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New Philips Ambition MR Scanner Unveiled at UF

Combining real-time MRI visualization with adaptive radiotherapy treatment planning and immediate delivery represents the next step in precision tailored cancer therapy, and these advanced high technology treatment techniques can be applied to both the definitive cure of primary tumors and also to the management of recurrent metastasis with ablative control…

NIH Awards $430,000 to UF Radiation Oncology Team for Research Evaluating How to Improve Outcomes in Women with Breast Cancer Receiving Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy

The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a two-year, $430,000 grant supplement to UF Radiation Oncology researchers to learn how to better improve outcomes for women with breast cancer who receive chemotherapy before their surgery. Principal Investigator…

New Elekta Linear Accelerator Welcomes First Patients at UF

UF Radiation Oncology welcomed a new addition to its state-of-the-art team this month: an Elekta Linear Accelerator focusing on greater accuracy and precision for our patients. Radiation Therapists Yadi Castillo, Helen McGee, and Chad Lowe (right) expertly guide the Linac 6’s advanced technology, which also allows the Radiation Oncology team…

Oluwadamilola T. Oladeru, MD, MA, MBA Joins UF Radiation Oncology

UF Radiation Oncology is pleased to announce the addition of Assistant Professor Oluwadamilola T. Oladeru, MD, MA, MBA to the UF Radiation Oncology Gainesville team. Dr. Oladeru earned her Bachelor’s degree in molecular, cellular and developmental biology at Yale University. She then obtained her master’s degree in African studies and…

Brachytherapy

Brachytherapy is another special type of radiation treatment employed by the UF Department of Radiation Oncology. In contrast to external beam radiation therapy, brachytherapy uses a radioactive source which is placed in close proximity to, or directly in, the tumor using a needle or catheter. Because the radiation dose falls…

Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) and Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT)

UF Radiation Oncology’s Elekta Versa HD™ welcomed its first patient on July 7, 2021 Both SRS and SBRT treatments are special techniques that rely on precise localization of target volumes based on 3D imaging. This allows clinicians to deliver higher than normal radiation dose in fewer fractions. At the University…

‘Does Cancer Care Inspire Great Writing?’

To answer this question, WebMD’s news outlet MedScape recently pointed to an article by Assistant Professor Kathryn E. Hitchcock, MD, PhD (right) entitled “Knuckles.” Dr. Hitchcock’s timely and thoughtful essay, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology (JCO), looks at bias and tolerance through the lens of the physician-patient relationship.

Unique Team-Based Cancer Research Training Program Awarded NCI Grant

A new, team-based cancer research training program developed by Radiation Oncology faculty has been awarded an NIH/NCI Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Institutional Research Training Grant. Based on the premise that advances in fundamental understanding of cancer and its clinical management rarely occur in isolation, the Team-based Interdisciplinary Cancer…

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