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, the Institute 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.
The Jimmy Fund
The Jimmy Fund supports the fight against cancer at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute,
helping to raise the chances of survival for children and adults with cancer around
the world. Since 1948, thousands of events, coupled with the generosity of millions
of people, have helped the Jimmy Fund save countless lives by furthering cancer research
and care at Dana-Farber.
Jimmy Fund dollars have enabled Dana-Farber's researchers and clinicians to pursue
new ideas and to make discoveries now in use worldwide:
More advanced diagnostic tools to detect cancer earlier
New drugs and new combinations of drugs to treat cancer more effectively and with
fewer side effects
More precise radiation techniques
Better surgical options.
Deeper understanding of the factors that cause cancer and the development of therapies
that prevent the disease
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's ultimate goal is the eradication of cancer, AIDS,
and related diseases and the fear that they engender.