New blog for cancer patients by Dana-Farber

Cancer patients and their families have a new source to turn to for information on the latest research and care — a blog called Insight, launched by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

“The stories of our patients, the discoveries in our laboratories, and the progress in our clinics inspire us every day,’’ Steven Singer, the institute’s senior vice president of communications, said in a statement.

“By sharing this information and these stories in Insight, we can help people affected by cancer to be better informed about new advances,’’ Singer said.

Dana-Farber said its new blog will feature expert perspectives on the latest discoveries and treatment options, practical tips for patients and families coping with cancer, and inspiring patient stories. It said one of the blog’s goals is to provide “information that is not available in traditional media outlets, including on-the-scene commentary from the nation’s largest medical conferences, where major breakthroughs are announced.’’

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Current posts on the blog include coping with cancer during the holidays, and a video of Dana-Farber cancer specialist Dr. Harold J. Burstein, discussing highlights from the recent San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.

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