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Alphonse G. Taghian, MD

Professor of Radiation Oncology, Harvard Medical School

Chief Breast Radiation Oncology

Co-Director Breast Cancer Research Program

  • Phone: 617-726-7559
Department of Radiation Oncology


  • Cancer Center
  • Breast Cancer
Clinical Interests
Radiation Treatment of Breast Cancer
Lymphedema after breast cancer treatment
Accelerated partial breast irradiation
Cardiac exposure to radiation and means to minimize it
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
MD, Alexandria University
Residency, Centre Alexis Vautrin
Residency, Gustave Roussy Institute
Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
Radiation Oncology, American Board of Radiology
Patient Gateway
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Foreign Languages
Patient Age Group
Accepting New Patients
Accepting New Patients


Dr Alphonse Taghian gained his MD from Alexandria University in Egypt. He did his residency in Radiation Oncology at Centre Alexis Vautrin in France. He then did a clinical and research fellowships at Gustave Roussy Institut (Paris). He obtained his PhD in Radiobiology from Paris XI University. He then spent 4 years of basic research at Dr. H. Suit lab at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School. He is now the Director of Breast Radiation Oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Professor of Radiation Oncology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Taghian has published more than 140 peer reviewed articles, general reviews and chapters. He has edited a book on the multidisciplinary approach in the treatment of breast cancer. He has been awarded several NIH grants for research totaling around $2.7 Million for research in breast cancer and lymphedema. He is internationally recognized leader in breast radiation oncology in particular in the field of Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation (APBI). His main interest includes ways to avoid cardiac exposure to radiation, APBI, post-mastectomy radiation and screening & early intervention for lymphedema.


View my most recent publications at PubMed

Books Editing: A. Taghian, B. Smith and J. Erban, Editors. Breast Cancer. A Multidisciplinary Approach to Diagnosis and Management. 8.5 X 11 inch trim, 335 pages; 16 main chapters. Demos Medical Publishing. New York, NY 10036. ISBN 978-1-933864-44-0. Published Jan 2010.

II: Selected publications from a total of 140 Original Articles, reviews and Book Chapters then type "Taghian"

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Clark Center for Radiation Oncology
100 Blossom Street
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Phone: 617-726-7559
Fax: 617-726-3603

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