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  • For Journalists

    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's Department of Communications is available to assist with questions regarding Institute research and care initiatives, locating an expert in a certain area of clinical or research expertise, or obtaining more information about a news event or release.

    Journalists are welcome at Dana-Farber. To arrange an interview, videotaping session or photo shoot, please contact the Department of Communications at 617-632-4090 and speak with a member of the media relations team. Dana-Farber requires advance notice from media representatives to coordinate the visit, including parking arrangements and the participation of interview subjects. To maintain patient confidentiality and privacy, a Communications staff person is required to accompany reporters, film crews and photographers during their time at Dana-Farber.

    Please contact us first if you would like to speak with a specific physician or researcher, or if you are looking for an expert in a certain area, we will arrange your interview. You may also sign up to receive the latest press releases by email.

    Our office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. For after-hours and weekend assistance, contact Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's page operator at 617-632-3737 and ask for the Communications staff member on-call. Our fax number is 617-632-5520.

    Media Contacts

    Ellen Berlin
    Director of Media Relations

    Molly McHale
    Associate Director of Media Relations

    Anne Doerr
    Media Relations Manager

    Brendan Monahan
    Media Relations Manager

    John Noble
    Senior Media Relations Specialist

    Irene Sege
    Senior Media Relations Specialist

    Colleen Brown
    Senior Media Relations Specialist

    Colleen Murphy
    Media Relations Specialist

    HD ReadyCam™ Television and Production Studio

    Communications Studio  

    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute offers live broadcast interviews any time news happens.

    Dana-Farber's broadcast quality television and production studio includes a VideoLink HD ReadyCam™ system, which helps provide the fastest access to some of the nation's leading cancer specialists and scientists. Whether it's breaking news or a landmark clinical trial, you can now interview our experts on camera without ever leaving your station. Leading-edge Enhanced IP™ Transmission technology allows top cancer doctors and researchers to do live or taped interviews for your news broadcast, any time, anywhere, now via the internet.

    The studio is fully equipped with a broadcast lighting grid and a designated robotic camera that is operated remotely from VideoLink's broadcast center, located in Newton, Massachusetts. The camera has pan/tilt capabilities, providing the flexibility of a one-on-one interview, or an interview with two experts. The studio has several settings, offering an exam room, library or doctor’s office background. There’s also an 80” television monitor to project images behind interviewees.

    Why Dana-Farber HD ReadyCam™?

    • Quick access to top cancer experts, with comments available for clinical trials, developing news, medical breakthroughs, and other breaking news stories
    • Save costly expenses (camera crew, travel) and valuable time
    • Live expert interviews during your broadcast, at any time
    • Q & A with anchors when news is happening
    • Never have to scramble for a crew or lose an important interview to breaking news

    How it works

    Dana-Farber has Enhanced IP™ transmission technology that allows a direct connection from our studio to your control room. The HD ReadyCam™ is remotely controlled by technicians at VideoLink.


    • Free, quick and easy access to interviews with leading cancer specialists
    • No travel expenses
    • No cost for field producer or crew

    For more information or to contact the Dana-Farber Media Relations team to book the studio for expert interviews, please call 617-632-4090 or email

    If calling after business hours, please contact the page operator at 617-632-3737.

    Communications Studio

    Communications Studio

    Communications Studio

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