The Department of Radiation Oncology provides state-of-the-art therapy and compassionate care for patients with all types of cancer and certain benign tumors. Our cancer specialists work closely with pathologists, medical oncologists, and cancer surgeons. We use the most advanced technology available to provide the best possible treatment that is personalized for each individual patient. As academic physicians, they continually strive to advance the field of radiation oncology by transforming the latest scientific discoveries into new ways of curing cancer with the fewest side effects. Areas of current progress include pediatric radiation therapy, intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT), high dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy, and low dose rate (LDR) prostate seed implants.
The Department of Radiation Oncology’s coordinated team approach provides patients with sophisticated radiotherapy treatment planning and delivery that is unsurpassed anywhere in the world today. From the reception staff who greets you each day to your attending physician, the Radiation Oncology group wants your experience in the Department of Radiation Oncology to be as professional, courteous and successful as possible. We encourage you to voice any questions and concerns you have during the process of receiving care in the Department of Radiation Oncology.