Nancy U. Lin, MD

Nancy U. Lin, MD

Medical Oncology

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617-632-2175 (new patients)
617-632-3800 (established patients)


Nancy U. Lin, MD

Dr. Lin is an internationally recognized medical oncologist specializing in the care of patients with all stages of breast cancer.  Her research focuses on improving the outcomes of people living with metastatic breast cancer, including a particular focus on the challenge of breast cancer brain metastases.  She has led multiple clinical trials which have led to new treatment options for patients with metastatic breast cancer. 

Dr. Lin received her MD from Harvard Medical School in 1999. She completed her residency in internal medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital and went on to complete fellowships in medical oncology and hematology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.  In 2005, she joined the staff of Brigham and Women's and Dana-Farber, where she is a medical oncologist and clinical investigator in the Breast Oncology Center.  She mentors students, residents, and fellows at Harvard Medical School and Dana-Farber.



Associate Chief, Division of Breast Oncology, Susan F. Smith Center for Women's Cancers
Director, Metastatic Breast Cancer Program
Director, Program for Patients with Breast Cancer Brain Metastases
Senior Physician
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Medical Director, Breast Oncology Translational Hub
Director, Breast Oncology Cohorts and Biorepository Program


Diseases Treated

Board Certification

  • Hematology, 2005
  • Internal Medicine, 2002
  • Medical Oncology, 2015


  • Dana-Farber/Partners CancerCare, Hematology/Oncology


  • Brigham and Women's Hospital, Internal Medicine

Medical School

  • Harvard Medical School

Recent Awards

  • George Canellos Award for Excellence in Clinical Investigation and Clinical Care, 2011
  • University of Padua Award for Advances in Breast Cancer, 2016
  • Team Science Award, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 2019
  • Distinguished Researcher Award, Massachusetts Society of Clinical Oncologists, 2023

Research Departments

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Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

450 Brookline Avenue Boston, MA 02215
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Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

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Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

450 Brookline Avenue Boston, MA 02215
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42.3374, -71.1082

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