Who We Are
The Department of Radiation Oncology is dedicated to improving treatment outcomes of all diseases treated with radiation and to find new medical uses of radiation. Related to these goals is the education of graduate students, post-doctoral students and residents who will enter the field of radiation medicine including the allied fields of Medical Physics and Radiation Therapy. Our team provides state-of-the-art anti-cancer therapy for patients through the use of new technology and continuous review of patient treatment outcome. We will continue to evaluate and improve the therapeutic effects of radiation from five fronts:
- Basic science research to indentify new biological modifiers and therapeutic targets.
- Interaction with industry (pharmaceutical, imaging and radiotherapy) to validate the efficacy of new therapeutic tools.
- Medical physics research to improve the accuracy, precision and methods of radiotherapy delivery.
- Clinical research to study the benefits of new therapy treatments in patients.
- Development of new radiotherapy facilities throughout the region to provide the best care for all patients.
Mission, Vision Statements
To provide world-class oncological services through collaboration in education, scientific discovery and clinical care.
The Vanderbilt Department of Radiation Oncology endeavors to sustain world-class discovery and patient care delivery.
- To be a national leader in basic science research
- To be a forerunner in radiation oncology quality assurance
- To be the premier center in treatment innovations
- To increase our presence in clinical research
- To increase our clinical reach throughout Middle Tennessee
- To continue to enhance all of our training programs in producing the future leaders in Radiation Oncology