Department of Radiation Oncology

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    The Department of Radiation Oncology is in the new Perelman Center. Occupying approximately 80,000 square feet on the Concourse Level, the new treatment facilities includes the most advanced proton and conventional radiation treatment modalities available as well as public spaces designed for the highest levels of patient comfort.

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    Grand opening of the Proton and SARRP Research Room, March 15, 2017

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Welcome to the Department of Radiation Oncology

Message from James M. Metz, MD — Chairman

Penn Radiation Oncology is dedicated to a three-part mission of excellence in patient care, basic and translational research, and the education of residents and students. We are committed to delivering excellence in every area and as such we steadfastly believe that “Excellence is Standard.”

Penn Radiation Oncology is one of the most comprehensive radiation oncology programs in the world. The outstanding faculty and staff, combined with Penn’s extensive collection of advanced technology, gives patients access to nearly every treatment option available for their cancer. The broad range of radiation treatments available include proton therapy, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), high-dose rate (HDR) and low-dose rate brachytherapy, partial breast irradiation, stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), and Gamma Knife radiation. With the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania, Penn Radiation Oncology provides patient care at the Ruth and Raymond Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine and seven community-based sites.

Read more of the Message from the Chair »


Save the Date! December 4th, 2020 for the 7th Annual Penn Proton Therapy Course
  • Networking Lounge to facilitate peer-to-peer connections
  • Educational HUB where you can connect with different industry Educational Collaborators/Exhibitors
  • Simu-live Q&A and Breakout Sessions with Penn Radiation Oncology Experts
  • Virtual Tour of the Roberts Proton Therapy Center

More information on presentations, Penn Radiation Oncology presenters, industry partners, and registration can be found on our course website at


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