COVID-19 Research at Dana-Farber

In 1947, Dr. Sidney Farber’s pioneering research developed modern chemotherapy for children with leukemia. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has been a worldwide medical research leader ever since. Today, Dana-Farber is applying its pioneering research tradition to developing novel approaches towards understanding and treating COVID-19. Dana-Farber scientists are developing groundbreaking strategies to bar the COVID-19 virus from…

How to Leave a Legacy at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Supporters of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund are loyal and dedicated. They walk, run, golf, and give to contribute to our mission of a world without cancer. The commitment from our community is unparalleled, but you might still ask yourself, “how else can I help conquer cancer?” A simple, flexible, and versatile way…

Life as a medical interpreter during the COVID-19 crisis

By Carolina Olavarria, a Spanish Medical Interpreter and Translator in Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Interpreter Services As interpreters, we build the bridge of communication between the medical team and their patients who have limited English. We are the voices of the providers to their patients, and we communicate everything the patient says, asks, or shares with…

Get your #ScoopsforJimmy at home

Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl® presented by Valvoline Instant Oil ChangeSM is being postponed from June to September to keep our supporters safe and healthy during the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. But there is always a reason for a sweet treat, especially during trying times! To spread some smiles, we encourage you to create your own Jimmy…

Coping Day-to-Day with COVID-19 Uncertainty

Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Sue Morris, PsyD and Karen Fasciano, PsyD We are currently living in a very uncertain world with the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation. Not knowing what will happen next or worrying whether we or one of our family members might get sick, is likely to create…

We’re here to help you fundraise in new ways

We here at Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund are amazed by our dedicated community of supporters and volunteers who are committed to Dana-Farber’s mission to conquer cancer and know that funds need to be raised now more than ever because a cancer diagnosis cannot be put on hold, even during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Although your golf tournament, restaurant night, yard sale, or karaoke…

Our amazing community and COVID-19

Like you, Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund are closely monitoring the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The health of our patients and our staff remain our first priority through these unprecedented and unsettling circumstances—and is at the heart of every decision we are making today and every day. Dana-Farber is continuing to do everything it can…

Young multiple myeloma patient pays it forward

By Ethan Hawes So much of a cancer diagnosis is how you view it. From 2013, when I was diagnosed with multiple myeloma as a 22-year-old college senior, until 2016, I felt isolated and insecure. Getting diagnosed with something so rare at 22 was terrifying and overwhelming. As a young person, I hadn’t faced such…

Cervical cancer patient aims to raise awareness after fourth diagnosis

In honor of Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, Karen, a Dana-Farber patient, is sharing her story to raise awareness for the disease, which affects more than 13,000 women in the United States per year.  It all started back in August of 2013. During a dental procedure, it was discovered that my blood pressure was stroke-level high….