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At Washington University, experts in radiation oncology work with physicists and cancer biologists to provide radiation treatment to patients with cancer.

Also called radiation therapy or radiotherapy, radiation oncology is a special area of medicine that uses high-dose radiation to pinpoint cancerous tissue and destroy it, while minimizing damage to surrounding, healthy tissue. The Radiation Oncology Center is part of the world-renowned Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology and the nationally recognized Siteman Cancer Center.

Radiation oncology services

Washington University radiation oncology specialists are highly experienced with specialized training in treating different types of cancer, including:

  • Bladder cancer
  • Bone and joint cancer
  • Brain and spinal cord cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Cervical cancer
  • Childhood cancers
  • Colon and rectal cancer
  • Endometrial cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Eye cancer
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Liver cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Lymphoma 
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Skin cancer
  • Soft-tissue sarcoma
  • Testicular cancer
  • Thyroid cancer

Radiation oncologists at Washington University are known for pioneering research, leading-edge treatment and innovative use of technology. Because of the volume of patients treated by our physicians, the depth and breadth of experience benefits every patient. The latest research offers patients access to clinical trials available at few centers in the country.

For more information, visit the Siteman Cancer Center website