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Addressing an Urgent Need

  • Left to right: Lawrence Shulman, MD, Presidential Scholar, Center for Global Cancer Medicine; Agnes Binagwaho, MD, PhD, Rwandan Minister of Health; Chelsea Clinton, MPH, MPhil, DPhil; Bill Clinton, former U.S. President, current president, Clinton Foundation; Jeff Gordon, professional stock car racing driver, president, Jeff Gordon Children's Foundation; Paul Farmer, MD, PhD, co-founder, Partners In Health.

    The Center for Global Cancer Medicine at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings its mission of patient care, research, and teaching to under-resourced settings throughout the world. The Center is committed to providing cancer care to many adults and children who would otherwise have no chance of surviving their diagnosis.

    Advancing Global Cancer Care

    staff members in Boston  

    The Center for Global Cancer Medicine (CGCM) was established in 2012 with the goals of providing care, conducting research, and building capacity in under-resourced settings. The Center operates in tandem with the non-profit Partners In Health, in collaboration with several major global cancer institutions around the world, and through long-term partnerships with the Butaro Cancer Center of Excellence in Rwanda and the Mirebalais University Hospital in Haiti. Donor generosity supports these efforts.

    Members of the CGCM have also contributed to the work of the World Health Organization, the Union for International Cancer Control, and the U.S. National Cancer Institute, among other establishments. We support advances at all levels of cancer service delivery in low-income settings — a mission that fits in the spirit of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute itself, which aims to make cancer care available to all who need it.


    Dana-Farber engages with many partners around the world to provide global cancer care. Learn more about some of our core collaborators:

    Pediatric global oncology

    The Pediatric Global Health Initiative — a program of Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center — is working to establish centers of excellence in the developing world and train the next generation of leaders. Its mission is to increase the survival of children with cancer and blood disorders, worldwide.

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