International Patient Care

Thousands of people from all over the world travel to Dana-Farber for their cancer care each year. We provide advanced multidisciplinary clinical care, while ensuring our patient’s social and cultural needs are met. Our international patients receive personalized and comprehensive support throughout every stage of their journey, including assistance with care coordination, lodging, interpreter services, and more.

Welcome to Dana-Farber
Cancer knows no border or boundary and touches everyone, everywhere, in some way. At Dana-Farber, we envision a world that is free of the fear and burden of cancer. We believe everyone deserves access to the best possible cancer care and support when they need it. We are proud to welcome patients and families from across the globe and are committed to delivering expert, compassionate, and personalized care.
Laurie H. Glimcher, MD, Dana-Farber President and CEO

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Language and Interpreter Services


If you speak a language other than English, language assistance services are available to you free of charge. 

Why Choose Dana-Farber

For over 75 years, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has had one goal: to reduce the suffering caused by cancer through advanced clinical care and scientific research. Dana-Farber is committed to providing multidisciplinary, compassionate, and collaborative care that puts patients and their families at the center. Care is provided by teams of specialists organized around combating specific types of cancer, providing easy and direct access for patients.

Dana-Farber Highlights

  • The only hospital ranked in the top five nationally by U.S. News & World Report in both adult and pediatric cancer care
  • A Comprehensive Cancer Center as designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI)
  • Principal teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School
  • Magnet® Certified for excellence in nursing and health-care delivery, a designation awarded to only 10% of hospitals
  • Leader in basic, translational, clinical, and population science research
  • A top recipient of National Cancer Institute (NCI) funding
  • The most highly cited research of any leading U.S. cancer center
  • One of the highest volume CAR T-cell centers in the the U.S., offering all FDA-approved CAR T therapies as well as many clinical trials of CAR T and other forms of cellular therapy

Learn more about our treatments centers and clinical services, and the cancer types and conditions we treat.

Appointments and Referrals

We partner with Brigham and Women's Hospital and Boston Children's Hospital to provide complete and integrated care for our adult and pediatric international patients. Contact our international patient teams to learn more about our services and how to request an appointment.

Adult Patients

Pediatric Patients

Discover the Dana-Farber Difference


Why Choose Dana-Farber

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


Care and Treatment

Since 1947, Dana-Farber's sole focus has been to provide expert cancer care and groundbreaking treatments for adult and pediatric patients.


Partners and Affiliates

Dana-Farber provides expert clinical care with Brigham and Women's Hospital and Boston Children's Hospital, and is a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School.