In 1990, Dorothy (Dottie) Binford was recruited to the Mass General Cancer Center by founding director Kurt Isselbacher, MD, to help develop and run its research group. For almost 25 years, Dottie has supported all aspects of administration and operations at the Mass General Center for Cancer Research in the Charlestown Navy Yard.
Over the years, her warm and pleasant demeanor has touched many lives. Dottie handles countless tasks with grace and aplomb — from ensuring international post docs obtain visas to helping labs purchase equipment. Dottie is dedicated to facilitating the center’s scientific productivity. She sees that her work advances patient care.
Dottie shares her boundless love for people every day. Before Facebook’s wall feature was popular, Dottie created a wall of her own that she fills with pictures of colleagues’ loved ones and pets. Whether offering a sweet from her bottomless candy dish or dispensing a bit of heartfelt wisdom to encourage a colleague, Dottie lifts everyone’s spirits.
Dottie is an extraordinary colleague and an inspiration to all at the Charlestown Navy Yard.
Help us honor the 2014 one hundredNominate Your Cancer Hero
- Tyler Jacks, PhD
- Jennifer E. D’Alotto, MSW, LCSW
- Amy S. Colwell, MD, FACS
- Kathleen Lopez, RN
- James C. Cusack Jr., MD
- Sailing Heals
- Kevin S. Oh, MD
- Lisa Gatti Whelan, RN, BSN
- Dell, Inc.
- Patricia A. Kent, MS, RN, CPNP
- Anne Fallon
- Joel H. Schwartz, MD, FACP
- Jeff Warren
- Tiffany Koolakian, RTT
- Dorothy Binford
- Kathy Giusti
- Moireen and Aaron Ruotsala
- Michelle Boutin, Karen Ingwersen, RN, and Michael Keamy
- Melissa Skolny, MSHA, Cynthia Miller; Lauren Jammallo; Jean O’Toole, PT, MPH; and Michelle Specht, MD, Mass General Lymphedema Screening Team
- Kailie Laflamme, LICSW
- Shiv Pillai, MD, PhD
- Karen J. Krag, MD
- Philip Gosnell
- Barry Lipsett & Charles River Apparel
- Jay S. Loeffler, MD, FACR, FASTRO
- Lazarex Foundation
- Jeanne Griffin Vaughn, NP
- David E. Fisher, MD, PhD
- Donna Karan and the Urban Zen Foundation
- Harrison Strickler
Mass General honors 100 individuals and groups for their diverse contributions to the fight against cancer.
There is strength in numbers and Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center proves this each year. the one hundred is the Cancer Center’s annual fundraiser, honoring 100 individuals and groups whose diligence and discoveries, philanthropy and passion have helped advance the fight against cancer. Funds raised at the gala support research, patient care, education and community outreach programs. Meet the Honorees.