Our Radiation Oncology team works with other oncology specialists to develop individualized treatment plans for each patient. Referring physicians and other oncologists involved in a patient’s care are kept fully apprised of proposed treatment plans and the patient’s progress during and after radiation therapy.
The team is composed of:
- Six board-certified radiation oncologists, each with extensive training and each averaging over 20 years’ experience
- Four medical physicists
- Three medical dosimetrists
- Radiation therapists
- Five specially-trained nurses
- Support staff, including social workers, physical therapists, nutritionists, and others
The entire team works collaboratively, providing care that is coordinated and streamlined, including:
- Complete clinical evaluation and staging
- Personalized radiation therapy tailored to specific needs
- Comprehensive follow-up care and support
- Ongoing evaluation and assessment to determine how well treatment is working and how the patient is responding
Radiation Oncology works with staff from Stony Brook University Hospital, the School of Medicine, and the Research Foundation of New York to deliver comprehensive, state-of-the-art cancer care with a focus on delivering highly targeted radiation that limits exposure to normal tissue. The Department's innovative approaches to treatment and its ongoing acquisition of advanced technology have made it a regional resource.
Referring physicians and other oncologists involved in a patient's care are kept fully apprised of those plans and the patient's progress during and after radiation therapy. Patients and their family members actively participate in the collaborative approach to assessing needs and developing treatment plans. The goal of radiation therapy is to deliver a high dose of radiation to kill or sterilize cancer cells while at the same time sparing healthy tissue from damage.