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Department of Radiation Oncology
Mass General’s Center for Sarcoma & Connective Tissue Oncology, part of the Cancer Center, is one of the largest and most specialized centers to treat malignant and benign tumors. Here, our radiation oncologists collaborate with your entire treatment team, which may include medical oncologists, surgical oncologists, orthopaedic oncologists, diagnostic and interventional radiologists and pathologists.
Working closely with these specialists, our practitioners integrate radiation therapy into your treatment plan, which also may involve chemotherapy and/or surgery. Our oncologists' expertise includes using the most advanced techniques and innovative technologies, such as proton therapy, a treatment available at few U.S. hospitals.
Our team treats the complete spectrum of sarcomas and benign tumors, such as:
Mass General's Herman Suit, MD, PhD, helped pioneer the treatment of soft tissue sarcomas with radiation therapy. Today our radiation oncologists continue this rich tradition of innovation, performing groundbreaking research and applying their advances to improve quality of life for our patients.
Many breakthroughs in treating sarcomas were introduced at Mass General, such as:
We also offer the full range of 3D conformal radiation therapy techniques including intensity modulated proton therapy (IMPT), intensity modulated photon therapy (IMRT), stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), image guided radiation therapy (IGRT), therapies,low- and high-dose rate brachytherapy, pre-operative radiation treatment of sarcomas and intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT), a technique in which patients receive radiotherapy during surgery.
Every step of your radiation therapy is managed by an experienced radiation oncologist who has dedicated his or her career to treating patients with sarcomas. Our physicians are some of the leading practitioners in the field:
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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