Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center


Pancreatic cancer patients at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center benefit from the innovative work of The Andrew L. Warshaw Institute for Pancreatic Cancer Research which includes a community of scientists, oncologists, surgeons, radiation oncologists and interventional endoscopists whose mission is to extend and improve the lives of patients with pancreatic cancer. More information visit:


On July 29, a film crew working on the 2010 Stand Up To Cancer program. Featuring celebrities, rock stars, comedians, Stand Up To Cancer aims to update viewers on the latest innovations in cancer research. For more info visit:


Linnea Duff and Greg Vrettos never smoked a day in their lives, yet both were diagnosed at a young age with stage 4, inoperable lung cancer. Today, with targeted therapy their cancer has disappeared and they continue to live full active lives in the company of friends and family.

By studying the genetic profile of lung cancer tumors, researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital have made ground breaking progress in the treatment of this challenging disease. For information on genetic fingerprinting of cancer tumors, please visit:


In 2012, Dr. Mo Motamedi, an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School and an assistant geneticist at MGH Cancer Center, received a V Scholar grant. Dr. Leif Ellisen, associate professor at MGH and Harvard Medical School, was awarded a Translational grant from the V Foundation. Hear their stories in this new #PassTheV video!


When diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, avid marathoner Rich Pildis began the race of his life. At the direction of friends and family, he sought care from Dr. Andrew Warshaw of Massachusetts General Hospital who performed a whipple procedure, helping Rich get back to running and beating cancer to the finish line.

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At the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, we are pioneering efforts to match smart drugs to a cancer's specific genetic mutation — to slow the cancer's growth — and in some cases, reduce it significantly. We know that our patients are unique and so are their tumors. Now their treatment can be, too.

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On September 13, Hope on Wheels visited the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center to award them with a Hope Grant. Dr. Quynn and Dr. Weinstein welcomed guests and spoke about the center and program.

After the presentation, the dealers were given a tour of the facility. Ironically, during the tour a mother, who was there with her family and her young daughter with cancer, recognized Peter from a previous event in Pennsylvania. She was thrilled to know that Hyundai was supporting the program that she brings her daughter to.


Physicians at the Massachusetts GeneralHospital Cancer Center have become leaders in the development of personalized medicine for cancer patients. Specifically, years of collaborative research among clinicians, pathologists and molecular biologists have led to the development of better and faster methods to "genotype"
cancers and identify the genetic abnormalities that drive particular tumors. In turn, these methods are giving rise to new treatment paradigms focused on genetic mutations that may be shared by different tumors, irrespective
of their tissue of origin.

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