Welcome to Radiation Oncology

Chair's Message

Hak Choy, MD
Hak Choy, M.D.

The mission of this department is three-fold: to deliver world-class care on a daily basis to our patients using the most advanced technologies available; to conduct groundbreaking basic, translational and clinical research; and to provide quality education to the next generation of medical practitioners and scientists.

Recent News

Live web cam of new East Campus Radiation Oncology Center

Watch live! New Radiation Oncology center under construction

A live web cam has been added to the construction site of UT Southwestern's new $66 million Radiation Oncology treatment facility. Follow the link to view our progress. Watch Live

Texans want in on cancer "moonshot"

Our heavy ion initiative was highlighted during a national summit on cancer led by Vice President Joe Biden.

Desai joins Radiation Oncology leadership

Kajal Desai, MPA, has joined the Department of Radiation Oncology as Department Administrator overseeing all the academic, financial and HR functions.

Have drug hunters finally cracked KRas?

Assistant Professor Ken Westover, M.D., Ph.D., is featured in this article on developing cancer drugs to act against an elusive target.

Research shows 98% cure rate for prostate cancer using Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy

A five-year study shows that Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) given in five sessions offers a higher cure rate for prostate cancer than more traditional approaches.

Department makes heavy ion grant awards

The Department of Radiation Oncology at UT Southwestern Medical Center has awarded five, two-year seed grants of $100,000 apiece to Texas researchers to facilitate research related to heavy ion therapy.

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