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Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Care Collaborative

When the diagnosis is cancer, you want every tool and resource available to fight back. Today's cancer treatments at The Christ Hospital are more precise than ever – from GPS-guided tissue targeting to advanced therapies tailored to your DNA.

New discoveries in the fight against cancer and blood disorders happen all the time and we are committed to meeting a wide range of rigorous standards and best practices in adult medical oncology and radiation oncology. That's why Christ Hospital is the first and only hospital in Ohio to become a Collaborative Member of the Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center.

The Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center in Boston is a principal teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School and consistently ranks as one of the nation's top cancer programs by U.S. News & World Report. The collaborative brings together some of the world's brightest minds in cancer treatment to improve quality and outcomes.

By becoming a Collaborative Member of the Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center, we've combined the best of what we provide locally with the world-renowned expertise of the Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center. We can offer treatment close to home based on the latest research developed by leading experts at the Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center.

The Christ Hospital and Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center share a passion for providing the latest in individualized care for patients and their families in a compassionate, supportive environment. Our membership gives you greater access to individualized treatments for your specific type of cancer provided right here by the experts at the #1 hospital in Greater Cincinnati.

Together, we look forward to turning the tide against cancer – to create more survivors and develop tomorrow's cures.

Expert consultations and second opinions

Just like no two people are exactly alike – no two cancers are exactly alike either and an extended network of experts can help to provide the best individualized care for each patient.

As a patient of The Christ Hospital Health Network, you receive an opinion from our compassionate, expert physicians and care teams specializing in treating different types of cancer.

But your care doesn't have to stop there.

This collaborative relationship allows our physicians to review your diagnosis and treatment with their peers at one of the nation's top cancer centers while keeping your care local. Through this relationship patients can expect:

  • Access to virtual consultations in select specialties with Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center and its Cancer Care Collaborative members, if appropriate based on the patient's diagnosis   

  • Online, written second opinions for each patient's unique type of cancer

  • Your plan of care discussed at collaborative tumor boards, attended by nationally renowned Dana-Farber Brigham oncology specialists.

We don't just help you beat cancer; we provide resources to make your journey easier.

Experts from The Christ Hospital Health Network and Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center work together to recommend one treatment plan, helping you feel more confident in the care you receive and giving you peace of mind. This is especially important for extremely rare and complex types of cancer and blood disorders. With a broader network of cancer expertise, we leave no stone unturned in the search for answers and treatment options.

Not yet a patient of The Christ Hospital Health Network? Call our Cancer Center at 513-585-2642.

Sharing best practices

Members of the Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Care Collaborative are committed to the highest quality standards, advancing best practices in safety and care, and sharing new discoveries. 

Through the collaborative, The Christ Hospital's providers have access to robust educational programs and care planning tools to bring the latest in cancer care home to patients in Greater Cincinnati.

Concierge access to Dana-Farber Brigham in Boston

When promising treatments and clinical trials are not available locally, patients of The Christ Hospital can receive appointments at Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center in Boston. 

The Christ Hospital will work with Dana-Farber Brigham experts to provide medical records and treatment history for a seamless transition of care.

Expert treatment at Greater Cincinnati's Cancer Center

To learn more about leading-edge treatments and research at The Christ Hospital, call 513-585-2642 or click here to find a local expert in hematology, medical oncology, radiation oncology, or surgical oncology.