Tips for lowering your cancer risk

February 25, 2021

Cancer is caused by a unique combination of genetic changes that cause cells to divide uncontrollably and invade normal tissues. According to the National Cancer Institute, these may be inherited genetic mutations, or, more likely, they occur throughout someone’s lifetime due to errors in the division of normal cells or because of DNA changes from…

OOFOS celebrates $1 million fundraising milestone

February 18, 2021

Recovery footwear company OOFOS has taken major steps in the fight against cancer with their strong commitment to supporting breast cancer research at Dana-Farber. In December 2020, OOFOS crossed the one-million-dollar milestone as the company continues to blaze ahead in its dedicated partnership. OOFOS, the official recovery shoe of Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund, donates…

Dana-Farber around the world: Working to create equity in cancer care

February 4, 2021
Rwanda Team

Cancer accounts for 10 million deaths globally each year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), making it the second leading cause of death around the world. Of these, approximately 70 percent of deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries, where there is often less access to treatment and fewer resources to prevent and treat…

Cervical cancer advocacy: Turning pain into power

January 21, 2021
Patient Kate

On October 5, 2015, my OBGYN called and told me I had cervical cancer. Surreal is the best way to describe that moment. I detached from reality and remember thinking that at 30 years old, this was the end of the road for me. Sharing the news with husband, family, and friends were the worst…

Baking with a mission

January 9, 2021
Molly's Cupcakes

“Eat cupcakes and cure cancer.” That’s the motto of 15-year-old Molly Butts. Throughout 2020, this young entrepreneur has been raising money to support cancer research and care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund in a tasty way: baking and selling cupcakes for a cause she believes in. Since September, Molly has baked over…

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…