Coming Summer 2015
Varian's Edge™ Radiosurgery system will allow us to treat patients more quickly and accurately than ever before. Edge offers advanced tools designed to deliver highly conformal dose distributions to tumors of the lung, brain, spine, and other areas of the body where radiation is indicated. Learn more.
The GRU Cancer Center Radiation Oncology program offers a staff of radiation oncologists experienced in treating virtually every type and stage of cancer.
Radiation oncology (also called therapeutic radiology or radiation therapy) uses X-rays, gamma rays, and charged particles to fight cancer. Like surgery, radiation therapy is used in several ways depending on the type and location of the cancer. Certain levels of radiation work to destroy cancer cells or prevent cells from growing or reproducing.
This treatment may provide a cure for cancer, control the disease, or help relieve its symptoms. Most radiation treatments won't make you radioactive. Talk to your doctor about any precautions you should take when getting radiation therapy.
Key Points About Radiation Treatment
National Cancer Institute