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Our team of radiation oncologists, medical physicists, radiation therapists, nurses, dosimetrists, and researchers are dedicated to advancing clinical medicine and delivering state-of-the-art therapies in a caring, compassionate environment. Our goal is to deliver high quality medical care and services to patients, to conduct clinical, translational and basic scientific research, to provide educational opportunities to patients, health care workers, and the community. Through our mission and goals, we seek to improve treatment and outcomes of cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy.

Department Overview 

The Department of Radiation Oncology is an integral part of Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and University Hospital of Newark, New Jersey. The Department consists of four divisions: Clinical Radiation OncologyRadiation Physics, Radiation Cancer Biology, and Cancer Biology. The clinical department is located within Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, Somerset, Hamilton, and University Hospital of Newark, New Jersey. Our administrative and research facilities occupy over 3000 square feet of laboratory space in Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey.

The clinical department provides patients with a wide range of radiation oncology services that include external beam radiotherapy (IMRT, IGRT and 3D conformal), tomotherapy, radiosurgery (gammaKnife and linac based), brachytherapy (interstitial, intracavitary, HDR and LDR), and proton therapy. The department is also committed to training the next generation of radiation oncologists, physicists, dosimetrists, and radiation therapists. In July 2006, we opened New Jersey’s only ACGME (the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education) approved radiation oncology residency program. The medical physics residency program of the department was accredited by CAMPEP in 2009 and was the first CAMPEP accredited program in New Jersey. Other educational programs in our department include: CAMPEP accredited medical physics residency program and medical physics certificate program, and medical dosimetrist program.

Research is also an important mission of our department. There are 6 basic biology research labs, led by 6 different PIs. We are currently active in collaborations with faculty at Rutgers University in medical physics and transformational mathematics. Several of our faculty have ongoing basic science programs, participated by graduate students from Rutgers University. Clinical, translational, and basic science research are actively pursued.



Upcoming Events 



Congratulations to our Physics Resident, Dr. Yang Zang being awarded AAPM Best 2022 Award! 



Congratulations to Dr. Wenwei Hu of the Division of Radiation CancerBiology for receiving an award from the Princeton Branch of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, to investigate the roles of leukemia inhibitory factor in cancer cachexia.


Congratulations to Dr. Zhiyuan Shen on receiving the Basic Sciences Researcher Award. We applaud you for your outstanding work and dedication! 


Identifying Potential Treatment for Triple Negative Breast Cancer

Identifying Potential Treatment for Triple Negative Breast Cancer

ASTRO 2020 Gold Medalist and Fellows

Congratulations to ASTRO’S 2020 Gold Medialist, Dr. Bruce G. Haffty, and 2020 ASTRO Fellows, Dr. Ning J. Yue, Dr. Ronald Ennis, and Dr. Salma Jabbour. Celebrating @BHaffty @ASTRO_org 2020 gold … Read More

Faculty Spotlight

Congratulations to Dr. Zhaohui Feng who was appointed as Editor for the AACR Journal: Cancer Research Communications!    

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