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Number of discoveries by Dana-Farber scientists that ranked among the top 10 scientific breakthroughs of 2008, as rated by Science magazine.
Square feet of clinical, clinical research, and support space that will be added by the opening of Dana-Farber's state-of-the-art Yawkey Center for Cancer Care (opening in 2011).
Weight (in pounds) of structural steel used to build the frame of the 14-story Yawkey Center.
Number of registered nurses who care for patients in the outpatient departments at Dana-Farber.
Number of registered nurses in the Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center inpatient units at Brigham and Women's Hospital.
Size, in square feet, of Dana-Farber's new Lurie Family Imaging Center, a research facility on the South Boston waterfront where scientists use specially designed MRI, CT, PET, ultrasound and optical scanners to explore abnormalities in tumors of laboratory animals, with a goal of speeding the development and testing of drugs targeted at cancer-specific changes.
Number of donors who gave platelets last year at Dana-Farber's Kraft Family Blood Donor Center.
Number of languages spoken by women screened on Dana-Farber's Mammography Van. (The most common languages other than English are Spanish, Haitian Creole, Cape Verdean Creole, Portuguese, and Vietnamese.)
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