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Cancer Center

The understanding of cancer is growing every day and our clinicians are making a significant impact on how the world researches, teaches and delivers care to improve quality and quantity of life.
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Leading the way in cancer care

At Tufts Medical Center Cancer Center, patients diagnosed with cancer can access a broad spectrum of specialized services. Our team comprises esteemed medical professionals, including hematologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgeons, pathologists, nurses, social workers, researchers and other dedicated partners. Together, we work collaboratively to devise a comprehensive treatment strategy tailored to each patient's individual needs. Our approach involves close communication and coordination with the patient and the referring physician to ensure personalized care. 

We emphasize exceptional humanistic care and have a history of innovative approaches to the most complex issues. Our Bone Marrow and Hematopoietic Cell Transplant Program was the first program in Boston to be nationally certified as a transplant and donor collection center. Additionally, the Reid R. Sacco Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Program at Tufts Medical Center is the first program in Boston to deliver personalized, multidisciplinary care tailored to the patient's age and disease with emphasis on survivorship-based care including management of complications or late effects, such as fertility issues, bone issues or heart problems related to cancer treatments. This innovative thinking continues today on every project and with every patient interaction.

 

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Our specialty areas

Our cancer centers, located in Boston, Framingham, Lowell and Stoneham, are widely recognized for offering exceptional cancer care to patients. Our comprehensive range of services encompasses every aspect of cancer care, from screening to research and survivorship, and we specialize in providing expert care to patients with diverse needs. Our team of highly trained physicians and specialists is dedicated to providing personalized and compassionate care that is tailored to meet the unique needs of each patient. We take pride in our commitment to providing the highest level of care and support to our patients throughout their cancer journey. Our ultimate goal is to ensure that our patients receive the best possible care and achieve the best possible outcomes.

 

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Our institutes

Tufts Medical Center Cancer Center is at the forefront of revolutionizing cancer diagnoses, treatments, and outcomes worldwide. Our team of experts is committed to exploring the molecular mechanisms of multiple neoplasms and conducting clinical trials in collaboration with the Neely Foundation. Our physicians serve as principal investigators on national cancer clinical trials with the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology and affiliated cooperative groups, including the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG). We also conduct pharmaceutical studies and investigator-initiated trials with significant funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense, and cancer research-focused foundations. Through these studies, we have access to cutting-edge diagnostics and novel treatment agents, which enable us to make positive changes to our clinics and bedside care.

We are very fortunate to have the ability to collaborate with a variety of other researchers and research institutes at Tufts University, including the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA) at Tufts University, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University (TCSVM), Tufts University School of Biomedical Sciencess, Tufts Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, the Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development, the Tufts Center for Evaluation in Health, and the Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design Center.

Supporting + core services

Jatin Roper, MD, Director of the Center for Hereditary Gastrointestinal Cancer at Tufts Medical Center and Chelsea Mandigo, Genetic Counselor in laboratory using a pipet for a genetics test.
Research

Neely Center for Clinical Cancer Research

The Neely Center for Clinical Cancer Research (NCCCR) is a cutting-edge facility that translates fundamental research findings into practical clinical applications to improve patient outcomes. The Center collaborates with industry professionals, clinicians and academic researchers to develop innovative cancer treatments. The NCCCR serves as the core facility of the Cancer Center, coordinating all aspects of oncology and hematology clinical research in compliance with NIH rules, FDA regulations and "Good Clinical Practice" guidelines.

OP-1250 (Palazestrant) vs. Standard of Care for the Treatment of ER+/HER2- Advanced Breast Cancer (OPERA-01)
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Breast cancer, Locally advanced and metastatic breast cancer
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Testing the Role of FDG-PET/CT to Predict Response to Therapy Prior to Surgery for HER2-positive Breast Cancer, The DIRECT Trial
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To Evaluate Efficacy and Safety of HLX10 + Chemotherapy (Carboplatin- Etoposide) in US Patients With ES-SCLC
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Small cell lung cancer
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CAR-T detection by IVFC
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Lymphoma
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Training + Education

Our comprehensive training programs provide extensive education on benign and malignant hematology, hemostasis, thrombosis, advanced hematopoietic cellular therapies, solid tumor malignancies, and other relevant topics. Our program equips physicians with the necessary tools for diverse career paths, and many of our graduates have established themselves as leaders in academic medicine, clinical practice, industry and health policy.

  • Hematology/Oncology Fellowship
    Our Hematology/Oncology Fellowship program offers exceptional training in clinical instruction and research, resulting in graduates who excel as leaders in academic hematology and medical oncology. Our accomplished alumni lead prominent programs globally, manage transfusion medicine programs in hospitals nationwide, and hold esteemed editorial positions in renowned journals.
  • Radiation Oncology Residency Program
    The Radiation Oncology Residency Program trains board-certified radiation oncologists with essential skills to practice autonomously. We foster an inclusive community and provide care to a wide range of patients. Trainees receive ample one-on-one time with distinguished faculty and participate in weekly didactic training.

Our leadership

Our leadership team gives us the guidance and support we need to ensure that the clinical, research and training goals of the department are met.

  • Director, Tufts Medical Center Cancer Center and Chief, Division of Hematology Oncology: Rachel Buchsbaum, MD
  • Chief, Division of Surgical Oncology: Martin Goodman, MD
  • Chief, Division of Gynecologic Oncology: Katina Robison, MD
  • Chair of Radiation Oncology: David Wazer, MD
  • Chair of ENT: Miriam O’Leary, MD
  • Chair of Genito-Urinary Surgery: Gino Carpinito, MD
  • Chair of Neurosurgery: Carl Heilman, MD
  • Chair of Pathology: Ming Zhou, MD
  • Chair of Radiology: Daichi Hayashi, MD, PhD
  • Chief, Genetics: Dallas Reed, MD
  • Director, Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant and Cellular Therapies Program; Associate Chief, Division of Hematology Oncology: Andreas Klein, MD
  • Associate Director, Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant and Cellular Therapies Program: Z Frank Zhou, MD
  • Associate Program Director, Hematology Oncology Fellowship Program: Lori Pai, MD
  • Associate Program Director, Hematology Oncology Fellowship Program: Jacob Elkon, MD
  • Program Director, Radiation Oncology Residency Program: Katherine Huber, MD, PhD
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Our locations

From regular office visits to inpatient stays, our specialists across Tufts Medicine offer the best in healthcare, when and where our patients need it.

Andreas Klein, MD of Tufts Medical Center's Cancer Center talking to patient in a clinic appointment.
Our doctors + care team

Our specialists and care team members across Tufts Medicine deliver unmatched healthcare with a personalized touch.

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