 2015

During the first week of June, thousands of people gather at Boston’s City Hall Plaza to celebrate summer at the Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl® presented by Walgreens with more than 40 flavors of ice cream, frozen yogurt, and other frozen novelties. Sometimes, the celebrations that take place at Scooper Bowl are about more than frozen desserts….

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skin cancer awareness

Top five ways to reduce your risk of melanoma

May 4, 2015

In honor of Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month we sat down with Dana-Farber dermatologist, Jennifer Lin, MD, from the Melanoma Treatment Center at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center, to discuss ways to protect your skin and reduce your risk of developing melanoma, the most aggressive form of skin cancer. “It is important that people protect…

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