"At Dana-Farber, we are committed to doing everything in our power to eliminate racial, socioeconomic, cultural, and other disparities in patient care, cancer research, and cancer treatment and outcomes."
— Laurie H.
Glimcher, MD, Dana-Farber President and CEO
Dedicated to Equity in Patient Care and Outcomes
We believe everyone deserves the best possible cancer care when they need it. But the biggest scientific breakthroughs — and the most advanced treatments — can make a difference only if they reach all patients who need them.
That's why we're working very hard to strengthen our care and research initiatives across all communities — breaking down barriers, developing trust, and building relationships, so that we can provide better support for all our patients regardless
of race, socioeconomics, or culture.
Building an Inclusive and Diverse Workforce
At Dana-Farber, we're committed to increasing diversity among our faculty, staff, and leadership, and to creating a more inclusive and diverse scientific and medical community that is representative of the communities we serve. This takes investment,
hard work, and accountability — all of which are reflected in our deep commitment.
Our Commitment in Action
At Dana-Farber, we envision a future where cancer prevention, care, and outcomes are grounded in equity and social justice. As part of our commitment to eliminate cancer disparities across the Institute — and to diversify our faculty and help build a
scientific and medical community that reflects the diversity of our community — we have affirmed our inclusion, diversity, and equity commitment with a 5-year, $50 million investment to significantly improve these four critical areas:
- Cancer disparities in research
- Access to care and equitable outcomes
- Community investments
- Access to careers and advancement