Conditions and Treatments

Patients have the region's most advanced treatment options

Our radiation oncology specialists perform some of the region's most advanced cancer treatments. Our radiation oncologists use state-of-the-art techniques and technologies, along with the latest findings in cancer research, to improve patient outcomes and reduce side effects.

We use radiation therapy to treat many cancers, including:

  • Bladder Cancer
  • Brain Tumors
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer Pain
  • Endometrial Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Blood-Related Cancer
  • Melanoma
  • Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer

Some of the radiation treatments available at The University of Kansas Hospital include:

  • Radioactive Seeds
    Tiny radioactive seeds are surgically placed within tumors to kill the cancer.
  • External Beam Radiation Therapy (EBRT)
    EBRT uses high-energy X-rays and electron beams to deliver radiation to cancers deep within the body. One of the most precise forms of EBRT is intensity modulated radiation therapy.
  • Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
    Unlike other radiation treatments, IMRT can define the exact shape of the tumor in three dimensions and vary the radiation dose as needed. This allows clinicians to administer highly focused, intense radiation to tumors without damaging surrounding normal tissue.
  • High-Dose Rate (HDR) Brachytherapy
    This innovative form of radiation therapy delivers radiation through tiny catheters (tubes) placed in and around tumors. Specific doses of radiation are delivered to different areas within the treatment area.
  • Advanced Radiosurgery With Novalis Tx™
    Image-guided radiosurgery (IGRS) is a noninvasive way to deliver precisely focused, high-energy radiation to a specific area. We can destroy tumors or perform procedures that may not be possible using conventional surgery.

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Joseph Valentino, MD

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