Dana Farber Cancer Care is an outpatient cancer facility that provides adults and children with cancer with treatments available through innovative research.
One of the patient benefits is access to more treatment close to home. The collaboration allows EMMC to get information from patients quicker so that patients don't have to travel to Dana Farber's Boston campus.
EMMC is one of four sites in the nation that offer cancer trials because of the collaboration with Dana Farber Cancer Institute.
"Patients that we've had in the past on Dana Farber trials are excited to be on those trials essentially because they know they're being taken care of by the leading medical oncologists and researchers in the country but they're able to stay here and be followed just as if they were down at Dana Farber," Oncology Research Manager Carla Mancini said.
Mancini said the collaboration is evolving more because EMMC knows what goes into the research trial and how to move it forward.