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Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's ultimate goal is the eradication of cancer, AIDS, and related diseases and the fear that they engender. Above all else, Dana-Farber makes a difference by relieving the burden of disease now and for the future through our research, clinical care, education, outreach and advocacy.


100% of Every Rider-Raised Dollar Goes to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

The mission of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is to provide expert, compassionate care to children and adults with cancer while advancing the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, cure, and prevention of cancer and related diseases. As an affiliate of Harvard Medical School and a Comprehensive Cancer Center designated by the National Cancer Institute, Dana-Farber also provides training for new generations of physicians and scientists, designs programs that promote public health particularly among high-risk and underserved populations, and disseminates innovative patient therapies and scientific discoveries to our target community across the United States and throughout the world.

Learn about the progress being made at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

The PMC is more than 60 percent of the Jimmy Fund’s annual revenue. The PMC gift to Dana-Farber includes funds raised by the Pan-Mass Challenge, PMC Unpaved, PMC Winter Cycle, and PMC Kids Rides.

Patient Referral

Request an Appointment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, one of the world's premier cancer centers, is committed to providing total care, meeting both your physical and psychosocial needs. Listed above are a few ways to make an appointment to consult with one of the DFCI teams of care providers.

By Phone:

For adult patients, please call (877) 332-4294.

For pediatric patients, please call (888) PEDI-ONC (733-4662)

Online Consultation:

If you would like to consult with one of our physicians, but are unable to come to Boston, please consider our Online Specialty Consultations service.

By Online Form:

To request an appointment online, please fill out and submit the form at the following link: 

DFCI Appointment Page 


Inclusion, Diversity & Equity in Cancer Medicine

Inclusion, Diversity & Equity in Cancer Medicine is a key component of The Dana-Farber Campaign, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's ambitious, multi-year $2 billion fundraising effort to prevent, treat, and Defy Cancer by accelerating revolutionary science, extraordinary care, and exceptional expertise.

Read more about how Dana-Farber will use funds to improve access and care here.

Expand Access to Care

All patients deserve access to exceptional cancer care. Visionary support can help Dana-Farber to grow its patient navigation and mobile health programs; increase efforts to educate the community about cancer prevention, screening, and care; and forge new partnerships.

Lead in Cancer Disparities Research

Research is the foundation for transformational change. With philanthropic partnerships, Dana-Farber will advance research into disparities in cancer care and outcomes, expand access to and representation in clinical trials, improve health equity data collection and analysis, and more.

Improve Access to Careers and Advancement

A healthcare workforce that reflects the diversity of the community is key to delivering equitable cancer care. With your support, Dana-Farber aims to attract the best and brightest leaders, grow its pipeline programs, and cultivate the skills of its workers across every facet of oncology.

Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Is the Top Pediatric Cancer Program in the US

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center was named #1 in the nation in US News & World Report's 2022-23 Best Children's Hospitals report. Dana-Farber/Boston Children's has been recognized as one of the top three pediatric cancer centers in the country each year since the ranking's inception, earning more #1 rankings than any other program.

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