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Department of Radiation Oncology

Department of Radiation Oncology

Colon, Rectal and Anal Cancers

There are multiple ways to approach cancers of the colon, rectum and anus  —  radiation therapy plays a major role in much of that treatment. At UC Davis, radiation treatment can be used at several stages, including pre-operative, post-operative, and/or in combination with chemotherapy. In all cases, the focus is on a team approach, integration of therapies, and use of the latest technology as well as available clinical trials.

At UC Davis, the main technologies used to treat colorectal cancers include intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT), and 3-D conformal radiation therapy.  UC Davis offers TomoTherapy, a state-of-the-art IMRT technology that provides more accurate treatment and better tumor control.

The following UC Davis Radiation Oncologists specialize in treatment of these cancers: