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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Thomas Delaney is a radiation oncology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Delaney include liposarcoma, brachytherapy (seed implants), and proton therapy. Dr. Delaney's hospital/clinic affiliations include Emerson Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Delaney attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Delaney include: Clinician Scientist Award, American Cancer Society (Maryland); Andreas Soriano Professor of Radiation Oncology, Harvard Medical School; and Boston Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Delaney (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and French.

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Clinical interests: Liposarcoma, Brachytherapy, Sarcoma, Proton Therapy, Intraoperative Radiation Therapy

Dr. Rebecca Rebecca Heist, MPH, MD
Specializes in Oncology, Internal Medicine
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Rebecca Heist is an oncologist in Boston, MA. She attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Heist include esophageal cancer and lung cancer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Heist takes. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer

Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
55 Fruit Street; Yawkey 9a
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Peppercorn is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Boston, MA. His clinical interests encompass breast cancer and clinical trials. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Peppercorn attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Peppercorn's training includes a residency program at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: ASCO Career Development Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology; Faculty Scholar in Bioethics, Greenwall Foundation; and Dana Farber Ethics Award, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Dr. Peppercorn (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and French. He is professionally affiliated with Emerson Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Peppercorn has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Clinical Trials, Cancer Survivorship, Breast Cancer

Specializes in Oncology, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
55 Fruit Street; Yaw 3920 Orthopaedic Associates
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Francis Hornicek sees patients in Boston, MA and Danvers, MA. His medical specialties are oncology (cancer care) and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is especially interested in metabolic bone diseases and bone infection. Dr. Hornicek is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Before performing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Hornicek attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Boston Super Doctors; Who's Who in Science & Engineering, Univ of Miami, FL; and Marshall, Georgetown Univ, Wash DC. He is professionally affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Hornicek's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Metabolic Bone Diseases, Bone Infection

Dr. John Orland Schorge, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
55 Fruit St. - Yawkey Center - 9e
Boston, MA
 

Dr. John Schorge's specialty is gynecologic oncology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in ovarian cancer surgery and robotic surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Schorge obtained his medical school training at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors; Texas Super Doctors; and the University of Michigan Honors Program. Dr. Schorge is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Southern New Hampshire Health System, Elliot Health System (EHS), and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Schorge is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Ovarian Cancer Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
10 North Grove Street; Lh 214
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Bruce Chabner is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is especially interested in non-hodgkin's lymphoma and breast cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Chabner takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Chabner's practice is open to new patients. He graduated from Harvard Medical School and then he performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Yale University. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Bruce Cain Award, AACR; Meritorious Service Medal; and District Service Medal Rear Admiral, USPHS. He offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Clinical interests: Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Breast Cancer

Specializes in Surgical Oncology
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Kenneth Tanabe practices surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Areas of expertise for Dr. Tanabe include colon cancer, liver cancer, and melanoma. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tanabe honors. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Tanabe attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors and Specialty In Cancer Surgery Best Doctors in America (year, each year individually). Dr. Tanabe (or staff) is conversant in Filipino, Croatian, and Serbo-Croatian. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Tanabe welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Mapping, Liver Cancer, Colon Cancer, Surgical Procedures, Melanoma, Liver ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
55 Fruit Street; Yawkey 9-072
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Michael Birrer practices adult hematology and adult oncology in Boston, MA. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Birrer is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Birrer attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Birrer has received the distinction of Boston Super Doctors. Dr. Birrer (or staff) is conversant in Filipino, Navajo, and Serbian. He also offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
55 Fruit Street; Yaw 7b Hematology Oncology
Boston, MA
 

Dr. David Kuter's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), anticoagulants (blood thinners), and anemia. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kuter takes. Dr. Kuter's practice is open to new patients. He graduated from Harvard Medical School. He trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for his residency. His distinctions include: Boston Super Doctors; Alfred Kranes Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching; and National Institutes of Health Research Grant.

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Clinical interests: Platelet Disorders, Hemochromatosis, Blood Disorders, Anticoagulants, Chronic Myeloid Leukemia, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Matthew Smith is an adult oncologist and medical oncologist. He is especially interested in prostate cancer. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Duke University School of Medicine, Dr. Smith completed his residency training at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors; HHMI, Postdoctoral Fellowship for Physicians; and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, Duke University. Dr. Smith offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Cancer

Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery - Musculoskeletal Oncology; Massachusetts General Hospital, Yawkey Center 3b
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Santiago Lozano Calderon works as a cancer surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Lozano Calderon speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include amputation, metabolic bone diseases, and benign soft tissue tumor. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Massachusetts General Hospital. After completing medical school at Pontifical Xavierian University Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Lozano Calderon performed his residency at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program and Westchester Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Partners in Excellence, Quality in Treatment and Service. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Amputation, Metabolic Bone Diseases, Benign Soft Tissue Tumor, Sarcoma, Bone Infection, Multiple ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
55 Fruit Street; Wac 625/5
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Yi-Bin Chen's medical specialty is adult hematology and adult oncology. In his practice, Dr. Chen focuses on myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and multiple myeloma. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Chen is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. Dr. Chen's training includes a residency program at Massachusetts General Hospital. His distinctions include: MGH Senior Resident Teaching Award; Named one of MGH's "The 100"; and CALGB Oncology Junior Faculty Award. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Transplant Procedures, Myelodysplastic Syndromes, Bone Problems, Acute Leukemia, Hodgkin's ... (Read more)

Specializes in Oncology, Internal Medicine, Hematology
100 Blossom Street Cox 201
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Alice Shaw is a medical specialist in oncology (cancer care) and hematology (blood disorders). Dr. Shaw is especially interested in lung cancer. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. She attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. For her residency, Dr. Shaw trained at Massachusetts General Hospital. She has received professional recognition including the following: American Association for Cancer Research Scholar; in-Training Award; and American Lung Association Excellence in Lung Cancer Research. Dr. Shaw is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Shaw has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Thoracic Cancer, Lung Cancer

Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
55 Fruit St. Yawkey 9e
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Marcela Delcarmen is a gynecologic oncology specialist in Boston, MA. Clinical interests for Dr. Delcarmen include ovarian cancer surgery and gynecologic cancer. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Delcarmen is open to new patients. She attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. She has received the following distinctions: Alpha Omega Alpha Phi Beta Kappa; Hospital; and Excellence In Teaching Award, The Johns Hopkins. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Endometrial Cancer, Ovarian Cancer Surgery

Specializes in Radiation Oncology
100 Blossom Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Annie Chan is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. In addition to English, Dr. Chan (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chan include intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), gamma knife radiosurgery, and skull base tumors. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Chan takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Superior Patient Care American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology Junior Faculty Award and Teacher of the Year, Harvard Radiation Oncology Program, Association of Residents in Radiation Oncol. Dr. Chan is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Skull Base Tumors, Proton Therapy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Panagiotis Fidias specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Fidias is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Erie County Medical Center for his residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Fidias include: Berlex Oncology Foundation Award and Lung Cancer Young Investigator Award. Dr. Fidias is conversant in Greek. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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What is Oncology?

An oncologist is a physician who is concerned with the treatment of tumors and cancers. Cancer is when cells in the human body grow in an abnormal or out-of-control way. The goal of oncology is to cure a patient’s cancer, or, if the cancer is incurable, to control the cancer and reduce the symptoms for as long as possible.

Oncologists have several roles in their interaction with patients. They diagnose cancer and determine what stage the cancer is in, or to what extent the cancer has grown. They explain the diagnosis and stage to the patient, and they recommend treatment and deliver care. During treatment, oncologists are responsible for maintaining quality of life for their patients by reducing pain and side effects from medications.

There are three main types of oncologists:
  • Medical Oncologists specialize in the use of medications, especially chemotherapy, to kill cancer cells. In some areas, the term “medical oncologist” refers to the oncologist who is overall in charge of making decisions about a patient’s treatment.
  • Surgical Oncologists specialize in surgical treatments for cancer, such as biopsies (where small tissue samples are taken and examined), or surgical removal of tumors and surrounding tissue.
  • Radiation Oncologists specialize in the use of radiation (a kind of high powered x-ray) to kill cancer.

The American Society of Clinical Oncology also recognizes the subspecialties of Gynecological Oncology, which focuses on cancers of the female reproductive tract, and Pediatric Oncology, which deals with cancers that are most common in childhood.

In the United States, nearly one-half of all men and one-third of all women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes. It is an unfortunately common disease that can sometimes be life-threatening. Oncologists provide care to millions of people facing that diagnosis every year.
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