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Radiation oncology

Massey is a true national leader, and "one the very few programs doing advanced, National Cancer Institute-funded research in all three areas of radiation oncology study," says Mitchell S. Anscher, M.D., Florence and Hyman Meyers Endowed Chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology.

More than 35 physicians and scientists serve as faculty within our clinical, medical physics, and molecular radiobiology divisions. Our capabilities include:

  • State-of-the-art linear accelerators that use four dimensional (4D) image-guidance and robotic controls to enable physicians to offer therapies that have never been available before with as much power and precision
  • The Calypso® 4D Localization System, which allows clinicians to accurately and continuously track a tumor’s exact location during radiation treatment
  • Brachytherapy, in which radioactive sources applied either inside or very close to tumor tissues precisely apply the radiation and spare healthy tissue
  • A full spectrum of therapeutic treatments using the most advanced technologies, including stereotactic radiotherapy, intensity-modulated and image-guided radiation therapy, AccuBoost technology and hyperthermia therapy

The Department of Radiation Oncology is also committed to the training and education of the next generation of radiation oncologists, medical physicists, cancer biologists and radiation therapists. The Department provides outstanding educational opportunities in each of these areas, with more than 40 trainees currently enrolled in our programs.

If you would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (804) 828-7232.