Radiation Oncology

John P. Murtha Cancer Center LogoAlongside Surgical Oncology and Hematology-Oncology, Radiation Oncology is one of the three central pillars of the only DoD designated Cancer Center of Excellence.

World-class care 
Radiation Oncology offers state-of-the-art treatment options for all malignancies and all age groups, to include: 

  • External Beam Radiation Therapy (3-D Conformal) 
  • Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
  • Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)
  • Remote Proton Radiation Therapy (RPRT)
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS)
  • Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT)
  • Brachytherapy (Low-Dose or High-Dose)

Alongside our imaging suite (CT/PET and MRI), our Service fields the most technologically-advanced Linear Accelerators on the market: 

  • Trilogy with RapidArc
  • TomoTherapy®
  • TrueBeamTM STx (with BrainLAB® and Exac Trac®)

In addition to offering advanced conventional radiation therapy treatments, some of our patients may now be considered for proton radiation therapy as well (to be delivered at the University of Pennsylvania’s Roberts Proton Therapy, Philadelphia, PA). 

A commitment to research 
Radiation Oncology is aggressively pursuing clinical trials with the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG), the University of Pennsylvania, and Duke University for all disease sites. We are also an institutional member of the Proton Collaborative Group. 

Today, our service is able to enroll eligible-patients under three proton radiotherapy studies (Glioma, Prostate Low-Risk and Prostate Intermediate-Risk) as well as one Radiation Therapy Oncology Group study (survival study for prostate patients who received conventional radiotherapy). Additional trials are currently being submitted or reviewed. 

Our commitment to research extends to disseminating clinical and research advances in leading publications (thirty-two articles in peer-reviewed journals over the past five years). 

Our physicians, several of whom serve as faculty at the Uniformed Services University, are board-certified (American Board of Radiology). The Service actively supports the National Capital Consortium (NCC) Radiation Oncology Residency Program. 

Last Updated 11/20/2019