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Patient and Family Resource Centers

  • Blum Resource Center Temporarily Closed Due

    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 now hosts regular Zoom sessions on topics including Spirituality and Cancer, Survivorship, Managing Your Finances, Insomnia, and much more. Please check the Events Calendar (and select “Blum Center” in the drop-down menu) 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.

    The Eleanor and Maxwell Blum Patient and Family Resource Center

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  • 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.

  • 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 Library Catalog lending library. Ongoing support groups, seminars, and lectures are conducted at the resource center, where Dana-Farber's Calendar of Events can be found.

    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

    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.

    Our Programs and Workshops

    We sponsor many programs and workshops for patients and families, including:

    Nutrition: Separating Facts from Fiction: Led by expert Dana-Farber nutritionists, this group series is designed for patients to better understand healthy eating during and after cancer treatment. Each session focuses on a different nutrition topic, with time for discussion.

    Spirituality and Cancer: Led by Dana-Farber Chaplain Yaroslav Nalysnyk, MD, this group series addresses the important role of spirituality in coping with cancer.

    Caregivers Coffee Hour: Who is a caregiver? Any family member, partner, or friend who is supporting someone through their care. A Dana-Farber One-to-One peer mentor volunteer and caregiver helps facilitate. Come and discuss shared experiences, while enjoying coffee with someone who has been there.

    To register, learn more, or learn about other programs and workshops, call 617-632-5570, email, or stop by the Eleanor and Maxwell Blum Patient and Family Resource Center on Yawkey 1, open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Explore Dana-Farber's Complete Events Calendar

    Resource Specialists Can Help, with Office Hours Daily

    Stop by the Resource Center to speak with a resource specialist who can help you explore options for transportation to and from your appointments and fill out applications for financial assistance with non-medical bills.

    Office hours vary, so please contact the resource center at 617-632-5570 for a schedule of when our specialists are available.

  • 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.

  • Explore Dana-Farber's Many Support Services

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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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    Nutrition Services

    Our nutrition experts help patients follow a healthy diet during and after cancer treatment.

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    Resources and Support for Cancer Caregivers

    We offer suggestions for online resources and books to assist in the caregiving journey.