The Department currently has a total of 14 full-time clinical faculty, nine medical physicists, two radiation biologists and total of 6 ACGME approved resident positions. Each of our faculty at our main office has at least two or more designated areas of special interest with advanced expertise.
The Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC) treats approximately 1,327 new patients per year; this includes over 800 simulations and approximately 1,200 patients in follow-up care with an average of 60 to 70 patients on daily treatment.
In addition to the main office and clinic at KUMC, the Department also has six Community Cancer Program (CCP) facilities located across the Greater Kansas City Metro Area. Locations include:
Our clinical practice provides a broad spectrum of clinical experiences and progressive radiotherapy modalities including: 3-D Conformal Therapy, Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS), Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT), Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT), Intracavitary and Interstitial Brachytherapy, MammoSite, and Radio-immunotherapy as well as Unsealed Radioactive Source Therapy.
Clinical research in the Department of Radiation Oncology continues to be directed toward improving the clinical outcome, developing clinical protocol and accruing patients into the clinical trials. The Department is a member of NRG with an annual accrual of 40 to 60 patients into the NRG clinical trials. Residents also have opportunities to participate in clinical research activities whose results are presented at national or international meetings and published as manuscripts.