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
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875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Phone: 650-498-6000 Getting Here

Our Doctors

Care and Treatment

Conditions Treated

Conditions treated with radiation oncology include:

Acoustic neuroma

A non-cancerous tumor that may develop from an overproduction of Schwann cells that press on the hearing and balance nerves in the inner ear. 

Arteriovenous malformations

An abnormal set of connections between arteries and veins usually occuring in the brain and spine,  causing neurologic symptoms or bleeding.

Bone cancer

An abnormal growth of cells within a bone that may be cancerous or benign.

Brain tumor

An abnormal growth of tissue (tumor) in the brain that may be cancerous or non-cancerous.

Breast cancer

A disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the breast.


The uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the body.

Colon cancer (colorectal cancer)

A disease that is indicated by malignant cells in the colon or rectum.

Esophageal cancer

A disease in which cancerous cells form in the tissues of the esophagus.

Head and neck cancers

Benign and malignant tumors that originate in the head and neck region, including sarcomas and nerve or lymph node conditions.


Cancer of the blood that develops in the bone marrow, which produces the three major blood cells: white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets.

Liver cancer

A type of cancer that starts in the cells of the liver. Viral hepatitis and liver damage from alcohol or fatty liver are risk factors for liver cancer.

Lung cancer

Cancer that usually starts in the lining of lungs, but can also begin in other areas of the respiratory system.


Cancer that starts in cells called lymphocytes, which are part of the body's immune system.

Metastatic brain cancer

An abnormal growth of tissue (tumor) in the brain that travels from another part of the body to the brain (metastasize).

Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

A type of cancer of the lymphatic system which can begin in almost any part of the body, causing cells to abnormally reproduce and tumors to eventually grow.

Pancreatic cancer

Cancers that begin in the pancreas.

Paranasal sinus cancer

A type of malignant cancer in the tissues of the paranasal sinuses or nasal cavity.

Prostate cancer

A type of cancer that occurs when cells grow abnormally in the prostate gland and form tumors.


A type of tumor that grows from the protective membranes, called meninges, which surround the brain and spinal cord, and is often benign and slow-growing.

Soft tissue sarcomas

A rare cancer in one of the soft tissues. There are many different kinds of soft tissue sarcoma. In general, soft tissue sarcomas are rare.

Spinal cord tumors, spine tumors

A tumor that forms on the spinal cord or in the area around it. Even if benign, the tumor may cause pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling from pushing on the spinal cord or nerves.

Trigeminal neuralgia

A nerve disorder that causes a stabbing or electric-shock-like pain in parts of the face.

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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