Department of Radiation Oncology News & Events

Radiation Therapy Treatment in the News: Read articles about how new technologies and discoveries are advancing how radiation therapy is useful in treating a variety of cancers.


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  • Radiation with or without Antiandrogen Therapy in Recurrent Prostate Cancer

    Thursday, February 2, 2017  Mass General

    On Thursday, February 2nd, 2017, “Radiation with or without Antiandrogen Therapy in Recurrent Prostate Cancer” authored by Mass General Radiation Oncology’s own Dr. William Shipley and Dr. Anthony Zietman, along with 19 co-authors from the NCI clinical trial group NRG / RTOG was published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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  • Once again, named among America's best hospitals

    Tuesday, August 2, 2016  Mass General

    Massachusetts General Hospital is once again named among the top hospitals in America by U.S. News & World Report and is the only hospital to be highly rated across all 16 specialties.

  • An honor from the White House

    Friday, February 5, 2016  Mass General

    2015 ended on a high note with a prestigious honor from the president of the United States for MGH’s Rakesh Jain, PhD, director of the Edwin L. Steele Laboratory for Tumor Biology in the Department of Radiation Oncology.

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  • #1 in the Nation

    Tuesday, July 21, 2015  Mass General

    U.S. News & World Report has named Massachusetts General Hospital the #1 hospital in the nation based on our quality of care, patient safety and reputation in 16 clinical specialties.

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  • Spinal Metastases & Stereotactic Radiosurgery

    Tuesday, December 10, 2013  Clinical

    Radiosurgery has shifted the paradigm of treating patients by minimizing the morbidity of conventional surgery and, focusing on tumor control.

  • NeuroBlast e-Newsletter December 2013

    Tuesday, December 10, 2013  Mass General

    In this issue: spinal metastases & stereotactic radiosurgery; skull base tumors & endoscopic surgery; pediatric epilepsy dietary therapy; Alzheimer Disease: tau pathology; drug & gene discovery; early treatment; preclinical diagnostic tools.

  • A brain cancer "warrior" takes the trip of a lifetime

    Wednesday, July 31, 2013  Mass General

    Mass General patient Michelle Beale's journey started with debilitating headaches. Now she's traveling around the world.

  • #1 in New England, #2 in the nation

    Tuesday, July 16, 2013  Mass General

    U.S. News & World Report ranks Massachusetts General Hospital among the top hospitals in America based on our quality of care, patient safety and reputation in 16 specialties.

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  • For 10 years, on-campus proton therapy offers hope

    Friday, September 28, 2012  Mass General

    The 10th anniversary of proton therapy on the MGH campus was celebrated Sept. 20.

  • Crushing Cancer

    Monday, August 6, 2012  Mass General

    After their 8-year-old son had a successful brain tumor surgery in their home state of Washington, Joe and Leigh McGraw chose to take Tommy to MassGeneral Hospital for Children's Francis H. Burr Proton Therapy Center for targeted treatment. The McGraw's share the story of their experience at MGHfC in the letter and video below.

  • All’s Quiet on the Lunder Floors

    Monday, July 16, 2012  Mass General

    The Lunder Building is leading a noise-reduction revolution. Thanks to careful planning and innovative thinking, patients rest and receive treatment in a quiet healing environment.

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  • Chronicling two centuries

    Friday, August 5, 2011  Mass General

    IN ADDITION TO the hospital-wide history, Something in the Ether: A Bicentennial History of Massachusetts General Hospital, 1811-2011, by father-daughter duo Webster and Martha Bull, several departmental history books have been or will be published this year in honor of the bicentennial.

  • Lunder Building to "Go Live" this summer

    Friday, February 18, 2011  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 2.18.11 In preparation for the summertime transition of several hospital programs and services to the Lunder Building, the MGH Go Live Group for the new facility was established under the auspices of Jean Elrick, MD, senior vice president for Administration.

  • New radiation oncology technologies in the Lunder Building

    Friday, February 4, 2011  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 02.04.11 While the foundation of MGH Radiation Oncology is built upon the expertise, skill and dedication of the department’s staff members, the incorporation of the most advanced technologies helps to support the overall objectives of caregivers who aim to provide the best quality and safest patient care possible.

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  • In General 12.17.10

    Friday, December 17, 2010  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 12.17.10 In General Awards and Honors

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  • Employees of the year

    Friday, June 5, 2009  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 6.5.09 Though in different departments, the winners of the MGH Cancer Center and the Radiation Oncology Department employee of the year awards have one thing in common: an outstanding ability to treat all patients with respect and kindness.

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