You must have the latest - Flash plugin - to view this slideshow. 63-year history of research and clinical excellence
Dr. Sidney Farber in 1947 

CANCER: The Emperor of All Maladies, premieres on PBS on March 30

This three-part documentary presented by Ken Burns, and based on the best-selling book by Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD, covers the first documented appearances of cancer thousands of years ago, through the epic battles today to control, cure, and conquer the disease.

Dana-Farber played a prominent historical role in the early days of cancer research and treatment, as described in the film. Watch a panel discussion featuring the film's director and two Dana-Farber clinician/researchers who recount some of these landmark milestones.

App developed in collaboration with Dana-Farber researchers allows breast cancer survivors to share symptoms instantly

March 09, 2015

A new iPhone app launched by Apple today will provide physician researchers with instant data from breast cancer survivors with a goal of providing patients improved post-treatment quality of life.

Discover Care Believe - boy on pier 

"Discover. Care. Believe." highlights Dana-Farber breakthroughs

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has launched, a new platform to illustrate what sets Dana-Farber apart — in research discovery... in expert, compassionate care... and in our strong belief in progress for people with cancer everywhere.

What do you #DiscoverCareBelieve? 

Oral chemotherapy animated video series launches for cancer patients
March 10, 2015

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has created a four-part, web-based oral chemotherapy animated video series to help educate patients and their families about the benefits and risks of oral chemotherapy.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute signs same-sex marriage amicus brief in U.S. Supreme Court Case
March 06, 2015

Dana-Farber is one of 379 employers and employer organizations that signed on to an amicus curiae brief filed by Morgan Lewis in the United States Supreme Court in support of a single uniform law for same sex marriage.

Unregulated web marketing of genetic tests for personalized cancer care raises concerns in new study
March 05, 2015

Websites that market personalized cancer care services often overemphasize their purported benefits and downplay their limitations, and many sites offer genetic tests whose value for guiding cancer treatment has not been shown to be clinically useful, according to a new study from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Doctors Approve of Angelina Jolie's Surgery (CBS Boston)

March 25, 2015

Dr. Judy Garber commented on actress Angelina Jolie’s decision to have her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed to help prevent cancer.

‘Cancer’ an unblinking look at the enemy (USA Today)
March 30, 2015

Dr. Sidney Farber – as featured in the PBS film “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies” – was described as an unsung hero of cancer research for his efforts in discovering the use of chemotherapy as a form of treatment for pediatric cancer patients.

Patient Empowerment: Why Angelina Jolie’s Menopause Matters (
March 26, 2015

Sharon Bober, PhD, discussed the need for more education and frank talk about how patients can have a healthy sexual life after cancer and cancer-related surgeries.


Sidney Farber and Lifting the Shame of Cancer (
March 26, 2015

Dr. Sidney Farber – as featured in the PBS film “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies” – was described as an unsung hero of cancer research for his efforts in discovering the use of chemotherapy as a form of treatment for pediatric cancer patients.

Executive Profile: Dr. Edward Benz of Dana-Farber (Boston Business Journal)
March 23, 2015

Dr. Edward J. Benz, Jr., was featured in the Boston Business Journal for his 15 years of service as President and CEO of Dana-Farber.

Path to breast cancer care differs by race, ethnicity (
March 23, 2015

Dr. Rachel Freedman led a study showing black and Hispanic women with breast cancer were less likely to pick their surgeon and the hospital for treatment based on reputation compared with white women.

Dana-Farber study questions benefits of online genetic testing (Boston Globe)
March 23, 2015

A new study led by Dr. Stacy Gray and Dr. Katherine Janeway showed online marketing for products related to personalized cancer medicine often failed to explain the limits of the genetic tests.

Gentle Hatha Yoga

April 01, 2015

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Stoneman Patient Services Suite, Smith Room 330

This gentle Hatha Yoga class is open to patients, families and friends that have been newly diagnosed with cancer, receiving treatment, or in remission. Instructor, Ann Marie Turo will guide you in gentle stretches and breathing techniques that will calm you and leave you feeling refreshed and relaxed. Classes are complimentary and yoga mats are provided. Please contact the Zakim Center to register at 617-632-3322 or


April 01, 2015

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Stoneman Patient Services Suite, Smith Room 330

This one-hour class fuses the practices of Hatha Yoga and Pilates and is open to patients who have been newly diagnosed with cancer, and receiving treatment, or are in remission. This class will work on building strength, endurance, and flexibility, while toning the deep core muscles. Yoga mats will be provided, or you may bring your own. Family and friends are welcome. more

Level I-Level II Hatha Yoga

April 01, 2015

12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Stoneman Patient Services Suite, Smith Room 330

This level 1 - level 2 class takes it up a notch and challenges you to the core. Learn asanas, pranayamas and a variety of yoga sequences that will challenge your body both mentally and physically. Return to your activities of daily living feeling energized and refreshed. Instructor: Ann Marie Turo. Classes are complimentary and open to patients, families and friends. Yoga mats are provided, or feel free to bring your own. Please contact the Zakim Center to register at 617-632-3322 or

  • Patient referral information, clinical resources and more.

  • Make an Appointment

    For adults:

    Quick access: Appointments as soon as the next day for new adult patients

    For children:

    Request Appointment Online

  • Clinical Trials

    Search current cancer clinical trials at Dana-Farber.

  • How to Help

    Yawkey Center for Cancer Care entrance 

    There are many ways to support Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund.

    give now button 
  • Top-ranked

    • U.S. News Best Hospitals Cancer 2014-2015 logo    U.S. News Best Children's Hospitals Cancer 2014-2015 logo 

    Top-ranked cancer center in New England for adults — #1 in the nation for children's cancer

  • Dana-Farber Blog

    Insight Blog screenshot 

    Insight features the latest in cancer care and research news from Dana-Farber.
    Read the blog

  • Dana-Farber eNewsletter

    Dana-Farber Spotlight 

    Stay current on the latest news by signing up for Spotlight, our email newsletter.
    View current issue
    Subscribe now