Events & Programs

Events & Programs

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Upcoming Events

American Symphony Film Screening

May 22, 2024 at 7:00 p.m.

American Symphony Film Screening

‌Join Dana-Farber Cancer Institute at Coolidge Corner Theater in Brookline for a free screening of American Symphony, a documentary film that follows Grammy Award–winning musician Jon Batiste and his wife, New York Times best-selling author Suleika Jaouad, as Jon composes a symphony and Suleika faces a leukemia recurrence and undergoes a second bone marrow transplant. Before the film, hear from American Symphony’s award-winning producer, Nina Fialkow, and Dana-Farber's Robert Soiffer, MD, who will discuss the importance of expanding access to life-saving blood stem cell and bone marrow transplants, particularly for patients of color. Guests will also have the opportunity to learn more about Jon and Suleika’s Become a Lifesaver Campaign.

The Helen Gurley Brown Presidential Summit on Women and Science

June 5, 2024 from 2:00 – 4:15 p.m.

The Helen Gurley Brown Presidential Summit on Women and Science

Join us on Wednesday, June 5, 2024 from 2:00 to 3:15 p.m. to hear from prominent leaders in the science community, celebrate and support women in research and medicine, and engage in a dynamic Q&A session. The Summit will be followed by a networking reception from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. for those able to join in-person. Attendees may register to attend in-person at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Ave, Boston, in the Yawkey Conference Center 306 - 307 or virtually, via Zoom. 

Laurie H. Glimcher, MD, President and CEO, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute 

Alexa Kimball, MD, MPH, President and CEO, Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Jean King, PhD, Peterson Family Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, Worcester Polytechnic Institute 
Fiona Marshall, PhD, President of Biomedical Research, Novartis

Closing the Gap: Equity in Clinical Trials, Research and Patient Care

June 28, 2024 from 11 a.m. – Noon

Closing the Gap: Equity in Clinical Trials, Research and Patient Care

At Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, we believe that skin color, income, and zip code should never determine health outcomes. Join Narjust Florez, MD, Associate Director of Dana Farber’s Cancer Care Equity Program, as she leads a discussion about the Institute’s efforts to translate research into clinical interventions that will reduce disparities in cancer outcomes. Leading clinicians and investigators in the fields of pediatric, breast, gastrointestinal, and thoracic oncology will discuss how they are working to ensure that all patients can benefit from lifesaving advancements at Dana-Farber and beyond. Panelists include Kira Bona, MD, MPH, Rachel Freedman, MD, MPH, and Nadine McCleary, MD, MPH.

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