Melanoma and Skin Program

Leading specialists in the Department of Radiation Oncology use advanced radiation therapy techniques to treat melanoma and other malignant skin tumors.

Overview

Our skilled Radiation Oncologists use the most advanced therapies to treat patients with melanoma, squamous cell skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma and other malignant skin conditions with radiation therapy.

Many lesions can be removed through surgical intervention, however conformal radiation therapy may also be necessary for optimal disease control. In some cases, radiation treatment may be used as the primary treatment modality for patients presenting with basal and squamous cell carcinoma in the head and neck regions and for those whose cancer has spread to the lymph nodes.

The Department of Radiation Oncology also specializes in the treatment of uveal intra-ocular melanoma with proton therapy.

State-of-the-Art Treatment

  • Linear accelerator based radiation therapy: Treatment modalities include 3D conformal radiation therapy, intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), and volumetric modulated arc radiotherapy (VMAT).
  • Superficial radiation therapy: Utilizing various techniques such as brachytherapy and electron beam radiation therapy, our skilled team can treat even the most superficial lesions.
  • Proton radiation therapy: The MGH Francis H. Burr Proton Beam Therapy Center includes a dedicated eye line (hardware) system for the treatment of ocular melanoma. Proton therapy achieves a high tumor control rate and a reasonably high visual preservation rate with some useful vision retained in most patients.

Personalized & Comprehensive Care

Our Radiation Oncologists work closely with our colleagues at the Mass General Cancer Center to improve patient outcomes through multidisciplinary care. Our cross-specialty approach enables us to provide comprehensive and individualized care for our patients.

Meet the Team

Every step of your treatment is managed by one or our work-class physicians:

Patient Education

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

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Contact

Contact Us

Clark Center for Radiation Oncology

Vida E & Arthur L. Goldstein Lunder Building

55 Fruit StreetLunder Building LL3 Boston, MA 02114
  • Near Public Transit
  • Accessible
  • Phone: 617-726- 8651
  • Fax: 857-238-6377
  • Email Us

Francis H. Burr Proton Therapy Center
30 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-726-0923 (Proton Inquiry Line: 617-724-1680)
Fax: 617-726-6498
Email: InformationRadOnc@partners.org

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