Metastatic breast cancer survivor thriving on clinical trial

September 18, 2018

A clinical trial at Dana-Farber has kept Sharon DeCosta’s stage IV  metastatic breast cancer stabilized for three years, allowing her a full life of traveling and doting on her three young grandchildren, with a fourth due in December. It may seem odd that DeCosta celebrates the anniversary of her diagnosis each year with a toast, until you…

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Honoring a decade of Standing Up To Cancer

September 7, 2018

On September 7, Stand Up To Cancer’s (SU2C) telecast shared inspiring stories of hope, perseverance, and groundbreaking cancer research to a worldwide audience. This year marks 10 years of SU2C’s incredible support for collaborative, multi-disciplinary research teams and investigators to enable faster scientific breakthroughs. Dana-Farber is proud to have collaborated with SU2C in our shared…

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Providing hope to Dana-Farber patients and loved ones

September 5, 2018

A cancer diagnosis affects every area of a person’s life. The experience is challenging, and many find that their beliefs can be an important way of coping and finding meaning with this new chapter in their lives. That’s where Walter Moczynski, D.Min. and the team at Dana-Farber’s Center for Spiritual Care come in. “What I…

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Meet Jimmy Fund Little League Designated Hitter, Zach

August 15, 2018

Zach is an energetic four-year-old who has a passion for life, and for playing baseball. In May of 2016, Zach was diagnosed with B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia and is currently being treated at Dana-Farber’s Jimmy Fund Clinic. Due to his cancer treatment, Zach is taking time off from playing baseball this season. He still loves…

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Dana-Farber Oncologist Gears Up for First Pan-Mass Challenge

July 25, 2018

If Toni Choueiri, MD, finds his strength waning during the hilly stretches of his first Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) bike-a-thon in August, he won’t need to look far for inspiration—just a few feet away, to fellow cyclist Rob Duffy. A 16-year PMC veteran and leader of Team More Cowbell, Duffy directs his team’s annual fundraising totals to Choueiri, director of…

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