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Department of Radiation Oncology
Each year, our talented Radiation Oncology team treats thousands of women and men with every type of breast cancer. Our program provides comprehensive expertise in the clinical care of early, locally advanced, and recurrent breast cancer.
Founded nearly 40 years ago, our program is one of the first—and most innovative—breast radiation oncology programs in the United States. We work closely with the Mass General Cancer Center, to develop and investigate advanced therapies and technologies used around the world to make treatment more effective and improve the quality of patients' lives.
In the highly specialized Gillette Center for Breast Cancer, our radiation oncologists work side-by-side with your entire cancer treatment team. These world-class breast cancer specialists may include medical oncologists, surgical oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, physical therapists, social workers and genetic counselors. Our cross-specialty approach enables us to provide comprehensive care tailored to your needs.
Every step of your treatment is managed by an experienced radiation oncologist who has dedicated his or her career to studying and treating breast cancer.
Our staff includes leading practitioners in the field of breast radiation oncology:
Program Director and Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School. Dr. MacDonald specializes in breast cancer and is conducting a leading-edge investigation using proton therapy for patients that require radiation following mastectomy.
Professor at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Taghian has treated thousands of patients with breast cancer over the last 20 years. Dr. Taghian is a leader in partial breast irradiation with 3D conformal techniques, founded the first and unique lymphedema screening program and consults with physicians nationwide on complicated cases.
Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Jimenez received her AB in cognitive neuroscience and her medical degree from Harvard University. She completed her residency training in the Harvard Radiation Oncology Program and was named Co-Chief in her final year of the program.
Clinical care delivered in the Mass General Department of Radiation Oncology is a collaborative effort encompassing many specialized role groups including radiation oncologists, residents, clinical physicists, medical dosimetrists, nurses, nurse practitioners and radiation therapists.
We encourage you to ask us about any step in the treatment process. The answers to many frequently asked questions also appear in:
Massachusetts General Hospital invites patients and the community to participate in innovative clinical trials and research studies.
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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