The JGH Radiation Oncology Division has a staff of over 60 highly skilled cancer care professionals including radiation oncologists, radiation therapists, medical physicists, nurses and a number of support staff.
A Radiation Oncologist is a physician specially trained to treat cancer patients using various forms of radiation therapy.
Medical physicists are health care professionals with specialized training in the medical applications of physics.
Radiation oncology nurses are licensed registered nurses or licensed practical nurses. Many registered nurses in radiation therapy have earned additional certification in the specialty of oncology nursing.
Medical dosimetrists carefully calculate the dose of radiation prescribed by a radiation oncologist to make sure tumor sites get the prescribed dosage.
Radiation therapists (a.k.a. as radiation technologists in Quebec) prepare and apply radiation treatments prescribed by the radiation oncologist in order to destroy tumors, while minimizing harm to healthy tissues.
The support staff range includes a Chief Technologist, and Assistant Technologist, Administrative Technicians, Medical Secretaries, receptionists and clerks who handle the day to day functioning of the division.
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A radiation oncologist is a doctor who specializes in the treatment of cancer patients, using radiation therapy as the main modality of treatment. Radiation can be given as a curative modality, either alone or in combination with surgery and/or chemotherapy. It may also be used palliatively, to relieve symptoms in patients with incurable cancers. Many radiation oncologists are involved in Research and Development and are published in leading peer reviewed scientific journals. Many also hold academic positions in leading universities.