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Executive Council

  • About the Executive Council

    The Executive Council of the Susan F. Smith Center for Women's Cancers at Dana-Farber is a forum for women business and community leaders who are committed to helping find cures for women's cancers, the Executive Council is dedicated to:

    • Educating women about breast and gynecologic cancers
    • Cultivating advocates for the Susan F. Smith Center
    • Raising funds to support women's cancers research at Dana-Farber

    The Executive Council was developed to help women in the Greater Boston area learn about women's cancers, while supporting research and treatment in the Susan F. Smith Center for Women's Cancers at Dana-Farber.

    Each year, the Executive Council hosts an educational and fundraising event to share progress and raise critical funds in the fight against women's cancers. Since its inception in 2002, the Executive Council has raised more than $18 million to support research into women's cancers and has educated thousands of women about issues in cancer prevention and treatment.


    Cancer Doesn't Quit, and Neither Does the Executive Council

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    Learn more about the Executive Council's efforts to eradicate women's cancers despite the challenges posed by Covid-19.


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  • Over 200 local women business and community leaders attended the 2019 Susan F. Smith Center for Women's Cancers Executive Council Luncheon on November 1, 2019, raising $230,000 for research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

    This annual event emphasizes the successes of the Susan F. Smith Center in eradicating women's cancers and the revolutionary advancements in the treatment of breast and gynecologic cancers. Funds raised support the Smith Center's Innovation Fund for new research.