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The one hundred honoree: Francis H. Burr

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The one hundred honoree: Francis H. Burr

Mass General Giving

For more than 40 years, we appreciated his quiet manner, self-effacing humor, and inspired commitment to help shape and strengthen Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center. His hospital leadership as a board member from 1962 to 1987, and as chairman of the Board of Trustees from 1982 to 1987, influenced what the hospital has become — one of the leading academic medical centers in the world today. He was a passionate fundraiser who believed wholeheartedly in the benefits of proton therapy for cancer patients. The Francis H. Burr Proton Therapy Center, the only one in the Northeast, was built by his family and friends to serve as a tribute to his devo­tion to the hospital and to clinical care.