Department of Radiation Oncology

Department News

2022 Hewlett Award

August 28, 2023

Earlier this year, Richard Hoppe, MD, was selected for the Stanford Department of Medicine 2022 Hewlett Award. The in-person Medicine Grand Rounds (MGR) is scheduled for October 11 from 8am-9am, where Dr. Hoppe will deliver his lecture.

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Stanford first to try novel radiotherapy machine

August 24, 2023

New technology combines radiotherapy with real-time detection of cancer cells to target moving tumors or multiple metastases. Stanford Medicine is the first to research the technology in the clinic.

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2023 ASTRO Fellowship 

July 12, 2023

Lei Xing, PhD receives ASTRO Fellowship! The ASTRO Fellow designation (FASTRO) is awarded based on ASTRO membership, service to ASTRO and contributions to the field of radiation oncology. Dr. Xing will be honored at the ASTRO Awards Ceremony, held at ASTRO’s 65th Annual Meeting in San Diego on Tuesday, October 3, 2023. Congratulations Dr. Xing on this incredible achievement!


Eradicating cancer and other diseases and eliminating cancer healthcare disparities by providing the highest quality, compassionate, cutting-edge, personalized radiation therapy.

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Advancing discoveries, promoting health equity and translating new knowledge in radiation therapy, radiation physics, and cancer biology in ethically responsible and environmentally sustainable ways.

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Training the next generation of compassionate leaders in radiation oncology, biology, and physics to address the healthcare needs of diverse populations through innovation, personalized patient care and research.

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Our Mission

To bring the most advanced care to our patients by being at the cutting edge of research and technology.

Using the most state-of-the-art imaging systems and radiation delivery platforms in the world, our highly integrated team of physicians, physicists, dosimetrists, nurses, and radiation therapists share a commitment to provide exceptional and compassionate care for patients.

VR Patient Treatment

We recognize that radiotherapy treatment can seem complex and unfamiliar for patients during a difficult time. Our department has created a three-part series of educational videos simulating treatment directed to patients undergoing radiation therapy so they know exactly what to expect.