O’Connor Hospital has an on-site Radiation Therapy Department staffed by board-certified radiation oncologists who partner with physicists/dosimetrists, nurses, therapists and other professionals to provide patients with personalized care. Our experienced staff have advanced training and extensive experience in the management and treatment of cancer.
What is Radiation Therapy?
Radiation therapy is a treatment that uses high-energy X-rays to kill cancer cells and stop them from spreading. Many people diagnosed with cancer will need some form of radiation treatments to cure, stop, or slow the growth of cancer. Treatments are given daily Monday through Friday with Saturday and Sunday off. This interruption in treatment allows normal healthy cells time to recover. Depending on the type and location of the cancer, the treatments can last from two to eight weeks. Techniques such as 3-D conformal and IMRT allow the doctor to aim high doses of radiation at the cancer while reducing the dose to nearby healthy tissue.
A team of highly skilled health care professionals work with referring physicians to provide integrated care for patients. We have two board certified radiation oncologists who partner with nurses, therapists and other health care professionals.
Dr. Gregory Colburn, Medical Director of Radiation Therapy, has served as Chair of the Cancer Care Committee, Tumor Board, and Clinical Services Committee. Dr. Colburn has been instrumental in obtaining O’Connor’s American College of Surgeons accreditation.
Dr. Constance Bowie served as Chief of Staff of the O’Connor Hospital medical staff from 2005-2006. She became a fellow of the American College of Radiology, a distinction achieved by only 12 percent of ACR members.
Phone (408) 947-2995 / fax (408) 947-2687
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Don Hillman, Imaging Director: (408) 947-2815