Tag: cancer

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Weekend Links: Beer Prices Could Change with the Climate, Cartoons for Cancer and More

Beer Prices Could Double Because Of Climate Change, Study Says Bill Chappell writing for NPR The price of beer could rise sharply this century, and it has nothing to do with trends in craft brewing. Instead, a new study says beer prices could double, on average, because of the price of malted barley, a key […]

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Mass General Researcher Finds That Earlier Palliative Care Improves Patient Quality of Life in Serious Illnesses

Mass General clinician-researcher Jennifer Temel, MD, a Hostetter MGH Research Scholar, is studying the effects of palliative care on quality of life for patients with serious illnesses. She was recently profiled in an article on the Mass General Giving website. Here are five things to know: 1. Palliative care is a treatment designed to provide […]

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New Study Shows Lymph Nodes Aren’t Always to Blame for Cancer’s Progression

In a case of mistaken identity, researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital have found that lymph nodes are not always responsible for cancer’s deadly spread to other organs. These results buck many preconceived notions about lymph nodes’ role in cancer development and suggest a new pattern for the progression of certain types of cancer. Doctors recognize […]

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Mass General Research Awards and Honors: May 2017

Massachusetts General Hospital’s talented and dedicated researchers are working to push the boundaries of science and medicine every day. In this series we highlight a few individuals who have recently received awards or honors for their achievements: Marc Wein, MD, PhD,of the Endocrine Unit, has received a Young Physician-Scientist Award from the American Society for […]

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Celebrating the Role of Women in Science and Much More

Interested in the newest research studies and hot topics? Check out the latest issues of “From the Lab Bench”, a monthly newsletter from the Office of the Scientific Director at the Mass General Research Institute, and “Research Roundup”,  our monthly recap of the latest biomedical research news. In this month’s issue of From the Lab Bench, we […]

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Specialized Screening Protocol May Improve Detection of Ovarian Cancer in High-Risk Women

First, let’s define a few key words: CA125: A protein found on the surface of many ovarian cancer cells. Most women with ovarian cancer have CA125 levels in the blood that are over 35. ROCA: An abbreviation for Risk of Ovarian Cancer Algorithm, a test that assesses risk for developing ovarian cancer. This test tracks […]

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Hormone May Protect and Preserve Ovaries During Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy’s anti-cancer effects depend on its ability to damage rapidly growing cells, which is beneficial when targeting cancer cells that multiply rapidly. However, chemotherapy also causes collateral damage to other types of rapidly growing cells, including cells found in the ovaries. A naturally occurring hormone that plays an important role in fetal development, called Mullerian […]

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BOTSOGO: Improving Cancer Care and Advancing Research in Botswana

By Milo Goodman Research Institute Communications Intern The Botswana Oncology Global Outreach (BOTSOGO) is a collaborative program between the Botswana-Harvard AIDS Institute Partnership (BHP) and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) that works to increase education about, access to, and quality of cancer care in Botswana. The program, which was established in 2011, was co-founded and is co-directed by Dr. Jason Efstathiou of […]

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Fascinating Findings from Massachusetts General Hospital: Recent Research on Alzheimer’s, Patient Navigators and the Wage Gap

By Milo Goodman Research Institute Intern Over the past few weeks, I’ve had the chance to read about some extremely interesting research studies that were recently conducted by investigators at Mass General. Out of the dozens I’ve encountered, three have stood out to me in particular: research on sex-based income disparities among physicians, a study […]

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Working to Improve the Accuracy of Proton Beam Treatments

Proton beam treatment works by bombarding the tumor with a stream of high-speed protons that kill the tumor cells. The treatment is designed to target only the affected area, thus reducing collateral damage to the tissue surrounding the tumor. The tricky part is making sure that the protons hit their mark. The protons are only effective when they hit […]

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