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Department of Radiation Oncology
The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Radiation Oncology is one of the few centers in the world with a proton beam line dedicated to treat ocular melanomas and other tumors of the eye. Evaluation, radiation planning, and treatment of ocular disease patients are performed in close collaboration with the retinal service at Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary. Our radiation oncologists are dedicated to preserving the eye and its normal function.
The Mass General Radiation Oncologists collaborate with the patient’s entire cancer team which may include medical oncologists and surgical oncologists. We also have a unique, close collaboration with the team at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary to provide comprehensive and individualized care for our patients.
Due to our depth and breadth of expertise, we receive patient referrals from eye specialists nationwide. Our staff of accomplished radiation oncologists includes:
Helen Shih, MD, MPH, the associate medical director of the Francis H. Burr Proton Therapy Center, treats ocular tumors, as well as cutaneous melanoma, brain and cranial base tumors. Dr. Shih's interests include proton therapy and enhancing clinical delivery systems to improve patient care.
Shannon MacDonald, MD, specializes in using proton beam therapy to treat ocular tumors in adults and children. Dr. MacDonald also is a principal investigator in a leading-edge study involving treatment of the chest with proton therapy.
Yen-Lin Chen, MD, is an experienced physician who treats ocular tumors. She also specializes in sarcomas and cutaneous melanoma. She is an active researcher with expertise in various photon and proton therapy techniques.
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:
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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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