Breast Oncology Program
The Breast Oncology Program at the Susan F. Smith Center for Women's Cancers at Dana-Farber provides state-of-the-art and compassionate care for breast cancer patients. Our breast cancer clinicians are committed to providing you with the best and most individualized treatment options available, including the latest medical oncology; surgical options and breast reconstruction; and radiation therapy. Ending women's cancers including breast cancer is the reason we exist – everything we do is tailored to the unique needs of women.
Our team of breast cancer experts at the Susan F. Smith Center for Women's Cancers Breast Oncology Program includes breast cancer surgeons, medical oncologists and radiation oncologists who have pioneered the most effective techniques in breast cancer treatment.
There is no "one size fits all" treatment for breast cancer – we create personalized treatment plans based on your individual needs and the genetic make-up of your particular cancer.
Find out about our experience and approach to diagnosing and treating breast cancer.
We also offer a variety of focused programs with special expertise:
Young women (in their early 40s and younger) with breast cancer face particular challenges and need different resources. Combining treatment, research, and specialized support services, our Young and Strong Program for Young Women with Breast Cancer, led by Ann Partridge, MD, MPH, is one of the few programs in the country designed to meet the needs of young women faced with a breast cancer diagnosis.
Treating patients with metastatic breast cancer (MBC) is a significant part of our practice at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Breast Oncology Program. Our doctors, nurses, research staff, social workers, and others provide continuous care, support, and assistance. We are committed to providing each patient with the best and most personalized treatment options available, taking advantage of the full range of services of a top-ranked cancer hospital and research center.
If you or your doctor thinks you are at high risk of developing breast or ovarian cancer, the Cancer Genetics and Prevention Program, led by Dr. Judy Garber, MD, MPH, will create a personalized program to estimate your risk as accurately as possible and work with you and your clinical team to lower your risk as much as possible.
A team of experts, led by Beth Overmoyer, MD, specializes in treating inflammatory breast cancer (IBC), a rare but aggressive form of breast cancer. Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Hospital Cancer Center hosts the only program in the Northeast focused solely on IBC.
Every year in the United States, one in 3,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during pregnancy. Our clinicians at the Breast Cancer during Pregnancy Program, led by Erica Mayer, MD, MPH, are leaders in achieving healthy outcomes for pregnant women with breast cancer and their babies. The team includes some of the world's most experienced and respected breast cancer oncologists and maternal-fetal specialists in Obstetrics/Gynecology.
Breast cancer is often thought of as a disease that affects only women, but men can be diagnosed with breast cancer, too. We offer care that is dedicated to the unique needs of men. Our specialists will work with you to develop a treatment plan that supports your medical and emotional needs.