About Us

Our Mission: To advance knowledge and rapidly translate discovery into exceptional, personalized cancer care for our patients.

Overview

An integral part of one of the world’s most distinguished academic medical centers, the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center is among the leading cancer care providers in the United States.

U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks the Mass General Cancer Center as one of the top ten cancer centers in the country. Its nurses were the first in Massachusetts to achieve Magnet status from the American Nurses Credentialing Center in recognition of the hospital's exceptional nursing care.

Known for providing customized, innovative treatments and compassionate care to both adults and children, the Cancer Center comprises more than 37 treatment programs within 29 fully integrated, multidisciplinary disease centers and a vast array of support and educational services. Its network of affiliations extends throughout New England and the southeastern U.S.

The Cancer Center’s commitment to eradicating cancer is fueled by scientific investigation conducted as part of one of the largest hospital-based research programs in the nation. Through a powerful synergy between laboratory scientists and bedside physicians, the Mass General Cancer Center fosters innovation in all phases of cancer research. Physician investigators conduct nearly 400 clinical trials annually.

The Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center is proud to be a founding member of a Harvard Medical School consortium designated by the National Cancer Institute as a comprehensive cancer center. This prestigious seven-member center forms the largest cancer research collaboration in the country. The promising new treatments developed through this partnership are revolutionizing the future of cancer medicine.

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News

Currently Browsing:2016

  • Second lady of the U.S. featured speaker at the one hundred

    Friday, May 27, 2016  Mass General

    The MGH Cancer Center raised more than $1.8 million its ninth annual gala fundraiser, the one hundred, at the Westin Waterfront on May 24. The event honors 100 individuals and groups from all walks of life who have made an indelible impact on the fight against cancer.

  • Russell Museum Evening Lecture: A Perilous Pleasure: The Sun and Your Skin

    Wednesday, April 20, 2016  Mass General

    The Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation invites you to join us at our free monthly lecture.

  • Cancer patient wins dream wedding

    Friday, March 25, 2016  Mass General

    Justin Perry from Wells, Maine looks like a typical 25-year-old man. At a recent appointment at the MGH Cancer Center, flanked by his supportive parents and loving fiancée, Michelle White, he doesn’t look like he is fighting a diagnosis of stage 4 lung cancer.

  • Partners event will gather international cancer leaders

    Friday, March 25, 2016  Mass General

    Partners HealthCare has announced that the focus of the second annual World Medical Innovation Forum will be the global economics of cancer care.

  • Q&A with marathon runner Courtney Fine

    Wednesday, March 23, 2016  Mass General

    Courtney Fine will run the 2016 Boston Marathon as part of the 'Mass General Marathon Team Fighting Kids' Cancer . . . One Step at a Time' team.

  • Athlete with lung cancer finds needed care at the MGH

    Friday, March 11, 2016  Mass General

    Two years ago, Yariv “Dolio” Kafri was an active, committed 47-year-old athlete. A one-time member of the Israeli national volleyball team, he had played soccer for many years, and was a surfer, triathlete, yogi and biker. He was in excellent physical condition and had never smoked a day in his life.

  • Hack-a-thon spurs innovation for global cancer care

    Friday, March 04, 2016  Mass General

    Inspired by stories from the field and passionate about transforming cancer care around the world, more than 180 global health experts and innovators came together Feb. 27-28 at the MGH for the Global Cancer Innovation Hack-a-thon.

  • Lifestyle medicine clinic opens for cancer patients

    Friday, January 15, 2016  Mass General

    Under the direction of Elizabeth O’Donnell, MD, oncologist in the MGH Cancer Center and associate director of the Cancer Center’s Survivorship Program, the Lifestyle Medicine Clinic recently launched at the MGH and MGHWest in Waltham.

Currently Browsing:2015

  • Pampered by the Patriots

    Friday, October 30, 2015  Mass General

    On Oct. 13, Scott Chandler, Darius Fleming and Rufus Johnson of the New England Patriots paid a surprise visit to the Yawkey 9 Infusion Unit in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

  • Director of Breast Imaging delivers public service announcement

    Monday, October 26, 2015  Mass General

    Listen to Director of Breast Imaging Dr. Connie Lehman on WEEI Sports Radio in a public service announcement about Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

  • Sustaining a cancer community in the era of personalized medicine

    Friday, October 23, 2015  Mass General

    On Oct. 31 at 9 am the MGH Cancer Center’s Network for Patients and Families and the Maxwell V. Blum Cancer Resource Center will present their annual conference in the Simches Research Center. The event will provide patients and families an opportunity to talk about experiences and identify together how to sustain an ongoing and supportive community.

  • ACS releases new breast cancer screening guidelines

    Wednesday, October 21, 2015  Clinical

    The American Cancer Society recommends new breast cancer screening guidelines.

  • Breast Cancer Awareness 2015: Mass General Events

    Thursday, October 01, 2015  Mass General

    In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, Mass General Imaging is hosting educational events to support women’s breast health. Learn more about this year's events in at Mass General locations in Boston, Waltham, Danvers and Revere.

  • 'You never know how strong you are'

    Friday, September 25, 2015  Mass General

    On June 30, Kate Greco received the news that she had long been waiting for: “Your scans look great!” The update – from Erika Meneely, NP, in the Genitourinary Cancers group in the MGH Cancer Center – came 363 days after her first CT scan identified a tumor, which led to a diagnosis of transitional cell carcinoma, grade 3 of 3.

  • Cancer Center employee appreciation event

    Friday, August 21, 2015  Mass General

    On July 30, MGH faculty and staff gathered under the Bulfinch Tent to celebrate the many contributions of MGH Cancer Center employees and the one hundred 2015 honorees.

  • #1 in the Nation

    Tuesday, July 21, 2015  Mass General

    U.S. News & World Report has named Massachusetts General Hospital the #1 hospital in the nation based on our quality of care, patient safety and reputation in 16 clinical specialties.

  • A Symposium in honor of Kurt J. Isselbacher, MD

    Friday, June 26, 2015  Mass General

    A Symposium in honor of Kurt J. Isselbacher, MD. Friday, June 26, 2015, 1:00PM-5:00PM, Simches Research Building.

  • 9th International Oncolytic Virus Therapeutics Conference

    Saturday, June 13, 2015  Research

    From June 13-16, 2015, two of the Harvard-affiliated institutions, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital will host OVC Boston, the 9th International Oncolytic Virus Therapeutics Conference at the historic Boston Park Plaza Hotel.

  • A lasting tribute

    Friday, June 12, 2015  Mass General

    Phyllis Seresky's name and memory are preserved in a busy Lunder 9 conference room that hosts daily clinical rounds and teaching sessions. On May 18 the space was dedicated in a special ceremony to celebrate her life.

  • Song of appreciation

    Friday, June 05, 2015  Mass General

    Maureen Condon, a two time cancer survivor, wrote a song of thanks to the MGH team who was so supportive through her diagnosis and treatment.

  • Creating hope and inspiring action

    Friday, June 05, 2015  Mass General

    On May 26, the MGH Cancer Center celebrated the eighth annual the one hundred, an event honoring 100 individuals and groups whose commitment to the fight against cancer creates hope and inspires action.

  • Creating hope and inspiring action

    Friday, June 05, 2015  Mass General

    On May 26, the MGH Cancer Center celebrated the eighth annual the one hundred, an event honoring 100 individuals and groups whose commitment to the fight against cancer creates hope and inspires action.

  • Tarbell lecture focuses on patient-centered hospital advancement

    Friday, May 22, 2015  Mass General

    Kate Walsh, president and CEO of Boston Medical Center, was the keynote speaker at the seventh annual Nancy J. Tarbell, MD, Faculty Development Lectureship on May 13.

  • Partnerships promote education, awareness

    Tuesday, May 19, 2015  Mass General

    The MGH recently participated in two opportunities aimed at raising awareness for early detection and proper treatment of cancer.

  • A beautiful thank you

    Tuesday, May 19, 2015  Mass General

    2015 marks the fifth year that the national director of creative artistry for Giorgio Armani, Tim Quinn, has come to the MGH during Nurses Week to provide a day of makeovers for the Cancer Center nursing staff.

  • 2015 Nobel Prize Laureate Summit on Biomedical Sciences: Frontiers in Cancer Research

    Saturday, May 09, 2015  Mass General

    The 2015 NPLS will focus on Frontiers in Cancer Research, and cover some of the latest advances in the understanding and treatment of cancer. The conference brings together some of the world’s leading scientists and physicians who have made dramatic breakthroughs in cancer therapy. Massachusetts General Cancer Center Director, Dr. Daniel Haber, is a keynote speaker.

  • Molecular tumor diagnosis with a smartphone

    Friday, May 08, 2015  Mass General

    A device developed by MGH investigators may bring rapid, accurate molecular diagnosis of tumors and other diseases to locations lacking the latest medical technology

  • MGH Cancer Center receives second Stand Up to Cancer Dream Team award

    Friday, April 24, 2015  Mass General

    Stand Up to Cancer (SU2C) and the American Cancer Society (ACS) announced the formation of a new Dream Team to tackle the problem of lung cancer during the annual meeting of the American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) held April 20 in Philadelphia.

  • New SU2C-American Cancer Society Lung Cancer Dream Team Announced

    Monday, April 20, 2015  Research

    Jeffrey A. Engelman, MD, PhD, associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and director of thoracic oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, will be leader of a $20 million Dream Team to attack the number one cancer killer in America, lung cancer.

  • Bone Marrow Transplant team opens new lab

    Friday, February 06, 2015  Mass General

    A ceremonial ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Jan. 29 to officially open the new Bone Marrow Transplant Cellular Processing Laboratory.

Currently Browsing:2014

  • Everyday extraordinary

    Friday, December 12, 2014  Mass General

    Created and supported by the Mass General Cancer Center, the one hundred is an awareness and fundraising initiative that celebrates hope in the cancer community.

  • Catwalk for cancer

    Friday, December 05, 2014  Mass General

    Daniel A. Haber, MD, PhD, director of the MGH Cancer Center, and Kate Robbins, a 10-year survivor of advanced stage lung cancer, were among the many models who walked the runway at the Friends of the Mass General Cancer Center Fall Benefit: Couture for Cancer Care at the Revere Hotel in Boston.

  • Gatsby gala

    Monday, November 17, 2014  Mass General

    The Julie Fund for Women’s Cancers celebrated its 10th anniversary with a Great Gatsby-themed gala Nov. 1 at The Fairmont Copley Plaza

  • Exercise breast cancer prevention

    Friday, October 10, 2014  Mass General

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and reminders are everywhere for women to remain vigilant about screening and maintaining a healthy lifestyle – including daily exercise. Lidia Schapira, MD, medical oncologist with the MGH Center for Breast Cancer, shares her insights on the benefits of staying fit.

  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2014 at Mass General

    Wednesday, October 01, 2014  Mass General

    In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, Mass General Imaging is hosting educational events to support women's breast health. Learn more about this year's events in Boston, Waltham, Danvers, Revere and Chelsea.

  • A pitcher’s promise

    Friday, September 26, 2014  Mass General

    Red Sox pitcher Craig Breslow walked off the baseball field and into patient rooms at MassGeneral Hospital for Children Sept. 15.

  • Russell Museum Fall Lecture Series

    Thursday, September 11, 2014  Mass General

    All MGH Russell Museum lectures are open to the public. To register, please email mghhistory@partners.org.

  • Nurses set sail

    Friday, August 15, 2014  Mass General

    A large group of MGH Cancer Center nursing staff from Lunder 9 and 10 set out on the open sea for a summer sail in Marblehead Aug. 7 with the Haverhill-based nonprofit Sailing Heals.

  • #1 in New England, #2 in the nation

    Tuesday, July 15, 2014  Mass General

    U.S. News & World Report ranks Massachusetts General Hospital among the top hospitals in America based on our quality of care, patient safety and reputation in 16 specialties.

  • Stars shine at the one hundred

    Friday, June 20, 2014  Mass General

    The Mass General Cancer Center hosted the seventh annual the one hundred gala on June 10.

  • Exploring opportunities to expand cancer care

    Friday, May 16, 2014  Mass General

    The MGH Cancer Center recently sent a team to the city of Mbarara in southwestern Uganda to explore a collaboration with the local university and hospital to build a new national referral cancer center.

  • Beauty beyond skin deep

    Friday, May 09, 2014  Mass General

    No one works a room quite like Tim Quinn. The celebrity makeup artist and national director of Creative Artistry for Giorgio Armani Beauty has a gift for making a woman look and feel beautiful and he brought his gift to the MGH.

  • Success for Mass General Marathon Teams

    Friday, April 25, 2014  Mass General

    The 2014 Boston Marathon marked a triumphant return for the Mass General Marathon teams.

  • Why we run

    Friday, April 18, 2014  Mass General

    MGH marathon runners — in their own words

  • Cancer Center physicians honored

    Friday, April 04, 2014  Mass General

    The Henri and Belinda Termeer Center for Targeted Therapies in the MGH Cancer Center has three new endowed leadership positions.

  • Cancer Research Award

    Wednesday, March 12, 2014  Research

    2014 Massachusetts General Hospital Award in Cancer Research given to Hans Clevers, MD, PhD.

  • Giving back, one step at a time

    Friday, March 07, 2014  Mass General

    Leeds Pierce was 10 years old when her father ran the Boston Marathon in her honor as part of the Mass General Marathon Team “Fighting Kids Cancer ... One Step at a Time.”

  • The Personalized Medicine Approach to Treating Myeloma

    Thursday, March 06, 2014  Research

    Dr. Noopur Raje, Director of the Center for Multiple Myeloma at Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, discusses the results of a practice changing trial, presented at the American Society of Hematolog (ASH) Conference, confirming the continuous use of lenalidomide in the newly diagnosed myeloma patient.

  • Nurses on the run

    Friday, February 28, 2014  Mass General

    Six nurses on the Blake 12 Intensive Care Unit are planning to run the 2014 Boston Marathon – five for charity teams and one as a qualified runner.

  • A Mass General breast technologist tells her patients why she never misses a mammogram

    Tuesday, January 21, 2014  Mass General

    Dolores Dunne LeGeyt is a Mass General breast imaging technologist who has never missed a mammogram. She is also a breast cancer survivor.

  • Shutting down myeloma growth

    Tuesday, January 21, 2014  Research

    Shutting down myeloma growth by changing the soil where it grows with Dr. Noopur Raje of Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center

  • Graubert appointed first incumbent of the Hagler Family Chair

    Friday, January 10, 2014  Mass General

    Timothy A. Graubert, MD, program director for Hematologic Malignancies at the MGH Cancer Center, was honored Nov. 18 with the first Hagler Family Chair in Hematologic Malignancies.

Currently Browsing:2013

  • Spinal Metastases & Stereotactic Radiosurgery

    Tuesday, December 10, 2013  Clinical

    Radiosurgery has shifted the paradigm of treating patients by minimizing the morbidity of conventional surgery and, focusing on tumor control.

  • Shaping the delivery of care

    Friday, October 11, 2013  Mass General

    For more than a decade, the MGH Patient and Family Advisory Councils have provided communication vehicles for patients and families to share their experiences.

  • Run Raises Hope for Kids’ Cancer

    Friday, September 27, 2013  Mass General

    A record number of participants joined the annual Four Seasons Run of Hope on September 8th to raise awareness for pediatric cancer care and research at MassGeneral Hospital for Children.

  • Uncovering the Life of Padihershef

    Saturday, August 31, 2013  Mass General

    Earlier this year MGH received an anonymous gift for the restoration of Padihershef. This generous funding launched a multi-phase conservation and research project that delves into many aspects of the life and death of the hospital's mummy.

  • MGH Cancer Center offers Lung Screenings

    Friday, August 02, 2013  Mass General

    On July 29, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) announced its recommendation for screening high-risk patients for lung cancer with low-dose CT scans (LDCTs).

  • #1 in New England, #2 in the nation

    Tuesday, July 16, 2013  Mass General

    U.S. News & World Report ranks Massachusetts General Hospital among the top hospitals in America based on our quality of care, patient safety and reputation in 16 specialties.

  • Longfellow Bridge Renovations

    Monday, July 15, 2013  Mass General

    The Mass Department of Transportation is undergoing a multi-year renovation project on the Longfellow Bridge, the bridge that connects our Mass General campus at Charles Street with Cambridge.

  • Honorees shine at sixth annual MGH Cancer Center gala

    Friday, June 14, 2013  Mass General

    On June 5, the MGH Cancer Center hosted the sixth annual the one hundred gala. Hosted by actor and Newton native John Krasinski, the fundraiser attracted some 900 attendees, raised more than $1.3 million, and honored 100 individuals and organizations for their commitment and contributions to the fight against cancer.

  • Award in Cancer Research

    Thursday, June 06, 2013  Research

    Mass General Hospital Award in Cancer Research presented to James P. Allison, PhD

  • Getz, Raje honored with endowed chairs in oncology

    Friday, May 24, 2013  Mass General

    The MGH honored two staff members this month as inaugural recipients of endowed chairs in oncology, both made possible thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor.

  • Cancer survivor stays positive by giving back to others

    Friday, May 17, 2013  Mass General

    Patient's dedication, determination helps her in her battle against cancer.

  • Cancer Center names the one hundred honorees

    Friday, May 10, 2013  Mass General

    The MGH Cancer Center’s announces the one hundred honorees for 2013, recognizing outstanding individuals or groups who have made or are making a significant difference in the fight against cancer.

  • Cancer Center fellowship program receives $1M gift

    Friday, April 12, 2013  Mass General

    The MGH Cancer Center has received a $1.05 million gift from Sovereign Bank, N.A., a division of Santander Holdings USA, in support of its Hematology/Oncology Research Fellowship Fund.

  • Mass General and NCAA coaches promote colorectal cancer screening

    Monday, March 11, 2013  Mass General

    Massachusetts General Hospital is partnering with the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, and Coaches vs. Cancer to promote screening and treatment for colorectal cancer.

  • Mass General Cancer Center Priorities Fund Advances Research that Will Help Patients

    Wednesday, January 23, 2013  Mass General

    Mass General’s goal is to encourage and support research and programs that will make a difference in lives of patients.

Currently Browsing:2012

  • Improved Understanding and Management of Pancreatic Cancer

    Monday, December 24, 2012  Mass General

    Efforts at Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center are underway to address the need for more effective treatment approaches for locally advanced and metastatic disease.

  • A special first dance

    Friday, November 09, 2012  Mass General

    As a child suffering from Ewing’s sarcoma, a type of bone cancer, Marcela Gaviria complained to her surgeon, Dempsey Springfield, MD, that she would never get married.

  • Toy Box brings joy to children with cancer

    Friday, November 02, 2012  Mass General

    Three- year-old Hope Bolster and her sister, Quinn, were always eager for the toy closet to open. Toy day was their reward for making it through another week of Hope’s proton beam therapy, a type of radiation she was receiving to treat her cancer.

  • A lasting friendship for two families

    Friday, October 26, 2012  Mass General

    Twenty-five years after their sons were diagnosed with leukemia, the Masserys and Donnellans remain close friends -- and the two young men are now long cancer free.

  • Toy Box brings joy to children with cancer

    Friday, October 26, 2012  Mass General

    In November 2011, Hope Bolster, 2, was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma, a form of muscle cancer.

  • Ryan appointed chief of Hematology/Oncology

    Friday, October 19, 2012  Mass General

    On Oct. 12, the Department of Medicine and the Cancer Center announced the appointment of David Ryan, MD, as the new chief of Hematology/Oncology at the MGH. Ryan, who succeeds Jose Baselga, MD, PhD, joined the MGH Cancer Center in 1998.

  • Celebrating Amazing Moms

    Friday, October 05, 2012  Mass General

    A Sept. 9 celebration at the Liberty Hotel honored a special group of mothers – moms of childhood cancer survivors and childhood cancer patients currently in treatment at MassGeneral Hospital for Children.

  • MGH Award in Cancer Research presented

    Friday, August 03, 2012  Mass General

    Craig B. Thompson, MD, president and chief executive officer of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, received the seventh annual MGH Award in Cancer Research on June 28.

  • Innovations in Breast Cancer Treatment

    Monday, July 16, 2012  Mass General

    As part of the multidisciplinary approach to breast cancer treatment, Mass General Cancer Center patients receive care from an integrated team of pathologists, radiologists, and medical, surgical, and radiation oncologists.

  • An Interview with Jose Baselga, MD, PhD

    Monday, July 16, 2012  Mass General

    Particularly interested in breast cancer, Dr. Baselga has been deeply involved in the development of new targeted therapies that attack cancer at the molecular level.

  • International honor

    Friday, July 13, 2012  Mass General

    Bruce Chabner, MD, director of Clinical Research for the MGH Cancer Center, was the recipient of an honorary Doctorate of Medical Sciences from the Queen’s University of Belfast, Northern Ireland.

  • Annual Julie Fund Walk

    Friday, July 13, 2012  Mass General

    Some 300 individuals gathered along the Charles River June 16 for the seventh annual Julie Fund Walk.

  • Nurse goes beyond the extra mile for former patient

    Wednesday, June 20, 2012  Mass General

    When a dying patient asked oncology nurse Kristin Beauparlant to take up her efforts to bicycle and raise funding for cancer research, Beauparlant couldn't say no. On June 15 through 17, Beauparlant and the patient's widow rode 180 miles and raised $34,000 to support ovarian cancer education and research at the MGH.

  • Bangladesh Minister of Health visits MGH

    Friday, June 15, 2012  Mass General

    On June 8, the Bangladesh Minister of Health and Family Welfare, A. F. M. Ruhal Haque, MBBS, met with MGH staff members to discuss longstanding collaborations between Bangladesh health care services and various MGH departments.

  • 'the one hundred' gala raises $1 million

    Friday, June 15, 2012  Mass General

    The flash of cameras and a red carpet entrance greeted guests at the Westin Boston Waterfront June 7 as the MGH Cancer Center celebrated its fifth annual the one hundred gala.

  • 2012 Research Scholars announced

    Friday, May 25, 2012  Mass General

    The second group of MGH Research Scholars – recipients of unrestricted five-year grants to support innovative investigations – was announced at the hospital’s Research Advisory Council (RAC) annual meeting on May 11.

  • Granite State Ride Brings Together the Community

    Monday, May 21, 2012  Mass General

    Cancer changes a family’s life, and without support is unbearable. That is what Bruce and Laurie Taylor believe and why they and their friends from The Timberland Company created the Granite State Quest, a community bike ride through southern New Hampshire that raises money for pediatric cancer research at Massachusetts General Hospital for Children.

  • Navigating the cancer journey

    Friday, May 11, 2012  Mass General

    The MGH Cancer Center and its peer support program, The Network for Patients and Families, hosted the April 28 event, “Cancer in the Family: Living with Uncertainty."

  • Singers lend voices in support of Cancer Center

    Friday, May 04, 2012  Mass General

    Singer-songwriter Ben Folds, far right, was the headliner and host at "A Cappella Palooza!" a concert to benefit the MGH Cancer Center.

  • Hearts of gold

    Friday, May 04, 2012  Mass General

    On April 26, members of the MGH Cancer Center and Patient Care Services gathered to celebrate the establishment of the Jill Nelson Burke, NP, Advanced Practice Nursing Award.

  • Young Patient Inspires Marathon Team Runner’s Determination to Finish

    Wednesday, April 04, 2012  Mass General

    Sutanuka Lahiri plans to run through her pain to finish the Boston Marathon. Lahiri injured her leg while training and had to rest for several weeks. But she is determined to complete the race to honor 3-year-old Henry Geis, who is receiving treatment for leukemia at MassGeneral Hospital for Children. Lahiri has been raising money for the hospital through her participation in the Mass General Marathon Team. The team is made possible by a partnership with John Hancock Financial.

  • Music In Medicine

    Friday, February 24, 2012  Mass General

    Claudius Conrad, MD, PhD, Director of Music in Medicine of the Department of Surgery and the Benson Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine, played the works of Chopin, Mozart and Schumann and discussed the therapeutic benefits of music as it relates to surgery.

  • Dyson appointed scientific director

    Friday, February 03, 2012  Mass General

    Nick Dyson, PhD, has been appointed scientific director of the Mass General Cancer Center.

Currently Browsing:2011

  • Mass General-led Breast Cancer Studies Received early New England Journal of Medicine Publication

    Friday, December 16, 2011  Mass General

    Two New England Journal of Medicine papers reporting the results of separate Phase III clinical trials for the treatment of advanced breast cancer recently received early, online first release because the studies were presented at the December 2011 CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.

  • Patriots touch down at MGH

    Friday, November 18, 2011  Mass General

    New England Patriots Nate Solder and Brandon Deaderick – as well as former Patriot Thomas Welch, who signed with the Buffalo Bills Nov. 17 – made a surprise visit Nov. 8 to patients at MassGeneral Hospital for Children and the MGH Cancer Center’s Infusion Unit.

  • From the Tumor Clinic to the Termeer Center

    Friday, October 28, 2011  Mass General

    The MGH Tumor Clinic – the first clinic of its kind at a general hospital – was established in 1925 and led by George W. Holmes, MD, chief of the X-ray Department, who brought together staff from various disciplines to discuss cancer cases in which radiation had proved effective when the traditional treatment of surgery had failed.

  • ‘This is my thank you’

    Friday, October 21, 2011  Mass General

    Fifteen-year-old Mike Duffy III came to the MGH on Oct. 13 to say thank you to the physicians who saved his father’s life.

  • Staff Snapshot

    Monday, October 03, 2011  Mass General

    Kathleen Gill-Bazazi: Manager/Buyer for Images Oncology Boutique North Shore and Boston; Manager of The General Hair Care in Boston.

  • New Hope for Cancer Patients

    Wednesday, September 28, 2011  Mass General

    For a number of years the Mass General Cancer Center has been at the forefront of the promising field of targeted therapy, in which treatment is tailored to attack specific genetic mutations responsible for an individual patient’s tumor. A major gift of $10 million from Henri and Belinda Termeer, announced Sept. 13, will enable the Cancer Center to expand its efforts in this area through the creation of the Henri and Belinda Termeer Center for Targeted Therapies.

  • Overcoming Drug Resistance to Targeted Cancer Therapies

    Monday, September 26, 2011  Mass General

    A concerted effort is under way at the Mass General Cancer Center to understand why and how cancer cells become resistant to targeted therapies. (From Advances Fall 2011 issue.)

  • News about the Henri and Belinda Termeer Center for Targeted Therapies

    Tuesday, September 13, 2011  Mass General

    Read the latest news coverage about the Henri and Belinda Termeer Center for Targeted Therapies

  • Mass General Imaging introduces CT lung-cancer screening

    Thursday, August 11, 2011  Clinical

    Research shows a clear benefit for CT lung-cancer screening among individuals who meet strict criteria. Patients and referrers should understand both the benefit and the potential for false positive results.

  • MGH ranks #2 in nation

    Tuesday, July 19, 2011  Mass General

    MGH ranks #2 in 2011-2012 U.S. News & World Report "Best Hospitals" rankings

  • The Wonder of Lunder

    Friday, July 01, 2011  Mass General

    An update on Mass General’s new Lunder Building, and what it will mean for the Cancer Center

  • Healthy Grilling

    Friday, July 01, 2011  Mass General

    From barbecue season through tailgating time, grilling is more of a lifestyle than a method of cooking food. It can be a delicious part of healthy living if you follow these tips to maximize flavor while minimizing your cancer risk.

  • Interview Lisa Marie Doyle, RN

    Friday, July 01, 2011  Mass General

    Lisa Marie Doyle, RN, Staff Nurse, Gynecology Oncology, Bigelow 7

  • Breakthroughs from ASCO

    Friday, July 01, 2011  Research

    Cancer Center investigators and physician-scientists share promising research and treatment developments in breast cancer, melanoma and more.

  • Cancer Center celebrates the one hundred

    Friday, June 10, 2011  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 6.10.11 One individual can make an incredible difference for a patient with cancer.

  • MGH launches new award to support research

    Friday, June 10, 2011  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 6.10.11 Selected from among 115 applications from across the MGH research community, the inaugural MGH Research Scholars recently were announced at the annual meeting of the MGH Research Advisory Council (RAC).

  • Healthy Picks

    Thursday, June 02, 2011  Mass General

    June marks the start of the best time of year to find the widest variety of delicious, nutritious fruits and vegetables in New England. If you’re looking for the healthiest produce for the best prices, or wondering what terms like “organic”, “local” and “natural” really mean to you, here’s a quick guide to making the best summer selections.

  • Target: Melanoma

    Thursday, June 02, 2011  Clinical

    The latest news on melanoma treatment and research from the new issue of Synergy magazine and a recent edition of the television program Chronicle.

  • Staff Snapshot

    Thursday, June 02, 2011  Mass General

    David Apostol, Senior Project Specialist

  • MGH Cancer Center awards research prize

    Friday, May 20, 2011  Mass General

    The MGH Cancer Center presented its annual MGH Award in Cancer Research on April 8 to Michael R. Stratton, MD, PhD, director of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute.

  • Carlos Fernandez-Robles, MD, honored as part of the one hundred

    Monday, May 02, 2011  Mass General

    Since joining the Bone Marrow Transplant Service at Mass General in 2009, Psychiatric Oncologist Carlos Fernandez-Robles, MD, has dramatically expanded its inpatient psychiatric consultation services.

  • Fredrica Preston, NP, honored as part of the one hundred

    Monday, May 02, 2011  Mass General

    From 1995 to 2010, Fredrica (Ricky) Preston, RNC, NP, AOCN, was the sole nurse practitioner in medical oncology at the Mass General/North Shore Cancer in Danvers, Mass. With great commitment, compassion and knowledge, she quickly established an advanced practice that enables North Shore residents to access exemplary cancer care without traveling to Boston.

  • Shedding Light on Sun Protection

    Monday, May 02, 2011  Mass General

    It’s important to remember that May’s longer days and more intense sun can also leave us vulnerable to skin damage as we enjoy outdoor activities. Protect yourself by following these simple tips.

  • Nicholas Dyson, PhD, honored as part of the one hundred

    Thursday, April 28, 2011  Research

    Dr. Dyson, a senior scientist at the Center for Cancer Research, has made breakthroughs in our understanding of the way cells divide, whether it is the regulated division of a normal cell or the abnormal proliferation of a malignant cancer.

  • MGHfC patient first to join hospital marathon team

    Friday, April 22, 2011  Mass General

    On Marathon Monday, April 18, one MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) patient reached another milestone in her recovery from cancer

  • Celebrating prize-winning MGH research

    Friday, April 22, 2011  Mass General

    The presentation of the MGH's top research prizes was a highlight of the April 13 Celebration of Science, held in conjunction with the annual Scientific Advisory Committee meeting.

  • SAC meeting

    Friday, April 22, 2011  Mass General

    The 64th meeting of the MGH Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) on April 14 celebrated key accomplishments of MGH investigators, past and present, and examined strategies for meeting the challenges currently facing the academic biomedical research community.

  • SAC meeting to honor past scientific leadership, address current challenges

    Friday, April 08, 2011  Research

    ALL MGHERS are invited to attend the 2011 meeting of the MGH Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC), which will commemorate the hospital’s bicentennial with a look back at significant research accomplishments of MGH investigators and examine challenges facing today’s research community.

  • Clinical Conversations

    Tuesday, April 05, 2011  Mass General

    Being an empowered patient sometimes means asking the tough questions. Esophageal cancer survivor, Fritz Ferbert, is so glad he did.

  • Stand Up To Cancer

    Monday, April 04, 2011  Research

    Sridhar Ramaswamy, MD, awarded a Research Innovation Grant to fund his lab’s work on the mechanisms of cancer cell survival, metastasis, drug resistance, and dormancy.

  • Lunder Building 9 and 10 medical oncology floors

    Friday, March 18, 2011  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 3.18.11

  • Breaking Barriers

    Tuesday, March 01, 2011  Mass General

    The Colorectal Cancer Screening Navigator Program at Mass General Chelsea Healthcare Center is reducing disparities in screening rates among minority patients.

  • Staff Snapshot

    Tuesday, March 01, 2011  Mass General

    Oncology Nutritionist, Julia Hincman-Francavilla, MS, RD, LDN

  • A lifesaving gift

    Friday, February 18, 2011  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 2.18.11 The meeting of 50-year-old Erin Cortright with 28-year-old Carrie Atkins, surrounded by a team of MGH caregivers from the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, brought tears to many eyes.

  • Genetic Profiling Uncovers New Therapeutic Approaches to Ovarian Cancer

    Monday, February 14, 2011  Mass General

    Advances Spring 2011 Issue. In the United States, ovarian cancer remains the deadliest of all gynecologic malignancies and the fifth leading cause of cancer death for women. The lack of an adequate early-detection screening assay is a major factor in the high fatality rate. More than 75 percent of cases present with advanced-stage disease; of these patients, fewer than 30 percent have five-year disease-free survival rates or are cured.

  • MGH and CBS care

    Friday, February 04, 2011  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 02.04.11 To promote awareness about the disease and the importance of self-exams, the MGH and CBS Cares are collaborating on a fun, informative public service announcement (PSA).

  • von Hippel-Lindau Disease

    Tuesday, February 01, 2011  Mass General

    December and January episodes of the television show “Grey’s Anatomy” featured a storyline about von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) disease, a rare but serious genetically-inherited condition that can cause abnormal blood vessel growth and tumor development. Gayun Chan-Smutko, MS, CGC, a genetic counselor in the Cancer Center’s von Hippel-Lindau Clinic discusses testing, screening and treatment options for VHL.

  • A look to the future of personalized medicine

    Tuesday, February 01, 2011  Research

    Cancer Center Associate Director and Chief of Hematology/Oncology José Baselga, MD, PhD, continues our quest to bring the most promising targeted therapies from the bench to the bedside.

  • Staff Snapshot

    Tuesday, February 01, 2011  Mass General

    Senior Genetic Counselor, Gayun Chan-Smutko, MS, CGC

  • Pitch Perfect

    Tuesday, February 01, 2011  Mass General

    TargetCancer raises awareness of rare cancers –and funds for targeted therapy research – with an ensemble of music-related efforts.

  • Conversations from the Heart

    Tuesday, February 01, 2011  Mass General

    Elizabeth Davis, MD, is a psychiatric oncologist in the Cancer Center’s Survivorship Program. She helps patients cope with both the emotional and physical side effects of cancer. Here, Dr. Davis shares tips for couples facing cancer together.

  • Staff Snapshot

    Tuesday, January 11, 2011  Mass General

    Radiation Oncology Nurse, Maryellen Lewis, RN, BSN, OCN

  • Ringing in the New Year

    Tuesday, January 11, 2011  Mass General

    Patients in Mass General Cancer Center's Francis H. Burr Proton Therapy Center ring a bell to mark the end of treatment.

  • Paying it Forward

    Tuesday, January 11, 2011  Clinical

    After nearly losing everything to stage-4 ovarian cancer, Kim Lohnes is helping others receive the care they desperately need.

Currently Browsing:2010

  • Hall of Fame visit to MGH Cancer Center

    Friday, December 17, 2010  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 12.17.10 He's considered one of the best linemen ever to play professional football, and on Dec. 2, former New England Patriots player and National Football League Hall of Fame member John Hannah helped brighten the day of patients and employees at the MGH Cancer Center when he stopped by for a visit.

  • Handmade pillowcases bring holiday cheer

    Friday, December 17, 2010  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 12.17.10 While having visions of sugarplum fairies, MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) patients will be resting their heads on colorful handmade pillowcases they helped sew on Dec. 11 in the Ellison 18 Playroom with volunteers Marie Nader and Jane Cunniffe of ConKerr Cancer: A Case for Smiles.

  • New targeted lung cancer drug produces 'dramatic' symptom improvement

    Tuesday, December 14, 2010  Research

    A clinical trial of a potential new targeted treatment drug has provided powerful evidence that it can halt or reverse the growth of lung tumors characterized by alterations in the anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) gene.

  • Cancer Genome Research: An Update

    Monday, December 13, 2010  Research

    Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute's alliance in cancer genome research aims to provide novel insights into genetic features of individual tumors that may determine their response to drug treatment.

  • Coping with Cancer at the Holidays

    Monday, December 13, 2010  Mass General

    Tips for managing holiday stress from Liz Davis, MD, of the Cancer Center Survivorship Program

  • Staff Snapshot

    Monday, December 13, 2010  Mass General

    After nearly three decades with the Cancer Center, Pediatric Oncology Social Worker, Ev Malkin, LICSW is retiring this January.

  • Supporting brain cancer research

    Friday, December 10, 2010  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 12.10.10 When her father John was diagnosed with a glioblastoma in June 2009, 10-year-old Elana Sargent wanted to find a way to help.

  • Baselga first incumbent of Chabner Chair in Hematology Oncology

    Friday, December 10, 2010  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 12.10.10 A named chair is one of the highest honors a physician may receive in his or her lifetime.

  • Iditarod champion shares cancer story

    Friday, November 12, 2010  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 11.12.10 Although oct. 22 was a typical autumn day with temperatures in the 60s, patients and staff were magically transported to the frozen Alaskan tundra when four-time Iditarod Trail Dog Sled Race winner Lance Mackey paid a visit to the MGH Cancer Center.

  • Spooktacular celebrations

    Friday, November 05, 2010  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 11.05.10 Fairies, princesses and pirates could be seen throughout campus last week as pediatric patients participated in several Halloween events hosted by MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) and several charities.

  • A delicate balance

    Monday, November 01, 2010  Mass General

    Cancer Center oncology nutritionists and guest bloggers, Julia Hincman-Francavilla and Carol Sullivan, provide helpful tips for patients living with and beyond cancer.

  • No stomach for cancer

    Monday, November 01, 2010  Mass General

    This November, a Cancer Center patient and her organization “No Stomach for Cancer” are leading the celebration of the first National Stomach Cancer Awareness Month.

  • Researchers hone in on treatment targets for ovarian cancer

    Monday, November 01, 2010  Mass General

    Gynecologic cancer research Program Director Michael Birrer, MD, PhD, explains how ovarian tumor discoveries in the lab are already impacting patient care.

  • A special "kick" at MGHfC

    Friday, October 15, 2010  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 10.15.10 Despite recent changes in the New England Patriots lineup, MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) patients remain faithful fans.

  • Aladdin's Adventure

    Friday, October 08, 2010  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 10.08.10 More than 400 friends and supporters of MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) enjoyed the magical storybook theme of Aladdin's Arabian nights at the 11th annual Storybook Ball at The Castle at Park Plaza.

  • MGH teams up with Patriots to help Kick Cancer

    Friday, October 01, 2010  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 10.01.10 Nearly 70,000 fans pack the stands at Gillette Stadium for every New England Patriots home game, and statistically, more than one third will develop cancer in their lifetimes.

  • Stand Up to Cancer

    Friday, September 24, 2010  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 9.24.10 The Liberty Hotel ballroom filled quickly on the evening of Sept. 10 as the MGH Development Office hosted a viewing of the Stand Up to Cancer television broadcast.

  • Cops for Kids with Cancer

    Friday, August 27, 2010  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 08.27.10 During what's become a summertime tradition, several pediatric cancer patients, along with their siblings and parents enjoyed an evening filled with exciting activities designed to give them a break from the stresses of cancer treatment.

  • Palliative care

    Friday, August 27, 2010  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 08.27.10 Integrating palliative care early in the treatment of advanced lung cancer not only improved patients' mood and quality of life, but also extended their lives.

  • A special bond

    Friday, August 06, 2010  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 08.06.10 This summer, one MGH physician traded his white coat for a suit jacket and his stethoscope for a wedding ceremony script when he officiated the wedding of one of his longtime patients.

  • MGHfC honors amazing mothers

    Friday, July 23, 2010  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 7.23.10 CANCER DOESN'T just affect the people diagnosed with it -- it affects entire families.

  • Celebrating the one hundred

    Friday, June 25, 2010  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 06.25.10 MORE THAN 650 guests attended the MGH Cancer Center’s annual fundraiser, the one hundred, held June 2 at the Westin Boston Waterfront.

  • Cancer Center recognizes employees of the year

    Friday, June 18, 2010  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 06.18.10 The MGH Cancer Center recognized not one but two individuals during this year’s employee of the year celebration.

  • 2010 Claflin awards support six women researchers

    Friday, June 18, 2010  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 06.18.10 Named for Jane D. Claflin, an honorary trustee who has championed women in academic medicine at the MGH, the Claflin Distinguished Scholar Awards are presented each year to outstanding women researchers who have the dual responsibility of caring for children.

  • Treatment reverses hearing loss in patients with neurofibromatosis type 2

    Monday, May 17, 2010  Mass General

    Neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2) is a genetic condition associated with bilateral vestibular schwannomas. It is rare, affecting only about one in 25,000 people.

  • Avon Walk Boston supports research and care at Mass General

    Saturday, May 15, 2010  Mass General

    As part of the Eighth Annual Avon Walk Boston, the Avon Foundation awarded a generous research and patient care grant to Mass General's breast cancer program.

  • In General awards and honors

    Friday, May 07, 2010  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 5.07.10 In General awards and honors

  • Sridhar Ramaswamy, MD, elected to the American Society of Clinical Investigation (ASCI)

    Tuesday, May 04, 2010  Research

    The ASCI is an honor society of physician-scientists, who translate findings in the laboratory to the advancement of clinical practice.

  • CUTS FOR A CAUSE

    Friday, April 16, 2010  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 4.16.10 FOR THE THIRD YEAR IN A ROW, Boston Bruins players stepped into the "hot seat" -- or in this case, barber shop chairs -- to raise money for the Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Unit at MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC).

  • Martin Research Award honorees

    Friday, April 02, 2010  Research

    MGH Hotline 4.2.10 STUDIES REVEALING NETWORKS underlying key aspects of the immune system and describing a novel application of an antiangiogenesis drug were recognized with the second annual Joseph B. Martin Research Awards at the Feb. 24 Celebration of Science, held in conjunction with the Scientific Advisory Committee meeting.

  • Colorectal Screening Saves Lives

    Wednesday, March 31, 2010  Mass General

    Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death among men and women nationwide. But, if detected early colorectal cancer is treatable and beatable.

  • A young mother battles a rare cancer

    Tuesday, March 23, 2010  Mass General

    Sarcomas are malignant tumors that develop in muscle, bone, fat and other connective tissue in the human body. The Center for Sarcoma and Connective Tissue Oncology at the MGH Cancer Center is one of the few centers in the United States that specializes in the detection and treatment of these rare cancers. The Center is supported in part by the Jennifer Hunter Yates Sarcoma Foundation, which was established in honor of Yates, a patient at Mass General. Since 2005, the Foundation has raised nearly $600,000 and is helping patients from around the country battle this devastating disease.

  • José Baselga, MD, PhD, joins MGH Cancer Center

    Friday, March 19, 2010  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 3.19.10 RELOCATING FROM BARCELONA, Spain, to Boston, José Baselga, MD, PhD, chairman of the Medical Oncology Service and director of the Division of Medical Oncology, Hematology and Radiation Oncology at the Vall d'Hebron Institute of Oncology, will join the MGH this summer as chief of the Division of Hematology/Oncology and associate director of the MGH Cancer Center.

  • Possible ovarian cancer treatment target identified

    Thursday, March 11, 2010  Research

    A multi-institutional study has identified a potential personalized treatment target for the most common form of ovarian cancer.

  • Radiation Oncology Safety at Mass General

    Monday, February 01, 2010  Mass General

    An open letter to the Mass General community in response to national concerns about the safety of radiation delivery technology.

  • Landmark bone study addresses debilitating side effect of prostate cancer treatment

    Tuesday, January 05, 2010  Clinical

    Vertebral fractures in men receiving androgen-deprivation therapy for prostate cancer are associated with pain, loss of mobility, and decreased survival.

Currently Browsing:2009

  • Cervical Cancer Screening

    Friday, December 18, 2009  Mass General

    The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recently released new guidelines for cervical cancer screening. Dr. Marcela Del Carmen from the Obstetrics and Gynecology Service and Dr. Elizabeth Roth from the Women’s Health Associates at Mass General help put this in context.

  • New drug could significantly improve patient quality of life:

    Tuesday, September 22, 2009  Research

    Matthew Smith, MD, PhD, of the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, led a study on a new targeted therapy to stop bone loss, increase bone density and prevent spinal fractures in men receiving androgen-deprivation therapy for prostate cancer.

  • Minimally invasive surgery lessens pain of esophageal cancer

    Monday, August 24, 2009  Mass General

    Christopher Morse, MD, of the Division of Thoracic Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital has been able to remove esophageal tumors using an innovative minimally invasive procedure that offers patients less postoperative pain and a shorter recovery time

  • A New Milestone in the Fight Against Cancer

    Monday, June 22, 2009  Mass General

    A landmark grant funds groundbreaking cancer research led by the Cancer Center to accelerate CTC-chip research, offering the potential to revolutionize how oncologists detect, monitor and treat cancers in the future.

  • Celebrating the one hundred

    Friday, June 12, 2009  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 06.12.09 It can be hard to quantify the emotional impact caregivers, researchers, donors, volunteers and advocates have on cancer patients and their families, but in many ways, the MGH Cancer Center’s the one hundred does just that.

  • Employees of the year

    Friday, June 05, 2009  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 6.5.09 Though in different departments, the winners of the MGH Cancer Center and the Radiation Oncology Department employee of the year awards have one thing in common: an outstanding ability to treat all patients with respect and kindness.

  • MGH Cancer Center receives $15 million grant from SU2C

    Friday, May 29, 2009  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 05.29.09 The MGH Cancer Center has been awarded a $15 million research grant from the proceeds raised by the landmark Sept. 5, 2008 Stand Up to Cancer (SU2C) telethon.

  • In General awards and honors

    Friday, May 29, 2009  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 05.29.09 In General awards and honors

  • Michael Birrer, MD, PHd Elected to GCSC

    Friday, May 22, 2009  Mass General

    Michael Birrer, MD, PhD, director of Massaschusetts General Hospital Cancer Center gynecologic medical oncology, has been elected as the new co-chair of the Gynecologic Cancer Steering Committee (GCSC).

  • Jennifer Temel, MD Receives Palliative Care Grant Award

    Friday, May 22, 2009  Mass General

    Jennifer Temel, MD has been awarded an American Cancer Society Pilot Project Support Grant.

  • Avon Walk for Breast Cancer

    Friday, May 22, 2009  Mass General

    The seventh annual Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, held in Boston the weekend of May 17, 2009, helped raise $5.6 million to advance access to care and finding a cure for breast cancer.

  • Bernstein and Hochedlinger among 50 HHMI Early Career Scientists

    Friday, May 15, 2009  Research

    MGH Hotline 5.15.09 Two MGH scientists — Bradley Bernstein, MD, PhD, of the Department of Pathology, and Konrad Hochedlinger, PhD, of the Center for Regenerative Medicine – are among the first group of Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Early Career Scientists.

  • The one hundred announced

    Friday, May 15, 2009  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 5.15.09 Exactly 100 flowers were planted in the Howard Ufelder, MD, Healing Garden April 28 to recognize the newly announced members of the one hundred – 100 groups and individuals who are making a difference in cancer care.

  • Screening the options: Dialogue an important part of prostate cancer screening and treatment

    Monday, May 04, 2009  Research

    Prostate cancer experts at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center weigh in on best guidelines for screening.

  • Tiny sacs released by brain tumor cells carry information that may guide treatment

    Wednesday, April 08, 2009  Research

    Exosomes deliver factors that promote tumor growth and may serve as blood biomarkers.

  • Her toughest opponent: Cathy and her team take on pancreatic cancer

    Monday, March 23, 2009  Mass General

    Cathy partnered with Cancer Center physicians and staff to fight pancreatic cancer and regain her active lifestyle.

  • Chemotherapy desensitization

    Wednesday, March 18, 2009  Mass General

    What happens when you are allergic to a treatment that could save your life?

  • Genetic profiling

    Monday, March 09, 2009  Mass General

    Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center opens molecular pathology lab to genetically profile all patient tumors

  • Personalizing cancer care

    Friday, March 06, 2009  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 3.6.09 Cancer is most commonly classified by its location – in the lungs, liver, breast or elsewhere. In truth, however, every tumor is unique, and the genetic makeup of a tumor can often be more important than where it is located.

  • New imaging technology shows promise in future cancer treatment

    Tuesday, February 17, 2009  Mass General

    The first combined MRI/PET machine is being tested on brain cancer patients.

  • A gift in loving memory of a father

    Friday, January 23, 2009  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 1.23.09When his father Kenneth died of a brain tumor at age 48 in 2005, then 17-year-old Justin Stanton knew he wanted to honor his father's memory in a way that would help others.

  • Cancer genome research

    Friday, January 09, 2009  Research

    The MGH Cancer Center and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute of the United Kingdom have begun a new alliance in cancer genome research.

  • Erika Barrett, NP, honored

    Friday, January 09, 2009  Mass General

    Erika Barrett, NP, of the MGH Cancer Center, recently was chosen the first recipient of the center's Hematology-Oncology Nurse Practitioner Excellence Award.

Currently Browsing:2008

  • Combining targeted therapy drugs may treat previously resistant tumors

    Tuesday, December 09, 2008  Mass General

    Blocking two cell signaling pathways leads to dramatic shrinkage of K-Ras-mutated tumors in animal model

  • MGH Cancer Center staff visit Kazakhstan

    Friday, December 05, 2008  Clinical

    MGH Hotline 12/05/08 A multidisciplinary team from the MGH Cancer Center recently traveled to Kazakhstan’s capitol Astana to work with the city’s Department of Health to improve the oncology services at a local hospital.

  • The fight against lung cancer lights up

    Friday, December 05, 2008  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 12/5/08 Prudential Tower Hundreds of individuals supporting the fight against lung cancer joined special guests from the MGH, the Massachusetts chapter of the Lung Cancer Alliance, WCVB-TV’s Heather Unruh, and state public health and public policy leaders for a touching candlelight vigil at the Prudential Center Courtyard Nov. 20.

  • In General

    Friday, December 05, 2008  Mass General

    MGH Hotline: 12/05/08

  • MGH Cancer Center staff visit Kazakhstan

    Friday, December 05, 2008  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 12/05/08: A multidisciplinary team from the MGH Cancer Center recently traveled to Kazakhstan’s capitol Astana to work with the city’s Department of Health to improve the oncology services at a local hospital.

  • Massachusetts General Hospital ranked on U.S. News national honor roll

    Wednesday, June 11, 2008  Mass General

    The third oldest general hospital in the United States and the oldest and largest hospital in New England, Mass General continues its tradition of excellence today. The hospital is consistently ranked among the top five hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. In 2008, Mass General was redesignated a Magnet hospital, the highest honor for nursing excellence awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Currently Browsing:2007

Publications

Currently Browsing:2012

Currently Browsing:2011

  • Advances at Mass General

    Saturday, January 01, 2011

    Read Advances at Mass General, a bi-annual news magazine published for our colleagues from the physicians of Massachusetts General Hospital.
  • Advances in Cancer

    Friday, January 07, 2011

    Advances in Cancer: Winter 2011 edition
  • Mass General Magazine

    Saturday, January 01, 2011

    Mass General Magazine Mass General Magazine is a publication for supporters and friends of Massachusetts General Hospital that takes you inside the hospital and explores its patient care and research programs here and around the world. It features rich photo essays and in-depth profiles from across the Mass General world.
  • Advances in Cancer

    Thursday, June 09, 2011

    Advances in Cancer: Spring 2011 edition
  • Synergy Magazine: A Year in Review/A Look to the Future 2011

    Wednesday, June 01, 2011

    Bold New Options: Pioneering the Next Generation of Cancer Care

Currently Browsing:2010

  • Advances at the Mass General Cancer Center - Summer 2010

    Monday, June 07, 2010

    Introducing ADVANCES at the MASS GENERAL CANCER CENTER, a new physician publication of the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center. This newsletter will update you twice a year on how Mass General Cancer Center researchers and clinicians are helping to transform cancer care by approaching new thresholds in treatment that help us better understand the disease.
  • Synergy Magazine: Spring 2010

    Monday, June 14, 2010

    This issue, entitled "A year in review...a look to the future" highlights the Cancer Center's progress in understanding, preventing and curing cancer over the last year.

Currently Browsing:2009

  • Proto: Dispatches from the frontiers of medicine

    Thursday, January 01, 2009

    Proto magazine, Winter 2009 issue The Winter 2009 issue of Proto, a magazine that reaches 75,000 thought leaders nationwide, features sociable robots, the model organism C. elegans, restorative neuroscience, micro medical practices and an elite set of HIV patients.
  • Proto: Dispatches from the frontiers of medicine

    Wednesday, April 01, 2009

    Proto magazine The Spring 2009 issue of Proto, a magazine that reaches 75,000 thought leaders nationwide, explores new developments in organ transplantation, the relationship between public art and public health, creating stem cells from an unlikely source and the rollercoaster history of hormone replacement therapy.
  • Synergy Magazine: Fall 2009

    Friday, October 09, 2009

    This issue of Synergy focuses on sarcoma and soft tissue cancers.

Currently Browsing:2008

Currently Browsing:2007

  • Journeys

    Wednesday, December 12, 2007

    Massachusetts General Hospital Annual Report 2007
  • Vision

    Thursday, January 11, 2007

    Vision Fall 2007 Vision is a magazine for the MGH community, donors and friends. In this issue read about the Massachusetts General Hosptial Cancer Center.

Events

Currently Browsing:2016

Currently Browsing:2015

  • 9th International Oncolytic Virus Therapeutics Conference

    Saturday, June 13, 2015

    From June 13-16, 2015, two of the Harvard-affiliated institutions, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital will host OVC Boston, the 9th International Oncolytic Virus Therapeutics Conference at the historic Boston Park Plaza Hotel.

Currently Browsing:2013

  • Brian D. Silber Memorial Golf Tournament

    Wednesday, July 17, 2013

    The 16th annual Brian D. Silber Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on July 17, 2013. Golf Tournament is at The Meadow at Peabody Golf Course, Peabody, MA. Dinner Reception is at the Hilltop Steak House, Saugus, MA.
  • The Patty Fund Golf Outing

    Thursday, June 20, 2013

    The Bevis Family and The Patty Fund are hosting a golf tournament to benefit Brain Cancer research at Mass General.
  • the one hundred 2013

    Wednesday, June 05, 2013

    Join us on June 5 for the 6th annual the one hundred event!
  • 2013 Boston Run to Remember

    Sunday, May 26, 2013

    Dr. Lipika Goyal is participating in Boston's Run to Remember in honor of her patient, Maria Efstratoudakis, who died from cholangiocarcinoma.
  • Caring for a Cure

    Saturday, May 18, 2013

    Join the nurses of Lunder-10 and Cox-1 for the Marshfield 5K!

Multimedia

  • Cancer Breakthroughs

    Cancer Breakthroughs

    Research at Mass General leads to breakthroughs in cancer treatment and prevention.

  • Illuminations slideshow - February - May 2010

    Illuminations February - May 2010

    View images from the Illuminations February - May 2010 exhibition.

  • David P. Ryan, MD

    Genotyping and Targeted Therapies Radio Ad

    David P. Ryan, MD, clinical director of the Cancer Center and Tucker Gosnell Center for Gastrointestinal Cancers talks about targeted therapies and genetic testing at the Cancer Center.

  • Artwork from the June - September 2010 Illuminations exhibit

    Illuminations: June - September 2010

    View images from the Illuminations June - September 2010 exhibition.

  • Boston Med

    Trailer for Boston Med

    Trailer for the eight-part documentary featuring clinicians at Mass General.

  • HOPES Program Art Therapy

    The Katharine A. Gallagher Integrative Therapies Program: Expressive Arts Therapy

    With support from our art therapist, creative activities like making a collage, painting or writing can help people with cancer feel better. Art therapy can help them reduce stress, provide a way to express their feelings and develop coping skills to manage their cancer journey. "Creating art is wonderful therapy. It is very relaxing and helps me work through my feelings about cancer." - Patient with cancer

  • HOPES Program Music Therapy

    The Katherine A. Gallagher Integrative Therapies Program: Music Therapy

    By making music, listening to music or composing songs with our music therapist people with cancer can develop skills to help them through their cancer experience. Music therapy provides an outlet for their emotions, and can help reduce stress, decrease side effects like nausea and manage pain. “My daughter told me that while she was playing music with you, she didn't feel the pain at all. So please keep doing what you are doing and know that you do make a difference.” - Mom of patient with cancer

  • Translational Research Lab

    Translational Research Lab (TRL)

    The Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center is committed to advancing oncology care by tailoring treatment options to the individual cancer patient. The basic mission of the Translational Research Laboratory (TRL) is to provide rapid personalized genomic testing as an important component of routine care, thereby minimizing generalizations made in treatment decisions.

  • Mass General Cancer Center physicians discuss their landmark palliative care research

  • Hensin Tsao, MD, recommends what you can do to protect your family from melanoma

    Hensin Tsao, MD, recommends what you can do to protect your family from melanoma

    Hensin Tsao, MD, Director of Mass General's Melanoma and Pigmented Lesion Center explains how family history, genetic risks and personal health history can all affect your risk of melanoma, and what steps you should take to detect it at an early, treatable stage.

  • Marcela Del Carmen, MD, talks about your risk of developing cervical cancer, even as you age

    Marcela Del Carmen, MD, talks about your risk of developing cervical cancer, even as you age

    Marcela Del Carmen, MD, a gynecologic oncologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center says that the risk for cervical cancer goes up, not down, as you age. Learn about your risk for cervical cancer, and the new guidelines that caution women to continue to get PAP smears into their 60s.

  • Alice Shaw, MD, explains why patients with lung cancer can benefit from genetic testing

    Alice Shaw, MD, explains why patients with lung cancer can benefit from genetic testing

    Alice Shaw, MD, thoracic oncologist at the Mass General Cancer Center, says patients with lung cancer can benefit from genetic testing, particularly if they are young non-smokers. Learn more about personalized treatment for lung cancer and new "smart drugs" that target a tumor's specific genetic mutation to slow the cancer's growth, and in some cases, reduce it significantly.

  • Hensin Tsao, MD recommends what you can do to protect your family from melanoma

    Hensin Tsao, MD recommends what you can do to protect your family from melanoma

    Hensin Tsao, MD, Director of Mass General's Melanoma and Pigmented Lesion Center explains how family history, genetic risks and personal health history can all affect your risk of melanoma, and what steps you should take to detect it at an early, treatable stage.

  • Mass General Cancer Center Illuminations Program

    Illuminations: October - January, 2010

    View images from the Illuminations October - January 2010 exhibition.

  • Mark Schwartz

    Campaign for the Third Century of MGH Medicine Kick Off on October 15

    The Campaign for the Third Century of MGH Medicine kicked off Oct. 15 at the Westin Waterfront Boston. Nearly 500 of Mass General’s closest friends and supporters gathered to celebrate the public launch of the fundraising campaign that aims to raise $1.5 billion for the hospital. Already, $1 billion of that amount has been raised.

  • Bill Schuette

    Bill Schuette's Story

    Watch Bill Schuette tell the story of why he drove 18 hours each way from Ohio for lung cancer treatment at the Mass General Cancer Center.

  • Researchers hone in on treatment targets for ovarian cancer

    Gynecologic cancer research Program Director Michael Birrer, MD, PhD, explains how ovarian tumor discoveries in the lab are already impacting patient care.

  • Celebrating 200 Years: 1811 - 2011

    Celebrating 200 Years: 1811 - 2011

    Since 1811, people have counted on Mass General for answers, innovations and medical leadership. As our third century dawns, we remain ready to serve.

  • Pancreatic cancer video

    I'm Still Here: Pancreatic Cancer Survivor

    Pancreatic cancer patients at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center benefit from the innovative work of The Andrew L. Warshaw Institute for Pancreatic Cancer Research which includes a community of scientists, oncologists, surgeons, radiation oncologists and interventional endoscopists whose mission is to extend and improve the lives of patients with pancreatic cancer.

  • Illuminations slideshow

    Illuminations: February - May, 2011

    View images from the Illuminations February - May, 2011 exhibition.

  • Illuminations Slideshow

    Illuminations: June - September 2011: Part I

    View images from the Illuminations June - September 2011 exhibition.

  • Illuminations June - September 2011

    Illuminations: June - September 2011 Part II

    View images from the Illuminations June - September 2011 exhibit.

  • Introduction to Radiation Therapy Treatment

    About Radiation Therapy Treatment at MGH

    An introduction to the Department of Radiation Oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital. An overview of the different processes and procedures to expect in the course of your treatment program. Learn about what radiation is and the different types of radiation used to treat cancer.

  • Radiation Treatment for Children

    Radiation Treatment for Children

  • Anne Buckless

    Anne Buckless, 2012 Mass General Marathon Team Runner

    After meeting the Mass General Marathon Team last year, Anne couldn’t say no when they asked her to join in 2012, and she’s running in honor of Helen, age 5, one of the patient-partners.

  • Ali Reeder

    Ali Reeder, 2012 Mass General Marathon Team Runner

    Running her third marathon, Ali runs "for the people who can't" — the pediatric patients that the Mass General Marathon Team benefits.

  • Antoine Tanne

    Antoine Tanne, 2012 Mass General Marathon Team Runner

    A researcher at Mass General, Antoine is looking forward to Marathon Monday, when he’ll celebrate both his first marathon, and the end of treatment for his patient-partner, Michael.

  • Bruce Kalow

    Bruce Kalow, 2012 Mass General Marathon Team Runner

    A pediatrician at Mass General, Bruce sees first-hand the remarkable care available to young cancer patients. With the support of friends and donors, diseases like leukemia are incredibly treatable, giving his patients great prognoses.

  • Chris Buligax

    Chris Buligax, 2012 Mass General Marathon Team Runner

    Chris is running his first marathon for his son, Nathan. He and his family have experienced the many amazing programs offered through the MassGeneral Hospital for Children Pediatric Hematology-Oncology program.

  • Delia Rissmiller

    Delia Rissmiller, 2012 Mass General Marathon Team Runner

    A 3-time marathoner, Delia is running in honor and in memory of her father’s battle with lymphoma. She says it’s her “little way of giving back to a place that gave so much to him and to my family.”

  • Howard Weinstein

    Howard Weinstein, 2012 Mass General Marathon Team Runner

    As founder and captain of the Mass General Marathon Team and chief of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, Howard is running his 22nd Boston Marathon and his15th marathon to fight pediatric cancer. This year, he’s running in honor of his patient-partner, Lily.

  • Greg Gonzales

    Greg Gonzales, 2012 Mass General Marathon Team Runner

    As a veteran of the Mass General Marathon Team, he rose to the challenge his mother, a Mass General nurse, presented to him five years ago to start running marathons. His patient-partner, Matthew, continues to provide the inspiration necessary to keep running.

  • Jenna Norton

    Jenna Norton, 2012 Mass General Marathon Team Runner

    Jenna started running three years ago, when she lost her father to his fight against cancer. His passing inspired her to become healthier — watch her video to learn just how much her life changed when she started running.

  • Jonathan Friedstat

    Jonathan Friedstat, 2012 Mass General Marathon Team Runner

    As a burn and critical care fellow at Mass General, Jonathan has worked closely with MGHfC staff. Why is he running to raise money for pediatric cancer care and research? “None of these kids asked for this problem, and neither did their families."

  • Marisa Levine

    Marisa Levine, 2012 Mass General Marathon Team Runner

    Marisa Levine, a Mass General employee, is running her first marathon in honor of her patient-partner, Lizany, and in memory of Eric, a close friend who passed away from leukemia.

  • Sarah Visocchi

    Sarah Visocchi, 2012 Mass General Marathon Team Runner

    Sarah is running in memory of her father and in honor of her patient-partner, Emma, age 8. She shares her thoughts on the many impressive programs available for pediatric cancer patients at Mass General, and the need for philanthropic support to ensure kids have access to these programs during challenging times.

  • RUNWAY TEN: Celebrating Survivorship through Fashion

    Cancer Survivors Strut Down the Runway

    Neiman Marcus and the Mass General Cancer Center held a fashion show March 29 at Neiman Marcus in Copley Place to celebrate cancer survivors, gathering members of the Mass General Cancer Center community. During the RUNWAY TEN event physicians, nurses and patients walked the runway in Spring 2012 styles reminding everyone that the work done in patient care and research helps more people live happy and healthy lives after cancer. (photographs by Laura Widness)

  • A machine called the Perometer is used to measure arm volume.

    Screening for lymphedema with a Perometer

    Doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center are using a Perometer to detect breast cancer-related lymphedema.

  • Listen to John Murphy's story and learn about advances in targeted cancer therapies.

    John Murphy

    John Murphy has an amazing story to tell. Listen to his story and learn about advances in targeted cancer therapies that are bringing new hope to patients. With the opening of the Henri and Belinda Termeer Center for Targeted Therapies, the Mass General Cancer Center is expanding its phase one clinical trials program to help more patients like him.

  • Dr Keith Flaherty

    Dr. Keith Flaherty

    Dr. Keith Flaherty is the director of the Henri and Belinda Termeer Center for Targeted Therapies. Dr. Flaherty and his exceptional team of clinicians and scientists are spearheading research into promising new treatment options for patients through phase I clinical investigation.

  • Termeer Opening Symposium

    Termeer Center Opening Symposium

    On Oct. 2, 2012, Mass General Cancer Center Director Dr. Daniel Haber hosted an educational symposium to introduce the Termeer Center. Dr. Robert Weinberg of MIT, Dr. José Baselga of Memorial Sloan-Kettering, and Mass General Cancer Center’s own Drs. Keith Flaherty and Jeff Engelman presented to an audience of 125 in the Ether Dome.

  • Termeer Opening Reception

    Termeer Center Opening Reception

    Following the Oct. 2 symposium, a celebratory reception was held in the Termeer Center on Yawkey 7. Hear inspiring remarks by MGH President Dr. Peter Slavin, Mass General Cancer Center Director Dr. Daniel Haber, Termeer Center Director Dr. Keith Flaherty, patient John Murphy and donor Henri Termeer. The reception concluded with a ribbon-cutting.

  • The Economics of Cancer

    The Economics of Cancer

    On Dec. 13 Mass General Cancer Center hosted the Economics of Cancer. This video features introductory remarks by Drs. Daniel Haber and Phillip Sharp, and Dr. David Cutler’s keynote presentation, “Health Reform and Cancer: Who Will Pay for New Targeted Therapies?” Dr. Cutler is the Otto Eckstein Professor of Applied Economics at Harvard University.

  • Proton Beam

    Proton Beam

    Introduction to Department of Radiation Oncology at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center

  • What to Expect - Types of Radiation and Proton Beam Therapy Procedures

    What to Expect - Types of Radiation and Proton Beam Therapy Procedures

    Important information about types of cancer treatment at Mass General.

  • Courtney's Risk: Pregnancy and Heart Health

    Courtney's Risk: Pregnancy and Heart Health

    Courtney first came to Mass General at the age of 8 when she was diagnosed with bone cancer in her leg. Mass General treated and cured her as child, but the chemotherapies used put her at risk for a weakened heart. When Courtney wanted to start a family, she came back to Mass General and met with specialists who coached her through two pregnancies, ensuring that she remained healthy and also delivered two healthy babies.

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