Ocular Melanoma and Eye Tumor Program
Clark Center for Radiation Oncology
Vida E & Arthur L. Goldstein Lunder Building
55 Fruit Street
Lunder Building LL3
Boston, MA 02114
Francis H. Burr Proton Therapy Center
30 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-726-0923 (Proton Inquiry Line: 617-724-1680)
Explore the Ocular Melanoma and Eye Tumor Program
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.
- Proton Eye Program: A dedicated and specialized service that relies primarily on the use of the proton eye line (hardware) system located at Francis H Burr Proton Therapy Center. Proton therapy achieves a high tumor control rate, high eye preservation rate, and a reasonably high visual preservation rate with some useful vision retained in most patients.
- Linear Accelerator Based Therapy: Not every patient requires proton therapy for optimal care. Appropriate diagnostic studies and an evaluation by an ocular specialist are required to determine the best course of therapy. In many cases, we effectively treat patients with innovative 3D conformal radiation techniques, such as intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) or volumetric modulated arc radiotherapy (VMAT).
Personalized & Comprehensive Care
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 to provide comprehensive and individualized care for our patients.
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Meet the Team
Due to our depth and breadth of expertise, we receive patient referrals from eye specialists nationwide. Our staff of accomplished radiation oncologists includes:
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