Center for Cancer Research

At Mass General—one of the world’s most distinguished academic medical centers—the transfer of knowledge from basic research to clinical practice can happen in a matter of months, rather than the years required in many other settings.

Powerful collaborations create a cycle of discovery at the Mass General Cancer Center that is unparalleled in its ability to leverage new ideas, to provide advanced therapies for today’s cancer patients, and to open new vistas for scientific exploration. The cycle ensures that new discoveries will be incorporated into patient care as safely and efficiently as possible. Subsequently, clinical researchers use state-of-the-art information sciences to capture and analyze patients’ responses; these data provide a basis for new laboratory studies that will result in even better strategies for cancer diagnosis and therapy in the future.