About Us

A key strength of the Department of Radiation Oncology is our highly collaborative environment. Together, we all work toward the common goals of providing the best and safest care for our patients today, and developing better cancer treatments for the future.

Tomo Team

People

Faculty, staff, students

CyberKnife in action

Clinical Division

Our highly collaborative environment has fostered world-class multidisciplinary oncology clinics where every new cancer patient receives a comprehensive treatment recommendation on the day of initial consultation that includes input from members of all the oncologic specialties including radiation oncology. As such, we serve as the specialty oncology referral center for the entire state of North Carolina. We have close ties with the world-renowned UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, which have significantly enhanced our research and bench-side to bed-side focus. Members of our Clinical Division develop and participate in innovative translational clinical trials at both the institutional and national levels.

Dosimetry Demo

Medical Physics and Computing Division

Innovation has been a long-standing strength of the Medical Physics and Computing Division, exemplified by our pioneering work in image-based treatment planning systems during the 1980’s (PLanUNC), and today, in the development of nanotechnology-based radiation research technology.

Famous scientist pose

Cancer Research Division

Our Cancer Research Division has as its focus the molecular underpinnings of cancer etiology and radiation response, and applies this knowledge to new cancer drug discovery.  

(Note: The Division of Cancer Biology maintains its own web presence through the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.)

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Clinical and Physics Research

Cutting edge treatments require a cutting edge research and development team. Here are some of the projects we're working on in the areas of clinical research and physics and computing. Our work results in improved clinical outcomes for our patients. 

Education

Our educational opportunities include residency programs in radiation oncology and medical physics, certificate programs in radiation therapy and medical dosimetry, and graduate and postdoctoral training in physics, computer science, biomedical engineering and cancer biology.