Radiation is an essential part of treatment for some people with cancer and other disorders. University of Minnesota Physicians offers the latest in sophisticated technology, with a range of radiation treatments that is unique in the Twin Cities.
Convenience matters for daily radiation appointments. Radiation therapy is available at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview in Minneapolis and at Fairview hospitals in Maple Grove and Wyoming.
Conditions we treat
We provide radiation therapy for these types of cancers and conditions:
- Blood, bone marrow and lymph nodes (hematology malignancies)
- Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)
- Acute myelogenous leukemia (AML)
- Blood and marrow transplant
- Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)
- Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS)
- Myeloproliferative disorder (MPD)
- Neuro-oncology (brain cancer, spinal cord cancer, spine cancer, spine metastatic)
- Breast cancer
- Bone, muscle and soft tissue (cancerous and non-cancerous) (bone metastatic cancer, sarcoma)
- Gastrointestinal cancer
- Anal cancer
- Bile duct cancer
- Colon cancer
- Colorectal cancer
- Liver cancer (liver metastatic cancer)
- Pancreatic cancer
- Gynecologic cancer
- Head and neck cancer
- Skin cancer (melanoma)
- Thoracic cancer (esophogeal cancer, lung cancer, stomach cancer)
- Thyroid – endocrine cancer
- Urology (bladder cancer, genitourinary cancer, prostate cancer, kidney cancer -- including Wilms tumor, testicular cancer)
We are leaders in advanced radiation technologies, offering a broad range of treatments including:
- Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)
- TomoTherapy® HI-ART system, providing the most advanced form of IMRT therapy
- High-dose rate (HDR) and low-dose rate (LDR) brachytherapy
- Stereotactic body radiosurgery
- Three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy
- Gamma Knife® - a non-invasive alternative to traditional brain surgery
- Permanent prostate seed implantation
- COMS eye plaques
- Mammosite® HDR brachytherapy
- Total body irradiation
- Total skin irradiation
Clinics & Providers
University of Minnesota Physicians radiation oncologists work in partnership with your oncologist at the Masonic Cancer Clinic. Our physicians combine their knowledge and skills in an interdisciplinary team approach to precisely plan your radiation therapy. The goal of your customized treatment is targeting the optimum radiation to tumors, sparing surrounding tissue.
Three locations for convenience
The Radiation Oncology Clinic at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview in Minneapolis is centrally located with both valet and reserved parking for patients under treatment. The UMPhysicians standard of excellent care is also available at Fairview Maple Grove Medical Center and the Radiation Therapy Center in Wyoming (just north of Forest Lake). This offers a choice of location for many kinds of radiation therapy. Some treatments are only available at the University hospital.
Researchers in the Department of Therapeutic Radiology at the University of Minnesota Medical School are improving radiation therapy care, including:
- Preparation for bone marrow transplants – A conditioning regimen of high-dose radiation called TBI, used at the University since 1974, has been adopted in the United States and abroad.
- Electron beam - University researchers participated in the pioneering development of this technology for treatment of breast, skin, and head and neck cancers.
- Precisely delivered radiation – Specialists in radiation physics develop calculation methods to accurately predict and deliver radiation doses.