Boston References

Proton Tech Info

Protons vs IMRT for Medulloblastoma

New Technologies in RT for Pedi Brain Tumors

MGH Proton Center Website

Appointment Set Up

Anne Brogan
Intake/Access Coordinator
Pediatric Radiation Oncology
MassGeneral Hospital for Children
Francis H. Burr Proton Therapy Center Rm 107
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA  02114
Phone: 617-724-1836
Fax: 617-724-4808


Area General View

Click on this link to see Birdeye View Photo of the Area

Location is important – 2 month is a long time. If you live close to the hospital, you don’t need to have a car. MGH is very centrally located. Walking and Metro will take you almost anywhere you want to go.

Follwing map is an Overview of Boston Districts. MGH is at Westend. I will need to spend more time cleaning up this map and make it mor specific. For now I hope this does the job.

Click on the shaded areas to see the names of districts. you can also pan and zoom in this map.

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Apartments within walking distance to the Proton Center:

There are a group of High Rise Apartment Buildings just on the back side of MGH. Convenience and Comfort are the best things about living in them – Important if you need to stay there for 2 months and take daily trips (often more than 1 trip a day) to the hospital, even more so if you are with young children – Some appointments can be as early as 7 am. Rent by Weeks or even days (minimus stay may require) 

Click on this link to see Birdeye View Photo of the Area

To Rent: Call the agents listed in MGH Housing List or Search on line by apartment names (Howthorne Place, Long Fellow, Amy Lowell, Whittier Place)

Apartment Buildings Near MGH Click To See Apartment Map

Facing the page: 9 Hawthorne Place

Looking out from our window

Marriott – Residence Inn Cambridge

Just a nice walk across the bridge from MGH or by shuttle bus. I believe it includes Dinners 4 nights a week. Many people stay in this hotel and heard it is very nice!

MGH Housing List

Very useful! List of all the possible living arrangements.

Things to do at Boston

A – Walk, Walk, Nice Walks

The greatest thing about Boston is that, it is so walkable. Walking is such an enjoyment (of course, if the wheather is nice). Every turn you make, it is a beautiful postcard. We walked hours and hours, just me with my 20 month old daughter who rode in her stroller. I have marked some of the walking routes we took in the map below. I will add more routes and destinations soon.

Each Red Line respresent a walk we took. Click on them to view details. Also, Pan and Zoom in the map to view complete info.

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B – Museums

A Tip: Bring your local museum or zoo membership card. It may grand you free and unlimited admission to many of these museums (if your local museum is a participant of ASTC or AZA)

Boston Children’s Museum

About 30-40 minutes walk from MGH. Very fun place for children of all ages. (Walking is always very enjoyable in Boston!)

Museum of Science Boston

About 10-15 minutes walk from MGH. Nice, Big and Modern. Breath Taking View at the CAFE. Children’t play area is new and nice.

Looking out from the CAFE

New England Aquarium

More to come …

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