Department of Radiation Oncology

Clinical services performed by the radiation oncology department

Find out what clinical services the Department of Radiation Oncology provides at Rush University Medical Center.

Meet the radiation oncology department faculty.

Meet the Department of Radiation Oncology’s faculty.

RUSH Radiation Oncology Research

Explore the Department of Radiation Oncology’s research activities.

Postgraduate training options in radiation oncology.

Discover the Department of Radiation Oncology’s training options for the next step in your medical career.


The Department of Radiation Oncology plays a vital role in the state-of-the-art, team-based cancer care provided through Rush University Cancer Center, which is consistently ranked as one of the best cancer programs by U.S. News & World Report. Our students and residents learn from our acclaimed faculty, who use the most advanced radiologic technologies and techniques to treat a diverse array of cancers.

Department of Radiation Oncology Goals

The goal of the Department of Radiation Oncology is to provide individualized radiologic therapy that balances clinical treatment goals with the patient’s quality-of-life objectives. Toward this end, our radiation oncology department has led the field in numerous clinical advancements. For instance, Rush is among the first in the Midwest to provide one-dose radiation during lumpectomy for early-stage breast cancer. In addition, the radiation oncology department faculty helped establish a new standard of care for soft tissue sarcomas: They determined that using preoperative image-guided radiotherapy to precisely treat soft tissue cancers in the extremities reduces long-term side effects without affecting survival rates.

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