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Patient and Family Resource Centers

  • The Eleanor and Maxwell Blum Patient and Family Resource Center

    Blum Resource Center Temporarily Closed

    Online Programs and Workshops Available

    The Blum Resource Center is closed due to the COVID-19 health emergency, but we continue to offer online and virtual programs to support patients and their loved ones.

    Virtual Programs

    The Blum Center hosts regular online sessions using Zoom on topics including Spirituality and Cancer, Survivorship, Managing Your Finances, Insomnia, and much more. Please check our Program Calendar for details.

    Blum Digital Resource Center

    Our digital resource center is an online extension of the resource information and brochures that you would find visiting Blum. Visit the digital resource center to find information on different disease types, treatments, Dana-Farber resources, and more.

  • Heather Woods at the Blum Resource Center

  • Located on the first floor of Dana-Farber's Yawkey Center, the Blum Resource Center provides patients and family members with a comfortable environment to learn more about disease treatment and management. The center's staff and volunteers can help you find answers to health-related questions, and can guide you through Dana-Farber's programs and services.

    The Blum Resource Center offers computer stations, copy and fax machines, charging stations, videos, CDs, a private consult room, and a lending library. Ongoing support groups, seminars, and lectures are conducted at the resource center. Visit our Program Calendar to learn more.

    Stop by the center to pick up a complimentary Hope Bag (for patients) or Care Bag (for caregivers).

    Resource pamphlets, teaching sheets, and books are offered in English and other languages, and provide detailed information on variety of topics, including:

    • New diagnosis
    • Cancer in the family; explaining cancer to children
    • Caregiver resources
    • Treatments: chemotherapy, radiation surgery, and targeted therapy
    • Financial resources
    • Nutrition
    • Symptom management
    • Supportive resources at Dana-Farber
    • Recommended cancer-related websites

    Online Resources

    Blum Digital Resource Center

    The digital resource center is an online extension of the resource information and brochures that you would find visiting Blum. Visit the digital resource center to find information on different disease types, treatments, Dana-Farber resources, and more.

    Survivorship 101 – Living Through and Beyond Cancer

    This video workshop led by Adult Survivorship Program Director Ann Partridge, MD, MPH, takes a closer look at what survivorship means and explores the major areas of cancer survivorship care, including monitoring for recurrence, managing the long-term and late effects of cancer treatments, and coordinating survivor care with your primary care physician.

    Patient Gateway Tutorial

    This 30-minute video created by the Blum Center and Information Services explores how to enroll in and use Patient Gateway, Dana-Farber’s preferred way to communicate with adult patients.

    Virtual Programs

    The Blum Center hosts regular Zoom sessions on topics including Spirituality and Cancer, Survivorship, Managing Your Finances, Insomnia, and much more. Please visit our Program Calendar for details.

    Digital Art Display

    We often receive requests to publicly display artwork created by our patients and families. You can submit your original artwork to be considered for Dana-Farber's Digital Art Display, presented on a large video screen at the Blum Center. To have your artwork considered for display, please complete this application and submit it along with a high-resolution digital photograph of the art.

    Centro Blum de Dana-Farber ofrece recursos en Español

    El Centro de Recursos Eleanor y Maxwell Blum, de Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, ofrece recursos en Español para pacientes y familiares.

  • Resources for Marginalized Patients and Advocates

    Dana-Farber is committed to reducing barriers to high-quality cancer care for medically underserved patients and their loved ones. And we are committed to addressing the socio-economic disparities and cultural differences that affect cancer risk. Learn about our resources for bringing cancer screening, treatment, and research to underserved patients and communities.

  • Adult Patient and Family COVID-19 Open Forum
    Dana-Farber clinical experts and leaders came together on June 24, 2020, for a virtual forum designed to give adult patients and their loved ones an update on COVID-19 research and news, along with a closer look at what we're doing to ensure a safe environment of care.