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Radiation Oncology

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Overview

The Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Florida has an exceptionally comprehensive radiation treatment program. The radiation oncologists coordinate patient care with their subspecialty counterparts in Surgical Oncology, Medical and Pediatric Oncology, Pathology and Diagnostic Radiology. We provide state-of-the-art equipment, facilities, and services, including social work support, physical therapy, speech therapy, nutrition counseling, and American Cancer Society Hope Lodge accommodations.

Multidisciplinary Treatment Team

Our Radiation Oncologists work with clinical physicists to bring the latest technological developments from industry to our patients. Treatment plans are created using the most advanced computing and imaging techniques. Radiation Oncologists and Physicists have access to a complete array of devices to carefully administer radiation to “target tissues” while minimizing radiation exposure to uninvolved tissue. In order to provide the best possible care to the patient, the patient’s evaluation and treatment are managed by multidisciplinary treatment teams that are organized by cancer diagnosis, and include multidisciplinary tumor conferences and case review. Department of Radiation Oncology faculty and staff are key members of these teams. Cancers treated include:

  • Brain tumors and other tumors of the central nervous system
  • Breast cancer
  • Childhood cancer
  • Hodgkin’s disease and other types of lymphoma
  • Gynecologic cancer – cervix, uterus, vagina, ovary
  • Head and neck cancer – mouth, throat, larynx, thyroid, and other sites
  • Lung cancer
  • Prostate cancer and bladder cancer
  • Rectal cancer, pancreas, esophagus, and other gastrointestinal cancer
  • Soft-tissue sarcomas
  • Skin cancer

Comprehensive Patient Care

The Department of Radiation Oncology at the UF Health Shands Hospital provides a full range of radiation treatment services for almost all kinds of tumors at almost all body sites. Patients are treated with the optimal energy beam for their type and location of tumor. Special radiation technologies available include:

  • Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)
    -Delivers varying dosages of radiation at the same time to different parts of the treatment area
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS)
    -Precise delivery of a single, high dose of radiation in a one-day session for brain abnormalities, tumors or functional disorders.
  • Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT)
  • High dose rate brachytherapy, including Mammosite treatment
  • Image guided radiation therapy (IGRT)
  • Total body irradiation for bone marrow transplantation
  • Bexxar radioactive antibody therapy for lymphoma
  • Sir Spheres radionuclide therapy for liver tumors
  • Proton therapy is available at the UF Proton Therapy Institute in Jacksonville, Florida

We also participate in clinical trials and conduct clinical research and outcomes studies.

Referrals and Appointments

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please call
(352) 265-0287
Free parking for consultations and treatment.