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An experienced radiation oncology team at Johns Hopkins treats cancers with a variety of radiation therapies. As part of a larger multi-disciplinary oncology team that consultatively diagnoses and treats cancer, our team of radiation oncology specialists, including physicians, medical physicists, dosimetrists, nurses, and therapists, creates an individualized radiation therapy plan tailored for a patient’s specific needs.
The primary concern of every member of the radiation oncology team is always the safety and well being of our patients and their families. A comprehensive safety program that is unique to Johns Hopkins not only complies with state and national protocols, it goes well beyond those protocols by integrating innovative safety techniques developed by experts on our staff. As an international leader in radiation safety, our standards for safety serve as an example for other academic and community-based radiation practices.
Through our clinical research, we offer our patients the most effective and safest therapies available, in addition to clinical trials that patients can choose to participate in. “We are consistently ranked among the top cancer centers in the nation and because we are a major research center, we can offer clinical trials to our patients that often become the standard of care,” explains Russell Hales, MD, a radiation oncologist who specializes in treating lung cancers and other thoracic malignancies. “Being able to participate in these trials means our patients can benefit from these advanced treatments earlier.”
Patients benefit from the advanced technologies that are available at Johns Hopkins as well as the experience and expertise of the teams who use those technologies, ensuring the best possible treatment for every patient.
The conditions we treat include: