About Us

Brief History of Radiation Oncology at Jefferson

Radiation Oncology at Jefferson has a long and impressive record. As early as 1901, clinicians at the hospital used X-ray radiation to treat cancer and other conditions. In the decade after 1904, Jefferson clinicians administered many hundreds of radium treatments annually.

Diversity & Community Programs

The Department of Radiation Oncology is committed to training healthcare professionals to serve Philadelphia's diverse communities, with culturally sensitive, comprehensive quality care. Embracing the wide variety of cultures in the community, Thomas Jefferson University developed the resources necessary to become culturally competent. Our mission is to provide effective, equitable, understandable, and respectful quality care and services that are responsive to diverse cultural health beliefs and practices, preferred languages, health literacy, and other communication needs.