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  • Since its founding in 1947, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts has been committed to providing adults and children with cancer with the best treatment available today while developing tomorrow's cures through cutting-edge research. Read about our history, our breakthroughs, and the resources that help us support the health of our neighborhoods and communities.

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    Learn about Dana-Farber's mission, which embraces both patient care and research, and the values that underlie everything we do.

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  • History and Milestones

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    Learn about the Institute's founder, Sidney Farber, MD, and explore a chronology of Dana-Farber's advances in cancer care and research.

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    See a selection of recent examples of professional recognition given to Dana-Farber's staff, as well as honors awarded to the Institute.

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    Dana-Farber collaborates with a variety of hospitals and research institutions to provide our patients with the best possible cancer care.

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    Read short biographies of the members of our Executive Management Group, which has executive-level oversight of all Dana-Farber activities.

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    Yawkey Center for Cancer Care

    Dana-Farber's new state-of-the-art care and research facility is designed to bring better treatments to patients more quickly.

    Yawkey Center for Cancer Care

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