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The Department of Radiation Oncology

For more information, go to:
http://www.radonc.ucla.edu

The Department of Radiation Oncology treats patients with cancer and selected diseases. Radiation therapy may be used alone or in combination with surgery and/or chemotherapy. The aim of using radiation is to achieve cure with the preservation of normal anatomy and function, or, when cure is not possible, to maximize palliation.

Some specific components of a coordinated radiation therapy program include:

  • Multispecialty consultation clinics
  • Subspecialization of physicians in neuro-oncology, gynelogic-oncology, urological oncology
  • External beam irradiation, involving 3D imaging of the tumor to be treated and computer-assisted design of a plan to localize the dose within the tumor. Treatment usually requires sophisticated shaping and direction of x-ray beams, sometimes also requiring modification of the intensity of dose delivery (IMRT)
  • Direct implantation into tumors of radioactive seeds or needles primarily for cancers of the prostate, uterus, or head and neck
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery as a single dose or multiple smaller dose "fractions" for tumors of the brain, head or neck
  • High Dose Rate (HDR) brachytherapy - internal radiation treatment for localized cancers including prostate, breast, GYN (cervix, uterus, vaginal), head & neck, esophagus & lung, anal/rectal, bile duct and skin
  • Research programs to improve treatment concepts
  • Social services and support groups

Referrals can be made to a specific faculty physician or routed through the department's general number below.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Telephone Number
(310) 825-9775 Information and referral
(310) 825-9771 Referring Physician (Academic Support and pt services)

Website
http://www.radonc.ucla.edu
PROGRAMS
PHYSICIANS & SPECIALISTS
Chair Specialty
Steinberg, Michael MD Radiation Oncology

Vice Chair
Kupelian, Patrick MD Radiation Oncology

Provider
Beron, Phillip MD Radiation Oncology
Demanes, David Jeffrey MD Radiation Oncology
Kamrava, Mitchell MD Radiation Oncology
King, Christopher MD, PhD Radiation Oncology
Lee, Percy MD Radiation Oncology
Lee, Steve MD Radiation Oncology
Lin, Kevin MD Radiation Oncology
McCloskey, Susan MD Radiation Oncology
Wong, Kenneth MD Radiation Oncology
RELATED LINKS
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

Disorders and Conditions
Cancers
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Location:
Department of Radiation Oncology
200 UCLA Medical Plaza, Suite B265
Los Angeles, CA 90095-6951