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Department of Radiation Oncology

Department of Radiation Oncology

Chairman's Welcome


Photo of Dr. Valicenti © 2010 UC RegentsWelcome to the Department of Radiation Oncology. Located in the NCI-designated UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, we offer sophisticated radiation therapy services and expert clinical care. Our mission is to constantly improve so that we continue to be first in quality and safety in radiation oncology. We always seek to achieve excellence in patient-centered care, research, and education.

Our radiation oncologists subspecialize in different tumor types and use state-of-the-art technology  to provide compassionate care to patients.

As internationally recognized experts, we continually strive to advance the field of radiation oncology through close collaboration with other oncologists, radiologists and pathologists to translate the latest medical discoveries into new treatment approaches. Our dedication to advancing treatment of all cancers has led to improved outcomes.

As members of a cancer-care team, we have pioneered and have implemented innovative programs such as:

In particular, the UC Davis Radiation Oncology department is recognized as a national leader in advanced technology and treatments using IMRT, IGRT and 3-D conformal radiation therapy for many types of cancers.

Please explore our website ( to learn more about our outstanding radiation oncology faculty, cutting-edge clinical services, cancer research, and medical education programs.

Warm regards,
Richard K. Valicenti, M.D., M.A.
Chair and Professor of Radiation Oncology