Blum Resource Van brings cancer education and resources to local communities

December 7, 2020
Blum Resource Van

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is committed to reducing the burden of cancer in medically underserved communities. Our Blum Family Resource Center Van is a centerpiece of this commitment—bringing Dana-Farber expertise and services, free of charge, directly to people in the communities and neighborhoods where they live and work. The Blum Van focuses its efforts in two…

Living with stage IV liver cancer

November 6, 2020

By Marie Allen-Hadge I don’t think the day you are diagnosed with a terminal disease is ever erased from memory. I remember going to the emergency room on May 31, 2019, with severe abdominal, shoulder, and back pain. After an ultrasound, lots of whispering nurses and doctors, and hours of waiting for results, I was…

Giving thanks to ‘Unsung Heroes’ during pandemic

November 5, 2020

During cancer treatment, many patients and their families recognize doctors and nurses as “heroes” throughout their treatment. But care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute extends far beyond the oncologist; it extends to the parking attendants, interpreters, cafeteria workers, and many others. And throughout the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, these “unsung heroes” have played vital roles in providing…

Mammography Van Delivers Care Directly to the Community

October 22, 2020

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute provides convenient care services and promotes public health among high-risk populations of women in Greater Boston’s low-income communities. Our Mammography Van—the only mobile digital mammography program in Massachusetts—is an integral part of our efforts to increase access to screening and breast health education. Partnering with 17 community health centers, the Mammography Van…