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Care and Treatment

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  • Since 1947, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has been providing expert cancer care and groundbreaking treatments for adult and pediatric patients. U.S. News and World Report consistently ranks Dana-Farber as the #1 cancer hospital in New England, and among the best in the nation. As a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital, we recruit some of the world’s best and brightest physicians and researchers. And we partner with two of the world’s highest ranked hospitals – Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital – to provide complete and integrated care for our adult patients and pediatric patients.

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    Cancer Types

    We treat all kinds of adult and pediatric cancers and blood disorders. Explore diagnosis and treatment options for your cancer.

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    Treatment Centers and Clinical Services

    We care for adults and children with cancer in our specialized treatment centers, focused on specific cancer types. Our teams of specialists work closely together to offer patients the latest therapies and clinical services, including access to innovative clinical trials.

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    Support Services and Amenities

    We offer a wide range of services, from financial planning to creative arts to spiritual counsel, to support our patients through their cancer experiences.

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    Nursing and Patient Care

    Nursing and Patient Care Services is committed to excellence and to compassionate patient- and family-centered care. We ensure that patients and their families are surrounded by highly skilled professionals who work together to craft individualized care for each patient and to facilitate access to cutting edge clinical research.

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    Your Care Team

    From your first visit, you'll find that our team is committed to supporting your physical and emotional needs, as well as those of your family members. To provide continuity throughout your care, you will be assigned a multidisciplinary team of health care professionals

  • Cancer Care and Treatment for Adults

    Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center combines the focus of a leading cancer center and the resources of a major hospital to provide comprehensive care for adults with cancer. Outpatient care takes place at various locations around Dana-Farber's Longwood campus, and inpatient care takes place either at Brigham and Women's Hospital or at Dana-Farber's Inpatient Hospital located within Brigham and Women's Hospital. These buildings are connected by bridges.

  • How patients and families built the Yawkey Center for Cancer Care
    Our patients and families were involved in many important decisions about the creation of the Yawkey Center for Cancer Care. Their knowledge meant they had invaluable insight into the experience of going through cancer treatment. Here, some of our patients and caregivers explain how they helped create a warm, healing environment for people with cancer.

  • Cancer Care and Treatment for Children

    While no two families whose lives are touched by childhood cancer or blood disease are the same, every parent wants the very best care for his or her child. Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, an integrated pediatric oncology program through Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Boston Children's Hospital, provides — in one specialized program — all the services of both a leading cancer center and a pediatric hospital. Our focus is solely on the diagnosis and treatment of children with cancer, and providing care for young cancer survivors.

  • Pioneers, Leaders, Visionaries
    A relentless pursuit of discovery, improved outcomes, and comprehensive care for young patients makes Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center a top-ranked pediatric cancer center in the United States. Dana-Farber/Boston Children's has been ranked #1 or #2 for pediatric cancer nine times since 2008 by U.S. News & World Report.

  • Additional Resources

    Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center Patient Handbook

    Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center Patient Handbook

    An introduction to our services and resources for adult patients and families.

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    Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Patient Handbook

    An introduction to our services and resources for pediatric patients and families.

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    Health Library

    Find information about cancer, treatments and procedures, symptom management, nutrition and diet, survivorship, and much more.

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    My Dana-Farber (Patient Portal)

    Find information about connecting with your health care team, new patient registration materials, quick links to selected patient programs and services, and more.

    Dana-Farber Facts 2018

    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.