About Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Since its founding in 1947, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts has been committed to providing adults and children with cancer with the best treatment available today while developing tomorrow's cures through cutting-edge research. Read about our history, our breakthroughs, and the resources that help us support the health of our neighborhoods and communities.


Mission and Values

Learn about Dana-Farber's mission, which embraces both patient care and research, and the values that underlie everything we do.


History and Milestones

For 75 years, Dana-Farber has been at the forefront of cancer care and research. Learn more about our history and our founder, Sidney Farber, MD.


Leadership Profiles

Read short biographies of the members of our Executive Management Group, which has executive-level oversight of all Dana-Farber activities.


Awards and Honors

See a selection of recent examples of professional recognition given to Dana-Farber's staff, as well as honors awarded to the Institute.


Newsroom and Publications

Read the latest in cancer care and research from Dana-Farber. Plus, find information for journalists and members of the media.


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.


Community Health

Through our Community Benefits program, Dana-Farber works with community partners in Boston neighborhoods to promote greater public health.


Global Health

The Center for Global Health Equity at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute envisions a world where cancer outcomes are not determined by where a person is born. Established in 2023, the Center works to centralize and enhance the Institute’s global health activities, addressing inequities in cancer prevention, care, and outcomes.

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.


Members of Dana-Farber collaboratives demonstrate a commitment to excellence by meeting a wide range of standards and best practices in adult medical and/or radiation oncology.


Why Choose Dana-Farber

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


Quality and Patient Safety

Dana-Farber is dedicated to safe, effective, compassionate, patient-centered care. Quality and patient safety are at the core of our mission and vision.


Dana-Farber Direct Connect

Dana-Farber Direct Connect establishes partnerships with employers to provide dedicated oncology care coordination for employees and their dependents, and retirees.

Learn More About Dana-Farber



Patients can access Dana-Farber's care and resources at our main locations in Boston and Chestnut Hill, and at additional community locations throughout the region.



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.


Dana-Farber Facts

Find facts, figures, and useful information about Dana-Farber's operations and services, including statistics about outpatient visits, clinical trials, patient volume, financial results, and much more.

Tobacco Use Policy

Dana-Farber is smoke-free inside and out. Read our tobacco use policy and learn about some of the benefits of quitting smoking.


View Our Events Calendar

View Dana-Farber's calendar of events, including nutrition seminars, health and wellness classes, patient education, community outreach and fundraising events, and support groups.

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