NEW: SCCA Proton Therapy

Proud to Offer This Advanced Treatment

The only one of its kind  in the Pacific Northwest, the SCCA Proton Therapy center opened its doors in March 2013. This cutting-edge facility is overseen by our team of highly-trained UW physicians. Proton beam therapy is capable of treating a broad range of cancers while reducing radiation exposure to surrounding healthy tissues and organs.

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Patient Care

Our Patients Come First

Patients are at the core of what we do.  We know that everyone we care for is an individual person with a unique story, not simply a disease to be treated. We strive to ensure that each one of our patients receives respect, compassion and  personalized care tailored just for them.

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Preparing Tomorrow’s Physicians

The next generation of radiation oncology professionals will find all the resources of a world-class cancer center, located  in one of the country’s most beautiful and vibrant cities. Our residents have a unique opportunity to train with nationally recognized faculty on the widest range of radiation technologies in the world.

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Nina Mayr, M.D., FASTRO, FAAAS

Professor and Chair

A Message from the Chair

I am delighted to welcome you to the University of Washington’s Department of Radiation Oncology website. I invite you to explore the many facets of our department—including our nationally and internationally respected physicians and faculty, the breadth of our radiation oncology therapy programs, our highly regarded education programs and our exciting research endeavors that include basic, translational and clinical research.

The three pillars of our department are our unwavering commitment to delivering to top-notch, compassionate patient care; the education of future radiation oncology professionals and the advancement of new discoveries in cancer treatment through innovative research.

Embracing collaboration, accessibility, education, and cutting-edge technologies, we are 100% committed to delivering high quality, personalized care to our patients and affording them the best possible outcomes. Our patient satisfaction scores are some of the highest in the nation. Collectively, our treatment facilities make up the widest and most comprehensive range of radiation therapies available in the world. We strive to be your choice, not because we are convenient, but because we are the best. Should you or your loved one ever require radiation therapy, we hope you will consider the University of Washington as your first choice.

Our two accredited residency programs—Radiation Oncology and Medical Physics— attract the best and the brightest. Graduates go on to distinguished careers and become leaders in their respective fields as a result of the comprehensive medical and scientific education that they receive here. I am very proud of the contributions that our faculty and staff have made to the fast-moving field of radiation oncology.

Through their ongoing participation in national clinical trials and through bench scientific endeavors, researchers in our department have developed new approaches to the basic science of radiation oncology and are highly regarded by the scientific community as innovative initiators and collaborators. Because of our many different treatment facilities and technologies, our patients have numerous opportunities to participate in clinical trials for many different types of cancer. These studies pave the way to new treatments for current and future patients.

Thank you for visiting our website.  We hope it will help you learn more about our department, whether you are an established patient with us, someone seeking care, a potential student, resident, or fellow, or just interested in our research.  Please don’t hesitate to contact us if we can provide you with more information.


Department Happenings

SCCA Proton Therapy Center

Learn more about the most advanced, cutting-edge proton therapy technology available.

Announcing the George E. Laramore, MD, PhD Endowed Fund

Learn more about supporting the Department of Radiation Oncology through the fund.

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UW Clinical Neutron Therapy (Cyclotron) in the spotlight

Acromag features the  UW Cyclotron in a recent post.

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Department Docs make Seattle Met Top Doctors 2014

Congratulations to our physicians, Dr. Wui-Jin Koh, Dr. Ken Russell, Dr. Jay Liao, and Dr. Jason Rockhill for being voted as Top Doctors of 2014 by Seattle Met magazine. Congratulations also to Sarah Layman, ARNP for being voted Top Nurse Practitioner.

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