Abstract # 2769 An Effective 3D Target Volume for Preoperative Radiotherapy in Extremity Soft Tissue Sarcoma and the Effect of Margin Width on Local Control

Presenter: Thomas DeLaney

About the Presenter:
I currently am Medical Director, Francis H. Burr Proton Therapy Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston MA, Co-Director of the Sarcoma Center at the hospital, and Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology, Harvard Medical School, Boston MA. My primary areas of clinical and research interest include bone and soft tissue sarcomas and charged particle (proton) radiation therapy. I was born in Corpus Christi, Texas but raised in Morristown, NJ (winter home of Washington and the Continental Army in Winter 1776-77, for the history aficionados) in the metropolitan New York area. I obtained my B.A. degree in history at Harvard College in 1978 and my medical school degree from Harvard Medical School in 1982. Herman Suit, MD, D.Phil., who was the chief of Radiation Oncology at the Massachusetts General Hospital while I was a Harvard medical student, was a major influence in my decision to enter the field of Radiation Oncology. After completing my internship at the Yale-New Haven Hospital in General Surgery, I went on to 3 years of residency training at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Radiation Oncology, completing training in 1986. I then spent 6 years as a Senior Investigator at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda MD, where my interests were in the treatment of adult and pediatric sarcomas and translational research in photodynamic therapy with light-activated dyes. I then returned to Boston in 1992 to become the chief of Radiation Oncology at the Boston University Medical Center, where I also established a joint residency program in conjunction with the Massachusetts General Hospital. I came back to the Massachusetts General Hospital to head the Sarcoma Service in the Department of Radiation Oncology in 2000 and became the medical director of the Francis H. Burr Proton Therapy Center in 2001. My areas of interest outside of work include my family (wife Linda, sons Alec 17 and Ian 14), playing tennis and ice hockey, biking, jogging, and the alto saxophone.


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