DANA FARBER

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The mission of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is to provide expert, compassionate care to children and adults with cancer while advancing the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, cure, and prevention of cancer and related diseases. As an affiliate of Harvard Medical School and a Comprehensive Cancer Center designated by the National Cancer Institute, the Institute also provides training for new generations of physicians and scientists, designs programs that promote public health particularly among high-risk and underserved populations, and disseminates innovative patient therapies and scientific discoveries to our target community across the United States and throughout the world.

History

In 1947, the late Sidney Farber, MD, founded a Children’s Cancer Research Foundation dedicated to providing children with cancer with compassionate, state-of-the-art treatment and simultaneously developing the cancer preventatives, treatments, and cures of the future. The Institute officially expanded its programs to include patients of all ages in 1969, and in 1974 became known as the Sidney Farber Cancer Center in honor of its founder. The long-term support of the Charles A. Dana Foundation was acknowledged by incorporating the Institute under its present name in 1983.

Today, the Institute employs about 4,000 people supporting more than 200,000 patient visits a year, is involved in some 600 clinical trials, and is internationally renowned for its blending of research and clinical excellence. The Institute’s expertise in these two arms of the fight to eradicate cancer uniquely positions it to bring novel therapies that prove beneficial and safe in the laboratory setting into clinical use.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is a principal teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, a federally designated Center for AIDS Research, and a founding member of the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center (DF/HCC), a federally designated comprehensive cancer center. Providing advanced training in cancer treatment and research for an international faculty, the Institute conducts community-based programs in cancer prevention, detection, and control throughout New England, and maintains joint programs with other Boston institutions affiliated with Harvard Medical School and the Partners Health Care System, including Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is supported by the National Cancer Institute, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and the generous support of numerous foundations and individuals, who contribute to the Institute’s individual research and clinic programs or to the Jimmy Fund, the principal charity of the Institute named for one of its child patients.

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LIFE WITH CANCER AND AFTER

In January 2007, Adriana Sassoon, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. A former Elite model in her native Brazil, Adriana endured a frustrating series of biopsies in Miami, where the family was living. In search of the best care, Adriana quickly moved to Boston for treatment. Adriana recently celebrated her first cancer-free year.

SPECIAL THANKS FOR:

MY FATHER CLAUDIO & MARIA HELENA, DINDINHA & DINDINHO, ELAN, MY TWO BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN, MARY JOE, MARA & COU, ALL MY COUSINS, ALL MY UNCLES, AUNTS, ALL MY FRIENDS, MERCEDES, SONDRA, SOLEIL, MEENO, BENO, MIKE, KAY, ELISABETH, ESTHER,SIMON,VIDAL, RONNIE, BEVERLY, DR. SPIGELMAN, DR.DAVID C. FISHER, MICHELLE WALSH, SUSAN, DR.PETER MAUCH, DR. RAFAEL BUENO,THE CHILDREN AND THE VOLUNTEERS AT AMEAMOROSO, FOR ALL WHO STOOD BY MY SIDE.

DANA-FARBER EMPLOYEES: FOR ALL THE PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD. ALL THE CARE GIVERS. NURSES, DOCTORS, VOLUNTEERS. WE NEED YOU!  IN ORDER TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD OUT THERE! IF THERE ARE ANGELS …… I GUESS I HAVE MET THEM HERE ON EARTH.

MY YOUNG YEARS

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LIFE IN BRAZIL

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EVERY YEAR, I WAS RACING FOR THE CURE! HELPING A GOOD CAUSE. WAS A GOOD WAY TO KEEP MY BODY IN GOOD SHAPE AND HELP TO SUPPORT THE RESEARCH FOR CANCER. GOD, IF I KNEW I WOULD BE NEXT…… WE NEVER KNOW. LIFE IS TO SHORT! TOO PRECIOUS.

LIVING LIFE, LOVING LIFE, LIFE PRECIOUS MOMENTS!

TIME ONLY MOVES FORWARD, DOESN’T COME BACK.

THAT’S WHY MEMORIES ARE  PRECIOUS. MEMORIES LAST FOREVER!

FRIENDS AND FAMILY, MAKES WHO WE ARE!

DISEASE , NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCES MAKE US REALIZE NOTHING ELSE MATTERS. LIVE DAY BY DAY. CARPEDIEM! AKS