About Us

Patient Care

Since 1984, the University of Chicago Department of Radiation and Cellular Oncology has been at the forefront of patient care, research and education. We offer a variety of cutting-edge radiation therapies to our patients and we are always eager to discover more in the lab.

Our clinics are equipped with the most advanced technology in order to best provide for our patients. This includes Varian Medical Systems' new TrueBeam radiosurgery and radiotherapy machine, which provides for a more comfortable and less time consuming experience. Each treatment plan is personalized for the patient, allowing for the safest and most effective therapy. We also have multiple convenient locations throughout the Chicago-area. 

For more information on the patient services we provide, select the patients tab to the left.


From its inception, the University of Chicago has been an institution dedicated to research. The Department of Radiation and Cellular Oncology actively participates in the University's research community. Researchers from the department have made groundbreaking discoveries in all aspects of cancer therapy.

Our discoveries include the use of anti-VEGF (vascular endothelial growth factor) to inhibit tumor growth after radiation and the use targeted radiation for cancer that has spread to a limited number of sites. The physicians and researchers are committed to discovering new ways to serve our patients.

For a more in-depth description of our research activities, select the research tab to the left. In that section, you will find information about the current research aims of our investigators.


Our department also offers educational programs in all aspects of the radiation therapy process. We have residency programs for both medical physics and radiation oncology. These accredited programs prepare students for clinical and research practice. In coordination with the Department of Radiology, we also offer a graduate program in medical physics. This program prepares students for a career in the broader field of medical physics.

If you would like more information about our educational initiatives, click the education tab to the left.