Overview

The safety and quality of treatments delivered to our patients are always the primary concern of every member of the Columbia radiation oncology clinicians and our multidisciplinary team. We have developed a comprehensive quality assurance program at the Herbert Irving Comprehensive cancer Center (HICCC). As a nationally recognized leader in the field of radiation oncology, our standards for safety serve as an example for other academic and community-based radiation oncology practices. Our safety program not only complies with state and national standards, its practices go well beyond our peers by integrating innovative safety techniques and protocols developed by clinical experts at our institution. We are fortunate to have internationally recognized radio- biophysics clinicians and researchers on our staff to help develop and integrate into our clinical practice.

The Department of Radiation Oncology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center offers the most comprehensive care available anywhere in the world for patients with many different kinds of cancer. 

Our experts were among the first in the nation to refine and introduce the following innovative treatments and technologies:

Each year we make new advances in the field of cancer treatment, working with Columbia’s Center for Radiological Research, the nation’s largest and most prestigious research center for the study of radiation biology. Our dedication to research and education continue to improve our patients’ outcomes and quality of life.

We also provide a wide range of patient support services including:

  • Medical advice on lifestyle, exercise, diet and nutrition
  • Psychological counseling and support groups
  • Consultation on pain management
  • Patient web portals offering easy access to test results, appointments, and follow-up care