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For over 70 years, we've led the world by making life-changing breakthroughs in cancer research and patient care, providing the most advanced treatments available.
Defeating cancer is our sole mission. At Dana-Farber, you not only get a cancer specialist, but you also get a specialist in your particular type of cancer.
From an individualized treatment plan that recognizes who you are, to specialized therapies based on the genetic profile of your specific cancer — everything we do is centered around your unique needs.
Patients of every age need care tailored to their needs. Just as caring for children requires a distinct set of approaches and techniques, the same is true for adults across the age span. For children, for young adults, for older adults — at Dana-Farber, our experts have the clinical expertise, experience, and compassion to treat you, your child, or your loved one with the specialized approach they need.
We care for adults and children with cancer in our specialized treatment centers, focused on specific cancer types. Our teams of specialists work closely together to offer patients the latest therapies and clinical services, including access to innovative clinical trials.
We understand that cancer affects patients and their families in many ways. We offer a wide range of services, from financial planning to creative arts to spiritual care and more, to support our patients through their cancer experiences.
Patients and their loved ones often face many new concerns and anxieties following a cancer diagnosis. Dana-Farber’s team of social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, and other staff work with patients, families, and other members of the health care team to provide integrated care and support for each patient’s unique needs.
Nutrition experts at Dana-Farber will help you follow a healthy diet during and after your cancer treatment. We have special training in oncology and nutrition, and base our advice on scientifically sound nutrition research.
The Leonard P. Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies and Healthy Living at Dana-Farber is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for cancer patients and their families by incorporating complementary therapies — including acupuncture, massage, Reiki, meditation, creative arts, and movement classes — into traditional cancer care.
When Allison's brain tumor didn't respond to traditional treatments, Dr. Mark Kieran suggested enrolling Allison on a clinical trial of dabrafenib, a drug targeting the BRAF mutation, which genomic tests showed was present in Allison's tumor. Today Allison is doing well.
Our clinicians — medical oncologists, surgeons, radiation oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, and nursing staff — have deep experience treating your particular type of cancer. Our team approach to cancer care ensures that you will receive the combination of treatments that is best for you.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute remains true to Dr. Sidney Farber's vision of a cancer center that is as dedicated to discoveries in cancer research as it is to delivering compassionate, patient-centered care. Discoveries made by Dana-Farber researchers today become tomorrow’s breakthrough treatments.
Dana-Farber physicians and researchers have helped develop many of the very latest therapies — from harnessing the immune system to targeted therapies based on the genetics of your cancer. Which means we can provide the latest and best care, sooner.
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