Radiation Therapy Services
Radiation Therapy (or radiotherapy) is an integral part of a multidisciplinary cancer treatment program. It can be given in isolation or combined with surgery or chemotherapy to enhance treatment.
Nicklaus Children's Hospital offers radiation treatment for cancer through through our partnership with the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Miami Sylvester Cancer Center/ Jackson Memorial Hospital. The department is equipped with five modern linear accelerators, one cyberknife, CT simulation, and a high-dose rate brachytherapy unit to provide radiation treatment for children with cancer. Dr. Joseph Panoff at UM specializes in pediatric radiation oncology and works closely with our pediatric oncologists for treatment planning.
Our radiation therapy services are conducted by board certified radiation oncologists, medical physicists, board-certified radiation therapists, medical dosimetrists and other highly trained support staff.