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Tracy A. Balboni, MD, MPH

Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Harvard Medical School

Associate Physician, Radiation Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Contact Info

Tracy Balboni
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
450 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA, 02215
Mailstop: Dana 1101
Phone: 617-632-3591
Fax: 617-632-4247
tbalboni@lroc.harvard.edu

Assistant

Katie Atti
Brigham And Women's Hospital
Phone: 617-525-6687
Fax: 617-394-2668
catti@lroc.harvard.edu

DF/HCC Program Affiliation

Head and Neck Cancer
Palliative Care

Research Abstract

My primary research interests are in palliative care, including the psychosocial aspects of advanced cancer and radiotherapy for palliation. Within the psychosocial aspects of advanced cancer, I have a particular focus on the role of religion and spirituality in the experience of cancer. This includes the impact of religion/spirituality on coping and end-of-life medical care and the impact of spiritual care in the medical setting on patient end-of-life outcomes. My research also includes improving radiotherapy for palliation, such as studying applications of new radiotherapy technologies to palliation, and involvement in clinical research in the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Head and Neck Oncology Research Group.

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