Dana-Farber Cancer Institute


Dana-Farber Research Supports FDA Approval of New Therapy for Certain Patients With Ovarian Cancer

November 23rd 2022

Mirvetuximab soravtansine has been granted accelerated approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on November 14 for the treatment of recurrent platinum-resistant high-grade serous ovarian cancer that highly expresses folate receptor alpha.

Computer Platform Helps Match Patients With Cancer to Trials of Targeted Therapy

October 14th 2022

A computer platform developed at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute makes the matching process for clinical trials for patients with genomic alterations both easier and faster.

Dana-Farber Joins Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy to Accelerate Cures for the World’s Gravest Cancers

October 4th 2022

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, one of the world’s leading cancer research and treatment centers, has partnered with the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, the leading network of immuno-oncology expertise in the world, as a member of the PICI Network with a goal to better understand the tumor microenvironment across cancer types and translate these basic discoveries to the clinic as impactful cancer immunotherapies.

Online Testing Tool Identifies People Likely to Benefit from Genetic Testing for Inherited Risk for Certain Cancers

August 23rd 2022

An online tool developed by researchers and physicians at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute can accurately and rapidly identify people who should undergo testing for inherited genetic changes that raise the risk of developing certain cancers, a new study shows.

Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center Opens New Facility in Foxborough

August 18th 2022

Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center opened a new facility in Foxborough, MA, which provides world-class cancer care to patients in southern Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Lifespan Renew Strategic Alliance Agreement

May 2nd 2022

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Lifespan Cancer Institute have agreed to renew their strategic alliance to advance cancer treatment and research. Dana-Farber and the Lifespan Cancer Institute signed an initial agreement in 2017.

2022 Canada Gairdner Award Given to Stuart H. Orkin, MD, Researcher at Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center

April 18th 2022

The Gairdner Foundation has announced that Stuart H. Orkin, MD, is one of the 2022 Canada Gairdner Award laureates for seminal discoveries and contributions to biomedical science.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Celebrates 75th Anniversary

April 15th 2022

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is launching a year-long celebration of its 75th anniversary to highlight its history and progress in cancer care and transformative cancer research.

Immunotherapy Combination Shown to Benefit Some Patients with Non–Small Cell Lung Cancer Resistant to Single Immunotherapy

February 7th 2022

A combination of two drugs that open the floodgates to an immune system attack on cancer curtailed tumor growth in some patients with non–small cell lung cancer that was resistant to a single immunotherapy agent.