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  • Located on the first floor of Dana-Farber's Yawkey Center, the Blum Resource Center provides patients and family members with a comfortable environment to learn more about disease treatment and management. The center's staff and volunteers can help you find answers to health-related questions, and can guide you through Dana-Farber's programs and services.

    volunteer and patient in the Blum Resource Center

    At the Blum Resource Center, you can find information on specific diseases ranging from common cancers to rare blood disorders. Resource pamphlets, teaching sheets, and books are offered in English and other languages, and provide detailed information on variety of topics including:

    • Bone marrow transplants
    • Cancer in the family; explaining cancer to children
    • Caregiver resources
    • Chemotherapy, radiation surgery, and targeted therapy
    • Clinical research and clinical trials
    • Financial resources
    • Grief
    • New diagnosis
    • Nutrition
    • Palliative care
    • Recommended cancer-related websites
    • Spirituality
    • Stress management and emotional health
    • Support services at Dana-Farber and beyond
    • Survivorship
    • Symptom management

    The Blum Resource Center offers computer stations, copy and fax machines, charging stations, videos, CDs, a private consult room, and a Library Catalog lending library. Ongoing support groups, seminars, and lectures are conducted at the resource center, where Dana-Farber's Calendar of Events can be found.

    Digital Art Display

    We often receive requests to publicly display artwork created by our patients and families. You can submit your original artwork to be considered for Dana-Farber's Digital Art Display, presented on a large video screen at the Blum Center. To have your artwork considered for display, please complete this application and submit it along with a high-resolution digital photograph of the art.

    Our Programs and Workshops

    Lunch-and-Learn Integrative Therapies Educational Series: Learn a variety of strategies to manage stress and develop resilience through movement, nutrition, expressive arts, and meditation. Participants are invited to bring their own lunch.

    Writing Towards Wellness: Led by author Claire Willis, you will learn writing techniques to jump-start your journals, memoir writing, and written legacies for friends and family.

    Creative Expression Workshop: The MyMoments program promotes emotional resilience through imagery creation, using a free app you can download to your iPhone or iPad. iPads are available to borrow. You will receive your images in a complimentary personalized book.

    Spirituality and Cancer: Led by a Dana-Farber chaplain, this group series addresses the important role of spirituality in coping with cancer.

    Fighting Cancer with Your Fork: An informative nutrition group led by a certified Dana-Farber nutritionist.

    To register, learn more, or learn about other programs and workshops, call 617-632-5570, email blum_center@dfci.harvard.edu, or stop by the Eleanor and Maxwell Blum Patient and Family Resource Center, open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • Centro Blum de Dana-Farber ofrece recursos en Español
    El Centro de Recursos Eleanor y Maxwell Blum, de Dana Farber Cancer Institute, ofrece recursos en Español para pacientes y familiares.