Founded in 1947, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is committed to providing adults and children with cancer the best treatments available today, while leading the research to advance the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, cure and prevention of cancer and related diseases. Located in Boston, Massachusetts, Dana-Farber is a Comprehensive Cancer Center as designated by the National Cancer Institute and an affiliate of the Harvard Medical School.
Dana-Farber is a major center for clinical treatment, research, education and outreach to the community with special emphasis on reaching high risk and under-served populations. The Center employs over 4,000 professional and support staff, sees approximately 350,000 outpatient visits per year and is involved in over 700 clinical trials. Dana-Farber also extends its signature care to top community hospitals and oncology practices in the region through its Network.
In 2014, U.S. News & World Report ranked Dana-Farber as New England’s top-ranked cancer hospital and Dana-Farber Boston Children’s as the number one ranked pediatric cancer center in the country. The Center’s new Yawkey Center for Cancer Care, a state-of-the-art, patient-centric facility adds significant new clinical and research space and houses the Clinical Research Center to provide access to novel anti-cancer trials of new agents and drugs.
Name: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Location: Boston, Massachusetts