Radiation Oncology

Centers & Specialties

Cancer Center

Clinical Interests
  • Sarcomas
  • Proton Radiation Therapy
  • Chordoma
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ewing's sarcoma
  • Chondrosarcoma
  • Liposarcoma
  • Brachytherapy (radioactive seeds)
  • IORT (Intraoperative Radiation Therapy)
Medical Education
  • MD, Harvard Medical School
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Therapeutic Radiology
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Patient Gateway
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Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • Centene/Celticare
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Connecticut
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - New York
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • OSW - Vermont
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Railroad Medicare - ACD
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
Patient Age Group
Adult and Pediatric

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Thomas F. DeLaney, M.D. is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Medical School. He trained in Radiation Oncology at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and spent 6 years as Senior Investigator at the National Cancer Institute. Since 1992, he has been on staff at MGH where he is the Medical Director of the Francis H. Burr Proton Therapy Center and Co-Director of the Center for Sarcoma and Connective Tissue Oncology. He is Professor of Radiation Oncology at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. DeLaney has made important contributions to the treatment of soft tissue sarcomas, bone sarcomas and chordomas, as well as the use of charged particle (proton) radiation therapy. His bibliography lists him as lead author or co-author of 92 original articles in peer-reviewed research publications, as well as 77 reviews, chapters and editorials. He is on the editorial boards of Journal of Surgical Oncology, Journal of Clinical Oncology and UpToDate in Oncology.

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Research & Publications

Research Summary

My major research efforts have been in the development and testing of innovative cancer treatment approaches in clinical trials. Primary areas of interest have been soft tissue and bone sarcomas in adults and adolescents, as well as the application of advanced radiation oncology technologies including charged particle radiation with protons and brachytherapy (i.e. placement of radiation sources in close proximity to the tumor to deliver high doses of radiation to the tumor while sparing nearby normal tissue).


View my most recent publications at PubMed

  1. DeLaney TF et al. Neoadjuvant chemotherapy and radiotherapy for large extremity soft-tissue sarcomas. Int J Rad Oncol Biol Phys. 2003;56:1117-27.
  2. DeLaney TF et al. Phase II study of high dose photon/proton radiotherapy in the management of spine sarcomas. Int J Rad Oncol Biol Phys 2009; 74: 732-9.
  3. Kepka L, DeLaney TF, et al. Results of radiation therapy for unresected soft-tissue sarcomas. Int J Rad Oncol Biol Phys 2005; 63:852-9.

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News & Events


Francis H. Burr Proton Therapy Center
55 Fruit Street
Boston MA, 02114-2696
Phone: 617-726-6876
Fax: 617-724-9532

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