William R. Polkinghorn, MD

William R. Polkinghorn

I am a radiation oncologist whose practice is dedicated to the care of patients with prostate cancer.  Specifically, my clinical and research focus is the upfront treatment of the most serious, high-risk patients.  While the majority of today’s prostate cancer research concerns the treatment of metastatic prostate cancer, my research focus lies at the very beginning of therapeutic intervention.  I believe that by improving the upfront treatment for localized, high-risk prostate cancer we can prevent the development of castration-resistant disease in many patients altogether.  For my research, I have been awarded the Prostate Cancer Foundation Creativity Award (2011), ASCO Young Investigator Award (2011), and the Charles A. Dana Fellowship (2011).

Clinical Expertise

Prostate Cancer

Languages Spoken

MD, Harvard Medical School


Massachusetts General Hospital; Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

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