Our clinical and research teams’ innovations improve approaches to radiation therapy in cancer treatment. As part of the largest hospital-based research and clinical trials programs in the United States, we strive to translate research discoveries into novel precision treatments for our patients.

Select an area of research to learn about life-changing breakthroughs in cancer research and treatment at Mass General’s Department of Radiation Oncology.



Our diverse biological research efforts center on radiation, tumor, and tissue biology with the common goal of developing new treatments for each unique cancer.



Our clinical research efforts provide patients with access to transformative treatments driven by the latest technological advances and biological discoveries.



The physics division improves clinical outcomes by leading innovative research, development, and clinical application of imaging techniques, multimodality therapies, and computational methods.

16 research labs

within the Mass General Department of Radiation Oncology

working to translate strategies from bench to bedside.

32 active clinical trials

were at the Mass General Department of Radiation Oncology in the past year

This gave over 300 patients access to promising new therapies.

Leaders in Proton Therapy

Mass General has the only proton therapy site in all of New England, with two proton therapy centers.

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