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Mission and Values

  • John Koreth, MBBS, DPhil, with a patient

  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute provides expert, compassionate, and equitable care to children, adults, and their families, while advancing the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, cure, and prevention of cancer and related diseases. We train new generations of clinicians and scientists, disseminate innovative patient therapies and scientific discoveries around the world, and reduce the impact of cancer, while at all times maintaining a focus on those communities who have been historically marginalized.


    We envision a world free of the fear and burden of cancer.

    Core Values


    Above all else, we make a difference by relieving the burden of disease now and for the future through our research, clinical care, education, outreach and advocacy.


    We pursue excellence relentlessly and with integrity in all that we do, adhering always to the highest standards of conduct.

    Compassion and Respect

    For those in our care and for one another.


    We foster the spirit of inquiry, promoting collaboration and innovation across traditional boundaries while celebrating individual creativity.

    Equity and Inclusion

    In everything we do, we strive to ensure all people can reach their full potential and no one is disadvantaged because of who they are.

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    Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity

    At Dana-Farber, we are committed to doing everything in our power to eliminate racial, socioeconomic, cultural, and other disparities in patient care, cancer research, and cancer treatment and outcomes.