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Embrace a tradition that is full of hope. By purchasing cards, gifts, and more from Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund’s annual Holiday Cards & Gifts, you’ll be spreading cheer while making a difference in the fight against cancer. Since 2003, Holiday Cards & Gifts has raised over $9 million for cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund.

These revolutionary breakthroughs were made possible because of this support:

  • In multiple studies at Dana-Farber, researchers have identified biomarkers that can help predict which patients will benefit from immunotherapy, to make these treatments more effective.
  • In a large study of non-metastatic colon cancer patients, Dana-Farber researchers confirmed that those who followed a diet low in carbohydrates and other foods that raise insulin levels can sharply reduce their risk of recurrence, offering patients a powerful tool to improve prospects of survival.
  • Dana-Farber launched Thyroid Cancer 360, a precision medicine program specializing in targeted treatments for patients with advanced and aggressive thyroid cancers. Research from patient profiles will help to advance diagnostic and treatment strategies.
  • The Connell and O’Reilly Families Cell Manipulation Core Facility at Dana-Farber, which supports more than 600 stem cell transplants, 40 clinical trials, and personalized treatments such as CAR T-cell therapy, tripled in size this year, becoming one of the largest in an academic center in the world.