As part of an academic medical practice, SLUCare Radiation Oncology offers a range of proven treatments for fighting cancer and benign tumors in both adults and children.
Our radiation oncologists work closely with SLUCare surgeons, medical oncologists and other specialists, including the pediatric team with the nationally ranked Bob Costas Cancer Center at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital. We collaborate with specialists in the SLUCare Center for Pancreatic and Biliary Diseases, the SLUCare Cutaneous Lymphoma Clinic and the Center for Outpatient Blood and Marrow Transplantation. Together, we offer customized treatment plans for patients with benign and malignant tumors, as well as rare or complex cancers.
SLUCare radiation oncologists were among the first in the area to offer Cyberknife and stereotactic precision radiotherapy — a noninvasive cancer treatment that uses image-guided robotics to target tumors and lesions with high-level accuracy. This advanced technique minimizes radiation dosage to normal tissue, reduces the number of visits needed for treatment and leads to better outcomes for patients.
Our team has provided radiation therapy for cancer patients on the Saint Louis University Medical Center campus since 1968. Now, we're taking a big step forward in cancer care with the our new Center for Radiation Medicine at SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital. The center features the very latest technologies for treating cancer, including high-dose brachytherapy and the Varian TrueBeam Radiotherapy System.
These new capabilities expand options for patients and offer many benefits: