Kenneth K. Tanabe, MD
Chief, Division of Surgical Oncology and Deputy Clinical Director, Mass General Cancer Center
Surgical oncologist Kenneth Tanabe, MD, is combating melanoma as both a pioneering researcher and a compassionate clinician.
Dr. Tanabe heads the Division of Surgical Oncology at the Mass General Cancer Center and leads clinical programs focused on the surgical treatment for hepatobiliary cancer and malignant melanoma.
“Dr. Tanabe has built a passionate, kind and brilliant team who accomplish miracles on behalf of their patients,” writes Leslie Schlesinger. “I know, because I’m one of his patients.”
Under Dr. Tanabe’s care for advanced melanoma, Leslie has come to know many members of his team, including surgeons, scientists, nurses, physician assistants and therapeutic touch practitioners.
“Dr. Tanabe is a graceful leader who inspires the best in others,” Leslie continues. “He brings together people of diverse talents who share his passion to provide each patient with the most positive outcome. I’m still working full time and skiing with stage IV melanoma. I am grateful to the many people at Mass General who have helped me with their brilliant minds and big hearts.”
Help us honor the 2014 one hundredNominate Your Cancer Hero
- Joel H. Schwartz, MD, FACP
- Edwin K. Lamport
- Tina Capodilupo Journeay
- Mary Philopoulos
- Tim Cummings, MSW, LICSW
- Cristina R. Ferrone, MD
- Kate Murphy
- Lori Grassette
- Amy S. Colwell, MD, FACS
- Julian Adams, PhD
- Pamela Manikas Washek
- Nancy Lee Harris, MD
- Ann H. Partridge, MD, MPH
- Kevin Campbell
- Nicole McNerney
- Rhonda McGrail
- Nancy and Richard Kelleher
- Kim Rock, Michael Jones and Tricia Ferguson – Institution for Savings
- Patricia A. Kent, MS, RN, CPNP
- Yi-Bin A. Chen, MD
- Ashley Bonner
- Mara G. Bloom, JD
- Sandra Creamer, RN, OCN, NP, PhD
- Jeff Warren
- Philip Gosnell
- Sailing Heals
- Kathy Giusti
- Children’s Tumor Foundation
- Melissa Skolny, MSHA, Cynthia Miller; Lauren Jammallo; Jean O’Toole, PT, MPH; and Michelle Specht, MD, Mass General Lymphedema Screening Team
- Betty J. Borry Breast Cancer Retreats
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.