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Precision Radiation Oncology Fellowship

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Modular Training

This is a modular 6-month or 12-month radiation oncology fellowship that will offer advanced training in Precision Radiation Oncology.  We refer to this fellowship as modular because the trainee will be able to create 3-month blocks of specialty training in proton beam therapy, high-dose-rate brachytherapy, and/or intracranial and extracranial stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS).  In addition, the fellow may work on a clinical research project in Precision Radiation Oncology under the direction of the Fellowship Director.  This will allow a degree of customization within the fellowship that matches the interest of the trainee. 


The proton therapy module will allow the fellow to gain experience in the planning of proton therapy cases and learn the principles behind proton beam therapy and treatment planning specifics.  This module will also allow for additional experience in pediatric malignancies, which are frequently treated with proton therapy.  During the brachytherapy module, the fellow may learn how to perform high-dose-rate brachytherapy procedures for the prostate gland, for the GYN tract, and for the treatment of breast cancer.  Additional brachytherapy experiences will include brachytherapy for soft tissue sarcomas and luminal brachytherapy in the esophagus, the bronchi, and the bile ducts.  Within the stereotactic radiosurgery module, the fellow will learn indications and techniques for the treatment of benign and malignant intracranial tumors with single-fraction SRS using the Gamma Knife® Icon™ machine.  In addition, indications for stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy (SABR) for extracranial sites will also be observed and planned by the fellow.  Fellows may also consider a clinical research module where they will learn about study design and implementation including data analyses.   




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