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Expert Cancer Care for the Community

  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is committed to helping the community meet the challenges of cancer. From mammography screening right in Boston’s neighborhoods, to workshops on cancer prevention, to world-class cancer treatment, we’re dedicated to helping you and your family conquer cancer.

    We partner with community-based organizations to monitor the needs of Greater Boston residents and have developed several programs to help lessen the impact of cancer in the community.

  • Learn about Dana-Farber's initiatives to ensure inclusion, diversity, and equity for all our patients.

  • lung cancer survivor Barry

    Tobacco Control and Lung Cancer Prevention

    Lung cancer screening can detect tumors early, before any symptoms develop.

    Mammography Van

    Dana-Farber provides screening for breast cancer in Boston's neighborhoods.

    Support Services

    We have many programs to help the community cope with cancer including seminars and support groups.
    Patient Navigator staff member with a patient

    Patient Navigators

    Having a guide through cancer screening and treatment can provide the support you need to take control of your health.

    Whittier Street Health Center Collaboration

    Dana-Farber collaborates with Whittier Street Health Center.
    a cancer patient in her neighborhood

    Cancer Screening

    Screening for certain types of cancer can find it when treatment is the most effective.
  • Judy Garber, MD, MPH talking with a patient

    Cancer Prevention and Risk Reduction

    Dana-Farber offers a wealth of supportive services and programs to help individuals reduce their risk of a cancer occurrence or recurrence.



    Find your next career at Dana-Farber, and play a role in our ultimate goal: the eradication of cancer, AIDS, and related diseases and the fear that they engender.

    Kimmie Ng, MD, MPH, with a patient

    Why Choose Dana-Farber

    Each year, thousands of patients from around the world come to Dana-Farber for their cancer care. Find out why.