Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Radiation oncology is provided by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute on the lower level of the Cancer Center at 101 Columbian Street and at 51 Performance Drive. Radiation oncologists work in conjunction with medical oncologists and/or surgeons to develop the best treatment plan for each patient:
- Care is managed by radiation oncologists from the Brigham and Women’s Physicians Organization, who also hold appointments at Dana-Farber, South Shore Hospital, and Harvard Medical School.
- Through a state-of-the-art linear accelerator, patients receive targeted radiation to a particular part of the body, given by board-certified radiation therapists under the direction of a radiation oncologist.
Radiation therapy uses high-energy X-rays or beams to kill cancer cells or keep them from growing. Radiation treatments generally last only a few minutes and are given every day for several weeks.