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Blum Resource Van

Blum Resource Van brings cancer education and resources to local communities

December 7, 2020

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…

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Stomach cancer patient gives back to support research, patient services

November 18, 2020

Toward the end of 2019, Lucía, a mom of two, began experiencing significant stomach pain. She couldn’t eat. When she did eat, she would throw up. She lost weight and generally felt awful. Eventually, the day after Christmas, she ended up in the emergency room, where, after some tests, she and her husband, José Vicente,…

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I am Jimmy: Caesar finds love after prostate cancer

November 16, 2020

On March 24, 2016, after a routine physical, Caesar was told his PSA (prostate specific antigen) was abnormally high, leading to more tests. The result? Highly aggressive prostate cancer. It was an enormous shock for the healthy restaurant owner. “It’s terrible news when a doctor tells you that you have cancer. That’s as bad as…

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Streamer Weekend brings big-time gamers to the Jimmy Fund

November 10, 2020

The Jimmy Fund announced its entry into the world of gaming by hosting Streamer Weekend October 30 – November 1. Our new fundraising program, Jimmy Fund Let’s GameSM, allows participants to raise money for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through video gaming. Participants can livestream themselves playing their favorite game, play in online tournaments, or donate to…

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Giving thanks to ‘Unsung Heroes’ during pandemic

November 5, 2020

During cancer treatment, many patients and their families recognize doctors and nurses as “heroes” throughout their treatment. But care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute extends far beyond the oncologist; it extends to the parking attendants, interpreters, cafeteria workers, and many others. And throughout the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, these “unsung heroes” have played vital roles in providing…

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