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    Clair J. Beard, MD

    Clair J. Beard, MD

    Vice Chair, Genitourinary Radiation Oncology
    Director, Testicular Cancer Center
    Institute Physician

    Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology, Harvard Medical School


    Genitourinary Oncology
    Radiation Oncology

    Office phone: 617-732-7948
    Appointment phone: 617-732-7948
    Fax: 617-264-5242

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    Radiation Oncology

    Research Departments

    Medical Oncology

    Radiation Oncology


    Testicular cancer, Bladder cancer, Advanced prostate cancer, Re-irradiation of the pelvis, Sarcoma

    Brigham and Women's Hospital
    75 Francis Street
    Boston, MA 02215


    Dr. Beard is an Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology at Harvard Medical School, Vice-Chair of Genitourinary Radiation Oncology and Director of the Testicular Cancer Center at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center. She completed a six-year BS/MD program at Wilkes College and Hahnemann University in 1983 and trained at the Harvard Joint Center for Radiation Therapy. She has been an attending physician since 1989. Her clinical practice emphasizes conformal radiation therapy for prostate and testis cancer and MRT-guided brachytherapy for prostate cancer. In addition, she has a strong interest in patient education, support and advocacy.

    As Director of the Testicular Cancer Center, Dr. Beard is working to develop a dedicated surveillance clinic, where patients who do not receive postoperative radiation therapy (RT) for stage I seminoma are rigorously followed, as well as a survivorship clinic, in which treated patients are screened for late effects. The Testicular Cancer Center provides testicular-cancer patients rapid access to specialists, information, support and education.


    Board Certification
    Radiation Oncology, 1989

    Boston University School of Medicine, Biochemistry Research

    Harvard Joint Center for Radiation Therapy, 1988

    University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Pediatrics, 1984

    Medical School
    Hahnemann University School of Medicine, 1983

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