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Massey Cancer Center, which provides patients the most advanced radiotherapy services in Central Virginia, has become a major site for cutting-edge clinical research, and the Department of Radiation Oncology is a crucial contributor to its success.
Information about the research in the Department of Radiation Oncology
Research in the Department of Radiation Oncology includes innovative basic science, translational and clinical studies that result in the best treatment options for our patients and contribute to the overall success and progression of the field.
Radiation oncologists, medical physicists and radiobiologists all conduct research projects from bench to bedside, and we encourage residents to apply for outside funding and submit their findings to peer-reviewed journals during their time at VCU.
Physicians, faculty, residents and postdocs engage in extensive studies to improve the quality of care available for patients.
Areas of research include, but are not limited to, the following:
Other areas of research include the laboratory-based work by the department’s talented radiobiologists and medical physicists, who collaborate across multiple disciplines to conduct translational studies with clinical applications that benefit our patients receiving radiation treatment.
Read more about their research efforts:
Researchers in the Department of Radiation Oncology regularly engage in clinical trials spanning a broad spectrum of disciplines and subspecialties. Ongoing trials include the following: