Department of Radiation Oncology
Radiotherapy is a crucial component of cancer treatment modalities. Radiation therapy uses high energy radiation to kill cancer cells. Cancer is the main indication of radiotherapy, although some benign conditions are treated with radiation. The Department of Radiation Oncology provides comprehensive radiotherapy services. We provide 2D radiation therapy, 3D conformal radiation therapy, stereotactic radiation therapy, intensity-modulated radiation therapy, and image-guided radiation therapy. Brachytherapy is a method of irradiating radiation to a limited area by placing a radiation-generating device or isotope directly onto the tumor. Our experienced team provides state-of-the-art brachytherapy.
In most cases, radiation therapy requires neither anesthesia nor hospitalization. It is a misconception that radiotherapy is utilized only for incurable disease. Definitive or adjuvant radiation therapy is widely used for the purpose of curing various cancers. Appropriate use of radiotherapy has helped patients to attain life-long cancer-free survival. Radiotherapy is also effective in ameliorating symptoms and improving the quality of life for patients with advanced cancer.
Our team members do our best to provide effective and safe radiotherapy to improve cancer cure and the quality of life of out valued patients. To provide high-quality medical care, the team of radiation oncologists, medical physicists, radiotherapy technicians, and nurses work in close cooperation to serve the best interests of our patients. In addition, we conduct a wide spectrum of cancer research projects and train students, residents, clinical fellows, medical physicists, and technicians, nurturing cancer specialists and human resources for future generations.