Radiation Oncology

Unit

Clinical activity

The Radiation Oncology unit deals with the diagnosis and treatment of patients suffering from all types of tumours. It has two assistance facilities: the  Radiation Oncology Centre at the University Hospital in Trigoria and the Radiation Oncology Centre in Via Longoni, in the Prenestino district of Rome. Both make use of multiprofessional teams, made up of physicians, physicists, radiotherapy technicians and specialised nursing staff.

Radiation Oncology implements therapeutic treatments integrated with other oncological sciences, combining radiotherapy with chemotherapy agents, target therapies and immunotherapies. These drugs have the advantage of selectively and more effectively targeting cancer cells, while limiting the side effects on the rest of the organism. The center is equipped with cutting-edge technology such us Volumetric (VMAT),  and  IGRT 4D technologies, as well as three-dimensional, intensity-modulated (IMRT), stereotactic treatments (SBRT) and brachytherapy techniques (BRT). To date these technologies allow to kill the tumor, saving the surrounding healthy organs as much as possible.Points of excellence of the Radiation Oncology Unit are the treatment of lung, pancreatic, colorectal, prostate and cervical-facial cancer. Moreover, in the radiotherapy treatment of breast diseases, advanced techniques, such as Prone Breast Radiotherapy or Forced Gating Respiratory Inhalation technique, are used to reduce the dose to organs such as heart and lungs.

Research fields

  • Combined strategies of radiotherapy and chemotherapy, target therapies and immunotherapy in the treatment of lung tumours
  • Prevention techniques for lung and heart damage in the thoracic district
  • Stereotaxic radiotherapy techniques and  integrated therapies in the treatment of primary and secondary brain tumours
  • Treatment of primary and relapsed prostate cancer after surgery and/or radiotherapy
  • Treatment of breast cancer with special techniques (forced inhalation, prone breast radiotherapy)
  • Personalised and adaptive treatments in rectal and lung cancer

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