Physician Profiles Massachusetts was the first state to offer a comprehensive program to give patients access to information about the education, training, and experience of all licensed physicians. Patients are encouraged to use the physician profile information to foster better communication with a physician.
Docfinder. This site contains listings of all state medical boards. The docfinder link allows research on physician credentials by individual state.
Beth Israel Deaconness, Boston. The center and Departments Link on the right will take you to the Cancer Care. There one can get information on specific cancers with descriptions of diagnostic tests, treatments, procedures, clinical trials and research. Find a doctor in the system by name, location, specialty, health condition.
Brigham and Women's Hospital The Brigham and Women's Cancer Centers for Excellence is the collaboration between Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center You will also find this information under the Dana Farber's Link.
Children's Hospital, Boston Use the Clinical services link to see the Departments listed. The Cancer Department is a partnership between Dana Farber and Children's Hospital that "delivers comprehensive care to children with and survivors of all types of childhood cancers". The left column links you to all the services including consultations and second opinions, and clinical trials.
Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston. Look up information by diagnosis. The Patient Care link lists care according to Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center adult or Dana-Farber/Children's Hospital Cancer Care pediatric programs. It also lists support services, finding a doctor, becoming a patient, visitors guides, and other resources. The Cancer information link is a comprehensive resource for information by disease, clinical trials, and web resources. The Research link gives current information on advancements in cancer research and clinical trials.
Emerson Hospital, Concord, MA The Bethke Cancer Center site lists all the services and care providers associated with the hospital. The support services link lists resources for patients and family members throughout the course of treatment, recovery and follow-up. Emerson affiliates with Dana-Farber, MGH and Brigham and Womens in providing specialists who come to the local community to provide additional expertise and resources.
Faulkner Hospital, Boston. Faulkner and Brigham and Women's Hospital have merged their services. The Programs and Services link takes you to a menu page. The Speciality Programs choices list the Faulkner Breast Care Center, the Faulkner-Sagoff Breast Imaging and Diagnostic Center and Oncology services.
Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MA. The Sophia Gordon Cancer Center offers medical and surgical specialty departments involved in the care of cancer patients. Lahey Clinic has a core group of board-certified hematologic oncologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and surgical oncologists. Specialists from various departments Clinic-wide who are treating the same patients can readily consult and collaborate on treatment plans. Support Groups and Services lists staff members and their telephone numbers for more information.
Lowell General Hospital, Lowell, MA. You will find the link to the Cancer Center under Services and Specialties on the left. The Cancer Center provides comprehensive services for adults with any type or stage of cancer. They also offer special services such as Breast Health Navigator, Lymphedema Management Therapy, Crisis intervention and individual family counseling, Stress reduction counseling, Mind/Body Medicine Programs and support groups, Patient and Family Resource Center, Boutique Services.
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston The Getting Started link allows you to choose the disease topic and then links you to specific resources within MGH. The Cancer Care link lists doctors and departments by Adult or Pediatric programs. Within these programs are specialist links and MGH patient care programs for specific types of cancers. The Cancer Surgery link lists surgical specialties at MGH with links to specialists.
Metro-West Medical Center, Framingham and Natick, MA. MetroWest Medical Center is the combined services of Framingham Union and Leonard Morse hospitals. The Services link connects to Cancer Care-Oncology. The cancer care program at Metro-West is affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge Use the Clinical Services link to get to the Cancer Center link at the bottom of the page. Here you will find The Barron Center for Men's Health, The Hoffman Breast Center, and information on treatments, hematology, oncology and radiology services and support services.
Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Newton, MA. Newton-Wellesley Hospital is a member of Partners HealthCare, a network that includes Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dana-Farber/Partners Cancer Care, and Faulkner Hospital. See those web sites for Cancer care information. Newton Wellesley does not have cancer specific resources.
Saints Memorial Medical Center, Lowell, MA Cancer Center Saints Memorial Medical Center in Lowell has their Cancer center listing on the home page. This links to specific information about the center and their program. The staff site has a biography of each member of their team, including the non-medical and volunteer staff.
UMass Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, MA. Levine Cancer Center The Levine Cancer Center offers the latest technology, a world-renowned team of cancer specialists, oncology nursing, social work, nutritional counseling, home care coordination, educational seminars, support groups, an active volunteer program and an on-site American Cancer Society resource room. UMass Memorial considers itself a center of excellence in cancer services in Central Massachusetts. Services include Bone and soft tissue cancer, Coagulation disorders, Comprehensive Breast Center Gastrointestinal oncology, Genitourinary oncology, Gynecologic oncology, Head and neck cancer, Hematologic malignancies, Lung cancer, Radiation oncology, Surgical oncology.
Winchester Hospital, Winchester, MA Winchester Hospital now has a regional cancer program that includes radiation, infusion therapy and chemotherapy. Their web site states that Winchester Hospital has a full range of services to diagnose, treat and care for patients with cancer. They have a full-time social worker to assist in navigating the treatment process; nutritional consultations; alternative therapies; A Caring Place boutique with personalized fittings; a child life specialist for children with a parent receiving treatment; and support groups for breast and prostate cancer.
Clinical Trials: Overview
"Entering a Clinical Trial, Is It Right For You?" Deciding to participate in a clinical trial is difficult to do without an understanding of what this commitment might involve. Dana-Farber, in collaboration with Brigham and Women's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, has produced an audiovisual program and educational booklet to help the decision process.
Your computer might require your permission to open this pdf. file from the link above. If you prefer, you can access this program here. If you want a copy of this program:
Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center
Clinical Trials Education Office
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
44 Binney Street
Boston, MA 02115
1 (617) 582-8310
Adult Clinical Trials
Approximately 250 clinical trials for adults with cancer are currently underway at the Dana Farber/Harvard Cancer Center hospitals: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Massachusetts General Hospital. If you click here, it will bring you to the website that lets you view all trials or enter information about yourself that then lists the trials appropriate for your consideration.
Pediatric Clinical Trials
Clinical trials for children with cancer are conducted at two sites: For more information, please contact the appropriate treatment program at each site via the links in this paragraph.
Children's Hospital, Boston