The Radiation Oncology Program at the University of Tennessee Medical Center provides disease-specific expertise, and compassionate care to combat a wide range of cancers. We treat the whole patient with advanced technology and patient education. A variety of options are offered from standard techniques to leading-edge therapies. Each member of the radiation oncology team focuses on treating specific types of cancer. Therefore, they have specialized knowledge of the degrees of treatment and how to effectively use the technology available to achieve the best possible outcomes.
This team offers state-of-the-art planning and treatment for cancer including external beam and stereotactic radiosurgery. A radiation oncologist, physicist, and nurse are on site at all times during administration of radiation treatments. Through ongoing clinical research, the Radiation Oncology Program strives to develop new treatment techniques to kill cancer cells while minimizing the harmful side effects of radiation.
- 3-D Conformal Radiation
- Prostate Seed Implants
- High Dose Rate Brachytherapy
- External beam radiation therapy
- Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
- Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)
- Gynecologic HDR Radiation Therapy
- Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT/CT)
- Stereotactic Radiosurgery
Clinical trials are research studies made available to patients that offer the newest treatments and test new ways to prevent, detect, diagnose and treat diseases. For more information, visit the Clinical Trials page or call 865.305.9773.
A radiation oncologist is a board certified physician who uses radiation to treat cancer. Radiation can be given to cure cancer either alone or in combination with surgery and/or chemotherapy. It may also be given to relieve symptoms. In some cases, radiation may also be used to treat benign tumors. Our highly experience team of radiation oncologists offer multiple treatment options including 3D conformal radiation, intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT), rotational RapidArc therapy, high and low dose brachytherapy, and stereotactic radiosurgery utilizing the CyberKnife. The radiation oncologists are part of the multidisciplinary team that reviews each patient’s case to determine an individualized treatment plan for each cancer patient.
The Integrative Healthcare program at The University of Tennessee Medical Center Cancer Institute is designed to provide supportive and integrative therapies for cancer patients and their caregivers during all stages of cancer care from diagnosis, treatment and beyond. More