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Conditions We Treat: Ovarian Cancer

Radiation therapy is often used to treat ovarian cancer that cannot be surgically removed as part of initial treatment or if the cancer has returned. For patients in these situations, radiation helps shrink the tumor and alleviate the symptoms associated with tumor growth. At Johns Hopkins, we use a multidisciplinary approach, innovative technologies, skilled support staff and clinical trials to elevate the standard of care for patients with ovarian cancer.

Ovarian Cancer: Why Choose Johns Hopkins

  • Multidisciplinary cancer care: Johns Hopkins uses an integrated, care team approach to treating patients with ovarian cancer. During treatment planning, our patients consult nationally recognized experts in surgery, radiation and chemotherapy who are focused on providing the most comprehensive cancer care available.
  • State-of-the-art technology and tools: Our radiation oncologists use state-of-the-art technology, including image-guided intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) with CT guidance, during radiation treatment delivery. MR-based simulation is available for selected patients.
  • Focused support staff: In addition to our physician team, our focused support staff is experienced in helping patients with gynecologic cancers. For example, our nurses and treatment planning staff are familiar with the side effects of treatment and can help patients manage these safely and effectively.
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Our Team of Ovarian Cancer Specialists

Our radiation oncologists use innovative radiation technologies and strategies to treat patients with ovarian cancer.

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Asrari, Fariba, M.D.

Director, Johns Hopkins Breast Center - Green Spring Station
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC), Bladder Cancer, Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Endometrial Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Gynecologic Cancers, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Medical Oncology, Melanoma, Metastatic Bone Disease, Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Radiation Oncology, Rectal Cancer, Skin Cancer, Small Cell Lung Cancer, Squameous Cell Carcinoma, Testicular Cancer, Vulvar Cancer
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Croog, Victoria Jane, M.D.

Department of Radiation Oncology, Sibley Memorial Hospital
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Brain Cancer, Brain Metastases, Breast Cancer, CNS Autoimmune/Inflammatory Disorders, Gastrointestinal Cancers, Gynecologic Cancers, Primary central nervous system (CNS) lymphoma, Radiation Oncology, Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy
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Stinson, Susan Fletcher, M.D.

Medical Director, Suburban Hospital Cancer Program
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Breast Cancer, Grave's Obitopathy, Gynecologic Cancers, Keloids, Radiation Oncology
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Viswanathan, Akila Ninette, M.D., M.P.H., M.Sc.

Professor of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences
Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Professor of Oncology
Interim Director, Johns Hopkins Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences
Director of National Capital Region, Johns Hopkins Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences
Director of Johns Hopkins Gynecological Radiation Oncology
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Brachytherapy, Gynecologic Cancers, Gynecologic Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Uterine Cancer

Our Ovarian Cancer Treatments

Our radiation oncologists use the following radiation therapies to treat ovarian cancer:

Our Research

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  • At Johns Hopkins, the goal of research related to ovarian cancer radiation is to decrease the symptoms associated with the tumor while controlling the spread and growth of the cancer.
  • Our researchers are studying ways to more precisely characterize ovarian cancer in order to better understand this type of tumor and improve treatment strategies. In addition, we are working to safely combine immunotherapy and biological therapy with radiation to treat ovarian cancer.

Our Locations

Johns Hopkins Hospital

With convenient locations throughout the Baltimore-Washington, D.C., region, we make it easy for you to get the radiation treatment you need to manage your ovarian cancer.

  • The Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Johns Hopkins Health Care & Surgery Center – Green Spring Station
  • Sibley Memorial Hospital
  • Johns Hopkins Health Care & Surgery Center – Bethesda 

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