Our Treatment Approach
Your care will involve the best treatments currently available, combined with new therapies based on research in our laboratories and elsewhere in the field of lymphoma treatment. We carefully consider an array of therapy options, including chemotherapy, radiation therapy, stem cell transplant, targeted therapies, immunotherapy, and clinical trials — many of which were developed by scientists in our own laboratories.
The Adult Lymphoma Program at Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center is part of Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center's Center for Hematologic Oncology, one of the world's largest and most respected treatment centers for patients with disorders of the blood or bone marrow. Hematological disorders can take many different forms, and your Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center care team has specialized knowledge in treating the various manifestations of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Our laboratory-based work in lymphoma biology informs the use of new approaches to interfering with the pathways and abnormalities that drive lymphoma growth and survival. Each day, we work to translate findings in the laboratory into novel, less toxic treatments.
At Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center's Adult Lymphoma Program, our experts manage your diagnosis and treatment plan as a close-knit team in order to decide what approach will best treat your particular disease at each stage. Because we are a highly specialized center, your testing, care, and follow-up are coordinated from your first appointment.
Your care team includes medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, oncology nurses, nurse practitioners, stem cell transplant physicians and nurses when appropriate, research scientists, psychiatrists, nutritionists, and social workers. All of these team members work together to make sure your care is as seamless as possible.
At our weekly lymphoma forum, specialists meet and discuss every new case. These specialists review your care plan to reach a consensus recommendation, which we share with you. We review particularly challenging cases at a division-wide conference with members from across specialty areas. They have expertise in standard therapies and emerging therapies and work to ensure that your care plan offers the best possible outcomes.
Our team also connects with renal cancer specialists, oncocardiologists, and nephrologists when indicated to align your care.
As a highly specialized program within Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center's Center for Hematologic Oncology, we focus on the distinct needs of patients with lymphoma. We provide a very personalized approach to your care. For example, if you are likely to have a specific side effect from a treatment, we take care to tailor your therapy to keep your quality of life at the center of the treatment plan.
We view every patient as an individual, with unique needs and expectations. We take time to involve you and your family in each step of the treatment process. As you go through treatment phases, you and your family will have access to a wide range of support resources — from nutrition services to integrative therapies.