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Radiation Oncology

Department of Radiation Oncology

The Department of Radiation Oncology provides state-of-the-art radiation treatment to cancer patients, trains the next generation of caregivers and searches for better ways to provide treatment.

Education

Radiation Oncology focuses on teaching the causes, prevention and treatment of cancer and certain non-neoplastic conditions using ionizing radiation. Department staff teach and train physicians and other medical caregivers the skills needed to practice radiation oncology.

Programs include:

Research

Many on the staff work to find ways to make radiation treatment more effective. Physicians, physicists and research scientists may work together on many projects.

Clinical

Radiation Oncology staff work in two locations, using state-of-the-art technology and treatment methods to provide care for adult and pediatric patients. Facilities are:

  • Jackson Medical Mall, where UMMC’s Cancer Institute strives to provide a full scope of cancer services in one location.
  • Lower level of UMMC’s main hospital where staff provide treatment primarily for pediatric patients and hospitalized adult patients. The location on the main campus also is central to UMMC’s education function.

Both locations have the latest technology and offer individualized treatment plans.

The Radiation Oncology team includes six radiation oncologists, registered nurses, registered radiation therapists, certified physicists and dosimetrists, dietitian, social workers, and several administrative staff members.