The core of the Department of Radiation Oncology is located at our Center City campus at Hahnemann University Hospital. Hahnemann radiation oncology specialists are prepared to offer an integrated approach to diagnosis, management options and treatment of various malignant and non-malignant diseases. They are able to treat adults and children over the age of 1 year. Hahnemann radiation oncologists are proud to offer intensity-modulated radiation treatment (IMRT), 3-dimensional (3D) conformal radiotherapy, brachytherapy (including high-dose remote afterloader, or HDR, for breast, gyn, and prostate), low-dose brachytherapy prostate seed implants, stereotactic radiotherapy for brain tumors, total skin electron beam (TSEB) radiation for mycosis fungoides, and total body irradiation (TBI) as part of bone marrow transplantation. We have a joint program with Wills Eye Hospital that is unique for the treatment of orbital malignancies. Hahnemann is one of the few university hospitals in the area to offer hyperbaric oxygen treatment to aid in wound healing.
Research is an integral part of this department and faculty. A number of protocols involving brachytherapy, monoclonal antibodies for the treatment of brain tumors, and histone 1 for the treatment of leukemias are being investigated. There is also participation in ECOG, COG, NSABP and other national clinical trials.
Newly installed is a Siemens Primus Dual Energy Linear Accelerator offering the most advanced technology with the advantage of IMRT. This offers the enhanced ability to pinpoint radiation more precisely for hard-to-treat areas.
Radiation Oncology Patient Care
Drexel Cancer Care works with the Cancer Center at Hahnemann University Hospital to offer full access to expert evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment services. Our team of specialists is prepared to offer an integrated approach to diagnosis, management options and treatment of various malignant and non-malignant diseases.
News and Announcements
"Top Docs 2016"
Congratulations to Lydia Komarnicky, MD, who was named "Top Doctors" in Philadelphia magazine's annual list of the region's best physicians. For a list of all College of Medicine faculty physicians named in 2016: "Faculty Physicians Named 'Top Docs' by Philadelphia Magazine"
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This clinical practice is independent of Drexel University.