My deep admiration for Dana-Farber is rooted in my longstanding professional and personal relationship with this remarkable institution. I’ve spent my entire career here, first as an oncology fellow in its superlative training program and then as a faculty member. Although career opportunities elsewhere beckoned, I chose to stay for nearly 40 years because of the extraordinary dedication of every employee to Dana-Farber’s mission to defy cancer. No other hospital has come close to assembling a comparable cohort of brilliant physicians and scientists singularly devoted to conquering this disease. The result has been an endless parade of discoveries that have affected the lives of cancer patients everywhere. I want to keep it going. Meanwhile, my family, like so many others, benefitted from the unparalleled care provided by Dana-Farber’s clinicians. I want to ensure that other families similarly burdened with cancer will always be able to turn to Dana-Farber.