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UMass Memorial Medical Center and the Dana-Farber Cancer Care Collaborative

UMass Memorial Medical Center is very proud to be a member of the nationally recognized Dana-Farber Cancer Care Collaborative.

UMass Memorial Medical Center provides our patients with high-quality, personalized, compassionate cancer care close to home. In March 2017, the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission approved the affiliation between the Medical Center and the Dana-Farber Cancer Care Collaborative. Read the press release from the January 2017 notice to the Commission.

What is the affiliation?

Our agreement with Dana-Farber provides UMass Memorial Medical Center patients with complex or rare cancers expedited consultation and evaluation. UMass Memorial is the first academic medical center to be part of the Dana-Farber collaborative.

Why was this affiliation put into place?

Cancer treatments are more and more complex. Many hospitals form collaborations to share information and ensure that patients have access to the best and most optimal treatments. This trend is happening throughout the United States, and UMass Memorial is proud to be part of the Dana-Farber collaborative. 

Do I now need to travel to Boston?

No, you will continue to receive your care right here in Central Massachusetts. Our Medical Center and our cancer team provide the very best cancer care for the people right here in our community.

How do I learn more?

If a patient or their loved one is need of care, UMass Memorial is the region’s leading cancer care provider in Central Massachusetts. Our team is happy to connect you with one of our compassionate cancer specialists. Call 855-UMASS-MD to learn more.







A call or click away:

HOPE line – 866-597 HOPE (4673)

Talk to a patient care coordinator with cancer experience.

Available Mondays through Fridays, 8 am – 4:30 pm.

Calls received during non-business hours will be returned on the next business day.