Treating Specific Cancers With Specific Treatments

Our team of radiation oncologists, dosimetrists, physicists, therapists, and nurses are all specially trained to treat specific cancers and we work side-by-side with other Johns Hopkins experts, including surgical oncology, medical oncology, pathology, and interventional radiology to create individualized treatment plans for each patient, using targeted technologies including Proton Therapy and procedures such as Brachytherapy. Our patient safety program - cited as one of the best in the nation - employs quality assurance protocols and innovative techniques to ensure the safety and well-being of all of our patients.

A Message From The Director

Director of Radiation Oncology: Dr. Akila Viswanathan

Dr Akila Viswanathan talks about clinical excellence at Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Caring Atmosphere

Each person who comes to us needing treatment can expect individualized treatment plans and comprehensive consultations geared to answering every question. We also ensure that each patient is put at ease to ensure thorough preparation for the treatment. We provide the highest standard of quality care, accredited by the American Society of Radiation Oncology (APEX).

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Collaborative Precision Therapy

The experienced radiation oncology team at Johns Hopkins specializes in treating all types of cancer with a variety of radiation therapies including Proton Therapy and Brachytherapy.

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Supporting You

We provide a broad base of support for patients, families and caregivers; including mental, social and spiritual health. Visit Kimmel Cancer Center’s Duffey Family Patient and Family Services Program.

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Innovative Research

With high-end technology and a commitment to solid, evidence-based practice, our researchers continue to pioneer new findings in clinical care, physics and molecular radiation sciences, findings that lead to new treatments, higher levels of safety, and ever increasing hope for patients and their families.

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Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center in D.C.

If you live in the National Capitol Region you have direct access to our world class, innovative care provided by Johns Hopkins experts in radiation oncology, medical oncology, and surgical oncology.

Johns Hopkins Proton Therapy Center

The Johns Hopkins Proton Therapy Center in Washington, D.C., one of the largest in the U.S., offers personalized proton therapy treatments for children and adults with a wide range of cancers.If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with certain cancers, proton therapy may be an innovative treatment to consider. This unique technology targets the tumor with a precise beam of radiation while sparing surrounding healthy tissues.