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

UMass Memorial Medical Center and Adult Medical Oncology Member of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute 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 Health Cancer Center provides patients with high-quality, personalized, compassionate cancer care close to home. Adult medical oncology care provided at the UMass Memorial Medical Center site is supported by our membership in the Dana-Farber Cancer Care Collaborative. Read the press release from the January 2017. 

What is the affiliation?

UMass Memorial Medical Center is the first academic medical center to join the Dana Farber Cancer Care Collaborative.  Membership in the collaborative provides the following benefits:

  • a formal relationship between oncologists from the two hospitals
  • expedited access to Dana-Farber specialists for adult patients with complex or rare cancers
  • enhanced specialized educational, training and consultation opportunities for Medical Center clinicians

Members of the Dana-Farber Cancer Care Collaborative must meet the highest standards of care across a wide range of practices and procedures, which are reviewed annually, and new practices and innovations in patient care are shared with member hospitals.

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 Medical Center 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.  If necessary, the Medical Center team can provide fast access providers at the Dana-Farber. 

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.