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Our Radiation Oncology Clinic offers extensive options for radiation therapy to treat cancers of the prostate, breast, ovaries, brain, liver, pancreas, head and neck, bones, and lungs. Stanford doctors helped create modern radiation therapies such as CyberKnife®, and we continue to advance the field, offering stereotactic and intensity-modulated radiotherapy (SBRT and IMRT), brachytherapy, 3D conformal radiation, and other options. Our care team works closely with you to identify the best therapy for your disease and lifestyle.
Our internationally recognized radiation oncologists are at the forefront of their field. It is not uncommon for individuals to travel great distances to see our doctors, knowing they will receive leading-edge care, tailored to their unique needs.
Patients choose us because of our:
Top doctors: Our doctors are nationally and internationally renowned for their research and clinical care, and most specialize in the treatment of just one or two types of cancer. This focus gives them unparalleled expertise and the ability to handle the most complex cases.
Expertise and teamwork: Collectively, our doctors are experts in all types of cancer, including rare cancers and cancer that returns (recurrent). They provide comprehensive care by closely collaborating with other Stanford specialists.
Research and innovation: Our focus on clinical innovation and research surrounding radiation therapy means our patients have access to the most sophisticated technologies and clinical trials in the world.
What to Expect
We strive to make your experience as easy, safe and comfortable as possible:
Consultations and follow up visits take place in our first floor clinic. A medical assistant greets you in the waiting room and brings you back for your exam.
During your initial visit, you will meet with the care team, including the radiation oncologist, who will speak with you about the specifics of your case, evaluate your scans and medical records, and determine if radiation therapy is appropriate.
Stanford is a teaching hospital, so your care team may also include medical students and resident physicians.
If radiation therapy is appropriate, the next step will be an appointment for a simulation, which is part of the planning process. This procedure will be performed in the Radiation Therapy Department on the ground floor.
Treatments also take place on the ground floor. While waiting for your appointment time, you can wait inside, or outdoors in our bamboo garden.
A nurse coordinator, nurse practitioner or physician assistant works with your radiation oncologist and helps you navigate all of the specialized services that you may need for your treatment. You keep the same coordinator throughout your time with us.
If you have questions or concerns during your treatment, you can either wait for your next appointment or reach out to us right away by calling or using the MyHealth online portal.
Radiation Oncologist, prostate cancer expert, Mark Buyyounouski, MD, MS, explains diagnosis and treatment options for prostate cancer.
Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you may have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.
Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.
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.
Stanford Health Care provides comprehensive services to refer and track patients, as well as the latest information and news for physicians and office staff. For help with all referral needs and questions, visit Referring Physicians.