Radiation Oncology

Our expert team treats more than 3,600 patients a year and offers the most advanced radiation therapy available today, finely targeting radiation to tumors with more precision than ever before.

Radiation Oncology Treatments Options

We offer several types of radiation therapy, including but not limited to what is listed below. External Beam Radiation Techniques Internal Radiation Therapy Techniques (Brachytherapy)  Your care team will choose the technology that is best for you and customize your care to achieve the best outcome. You may also have opportunities to participate in a clinical trial evaluating a promising new radiation therapy approach or application.

Not all listed services are available at all locations. Please confirm when you make an appointment. 

Additional Radiation Oncology Approaches

In addition to external beam radiation and brachytherapy, several technologies, programs and treatment options are available to provide you with a personalized plan that fits your needs. 

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The rapid intravenous injection of a contrast agent is a major advancement over conventional manual delivery and enhances the diagnostic quality of simulation scans, which are the anchor of radiation planning. 

This advanced imaging method makes CT scans more precise than ever before. 4D CT uses a new technology that captures the location and movement of a tumor. The information from the 4D CT scan allows the radiation therapy team to design more precise treatments for tumors in locations where they tend to move during treatment. This reduces the risk of treatment-related side effects and allows for the use of higher, more effective radiation levels while minimizing the impact on healthy tissue.

Gamma Knife® Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) is a noninvasive, same-day procedure to treat malignant and benign tumors of the brain and other parts of the head and is considered the most focused treatment in the world.

Meet Our Gamma Knife Surgeons

Radiation therapy with prone breast positioning is where the patient lies face down on a specially designed table for optimal patient positioning.  Radiation is then administered with the breast hanging away from the body. Utilizing the prone breast method decreases radiation exposure to healthy tissue and nearby vital organs, such as the heart and lungs. This therapy is beneficial for women with larger breasts. 

Hypofractionated radiation therapy allows eligible patients to receive a higher dose of radiation delivered over a shorter overall treatment course, reducing the number of weeks you need to come in for treatment.

Electron therapy is delivered through our linear accelerators, typically to lesions on the skin. Electrons are particles with a negative charge. Electron beams cannot travel very far through body tissues. Therefore, their use is limited to tumors on the skin or near the surface of the body.

TBI complements our Bone Marrow Transplantation service at John Theurer Cancer Center and improves the conditioning regimen over chemotherapy alone. Hackensack Meridian Health is a leader among only a few medical centers in New Jersey that offer this treatment.

“I was determined. I felt as though John Theurer Cancer Center solved the problem as quickly as it could have been done.”

Melvin Taylor - Lifetime musician and cancer survivor

Our Doctors

John Theurer Cancer Center offers the best customized care and technology in radiation therapy to achieve and provide you with the best outcome.

Cancer Care

Why Choose John Theurer Cancer Center for Radiation Therapy


We have a history of leading radiation therapy in New Jersey. The Department of Radiation Oncology at John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center was the first center in the state to offer stereotactic radiosurgery (a non-surgical option) for the treatment of brain tumors. 

Advanced Care

We were also the first medical center in New Jersey to offer TrueBeam® image-guided radiation therapy, a radically different approach to treating even the most challenging cancers with unprecedented speed and accuracy. This technology is now offered throughout the network. 

Patient Experience

John Theurer Cancer Center has affiliate locations across the state, providing you with access to advanced radiation therapy options conveniently located close to home. 


The cancer surgeons at John Theurer Cancer Center perform more minimally invasive cancer surgeries than any other center in New Jersey.

Forming Your Cancer Care Team

Cancer patients may see several doctors and health care providers throughout the cancer treatment process. 

Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer

Expert physicians share answers to 8 of the most commonly asked questions about radiation therapy for prostate cancer.

What Is a Sarcoma?

Sarcomas form in the cells that hold the body together, called connective tissue, including the muscle, fat, blood vessels, deep skin tissues, cartilage, nerves and tendons. 

Something Special

In July 2014, Amanda Tanay of Brick Township was 33 years old, the mother of a young daughter and newly diagnosed with cervical cancer.

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