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    Online Specialty Consultations

    The Partners Online Specialty Consultations (POSC) service allows physicians all over the world to refer cases to Dana-Farber oncologists for expert second opinions. The service is available to adult patients only.

    Partners Online Specialty Consultations can be initiated by a patient or physician. Patients requesting consultations need to involve their local physician, who registers with the service and completes a patient history.

    How to transfer a patient in an emergency

    We can help with the rapid transfer and transport of patients to our facilities. Our team will facilitate communication between you and receiving physicians, locate inpatient beds, and arrange transport.

    For adult patients, call 877-637-3337 and press "2" for Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dana-Farber partners with Brigham and Women's Hospital for adult care.

    For pediatric patients, call 866-771-KIDS (5437). Dana-Farber collaborates with Boston Children's Hospital to provide inpatient care for children.

    Physician liaisons

    Physician liaisons are available to assist you with patient referrals, consultations with specialists, and background information about our physicians and services. For adult care, call 617-632-2060. For pediatric care, call 617-919-3002.

    Information for insurance professionals

    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women's Hospital have been designated Centers of Excellence by the nation's leading insurance providers. We are eager to assist you in providing quality care to your clients.

    Managed care inquiries

    Diane P. Lanahan, MBA, RN

    Oncology and stem cell transplant referrals


    Financial counseling and support services


    Request a speaker

    Oncology specialists from Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center are available to offer clinical updates to your organization. To arrange a speaker for your conference or meeting, please call 617-632-2060, and one of our physician liaisons will assist you.

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