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Cancer Care - Susan F. Smith Center for Women's Cancers

  • Duncan Finigan and Eric Winer, MD

    Duncan Finigan (left) is living well with metastatic breast cancer thanks to treatment from Eric Winer, MD.

  • The Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers offers the best possible, most individualized treatments for all stages of breast and gynecologic cancers, as well as expertise in cancer genetics and prevention.

    Breast Oncology

    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. Our clinicians provide you with the latest treatment options available, including medical oncology; surgical options and breast reconstruction; and  radiation therapy.

    Our team includes breast cancer surgeons, medical oncologists, and radiation oncologists who have pioneered the most effective techniques in breast cancer treatment.

    Find out about our experience and approach to diagnosing and treating breast cancer.

    Read our Insight blog for information and inspiration about breast cancer treatment at Dana-Farber.

    Gynecologic Oncology

    The Gynecologic Oncology Program is one of the world's leading centers for cancer treatment and research. We provide expert, compassionate care for women with gynecologic cancers, and we offer diagnostic tests and advanced therapies based on the most up-to-date scientific findings, including the latest clinical trials.

    Our care team includes gynecologic cancer surgeons, medical oncologists, and radiation oncologists who have pioneered the most effective techniques in gynecologic cancer treatment.

    Learn more about our expertise in gynecologic cancers.

    Read our Insight blog for information and inspiration about gynecologic cancer treatment at Dana-Farber.

    Genetics and Prevention

    While all women are at risk for developing breast or ovarian cancer over their lifetimes, some women have an extra risk because of genetics or other factors. Our team of experts in the Center for Cancer Genetics and Prevention can help you understand your own chances of developing breast and ovarian cancer, and plan how to manage that risk.

    If you have close relatives who developed breast and/or ovarian cancer at young ages, you may have an increased likelihood as well, especially if you or a relative carries one of the gene mutations that increase your risk.

    As part of risk assessment, we offer testing to determine risk for inherited cancer syndromes such as breast and ovarian cancer syndromes (BRCA1 and BRCA2), Lynch Syndrome, and various rare cancer syndromes. We also offer comprehensive recommendations for managing cancer risk.

    Learn more about hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.

    Learn more about the Center for Cancer Genetics and Prevention.

    Read our Insight blog for information and inspiration about cancer genetics at Dana-Farber.

    Support

    The Susan F. Smith Center for Women's Cancers provides a variety of services to help patients and their families cope with the many physical, emotional, and spiritual challenges of a cancer diagnosis and its treatment. We are committed to helping patients regain a sense of control over their lives, and feel their best throughout treatment and beyond.

    See our comprehensive supportive resources for Dana-Farber patients, including support groups, financial resources, and integrative therapies.

    We also offer support specific to women’s cancers, such as the Soul Mates program for patients with breast cancer, a support group for gynecologic cancer patients, an education program for breast cancer patients, and targeted support for patients with metastatic breast cancer and/or patients with breast cancer who are under age 45.