About Radiation Oncology
The Radiation Medicine Program is made up of Radiation Oncologists, Medical Physicists, Radiation Therapist, Nurses and General Practitioners in oncology working together to provide complete and state-of the art services in radiation treatment.
Many patients with cancer will receive radiation therapy to treat their cancer.
The majority of our activities are at the General Campus where most of our treatment facilities exist. Our other facility is at the Irving Greenberg Family Cancer Centre located at the Queensway Carleton Hospital. With the completion of our recent expansion, we are one of the best equipped centres in the country and are proud to deliver this care to the population of Eastern Ontario.
The Radiation Medicine Team is dedicated to providing compassionate care to radiation patients with cancer. We use a wide range of technically advanced radiotherapy techniques that aggressively target tumours while reducing side effects. These techniques represent some of the most advanced technology in the field and are matched by few centres elsewhere:
- Conformal external beam radiation therapy
- Intensity-modulated IMRT
- Image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT)
- Stereotactic radiosurgery and radiation therapy including CyberKnife®
- Interstitial and intracavitary brachytherapy
- Palliative radiation oncology program
- Radiation for children with cancer in partnership with CHEO
- Inpatient admission to hospital when required
Radiation oncologists are medical specialists whose expertise is in cancer care and prescribing radiation as part of the cure or symptom relief of patients. They work closely with their medical and surgical oncology colleagues to develop treatment plans for each individual patient. In rare situations, benign tumours are also treated by radiation oncologists.
Once prescribed, radiation is planned and administered by radiation therapists who ensure that the prescribed dose is delivered safely and appropriately. Medical physicist act behind the scenes to ensure accuracy through precise monitoring of equipment and processes.
Team Leaders include
Jason Pantarotto MD FRCPC
Chief, Division of Radiation Oncology
Julie Renaud, MRT(T)
Chief, Radiation Therapy
Miller MacPherson, PhD, FCCPM
Chief, Medical Physics