Our Difference In Radiation Therapy Treatment
The UF Health Cancer Center — Orlando Health, formerly the MD Anderson Cancer Center Orlando, Department of Radiation Oncology practice was established in 1995 and has developed into a nationally respected academic practice. We are committed to superior patient care and to forwarding the field of radiation oncology through research and innovation. As we move into our third decade of providing cancer care for the patients of Central Florida we remain committed to these goals and are excited to work with UF Health to combine our efforts to better the lives of our patients.
Our physicians have been practicing in Orlando for a combined total of 75 years. All of our physicians are board certified and many have leadership roles in state and national cancer societies.
Our physicians specialize in the specific cancers they treat. This specialization allows them to stay on the leading edge of treatment in the rapidly evolving field of radiation oncology.
Our physicians and physics staff are academically active. Together they have authored more than 80 papers and book chapters in the last five years, with first author publications in the Journal of the American Medical Association and the Journal of Clinical Oncology. This work keeps the department at the forefront of clinical practice with the latest knowledge of technical delivery of radiation therapy.
Our physicians are committed to ensuring the quality of the therapy we deliver. The department is accredited by the American College of Radiology and all of the treatments are monitored by an experienced team of therapists and physicists. Moreover, every patient who is treated has his or her treatment plan peer reviewed by our physicians in a daily quality assurance meeting.
UF Health Cancer Center – Orlando Health uses up-to-date radiation therapy to kill cancer cells and shrink tumors with high energy X-rays while minimizing damage to healthy tissues and organs. Depending upon your diagnosis, your doctor may prescribe external or internal radiation therapy. External radiation therapy refers to treatments using a machine. Internal radiation therapy involves inserting radiation-producing materials near the cancer cells.