Research and Clinical Trials
Our Department of Radiation Oncology is a national leader in translational
research in radiation therapy. This strong research program has led to UMGCCC
being among a select group of only four cancer centers in the country to have
a Master Research Agreement with Varian Medical Systems, the market leader in
the development of medical technology.
Our department is
one of the top 10 radiation oncology departments in the country
in the amount of federal funding it receives for cutting-edge research.
Ongoing areas of research activity include the use of radiation as a systemic
treatment agent, brachytherapy, hyperthermia, neuro-oncology, stereotaxis, conformal
therapy, 3-D treatment planning, CT simulation, microcirculation of tumors,
tumor microenvironment, molecular oncobiology and fractionation schemes.
For more information on research activities in the Department of Radiation Oncology, call 410-328-2326.