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We care for adults with cancer in specialized treatment centers, focused on specific cancer types. Our teams of specialists work closely together to offer patients the latest treatments, including access to innovative clinical trials.
The Center for Hematologic Oncology provides specialized care for patients with cancers of the blood, including leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma and Waldenström’s macroglobulinemia, as well as related disorders of the blood, such as aplastic anemia and myelodysplasia as well as related disorders of the blood, such as myelodysplasia.
Our center includes one of the largest and most experienced hematopoietic stem cell transplantation programs in the world.
To make sure your care is as seamless as possible, a dedicated team of specialists will care for you throughout treatment, from diagnosis though long-term follow-up.
We develop personalized, comprehensive treatment plans for all our patients. In addition to conventional treatment approaches, you may have the opportunity to participate in clinical trials that offer new treatments for your type of cancer. We also communicate with your referring physician throughout your treatment, including collaboration for follow-up care closer to home where available.
At the Susan F. Smith Center for Women's Cancers Breast Oncology Program, we know you face challenges beyond your immediate medical care.
Your treatment team includes some of the world’s most experienced and respected cancer specialists, who focus specifically on breast cancer and have experience with all types of the disease.
In addition to offering the latest in clinical care, we provide a wide range of resources — from support groups to nutritional advice to complementary therapies — to support you physically and emotionally throughout treatment.
Whatever your breast cancer diagnosis, we are committed to providing personalized, compassionate, comprehensive care.
Cancer is not usually an inherited disease. In some families with a history of certain types of cancer, however, people may inherit abnormal genes that place them at greater risk of developing the disease.
The Dana-Farber Cancer Genetics and Prevention Program offers advanced genetic tests to determine whether individuals are at risk for inherited forms of cancer. We also educate patients about cancer risk and its implications for themselves and family members. Working with referring physicians, we design individualized programs for monitoring patients for the earliest signs of cancer, diagnosing it if it occurs, and, in many cases, preventing it from arising.
At the Center for Cutaneous Oncology, we believe each case of skin cancer is as unique as the individual facing the diagnosis. Experts from a variety of medical fields are available to evaluate and treat your skin cancer, no matter how rare or complex.
We work closely together, and with you, to create individualized treatment that supports your medical, nutritional, and emotional needs.
Our dedicated team includes dermatologic oncologists, medical oncologists, surgical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and other specialists who focus exclusively on skin cancers.
At the Center for Gastrointestinal Oncology, we understand that every patient has unique needs. This guides us in creating a treatment plan that takes your lifestyle and goals into account.
We offer the most advanced treatments for gastrointestinal cancers. As a new patient, you'll have your tumors tested for molecular alterations, the results of which will help form the basis of your therapy.
Cancer treatment can be a challenging experience, both emotionally and physically. We offer our patients and their families a range of support services, including nutrition counseling and complementary therapies such as acupuncture and massage.
Center for Genitourinary
Oncology provides compassionate care for patients with prostate cancer, kidney
cancer, and testicular cancer, as well as many other rare and common cancers.
Staffed by medical, urologic, and radiation oncologists, our center offers
the latest treatments fueled by ongoing discovery. Our experts work closely
together to create individualized treatment plans that offer each patient the
most effective care.
We also provide a wide range of resources — from support groups to
nutritional advice to complementary therapies — to support you physically and
emotionally throughout treatment.
The specialists in the Susan F. Smith Center for Women's Cancers Gynecologic Oncology Program are dedicated to helping you and your family cope with cancer and its treatment. We work closely with you to develop an individualized treatment plan suited to your situation.
As a major research institution, Dana-Farber is able to provide not only outstanding care but also some of the most advanced therapies available.
Gynecologic cancers can have a wide range of physical and emotional effects. We offer a range of supportive services, including nutritional counseling, emotional and spiritual support, financial advice, and complementary therapies such as acupuncture and massage.
The Head and Neck Oncology Program is dedicated exclusively to treating patients with head and neck cancers, which include cancers of the throat, larynx, nose, sinuses, and mouth.
Your team of specialists will work with you and your family to create a comprehensive treatment plan tailored to your type of cancer, as well as your lifestyle and personal needs.
Our doctors meet regularly to discuss new research developments. The close relationship between researchers and medical clinicians means the latest research findings are translated into new treatment approaches as quickly as possible.
Our Adult Hematology Treatment
Center is one of the
world's largest and most respected treatment centers for patients with
disorders of the blood or bone marrow.
Because hematological disorders take many different forms, your care team
includes experts with specialized knowledge in treating your condition. The
Center also conducts a wide range of clinical research to evaluate potential
Our physicians, radiologists, nurse practitioners, and other specialists
work closely together to develop a treatment approach tailored to the unique
characteristics of your disease and to accommodating your needs.
The Center for Melanoma Oncology focuses exclusively on melanoma. Our team includes dermatologists, pathologists, surgical and medical oncologists, plastic surgeons, and radiation oncologists who work closely together to evaluate and treat patients with confirmed or suspected melanoma.
We offer clinical trials to provide a range of treatment options for high-risk patients or patients with metastatic melanoma.
Cancer treatment can be challenging both physically and emotionally. Our specialists work with you to create a care plan that takes your individual needs into account. Patients and their families have access to a range of support services, including nutrition counseling, support groups, and integrative therapies such as meditation and Reiki.
The Center for Neuro-Oncology offers state-of the-art treatments for patients with brain tumors, spinal cord tumors, and neurologic complications from cancer.
We offer our patients access to a range of clinical trials for various types and stages of brain and spinal cord cancers. Our research program is a leader in clinical trials for brain tumors.
Our approach to compassionate care centers on the needs of our patients and their families. Our specialists work as a team to ensure that you receive carefully coordinated treatment and support.
We focus on helping you cope with your illness and maintain the quality of your life.
When you come to the Center for Sarcoma and Bone Oncology,
you'll meet with dedicated clinicians who have
expertise in caring for patients with sarcoma.
Patients with sarcoma often require a combination of surgery,
chemotherapy, and radiation therapy. We recognize that a team approach is the
best way to manage these cases.
This means pathologists, medical oncologists, radiologists,
surgeons and other health care professionals who specialize in sarcoma may be
involved in decisions about your care.
Our specialists see patients with all sarcomas and a variety
of mesenchymal tumors, including chondrosarcoma, desmoid tumor, liposarcoma,
neurofibrosarcoma, osteosarcoma, and rhabdomyosarcoma.
Our group is also dedicated to clinical research to develop innovative
treatment strategies for soft tissue and bone malignancies.
We will work with you to find other support
services within Dana-Farber, including nutrition, complementary therapies,
spiritual support, financial help, survivorship, and resources for families and
The Lowe Center for Thoracic Oncology treats lung cancer, mesothelioma, and other cancers of organs within the chest.
Personalized lung cancer therapy is at the heart of our treatment philosophy. Our clinicians employ the latest advances in tumor genetic testing to design a personalized treatment plan that supports your medical, physical and emotional needs.
Our physicians – including thoracic surgeons, radiation oncologists, and medical oncologists – work closely together to provide all the clinical resources you need during your cancer treatment. Your team is with you at each stage of treatment to support you during your time at Dana-Farber.
In addition to our medical services, you have access to a range of support services during your care. These include nutritional advice, integrative therapies like acupuncture and Reiki, pain and palliative specialists, and mental health professionals.
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