What we do here changes lives everywhere.
At Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, we view cancer research through a special lens—one that changes the medical landscape and brings hope to cancer patients everywhere. It started more than 70 years ago when Dr. Sidney Farber pioneered chemotherapy. It continues today with Dr. Gordon Freeman’s pivotal discovery of PD-L1, a protein that conceals cancer and, when blocked, enables the immune system to attack cancer. This discovery has transformed immunotherapy into a revolutionary way of treating cancer worldwide. Through our blend of innovative science and exceptional patient care, we will continue setting the standard for lifesaving cancer research well into the future.