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Care and Treatment

  • Since 1947, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has been providing expert cancer care and groundbreaking treatments for adult and pediatric patients. U.S. News and World Report consistently ranks Dana-Farber as the #1 cancer hospital in New England, and among the best in the nation. As a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital, we recruit some of the world’s best and brightest physicians and researchers. And we partner with two of the world’s highest ranked hospitals – Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital – to provide complete and integrated care for our adult patients and pediatric patients.

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    We treat all kinds of adult and pediatric cancers and blood disorders. Explore diagnosis and treatment options for your cancer.

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    As a new Dana-Farber patient, you may have questions about your first visit: what to bring, how to find us, where to park, and how to prepare.

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  • Cancer Care and Treatment for Adults
    Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center combines the focus of a leading cancer center and the resources of a major hospital to provide comprehensive care for adults with cancer. Outpatient care takes place at various locations around Dana-Farber's Longwood campus, and inpatient care takes place either at Brigham and Women's Hospital or at Dana-Farber's Inpatient Hospital located within Brigham and Women's Hospital. These buildings are connected by bridges.

  • How patients and families built the Yawkey Center for Cancer Care
    Our patients and families were involved in many important decisions about the creation of the Yawkey Center for Cancer Care. Their knowledge meant they had invaluable insight into the experience of going through cancer treatment. Here, some of our patients and caregivers explain how they helped create a warm, healing environment for people with cancer.

  • Cancer Care and Treatment for Children
    While no two families whose lives are touched by childhood cancer or blood disease are the same, every parent wants the very best care for his or her child. Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, an integrated pediatric oncology program through Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Boston Children's Hospital, provides — in one specialized program — all the services of both a leading cancer center and a pediatric hospital. Our focus is solely on the diagnosis and treatment of children with cancer, and providing care for young cancer survivors.


  • Pioneers, Leaders, Visionaries
    A relentless pursuit of discovery, improved outcomes, and comprehensive care for young patients makes Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center a top-ranked pediatric cancer center in the United States. Dana-Farber/Boston Children's has been ranked #1 or #2 for pediatric cancer nine times since 2008 by U.S. News & World Report.

  • Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center Patient Handbook

    Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center Patient Handbook

    An introduction to our services and resources for adult patients and families.

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    Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Patient Handbook

    An introduction to our services and resources for pediatric patients and families.

    Dana-Farber Facts 2017

    Dana-Farber Facts

    Find statistics on Dana-Farber's patient care, fundraising initiatives and achievements, and phone numbers for patients and families.
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    How Our Patients Rate Dana-Farber

    Take a look at patient satisfaction survey results for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
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    The Leonard P. Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies and Healthy Living

    The Leonard P. Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies and Healthy Living is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for cancer patients and their families by incorporating complementary therapies into traditional cancer care.
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    Nutrition Services

    Our nutrition experts help patients follow a healthy diet during and after cancer treatment.