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Radiation Oncology at the Providence Cancer Center

In Radiation Oncology at the Providence Cancer Center, we offer advanced treatments for fighting cancer. We focus on finding the radiation therapy that’s best for you and making sure you have the resources and support you need to make your treatment as seamless and effective as possible.

You’ll find treatments on par with those of top cancer centers in the lower 48 states and not available anywhere else in Alaska. We are accredited by the American College of Radiology, and you can feel confident we will deliver your care with the highest level of quality and safety.

3338.8 miles away
907-212-3186
907-212-3665 (Fax)
907-212-3665
Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Radiation Oncology at the Providence Cancer Center

In Radiation Oncology at the Providence Cancer Center, we offer advanced treatments for fighting cancer. We focus on finding the radiation therapy that’s best for you and making sure you have the resources and support you need to make your treatment as seamless and effective as possible.

You’ll find treatments on par with those of top cancer centers in the lower 48 states and not available anywhere else in Alaska. We are accredited by the American College of Radiology, and you can feel confident we will deliver your care with the highest level of quality and safety.

3338.8 miles away
Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

We offer state-of-the-art treatments and therapies with some of the latest technologies available. Some of these include:

  • 3D conformal external beam radiation therapy - This therapy uses computers to create a 3D image of your tumor. It allows us to send multiple beams of radiation toward a tumor.
  • Cone beam CT - Normal physiological processes may change a tumor’s position. Cone beam CT allows us to better target a tumor when they do.
  • CyberKnife - The robotic CyberKnife system provides painless and highly precise radiation therapy for all types of cancer treatment. CyberKnife’s ability to track and automatically correct for movement during treatment allows for the delivery of high doses of radiation with pinpoint accuracy while avoiding damage to nearby healthy tissues.
  • High-dose rate brachytherapy -Brachytherapy places a small radiation source directly into the tumor. This allows us to give the maximum radiation dose to the area needing it most. These treatments minimize side effects and may be done in a matter of minutes. The therapy may be an especially convenient option if you must travel to Anchorage for your treatment.
  • Image-guided radiation therapy - Using imaging to guide therapy helps us improve accuracy and reduce radiation exposure to healthy tissue. This helps reduce side effects.
  • Intensity-modulated radiation therapy - IMRT allows us to deliver radiation that better conforms to the 3D shape of tumors.
  • Large bore digital CT simulation - Using a larger size CT scanner allows us to better position you and get better images when planning treatment. It may also be helpful for larger patients.
  • Low-dose rate brachytherapy - This is similar to high-dose rate brachytherapy but involves small radiation sources, or “seeds.” We place these seeds into or near a tumor to deliver highly concentrated radiation into a specific area.
  • On-board imaging - High-resolution, low-dose digital imaging in the treatment room helps us better target tumors.
  • Online portal imaging - This delivers high-quality images to your doctors during your treatment course. It may help increase the speed and accuracy of the process.
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery - Stereotactic radiosurgery uses highly focused radiation beams to treat a specific area of your brain. It may treat tumors and other problems with a single high dose of radiation.
  • Varian TrueBeam - This system allows us to track a tumor as you breathe and deliver precise doses of radiation that target the tumor at the appropriate times in your breathing cycle. This limits exposure to healthy tissue and allows us to shorten treatment times.

Our highly trained and specialized staff work together to make sure you receive the safest, most effective therapies.

Team members who may be involved in your care include:

Why Choose Us for Your Cancer Care?

We know that every patient is unique. No two patients – or their treatment plans – are the same. This is why we take a highly personalized approach to your cancer care and we always put our patients first. Our expert clinicians work with you to develop a specialized treatment plan that fits your personal needs, because we know this results in the best outcomes. And, of course, you receive the cutting-edge treatment and compassionate care Providence is known for.

As our patient, you and your loved ones are supported by an entire care team throughout your treatment journey. Our board-certified medical oncologists use the most advanced techniques in your diagnosis and treatment. They work closely with an extensive team that includes nurse navigators, specialists and other caregivers who provide a range of support services – from prevention and education to nutrition, integrative medicine and counseling.

Learn more about the experts who make up our multidisciplinary cancer care teams.

Cancer doesn’t discriminate, but access to great cancer care hasn’t always been the same for everyone. At Providence, we are deeply committed to making sure every patient we treat has access to the best cancer care. We value, respect and support the racial, ethnic, religious, gender, sexual and spiritual identities of each member of our diverse communities, and we never turn a patient away. Instead, we work harder to make sure every patient is treated equally and with dignity – whoever you are, and wherever you're at.

When you become a patient at Providence, you become part of a collaborative cancer-care network that often exceeds national measures for patient outcomes. This network includes award-winning physicians, scientists, researchers and caregivers across 51 hospitals in seven states. The power of this network, combined with the expertise of your local team, means you’re getting the best, most compassionate care. And if you need to meet with a specialist outside your area, we’ve got telehealth technology to help. Our network is one of the reasons 50,000 newly diagnosed cancer patients choose Providence each year.

Providence cancer research provides options, and hope, for patients seeking advanced therapies. We’re proud of our history of groundbreaking firsts and pioneering clinical trials: Providence led the international trial of the first immunotherapy to be approved for patients with melanoma. We conducted the first successful gene-engineered T-cell therapy for metastatic pancreatic cancer. And we have over 90 years of radiation research. As a Providence patient, you have the opportunity to participate in – or benefit from – one of over 1,300 new clinical trials that begin each year.

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