Evangelos S. Gragoudas, MD
Director of Retina Service, Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary
Evangelos Gragoudas, MD, director of the Retina Service in the Ophthalmology Department of Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary, is a world authority on the diagnosis and management of intraocular tumors.
His scientific discoveries include developing therapies for ocular malignancies and retinal neovascular diseases that have saved the eyesight and lives of countless patients. Dr. Gragoudas pioneered the use of proton beam irradiation therapy in the treatment of ocular melanoma, a safe and effective modality that has benefited more than 15,000 patients worldwide.
The Charles Edward Whitten Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Gragoudas continues to investigate the epidemiology, genetics and molecular biology of uveal melanoma to further improve diagnosis and treatment of this potentially fatal disease.
Judy Poindexter writes, “Dr. Gragoudas discovered that proton beam radiation could be used in treating eye cancers. I am a 20-year survivor of retinal melanoma because of this treatment.”
Help us honor the 2014 one hundredNominate Your Cancer Hero
- Kim Rock, Michael Jones and Tricia Ferguson – Institution for Savings
- George R. Lillie, RN
- Tiffany Koolakian, RTT
- Marla Serwin
- Tristan’s Gift of Hope Foundation
- Rhonda McGrail
- Children’s Tumor Foundation
- Chad Juros
- Anne Fallon
- Nancy Lee Harris, MD
- Breast Intentions, Massachusetts Chapter
- Rose M. Watson
- Farrah Fawcett and the Farrah Fawcett Foundation
- James E. Bradner, MD
- Don Francis, RN, BSN
- Arul M. Chinnaiyan, MD, PhD
- Kathleen A. Stakes, RN, MS, CPON
- Lisa Gatti Whelan, RN, BSN
- Kathleen Lopez, RN
- Ashley Bonner
- Kailie Laflamme, LICSW
- Gordon B. Zacks
- Tyler Jacks, PhD
- Barry Lipsett & Charles River Apparel
- Ray Gobbi and Robert Kilroy
- Uniting Against Lung Cancer
- Jeanne Griffin Vaughn, NP
- Harrison Strickler
- Kevin Campbell
- Nancy and Richard Kelleher
Mass General honors 100 individuals and groups for their diverse contributions to the fight against cancer.
There is strength in numbers and Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center proves this each year. the one hundred is the Cancer Center’s annual fundraiser, honoring 100 individuals and groups whose diligence and discoveries, philanthropy and passion have helped advance the fight against cancer. Funds raised at the gala support research, patient care, education and community outreach programs. Meet the Honorees.