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Department of Radiation Oncology

Penn Radiation Oncology is dedicated to a three-part mission of excellence in patient care, basic and translational research, and the education of residents and students. We are committed to delivering excellence in every area and as such we steadfastly believe that “Excellence is Standard.”

Penn Radiation Oncology is one of the most comprehensive radiation oncology programs in the world. The outstanding faculty and staff, combined with Penn’s extensive collection of advanced technology, gives patients access to nearly every treatment option available for their cancer. The broad range of radiation treatments available include proton therapy, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), high-dose rate (HDR) and low-dose rate brachytherapy, partial breast irradiation, stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), and Gamma Knife radiation. With the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania, Penn Radiation Oncology provides patient care at the Ruth and Raymond Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine and seven community-based sites.

About the Department of Radiation Oncology

One of the largest and most respected programs in the world, Penn Radiation Oncology is changing the way that patients fight cancer. Penn Radiation Oncology offers the latest technology and treatment options, all of which are delivered by doctors who are leaders in their field. This means patients have early access to the latest research and clinical advances.

The Department of Radiation Oncology was established in 1977, as an outgrowth of the Departments of Surgery and Radiology, successively. Dr. Stanley Baum, who was appointed the fifth chair of Radiology in 1975, noted the national movement toward the separation of diagnostic and therapeutic radiology and proposed to separate radiation therapy into a new, independent department. In 1977, Dr. Robert Goodman was recruited from Boston to become the first chair of the new Department of Radiation Oncology.

Department of Radiation Oncology-Perelman Center for Advance Medicine

Department of Radiation Oncology

Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
3400 Civic Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6021

 

 

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