Radiation Oncology

If you have been diagnosed with cancer, radiation therapy may be required as part of your treatment. UofL Physicians – Radiation Oncology at UofL James Graham Brown Cancer Center offers patients the world’s most sophisticated cancer-fighting technology and most proven radiation treatment techniques available. Our radiation oncologists are experts in radiation therapy and offer specialized care for cancer treatment. Each cancer diagnosis requires an individually-designed treatment plan.  Our physicians work with physicists and technologists to plan the precise delivery of the radiation to minimize radiation to vital organs and maximize the radiation to the area affected by cancer.  

UofL Physicians – Radiation Oncology at UofL Brown Cancer Center was the first in the Kentuckiana region to receive a three-year accreditation for the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO) and American College of Radiology (ACR). 

UofL Physicians – Radiation Oncology is an integral part of multidisciplinary cancer teams at UofL Brown Cancer Center that come together to develop tailored treatment plans for each cancer patient based on type of cancer, stage, lifestyle needs and overall health.

To make a new patient appointment at UofL Brown Cancer Center, call 502-562-HOPE (4673) or filling out the online new patient appointment form.

UofL Physicians – Radiation Oncology patients are seen and treated within the James Graham Brown Cancer Center (JGBCC), part of KentuckyOne Health. JGBCC is the first facility in Kentucky to offer the TrueBeam System by Varian, and the first center in Louisville to offer CyberKnife, the world’s first and only robotic radiosurgery system for the body. With the state-of-the-art equipment available at JGBCC, UofL Physicians – Radiation Oncology is the regional leader in many radiation oncology technology platforms including:

Trilogy

TomoTherapy

TrueBeam

Brachytherapy

UofL Physicians – Radiation Oncology is an integral part of multidisciplinary cancer teams at JGBCC that come together to develop tailored treatment plans for each patient. Our patients benefit from the combined expertise of many physicians and staff from various specialties throughout UofL Physicians and the JGBCC. This expertise includes the JGBCC radiotherapy team, which consists of physicians, nurses, therapists, dosimetrists, physicists, a social worker, a dietitian and a chaplain, all specifically trained to meet the needs of cancer patients and their families.

CyberKnife

For decades, cancer treatment often came with debilitating side effects and took several weeks or months to complete. Breakthrough technology such as Cyberknife has given hope to patients who seek alternatives to radiation therapy.

TrueBeam™

The TrueBeam™ System is an advanced radiotherapy system for cancer patients who need radiation therapy. TrueBeam™ is only available in the Louisville area with the UofL Physicians – Radiation Oncology professionals at UofL James Graham Brown Cancer Center

Trilogy

The Trilogy System is optimized for multiple forms of treatment, from radiation therapy to radiosurgery.

Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) using ImageGuided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) 

  • IntensityModulated Radiation Therapy is an advanced mode of high-precision radiotherapy that delivers precise radiation doses to a malignant tumor or specific areas within the tumor.
  • ImageGuided Radiation Therapy is the use of frequent imaging during a course of radiation therapy to improve the precision and accuracy of the delivery of treatment.

Stereotactic radiosurgery

  • Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is a highly precise form of radiation therapy initially used to treat brain tumors and abnormalities, but used for multiple cancer treatments today. Despite its name, SRS is a non-surgical procedure that delivers precisely-targeted radiation at much higher doses than traditional radiation therapy while sparing healthy tissue nearby.

Trilogy Rapid Arc

The innovative RapidArc radiotherapy technology on a Trilogy system represents the latest evolution of cancer treatment technology, setting new benchmarks for speed, precision and patient comfort.

TomoTherapy Hi-Art System

The UofL Physicians – Radiation Oncology doctors at the UofL James Graham Brown Cancer Center were the first in Kentucky to adopt the TomoTherapy System into clinical use. Its benefits include: 

  • Delivery of therapeutic radiation from 360 degrees -- Conventional machine design allows radiation to be delivered from only a few directions. More beam directions give physicians more control in how they plan treatments—and more assurance that dose will be confined to the tumor, reducing the risk of short- and long-term side effects.
  • Thousands of targeted beamlets -- The TomoTherapy treatment system uses a patented multi-leaf collimator (MLC) that divides the radiation beam into beamlets, all aimed at the tumor. Typically, tens of thousands of beamlets are used in a single TomoTherapy treatment session. Powerful software optimizes the contribution of each one to the total tumor dose, minimizing exposure to healthy tissue.

Brachytherapy

Brachytherapy is a procedure allowing physicians to deliver a higher total dose of radiation to a smaller area in a shorter amount of time than with external beam radiation treatments. The UofL Physicians - Radiation Oncology doctors have access to multiple technologies at UofL James Graham Brown Cancer Center including high dose rate after loading brachytherapy, which allows the physician to choose the best approach for each patient.

Physicians in this practice may not see patients at all locations listed below. For details, please call the appointment line for the location you are interested in visiting.

To make a new patient appointment at UofL Brown Cancer Center, call 502-562-HOPE (4673) or filling out the online new patient appointment form.

Offices and Clinics

  • UofL James Graham Brown Cancer Center - Radiation Oncology
    529 S. Jackson St.
    Lower Level
    Louisville, Kentucky 40202
    502-562-4360
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Hospital Affiliations

  • University of Louisville Hospital
  • James Graham Brown Cancer Center

Our radiation oncologists are an integral part of multidisciplinary cancer teams that come together to develop tailored treatment plans for each cancer patient based on type of cancer, stage, lifestyle needs and overall health. Our patients benefit from the combined expertise of many physicians and staff from various specialties.

All radiation oncologists at University of Louisville Physicians - Radiation Oncology are certified in Radiation Oncology by the American Board of Radiology. Each doctor has specialized training in managing cancer patients who need radiation treatment. The doctors further specialize by concentrating their individual practices on treating different types of cancers, including complex and rare cancers. This specialized expertise ensures precision treatment and improved outcomes.

To make a new patient appointment at UofL Brown Cancer Center, call 502-562-HOPE (4673) or filling out the online new patient appointment form.

Next Steps

For more information or to make an appointment,
call 502-588-6000