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Radiation Oncology Centers

Lurie Cancer Center’s radiation oncology team provides leading-edge technology and the most effective treatments available. Our experts treat patients with a wide range of cancer types, including brain tumors, arteriovenous malformations (AVM), cancers of the head and neck, lymphomas, lung cancer, breast cancer, gynecological and genitourinary malignancies.

In addition, our pediatric specialists offer state-of-the-art radiation therapy for childhood cancer patients from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.

Treatments include:

  • 3-Dimensional Conformal Radiation Therapy
  • External Beam Radiation Therapy
  • High Dose Rate (HDR) brachytherapy
  • Hyperthermia
  • Image-Guided Radiation Therapy
  • Low Dose Rate (LDR) brachytherapy
  • Partial breast irradiation
  • Pediatric Radiation Therapy
  • Prostate Seed Implants
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Total Body Irradiation

Radiosurgery (Gamma Knife)

We also offer gamma knife radiosurgery, a revolutionary non-invasive treatment for patients with brain tumors and many other diseases of the brain. The conditions we treat include:

  • Brain tumors
    • Acoustic neuroma/schwannoma
    • Glial tumors/primary brain tumors
    • Meningioma
    • Metastatic brain tumors
    • Pituitary tumors
    • Skull-based tumors
  • Functional disorders
    • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Vascular disorders
    • AVM


The Department of Radiation Oncology offers treatment in two locations on Northwestern Medicine’s Chicago campus: