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Department of Radiation Oncology
For more than three decades, we have treated patients with all types of hematologic disorders including, but not limited to:
The role of radiation therapy in the management of hematologic disorders has evolved over the past several decades. Our physicians in the MGH Cancer Center have remained at the forefront of these advanced therapies and technologies to make treatment more effective and improve the quality of patients' lives.We use localized radiation therapies that precisely target the tumor while limiting radiation dose to adjacent healthy tissue. Techniques include:
Precise targeting of the tumor is planned by our physicists, who use advanced 3D- and 4D-imaging technologies to tailor treatments to each patient's unique needs. This personalized approach ensures patients receive effective therapy but are protected against "over-treatment."
We are currently enrolling patients on a clinical trial investigating the use of proton radiation therapy for patients with lymphomas involving the mediastinum. Click here for more information.
Our collaboration with the MGH Bone Marrow Transplant Service enables us to provide state-of-the-art total body irradiation as part of the conditioning regimen for some patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplant. Protocols include both reduced intensity and myeloablative condition regimens.
In the highly specialized Center for Lymphoma, located within the world-renowned Mass General Cancer Center, our radiation oncologists work side-by-side with your entire cancer treatment team. These world-class specialists may include medical oncologists, surgical oncologists, dermatologists, radiologists, pathologists, physical therapists, social workers and genetic counselors. Our cross-specialty approach enables us to provide comprehensive care tailored to your needs.
Most patients tolerate external radiation therapy very well, including those who have received chemotherapy. Depending on the part of the body treated, however, the patient may experience some discomfort afterward.To help patients cope with side effects, our nurses provide nutritional advice and pain management when necessary. Patients also have access to the many support services available at the Cancer Center.
Every step of your therapy is managed by a highly experienced radiation oncologist. Our physician staff includes:
Our team is committed to making sure you always are completely informed. 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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