Our radiation oncology program is focused on using the latest technologies to provide highly individualized treatment for patients.
High energy x-rays are aimed directly at cancerous cells or tumors. The technique is so effective in treating certain types of cancer that nearly two-thirds of patients will receive radiation therapy, according to the American Society for Radiation Oncology.
Radiation can be used as a stand-alone treatment, and often it is the only treatment needed. Radiation is also used in combination with surgery, chemotherapy and other targeted therapies. For example, doctors can use radiation before surgery to shrink a tumor or after surgery to stop the growth of remaining cancer cells.
We offer radiation treatment at the following locations in metro Atlanta:
- Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University (Clifton campus)
- Winship at Emory University Hospital Midtown
- Winship at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital
- Georgia Cancer Center for Excellence at Grady
- Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Winship will offer patients access to a new, state-of-the-art radiation therapy when the Emory Proton Therapy Center, currently under construction in midtown Atlanta, opens in late 2018. Proton therapy is used to treat adult and pediatric cancers including those with tumors in the brain, eye, head and neck, lung, spine, breast or prostate.