About Us

The Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Pittsburgh is a multidisciplinary organization that brings together experts in research and clinical care.

Our faculty members practice at UPMC CancerCenter, an international network of facilities that serve the needs of approximately 74,000 people each year.

UPMC CancerCenter:

  • is the largest clinical cancer care network in the United States
  • includes 21 radiation oncology facilities in western Pennsylvania
  • relies upon 38 of our faculty members for their expertise

 

Information technology guides much of our work. Our department includes experts in the latest therapies and technologies, including the CyberKnife® M6™ and advanced precision treatments.

Our innovative approach:

  • D3 Oncology Solutions allows us to centralize treatment planning for all UPMC physicians and locations in the U.S. and abroad.
  • Via Oncology Pathways promote consistent treatment at every facility in the network.
  • Comprehensive video-based chart rounds foster collaboration.
  • IT platforms for data acquisition and analysis ensure quality assurance and continuous improvement.

 

Scientific research gives rise to groundbreaking approaches to patient care. The Department of Radiation Oncology includes two laboratories that are leading the way in small molecular radiation mitigator discovery. We are also one of only four Centers for Medical Countermeasures Against Radiation (CMCR).

The Basic Science Program at the Department of Radiation Oncology specializes in:

  • the development of novel small molecule radiation mitigators
  • the development of programs for stem cell transplantation
  • the biology of bone marrow, intestinal, and other epithelial organ stem cells

 

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