• Leading discovery. Healing lives.
    At Harvard leaders in biomedical sciences are engaged in a quest to alleviate suffering caused by diseases such as cancer.

Our Purpose

Dana-Farber doctor embraces a sick boy on a hospital bed.

By combining our strengths, Harvard Cancer Collaborative partners are defining the boundaries of oncology, and then surpassing them.  These collaborations are increasingly important in a world in which biomedical insight is advancing with exceptional speed. We are on the cusp of an era when our knowledge and technology in the fight against cancer will transform treatments and many lives. Harvard has a singular ability to convene great thinkers and innovators, forging alliances across disciplines, departments and institutions. Today, we continue to pool our knowledge to increase our understanding of cancer and to alleviate suffering caused by disease.