Radiation Oncology Department
Albert C. Koong, M.D., Ph.D.
MD Anderson's Radiation Oncology department cares for patients in the Radiation Treatment Center, the most comprehensive facility of its kind in the world. Specially trained board-certified radiation oncologists are skilled in a wide range of standard and emerging treatments including proton therapy, stereotactic radiosurgery, prostate brachytherapy, stereotactic body radiation treatment (SBRT), cardiac displacement, accelerated partial breast irradiation and intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT).
By using the most current treatment planning technology available to "map" tumors, our radiation oncologists can design treatments with pinpoint accuracy, ensuring that tumors get the most effective dose while healthy tissues and organs are spared.
Education and training
Radiation Oncology Fellowship Program: The one- to two-year fellowship offers a unique opportunity to expand clinical and research experience, and cultivate familiarity with the application of such new technology as intensity-modulated radiotherapy, gated respiratory therapy and proton therapy. Fellows can choose five disease sites as topics for rotations or may select fewer sites to gain greater depth. Read more about the Radiation Oncology Fellowship.
Residency Training Program in Radiation Oncology: A four-year program. The contract for continued employment is reviewed annually and is based on satisfactory completion of patient care responsibilities and demonstrated progression of knowledge and skills. Read more about the Radiation Oncology Residency.
Radiation Oncology Elective Rotation: MD Anderson Cancer Center offers clinical rotations in Radiation Oncology to medical students enrolled at accredited US medical schools. We encourage students interested in pursuing radiation oncology as a career to inquire. The rotation offers the opportunity to interact with faculty and trainees within the division at one of the largest comprehensive cancer centers in the world. Read more about the rotation.