Meet our Bay Area Radiation Oncology Team
Comprehensive treatment of cancer requires not only therapy aimed at the disease, but also careful attention to the individualized needs of the patients and their families or caregivers. Diablo Valley Oncology & Hematology Medical Group’s Radiation Oncology program at the California Cancer and Research Institute brings together a unique group of warm-hearted, experienced medical professionals who are dedicated to providing compassionate, competent, and innovative clinical care by using proven, state of the art technology to deliver cutting-edge therapy. To contact our Radiation Oncology department directly call 925-825-8878.
In the treatment of cancer, Radiation Oncology uses sophisticated technology to aim high energy X-rays directly at the site of disease. Administering radiation therapy requires close-knit cooperation amongst an entire team of healthcare professionals, including radiation oncologist, nurse / medical assistant, physicist, dosimetrist, and radiation therapists. What distinguishes us from other radiation therapy programs is that our Radiation Oncology team works solely at the California Cancer and Research Institute and they along with the radiation oncologist provide full-time, on-site physics, dosimetry, and therapy support. As part of our mission to provide compassionate, first-class, fully integrated cancer care under one roof, we help coordinate multidisciplinary care plans with surgical and medical oncologists, other specialists, and the primary care physician.
Our cutting-edge treatment delivery is made possible through the use of two new Elekta Synergy linear accelerators which are equipped with cone-beam CT and respiratory gating technology. Our state of the art facility is also equipped with a CT/ PET simulator for sophisticated treatment planning. To demonstrate our commitment to technical excellence, we offer image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT), intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), three-dimensional conformal radiation therapy, and stereotactic radiosurgery. These innovative technologies require our Radiation Oncology team to perform rigorous quality assurance checks to ensure that our patients get the maximal benefit. Treatment reproducibility, which means that each patient consistently receives the right amount of radiation to the intended target during the entire course of treatment, is critical. We are proud of our high quality assurance standards that help us deliver the safest and most effective reproducible treatments possible. Not only do we use the most advanced proven technology, but we also carefully customize treatment plans to optimize benefit for each patient by more effectively targeting tumors, while sparing healthy tissue and minimizing side effects.