• Departments and Centers

    Dana-Farber researchers 

    Departments

    Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology
    The Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology is the home of researchers trained in quantitative sciences. Their mission is to advance cancer research and cancer treatment, both directly and by providing their expertise through collaboration.

    Department of Cancer Biology
    The Department of Cancer Biology focuses on fundamental problems in biology of relevance to cancer.

    Department of Cancer Immunology and AIDS
    The Department of Cancer Immunology and AIDS investigates fundamental questions in the development and expression of immune responses in cancer and autoimmune disease, as well as acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).

    Department of Imaging
    The Department of Imaging provides state-of-the-art technologies for imaging-based research, diagnostics, and drug development.

    Department of Medical Oncology
    The Department of Medical Oncology seeks to gain insights that lead to the prevention of cancer and to improve diagnosis and treatment of adult patients with cancer. The Department engages in a broad range of basic and clinical research, patient care, and teaching.

    Department of Pediatric Oncology
    The Department of Pediatric Oncology is committed to promoting laboratory research, translational investigation, and clinical studies to better understand and treat childhood cancers.

    Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care
    In 2008, Dana-Farber created the new Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care. This was done in recognition of the growth and evolution of these fields and their centrality to cancer care.

    Department of Radiation Oncology
    The Department of Radiation Oncology is committed to combining advances in clinical and laboratory research with developments in radiation physics. The goal is to promote a better understanding of the biology of cancer and normal tissues and to improve the treatment of cancer.

    Centers

    Blood Cancer Research Partnership
    Blood Cancer Research Partnership (BCRP) provides innovative clinical trials to patients closer to their home. BCRP’s main objective is to bring the novel trials to the patients across the country.

    Cancer Care Equity Program (CCEP)
    The CCEP was established to serve as a bridge between research and outreach efforts to address cancer disparities at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

    The Center for AIDS Research
    The Center for AIDS Research is a program shared with Harvard University. Its mission is to expand, promote, and facilitate collaborative, multidisciplinary activities in HIV/AIDS research, education, and training among CFAR members and associate members throughout Harvard University, in order to help end the AIDS pandemic.

    The Center for Community-Based Research
    The Center for Community-Based Research (CCBR) develops innovative ways to lower cancer risk by working with community groups and organizations. CCBR uses the power of the community to study the factors that play a role in improving the prevention, early detection, and treatment of cancer.

    Center for Patient Safety
    The mission of the Center for Patient Safety is to reduce the burden of medical injury in cancer care. The Center has a special interest in understanding the role that patients and families can play, together with clinicians, in preventing medical errors.

    Phyllis F. Cantor Center for Research in Nursing and Patient Care Services
    The mission of the Cantor Center is to reduce the burden of cancer through scholarly inquiry and rigorous research. The focus of the Center's research is the patient/family experience of living with a predisposition to or diagnosis of cancer, as well as survivorship issues post-treatment.

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