Experts in Radiation Treatment

Stanford has been a leader in radiation technology since developing the first medical linear accelerator in the Western Hemisphere in the 1950s. Stanford Radiation Oncology offers a variety of innovative radiation treatments for patients with many types of cancer. Because the team is at the forefront of developing the newest methods for radiation and teaching them to other doctors, Stanford's patients have access to some of the most advanced radiology treatments in the world.

Radiation Oncology
875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Phone: 650-498-6000 Getting Here
Maps & Directions
875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Phone: 650-498-6000 Getting Here

Our Doctors

Care and Treatment


Advanced treatments offered by Stanford Radiation Oncology include:


A type of radiation therapy in which sealed radioactive material  is placed directly into or near a tumor to deliver a higher dose of internal radiation over a shorter period of time.

Cyberknife, CyberKnife radiosurgery

A painless, noninvasive technology that offers delivery of high dose X-rays, focused precisely on a targeted region to treat tumors, brain and spine conditions, and cancers.

External radiation (external beam therapy)

A treatment that sends precise high levels of radiation directly to the cancer cells.

Intensity modulated radiation therapy

An advanced type of radiation technology that manipulates beams of radiation to conform to the shape of a tumor.

Photodynamic therapy

A technique where special drugs called photosensitizing agents are applied to your skin (for skin cancers) or injected into the bloodstream and then activated with bright blue light.

Radiation therapy

The use of high-energy radiation to kill or shrink cancer cells, tumors, and non-cancerous diseases.


A procedure utilizing highly accurate targeted raiation in large doses to effectively destroy a tumor or lesion.

Stereoactive ablative body radiotherapy (SABR)

A treatment using sophisticated computerized imaging to precisely target a narrow X-ray beam.


The TrueBeam is the newest model of medical linear accelerator, the mechanism that transforms electrons into photons by shooting them at a metal target at nearly the speed of light. The energy from that impact is measured in millions of volts. When the photons, or X-rays, contact cancer cells, the result is meant to be so lethal that the cancer cells will lose their ability to reproduce and will then die.

For Patients


Review the New Patient Packet for information about:

  • What to expect on the day of your appointment
  • Maps, directions, parking, public transit options, and contact information
  • Other patient resources

Bring completed forms found in the New Patient Letter

For Cyberknife, please complete the Cyberknife New Patient Letter.


Please fax the Medical Record Release Form to your new patient coordinator. The medical release form is an authorization form for external facilities to release medical records to Stanford Health Care (formerly Stanford Hospital & Clinics). 

International Patients
Phone: +1 650-723-8561

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For Health Care Professionals


Phone: 1-866-742-4811
Fax: 650-320-9443
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Stanford Health Care (formerly Stanford Hospital & Clinics) provides comprehensive services to refer and track patients, as well as provides the latest information and news for physicians and office staff. For help with all referral needs and questions visit Referring Physicians.


Fax a referral form with supporting documentation to 650-320-9443.

Please note, though this form is from Stanford Health Care (formerly Stanford Hospital & Clinics), it is also used for all Cancer Center referrals.

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