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Videos about the Yawkey Center for Cancer Care

  • These videos showcase the clinical areas, common spaces, and resources for cancer patients and their families in the Yawkey Center for Cancer Care.

  • The Yawkey Center for Cancer Care: An ideal place of healing
    Peter Mehegan provides an overview of the Yawkey Center, introducing some of the features that will offer adult cancer patients more access to the Institute's innovative care. Dana-Farber CEO Edward Benz Jr., MD, and Craig Bunnell, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer, comment on the building.

  • How patients and families built the Yawkey Center for Cancer Care
    When Dana-Farber began planning the new Yawkey Center for Cancer Care, our patients and families were involved in many important decisions about design, floorplan layout, and workflow. 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.

  • Improving the patient experience
    The Yawkey Center was designed to help improve the patient experience — through warm, comfortable spaces, and by facilitating the rapid translation of clinical research to clinical care. Peter Mehegan highlights some of the benefits for patients, including the role of technology in streamlining everything from appointment scheduling to prescription pick-up at the pharmacy.

  • The healing power of nature and art
    From the tranquil healing garden and the chapel, which is open 24 hours a day, to the hundreds of original works of art, including paintings, photographs, and sculptures, patients and families can find many sources of peace and strength at the Yawkey Center for Cancer Care.

  • Ironworkers paint to cheer children with cancer
    During construction of the Yawkey Center, workers spray-painted the names of some of our young patients onto the building's steel beams. Today, some of those names are still visible in a specially created corner of the Yawkey Center.