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Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Recognizes North End Resident for Service

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute recognized Donna Favreau of North End for her dedication to Dana-Farber during its annual Staff Service Award Ceremony on April 3.

The ceremony recognized more than 200 employees who have worked at Dana-Farber between 10 and 35 yearsFavreau was honored for 20 years of service to Dana-Farber.

“It is the dedication of our employees that makes Dana-Farber one of the truly great cancer centers,” said Dana-Farber’s President and CEO Edward J. Benz Jr., MD. “Patients rely on us to provide expert care and conduct innovative research, but, as many have shared in letters to me, they are especially impressed and moved by the compassionate care and services our staff provided them.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute ( is a principal teaching affiliate of the Harvard Medical School and is among the leading cancer research and care centers in the United States. It is a founding member of the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center (DF/HCC), designated a comprehensive cancer center by the National Cancer Institute. It provides adult cancer care with Brigham and Women’s Hospital as Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center and it provides pediatric care with Boston Children’s Hospital as Dana-Farber/Children’s Hospital Cancer Center. Dana-Farber is the top ranked cancer center in New England, according to U.S. News & World Report, and one of the largest recipients among independent hospitals of National Cancer Institute and National Institutes of Health grant funding. Follow Dana-Farber on Facebook: and on Twitter: @danafarber.

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