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Department of Radiation Oncology
The Genitourinary Program uses ing the latest state-of-the-art and innovative technologies including:
Our team includes some of the most experienced radiation oncologists treating genitourinary GU cancers in the United States. Every year, we manage radiation therapy for thousands of patients with cancers and tumors of the:
Our radiation oncologists treat patients with sophisticated, state-of-the-art technologies. What distinguishes our program, however, is our oncologists' expertise in targeting and customizing the right therapy or combination of therapies for each patient. Our specialists are involved in all aspects of GU cancer care including new targeted biologic therapies combined with radiation as well as quality of life research.
Treatment decisions are based on the patient's type of cancer, overall picture of health and other factors unique to the individual. Although we offer the full range of radiation therapies, including techniques available at few other hospitals, we recommend and administer only those methods that meet each patient's particular needs.
In the 1980s, William Shipley, MD, a pioneer in the field of GU radiation oncology, developed an innovative organ-sparing protocol that helps more patients with bladder cancer retain their naturally functioning bladders. Dr. Shipley studied and advanced this therapy with his colleagues at the Mass General Cancer Center.
At the highly specialized Claire and John Bertucci Center for Genitourinary Cancers, part of the Cancer Center, our radiation oncologists work closely with your treatment team, which may include:
Our practitioners determine the best way to integrate radiation therapy into your treatment plan, especially when additional treatment methods are prescribed, such as surgery and/or chemotherapy.
Every step of your radiation therapy is managed by an experienced radiation oncologist who has devoted his or her clinical practice, research and postdoctoral training to treating patients with GU cancers.
Our physician staff includes:
We encourage you to ask us about any step in the treatment process, from understanding the safety of your therapy to managing side effects. The answers to many frequently asked questions also appear in Your Guide to Radiation Therapy (PDF).
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Clark Center for Radiation Oncology
Vida E & Arthur L. Goldstein Lunder Building
Francis H. Burr Proton Therapy Center30 Fruit StreetBoston, MA 02114Phone: 617-726-0923 (Proton Inquiry Line: 617-724-1680)Fax: 617-726-6498Email: InformationRadOnc@partners.org
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