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January 13, 2015

While most cancer cells multiply quickly, some do not, and it's those "slow proliferators" that may play a key role in a cancer becoming resistant to certain drugs which are designed to kill the fast-growing type. Now, researchers have identified the cause of slowly-dividing cancer cells, paving to way for research into new therapies to target them. Sridhar Ramaswamy, associate professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, led the study.

January 13, 2015

A new cancer drug, Opdivo, is working so well that pharmaceutical giant Bristol-Myers Squibb announced Monday it is stopping a trial in lung cancer two years ahead of schedule. Pasi Janne, professor of medicine at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, is quoted.

January 12, 2015

The filming of television shows in hospitals stirs debate. Jeffrey S. Flier, dean of the faculty of medicine at Harvard University and Caroline Shields Walker Professor of Medicine, is quoted.

January 12, 2015

Elaine Meyer, associate professor of psychology at Children's Hospital Boston, authored this opinion piece about new construction scheduled to be built on the site of the beloved Prouty Garden.

January 12, 2015

Researchers have identified a signaling pathway that contributes to the slow proliferation of difficult-to-kill cancer cells. These cells, which are resistant to current treatments, are believed to be responsible for instances of cancer relapse. The researchers believe that the signaling pathway could therefore provide a potential target for new treatments. Sridhar Ramaswamy, associate professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, led the study.

January 12, 2015

Higher vitamin D levels in patients with advanced colon cancer appear to improve response to chemotherapy and targeted anti-cancer drugs, researchers say. Kimmie Ng, assistant professor of medicine at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, led the study.

January 12, 2015

Anne Fishel, associate clinical professor of psychology at Massachusetts General Hospital, authored this article on the positive impacts that family meal time has on children.

January 11, 2015

JoAnn Manson, Michael and Lee Bell Professor of Women's Health at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, participated in a radio interview about a new app that helps manage menopause symptoms.


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