Radiation Oncology

Radiation Oncology is a highly specialized field that treats tumors and several inflammatory diseases with ionized radiation, and encompasses clinical oncology, radiophysics and radiobiology. The radiation therapy in Inha university is a radiological treatment of cancers and one of the three major therapeutic treatments for tumors along with surgical therapy and chemotherapy. Approximately one third to one half of all cancer patients have received curative or symptomatic radiotherapy. The most powerful benefit of curative radiotherapy is cancer cure and preservation of organ function or cosmesis together, which can be evident of cancers in the breast, vocal cord, head and neck, anus, limbs, brain, rectum, and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Palliative radiotherapy is delivered to metastatic tumors in the brain, bone, lymph nodes, and other oncologic emergency conditions. The non-cancerous benign diseases that can be cured with radiotherapy are keloids, benign tumors in the brain as pituitary adenomas, arteriovenous malformations in the brain, chroidal neovascularization, pterygium, psuedolymphoma, heterotopic ossification, and associated ophthalmopathy. Our staff ensures that each patient receives the best care for his/her particular cancer through our close examination into the patient's condition, and provides optimal treatment in close consultation with colleagues from pertinent departments. We also provide lectures, and clinical and practical courses for medical students, dosimetrists, radiotherapy technologists, medical physicists, and clinical fellows. Recently, cyberknife robotic radiosurgery system which is the first and only radiosurgery system designed to treat tumors anywhere in the body with sub-millimeter accuracy has become available in our institute.