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Radiation Therapy at University of Maryland Department of Radiation Oncology

Radiation therapy is a type of cancer treatment that kills cancerous cells and shrinks tumors. It focuses high-energy beams on cancer while avoiding or minimizing damage to the surrounding tissue as much as possible, usually with minimal pain and side effects.  

Our radiation oncology experts are inspired by patients and caregivers to provide excellent care and help fight a winning battle against cancer. We offer consultation on treatment plans and access to the most advanced technology available at six locations throughout Maryland.

Our team works closely with medical and surgical oncologists to provide each patient with a personalized treatment plan. This multidisciplinary approach is why many patients come to us for a second opinion about their cancer treatment.

University of Maryland Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center (UMGCCC) in downtown Baltimore is designated as a comprehensive cancer center by the National Cancer Institute.

To make an appointment or to learn more about our program, call 410-328-6080.

Innovative Therapies and Technology

Our physician-scientists are responsible for inventing technology that is changing the way cancer patients are treated. 

At the Maryland Proton Treatment Center (MPTC), we offer pencil beam scanning proton therapy, the most advanced form of proton therapy in the world. MPTC's expert physicians are different, with more than 50 years of combined proton therapy experience treating all types of cancer.

Learn more about our therapies and technology.

Research and Clinical Trials

UMGCCC is one of the top 10 radiation oncology departments in the country in terms of federal funding granted for research.

We are committed to providing our patients with access to clinical trials as well as National Cancer Institute-sponsored cooperative group clinical trials. The department has consistently ranked among the top 10 of NRG Oncology's main member sites worldwide in terms of patient enrollments for clinical trials. 

Read more about radiation oncology research at UMGCCC.

Make an Appointment

To make an appointment with one of our radiation oncologists, please call 410-328-6080.

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