Research is an essential part of the MGH Department of Radiation Oncology's mission. Clinical research, basic research and physics research are conducted into the causes and mechanisms of cancer, with an emphasis on translating that work to clinical application, so that we can offer patients the benefits of these advances.

Cellular & Molecular Radiation Oncology Laboratory

Working at the cellular and molecular levels, our studies cover a range of topics, including mechanisms of cell death, DNA damage induction and repair processes, bystander effects, and cancer genetics.

Edwin L. Steele Laboratory for Tumor Biology

The Edwin L. Steele Laboratory is committed to improving the prevention, detection and treatment of cancer in patients through a better understanding of tumor pathophysiology and host-tumor interactions.

PARTIQoL: Proton Therapy vs. IMRT for Low or Intermediate Risk Prostate Cancer

Proton Therapy vs. IMRT for Low or Intermediate Risk Prostate Cancer (PARTIQoL)

Pediatric Radiation Oncology Clinical Research

The mission of the Pediatric Radiation Oncology Research program is to continuously improve cancer treatment and outcomes in our pediatric patients through innovative and collaborative research that we translate into clinical care.

Physics Research for Radiation Oncology

Research efforts are focused on developing radiation treatment techniques to optimize physical dose conformation to the tumor target volume and to increase the precision of the dose application.

Radiation Oncology Biostatistics & Biomathematics

The Division of Biostatistics & Biomathematics supports research-oriented databases and data management needs for Radiation Oncology.

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