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Executive Council Spurs Tissue-banking Effort

In 2010, the Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers Executive Council announced a $5 million initiative that will significantly expand the center’s tissue-banking capabilities. The commitment will fund the creation of the Tissue Resource for Research (TRR), a state-of-the-art bank to collect and store tissues that will be used for vital research into breast and gynecologic cancers.
“The TRR will help us stay true to a key part of Dana- Farber’s mission, which is to ensure that discoveries made in the laboratory are quickly translated into clinical applications that can help patients,” says J. Dirk Iglehart, MD, director of the …


Exploring the Molecular Workings of Breast and Gynecologic Cancers

J. Dirk Iglehart, MD
By exploring the molecular workings of breast cancer and gynecologic cancers, researchers and clinicians at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers (SSC) are gaining new insights into the many subtypes of these diseases. Under the leadership of J. Dirk Iglehart, MD, they are also studying how genetic similarities among different cancers can be exploited to develop more effective therapies.
The center’s many clinical trials – about 65 are currently open and a comprehensive list is available at www.dana-farber.org/ clinicaltrials – provide patients with the latest treatments and therapeutic developments. Many trials evaluate treatments prior …