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Breast Cancer Types and Programs

  • Our team of breast cancer experts at the Susan F. Smith Center for Women's Cancers Breast Oncology Program includes breast cancer surgeons, medical oncologists and radiation oncologists who have pioneered the most effective techniques in breast cancer treatment.

    There is no "one size fits all" treatment for breast cancer – we create personalized treatment plans based on your individual needs and the genetic make-up of your particular cancer.

    We also offer a variety of focused programs with special expertise:

  • Kristen Collins

    Breast Cancer

    At Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center (DF/BWCC), our team of experts works together to provide compassionate and comprehensive care for patients with breast cancer. We are committed to providing every patient with the best and most personalized treatment options available,taking advantage of the full range of services of a top-ranked cancer hospital and research center.

    Young and Strong participant Joyce White

    Young and Strong Program for Young Women with Breast Cancer

    Young women (in their early 40s and younger) with breast cancer face challenges unique to their stage of life. Combining treatment, research, and specialized support services, our Young and Strong Program for Young Women with Breast Cancer is one of the few programs in the country designed to meet the needs of young women facing a breast cancer diagnosis.

    Michael Hassett, MD and Susan Robe

    Metastatic Breast Cancer Program

    Treating patients with metastatic breast cancer is a significant part of our practice. Through our dedicated Metastatic Breast Cancer Program, led by Nancy Lin, MD, our doctors, nurses, research staff, social workers, and others provide the latest care options, opportunities for clinical trials, and support.

    Huma Q. Rana, MD

    Breast and Ovarian Cancer Genetics and Prevention Program

    If you or your doctor thinks you are at high risk of developing breast or ovarian cancer, the Cancer Genetics and Prevention Program, led by Judy Garber, MD, MPH, will create a personalized program to estimate your risk, and work with you and your clinical team to lower your risk as much as possible.

    Beth Overmoyer, MD, FACP

    Inflammatory Breast Cancer Program

    A team of experts, led by Beth Overmoyer, MD, specializes in treating inflammatory breast cancer, a rare but aggressive form of breast cancer. Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Hospital Cancer Center hosts the only program in the Northeast focused solely on IBC.

    Rebecca Byrne with daughter Emelia

    Breast Cancer During Pregnancy Program

    Every year in the United States, one in 3,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during pregnancy. Our clinicians at the Breast Cancer during Pregnancy Program are leaders in achieving healthy outcomes for pregnant women with breast cancer and their babies.

    Mike Johnston and his wife

    Male Breast Cancer Expertise

    Breast cancer is often thought of as a disease that affects only women, but men can be diagnosed with breast cancer, too. We offer care that is dedicated to the unique needs of men. Our specialists will work with you to develop a treatment plan that supports your medical and emotional needs.