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  • 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.

    The Executive Council hosts two educational and fundraising events each year — a springtime breakfast in Boston and a fall luncheon in Boston's suburbs — 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 $11 million to support research into women's cancers and has educated thousands of women about issues in cancer prevention and treatment.

    To learn more about Executive Council events and how you can become involved, please contact Brenda Goodell at 617-632-5089 or email

    Executive Council Breakfast 2018

    The Executive Council for the Susan F. Smith Center for Women's Cancers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute held its 15th annual Beyond Boston Breakfast in Boston, MA, on April 27, 2018. Speakers educated guests on the latest advances in research and clinical care. The funds raised at the Breakfast are instrumental in enabling physician-researchers at the Susan F. Smith Center to continue their groundbreaking work in the discovery and treatment of women’s cancers. Learn more about how you can make a difference by visiting