Radiation Oncology

Beaumont is a world leader in radiation oncology. Beaumont teams have developed some of the most advanced radiation treatments available, including

Beaumont’s radiation oncology department is ranked among the top in the U.S. for advanced technology, innovative cancer treatment programs, research, and professional and medical staff. So when patients come to Beaumont for cancer treatment, they can count on receiving state-of-the art therapies from the physicians who developed them. Teams of professionals – doctors, nurses, physicists, biologists and radiation therapists – specialize in treating specific cancers, so patients know they are being treated by the best.

Patients referred from throughout the world benefit from Beaumont’s expertise in all types of cancer, including access to national clinical trials and in-house investigational trials. The most advanced technology is available at Beaumont for a wide range of cancers:

Breast cancer:

Central Nervous System (Brain) Malignancies:

  • Radiosurgery, including Gamma Knife® radiosurgery (for benign and malignant tumors, vascular malformations, and functional disorders)
  • Spinal radiosurgery (for benign and malignant tumors and vascular malformations)

Gynecological Malignancies, including intracavitary and interstitial high dose rate brachytherapy

Head and Neck Malignancies, including intensity-modulated parotid-sparing radiation therapy

Prostate and Other Genitourinary Cancers:

Skin Cancers, including Superficial orthovoltage radiation

Thoracic Malignancies (Chest/Lung, Esophagus), including extra-cranial stereotactic radiotherapy/stereotactic body radiotherapy and metabolically guided radiation therapy

Other malignancies that may benefit from Radiation Oncology include gastrointestinal, hematological, musculoskeletal and pediatric cancers.

Physicists, nurses, technicians and board-certified physicians offer training in several radiographic technologies. A residency for physician training in radiation oncology and a fellowship for residents interested in brachytherapy are provided. Additionally, a number of Beaumont physicians are asked to administer examinations for radiation oncology residents applying for board certification.

Beaumont's chair of radiation oncology featured in Oncology Times article discussing the potential side effects of thyroid cancer treatment.

Sim Lab Impresses Students with Up-close View of Radiation Oncology

Oakland University William Beaumont medical students got an up-close view of the high-tech tools used in Beaumont’s radiation oncology department, including Beaumont's simulation lab.