University of Colorado Cancer Center Radiation Oncology Clinic
Call (720) 848-0100 to request an appointment
The Radiation Oncology Clinic at the University of Colorado Cancer Center is a multidisciplinary cancer treatment program acknowledged as one of the best in the United States.
We specialize in minimally invasive radiation treatments, such as:
- stereotactic radiosurgery
- biologic-based radiotherapy
- intensity modulated radiation therapy
- stereotactic body radiation therapy
- TomoTherapy® Hi-Art® treatment system (find out more about this advanced technology)
- Gamma Knife therapy
Each of these treatments protects your normal tissue from high doses of radiation while targeting the tumor or cancer. Find out more.
Specialists who really specialize
Unlike other hospitals that have general radiation oncologists, our radiation oncologists specialize in certain cancers. This means that your radiation oncologist has extensive experience in your particular kind of cancer—and more experience often leads to better outcomes.
Moreover, many of our specialists serve on the national committees that set the standards of care - and they bring that deep expertise to their patients at UCH.
Your radiation oncologist at the CU Cancer Center will work in tandem with all of your cancer doctors to make sure you are receiving appropriate care. He or she will attend weekly meetings to discuss your case and make sure you are on track, and keep your primary care physician briefed about your care and progress.
Why Choose the CU Cancer Center for Your Cancer Radiation Therapy?
- National leaders. Our radiation oncologists are nationally renowned for radiation therapy treatment and research, serving as leaders in the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group and other national, research-based organizations that actually set the standards of care.
- Colorado's only dedicated pediatric radiation oncologist. In conjunction with Children’s Hospital Colorado, we feature the only dedicated pediatric radiation oncologist in the state.
Our Expertise & Technology
As part of the region’s only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center, we offer a full range of clinical trials of radiation therapies:
- Mammosite therapy for breast cancer
- High dose rate bracytherapy treatment for cervical cancer
- Brachytherapy for prostate, breast and other forms of cancer
- Shaped Beam Surgery for treating brain tumors, AVMs and other lesions of the brain
- Stereotactic body radiation therapy for targeting small cancers with very localized, high doses of radiation
- Low-Dose-Rate Permanent Seed Implants for prostate cancer
- Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) with daily image guidance
- Gamma Knife therapy
- TomoTherapy® Hi-Art® treatment system
There are many people involved in planning your radiation treatment and caring for you during treatment at the University of Colorado Cancer Center.
Dosimetrist – Calculates the amount of radiation that is delivered to the cancer and normal tissues surrounding it. This person works closely with your doctor and physicist.
Neurosurgeon – A doctor who specializes in surgery of the nervous system. (Some treatments may not involve a neurosurgeon.)
Nurse – Coordinates your care, describes your treatment, answers any questions you and your family may have, and makes recommendations for managing treatment side effects.
Physicist – Makes sure that the machines delivering the radiation are working properly and are distributing the correct dose. They work closely with your doctor to plan your treatment.
Radiation Oncologist – A doctor who specializes using radiation to treat cancer.
Radiation Therapist – Positions you for treatment and runs the machine that delivers the radiation during treatment.
Schedule a Radiation Therapy Appointment at University of Colorado Cancer Center
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Call (720) 848-0100
For your first appointment, please arrive 30 minutes early to fill out paperwork. Also, we may ask you to bring:
- Lab and pathology reports and slides
- Films – MR, CT, PET Scans
- Consultation notes
- Surgical reports
Depending on the type of procedure you are having, you may need to bring additional information with you. The person who schedules your appointment will verify exactly what records and reports you need to bring.