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Finding a Physician

Patients who wish to see a cancer specialist in the network of care provided by Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center (DF/HCC) can choose from hundreds of physicians at our affiliated hospitals. To make an appointment, please use the referral phone numbers and web links below. In looking for a specialist, it is helpful to know that “oncology” is the field of cancer care. To find a clinical trial in which doctors are investigating a new therapy, please go to the “Find a Clinical Trial” link in the DF/HCC website.

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
1-800-667-5356 (main referral line)

Serving adult patients, below is a useful link to find a doctor and learn more about this hospital’s services in cancer care.

Boston Children's Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Dana-Farber/Children's Hospital Cancer Care
1-888-733-4662 (pediatric patient referral line)

Through a program called Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorder Center, pediatric specialists at Boston Children's Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute work together to treat children with all forms of childhood cancer. Doctors at these two medical centers, which are adjoined by indoor walkways, can be found as follows:



Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
1-866-408-3324 (DFCI adult patient referral line)
1-800-320-0022 (Dana-Farber/Partners CancerCare adult referral line)

Working together as Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center, these two institutions, adjoined by indoor walkways, have fully integrated their adult cancer services and are members of Dana-Farber/Partners CancerCare.



Massachusetts General Hospital
1-800-711-4644 (main referral line)
1-800-320-0022 (Dana-Farber/Partners CancerCare adult referral line)
1-617-726-2737 (pediatric referral line)

This hospital provides cancer services to adults under Dana-Farber/Partners CancerCare, and also to children. The first link triggers a search by a doctor’s name or specialty; the second describes the centers devoted to a specific type of cancer.