Browse by Medical Category
Department of Radiation Oncology
Accepting New Patients
Go To Programs
Go To Specialties
MassGeneral Hospital for Children
Go To Specialties
Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.
Dr. Yock has published over 55 medical papers, chapters and reviews and serves on the American Board of Radiology in the certification process of new and tenured radiation oncologists. Her academic efforts have centered on the use of proton radiotherapy, intensity modulation, and image guidance to treat cancer and to spare side effects of therapy including second malignancies in the pediatric population. MGH is one of the leaders in the development and use of proton radiotherapy and has the largest experience in the world with the pediatric population. Dr. Yock is the primary investigator of five pediatric proton protocols and she holds grant funding from a variety of sources including the NCI. She also participates in collaborative research with the Children's Oncology Group and is leading an NIH and MGH sponsored effort to formulate a pediatric proton research collaborative group among the pediatric proton physicians in the United States. Learn more about Dr. Yock's research.
View my most recent publications at PubMed
Compared with traditional photon radiotherapy, proton radiotherapy irradiates less normal tissue and might improve health outcomes associated with photon radiotherapy by reducing toxic effects to normal tissue. The investigators did a trial to assess late complications, acute side-effects, and survival associated with proton radiotherapy in children with medulloblastoma.
The use of proton radiotherapy to treat the most common malignant brain tumor in children is as effective as standard photon (x-ray) radiation therapy while causing fewer long-term side effects such as hearing loss and cognitive disorders, according to a study receiving online publication in Lancet Oncology.
The use of proton radiotherapy to treat medulloblastoma, the most common malignant brain tumor in children, is as effective as standard radiation therapy while causing fewer long-term side effects.
Charlie Beecher's family described the first two years of his life as joyously normal until Charlie developed belly pain. When they found out it was cancer, the Beechers brought Charlie to the Francis H. Burr Proton Therapy Center, which helped Charlie return to his normal, happy childhood.
When Ryan Schlosser received his master's degree this year, he thought of everyone who supported him along the way, especially his care team at the Francis H. Burr Proton Therapy Center at MGHfC, who played a larger role in his success than he ever imagined.
When Alex Sheehan was diagnosed with a brain tumor at age 10, staff at the Francis H. Burr Proton Therapy Center helped him simply be a kid during a challenging time.
After their 8-year-old son had a successful brain tumor surgery in their home state of Washington, Joe and Leigh McGraw chose to take Tommy to MassGeneral Hospital for Children's Francis H. Burr Proton Therapy Center for targeted treatment. The McGraw's share the story of their experience at MGHfC in the letter and video below.
Tommy McGraw, 8 years old, received Proton Beam Therapy at Massachusetts General Hospital after having a brain tumor removed at their hometown hospital, Seattle Children’s Hospital.
Back to Top