Oncology


Oncology Center

Our Oncology Center provides comprehensive treatment for cancer patients. The center’s highly trained staff and state-of-the-art technology ensure that all patients receive an individualized treatment program that meets the highest level of quality care.


Accreditation and Credentials

Our hospital-based cancer program is approved by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. This approval is a symbol of our dedication to providing high quality care to cancer patients.


Oncology Specialists

We have renowned Oncologists in every specialty including Orthopaedic Oncology and Gynecologic Oncology.


Treatment Options

  • Surgery
  • Chemotherapy
  • Combined Therapy (Chemo/Radiation/Surgery)
  • Radiation Therapy
    • Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy
    • 3D Conformal Radiation
    • Electron-Beam Radiation
    • Prostate Seed Implants
    • External Beam
    • High Dose Rate Brachytherapy
    • Low Dose Rate Brachytherapy
    • Nomos BAT System
    • MammoSite


Related Radiation Oncology Information


State-of-the-Art Equipment 

  • Linear Accelerator – The accelerator delivers the most precise beam and accurate dose of radiation, killing the cancerous cells while minimizing the amount of radiation given to surrounding tissues.
  • B-Mode Acquisition and Targeting System (BAT) – An ultrasound-based targeting system that works in conjunction with the Linear Accelerator. It pinpoints tumors, maximizing the precision and effectiveness of radiation therapy.
  • ADAC Three Dimensional Treatment Planning – A plan of radiation treatments is created from the patient’s CT and MRI images.
  • CT Simulator – CT scans are used to localize the area of interest. From the scans, the treatment plan is devised.
  • CT Based HDR Unit - This treatment uses a Nucletron microSelectron High Dose Rate Classic System and involves the placement of catheters within the tumor area. These catheters are hooked up to the HDR machine and then predetermined source ribbons pass through the catheters into the area.


Which patients are treated with the Linear Accelerator?

All cancer patients or potential candidates for radiation can be treated with the Linear Accelerator. Specific examples include:

  • Pelvic malignancies such as bladder, testicular and prostate cancers
  • Gynecological malignancies such as cervix and endometrial cancers
  • Abdominal (gastric) cancer and head/neck
  • Brain Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Skin cancers that are neither non-resectable or where surgery will leave a non-desirable cosmetic look
  • Bone
  • Metastic Disease

 

UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI HOSPITAL

From emergency services and intensive care, to life-saving surgeries and minimally-invasive procedures, University of Miami Hospital delivers advanced care by the region's top physicians. With 560 private rooms, UMH provides patients with personalized treatment in a high-quality environment.