At UC Davis, the radiation oncology team takes an aggressive stance to control metastatic cancers (disease that has spread from its original site to another area — primarily to the bone, liver, lungs or brain). Radiation therapy is also an important tool to relieve the symptoms associated with metastatic cancer.
Treatment for these cancers may include gamma knife radiosurgery and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) to eradicate cancer cells.
UC Davis Radiation Oncologists specialize in treatment of these cancers according to the site of cancer spread:
Brain metastatic cancer:
Lung metastatic cancer:
All other types of metastatic cancer:
- Richard Valicenti, M.D., M.A.
- Ruben Fragoso, M.D., Ph.D.
- Arta Monjazeb, M.D., Ph.D.
- Jyoti Mayadev, M.D.