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Our Approach

At Johns Hopkins, radiation oncology involves more than the latest technology. For our team of specialized professionals, it is about the approach we have developed to treat each patient, a philosophy of care that includes:

Sub-Specialized Experience: Our team of radiation oncologists, dosimetrists, physicists, therapists, and nurses is armed with sub-specialized training and experience to fight each individual disease, allowing them to determine the best option for each patient. Not only are they skilled clinicians, but their research drives the development of improved techniques and outcomes that will translate directly to patient care. When treated at Johns Hopkins, each patient experiences an individualized, compassionate approach.

A New Level of Patient Safety: Dedicated to patient safety, our radiation oncologists take extra care to treat cancer cells and spare healthy tissue. A patient’s treatment includes multiple safety checks throughout every step of the care—including advanced therapy modeling, image guidance, and motion management to ensure the treatment plan is accurate and effective. Weekly peer reviews by radiation therapists and physicists are conducted to assess each treatment plan. Our entire radiation oncology team is committed to setting the industry standard in the academic study of safety in radiation oncology, and translating this research into enhanced clinical practice.

A Dedication to Each Patient: 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.

Clinical Trials: In line with our advanced research initiatives, clinical trials are offered to patients to provide them with a unique access to specialized care. Through these clinical trials, our team is continuously developing and improving the radiation oncology approach to cancer treatment.

Dedicated Multidisciplinary Clinics: Johns Hopkins Medicine is uniquely positioned to offer a variety of multidisciplinary clinics, enabling our radiation oncologists to work side by side with other clinical specialties, including surgical oncology, medical oncology, pathology, and interventional radiology. The following cancer programs have multidisciplinary clinics available: brain, breast, head and neck, liver, lung, pancreas, prostate, and spine.

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