When Sidney Farber, MD, founded the Children’s Cancer Research Foundation 75 years ago, he gave a newfound sense of hope to young patients with cancer and their loved ones, and set the course for a mission dedicated to the research and care of cancer for all patients.
He also gave rise to what would become one of our community’s most cherished organizations with a global reputation for excellence. For 75 years, Dana-Farber has cared for patients with expertise and compassion, forged new frontiers in cancer research, and provided a sanctuary for bright and curious minds to pursue their passions.
As we mark the 75-year anniversary of this amazing organization, we can take pride that we remain anchored by the core principles of Sidney Farber’s mission: to make scientific discoveries and turn them into life-saving treatments. Equipped with that sense of pride and breadth of knowledge and skill we’ve gained, we can look boldly ahead to the future, filled with an enduring sense of hope for all the possibilities that lie ahead to help patients everywhere who are counting on us.
Together, we continue the great promise of this organization, and continue our progress to reduce the burden of cancer for all.
— Laurie H. Glimcher, MD
President and CEO
For more information on Dana-Farber’s 75th anniversary, visit www.dana-farber.org/75.