Dana-Farber Cancer Instituterecently announced a major expansion with the opening of a hospital facility in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, to provide increased cancer care and outpatient services for adult patients in the region. The new 140,000–square foot, state-of-art outpatient facility is located in the Life Time Center at 300 Boylston Street (formerly the Atrium Mall).
Dana-Farber provides adult clinical care in collaboration with Brigham and Women’s Hospital as Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center. At the new facility, Brigham and Women’s Hospital oncology surgeons, radiologists, radiation oncologists, and others will provide quality multidisciplinary care.
Laurie H. Glimcher, MD
“We are thrilled to expand our ability to serve more people with cancer and provide our special model of care in this new Chestnut Hill location,” said Laurie H. Glimcher, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. “The facility incorporates feedback from patients and families with many details throughout to ensure convenience and comfort.”
With treatment centers and an environment similar to Dana-Farber’s location in the Longwood Medical Area, the Chestnut Hill facility offers a wide range of cancer therapies, clinical trials, and supportive services for patients and their families. “Cancer patients often need many visits for their care,” said Daphne Haas-Kogan, MD, Chair of the Dana-Farber and Brigham and Women’s Department of Radiation Oncology. “Our new facility will help us provide the very latest and most advanced therapies in the most comfortable and convenient environment possible.”
Daphne Haas-Kogan, MD
Dana-Farber–Chestnut Hill has 61 infusion chairs and 49 exam rooms as well many consult rooms. Its treatment groups include breast oncology, gastrointestinal oncology, genitourinary oncology, gynecologic oncology, thoracic oncology, and palliative and psychosocial oncology.
Patients also have access to clinical trials, genetic testing, and Dana-Farber’s genetics and prevention team to learn more about cancer risk based on personal and family histories. Staffers include registered dieticians with special training in oncology and licensed oncology clinical social workers for consultation, guidance, and supportive counseling.