BOSTON–Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has launched Insight (http://blog.dana-farber.org/insight/), a blog providing expert commentary on the latest news in cancer research and care and insight on issues and topics relevant to cancer patients and their families. Dana-Farber is the first New England hospital to publish a blog that focuses exclusively on cancer-related topics.
Insight will feature expert perspectives on the latest discoveries and treatment options, practical tips for patients and families coping with cancer, and inspiring patient stories. One of the goals for the blog is to provide information that is not available in traditional media outlets, including on-the-scene commentary from the nationÂ’s largest medical conferences, where major breakthroughs are announced.
«The stories of our patients, the discoveries in our laboratories, and the progress in our clinics inspire us every day,» says Steven Singer, senior vice president of Communications. «By sharing this information and these stories in Insight, we can help people affected by cancer to be better informed about new advances.»
Current posts on the blog include a video commentary from Dana-Farber’s Harold J. Burstein, MD, PhD on the highlights from the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, tips for coping with cancer during the holidays, a report on notable research advanced being presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology, and a video interview with Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD, PhD, the Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer.