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The Department of Radiation Oncology at The Ohio State University is one of the premier radiation oncology programs in the United States, providing state-of-the- art radiation therapy with internationally recognized medical expertise, education and research.

The department, which is part of Ohio State’s Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James), has opened The Ohio State University International Training Center for Radiation Oncology to provide training to radiation therapy professionals from around the world. The center is the first dedicated university-affiliated Varian radiation oncology training center in the United States. The center provides hands-on training for radiation therapists, dosimetrists, physicists, radiation oncologists and other cancer specialists from around the world in a state-of-the-art environment.

The center also provides customizable courses for individual technology needs. Course participants will learn the basics of radiation oncology through the hands-on use of all related technologies and through observation of the radiation therapy process. They also will learn from multiple disciplines regarding their roles and responsibilities in a radiotherapy department.

Classes Include:

  • Varian TrueBeamTM Physics Commissioning
  • Rapid ArcTM Physics Commissioning
  • Optical Surface Monitoring System (OSMS)/Vision Radiation Therapy for Radiation Therapists, Physicists and Physicians
  • Introduction to Radiation Oncology (orientation for non-clinical personnel)

Advanced Classes Include:

  • Advanced Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) – This class provides additional stereotactic radiosurgery training in gamma knife and/or linac-based planning and treatment.
  • Advanced Rapid ArcTM
  • Advanced Motion Management and Tracking
  • Additional classes and programs that can be customized based on needs

Who Should Attend?

Hospital systems interested in hands-on Varian TrueBeamTM training for their radiation therapists, dosimetrists, physicists and radiation oncologists should contact the center to participate in the standard curriculum, in advanced training or in a customized combination of the two. This program is designed for our international partners and geared to teach cancer specialists the most cutting-edge approach to treating cancer.

To learn more about the Ohio State International Training Center for Radiation Oncology, please email radiationoncologytrainingcenter@osumc.edu.

About the OSUCCC – James

The OSUCCC – James strives to create a cancer-free world by integrating scientific research with excellence in education and patient-centered care, a strategy that leads to better methods of prevention, detection and treatment. Ohio State is one of only 49 National Cancer Institute- designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers and one of only a few centers funded by the NCI to conduct both phase I and II clinical trials on novel anticancer drugs. As the cancer program’s 308-bed adult patient-care component, The James is one of the top cancer hospitals in the nation as ranked by U.S. News & World Report and has achieved Magnet designation, the highest honor an organization can receive for quality patient care and professional nursing practice. At 21 oors and with more than 1.1 million square feet, The James is a transformational facility that fosters collaboration and integration of cancer research and clinical cancer care.

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Program Manager
Jamie Ciccone

460 W. 10th Ave.
Suite D252D
Columbus, OH 43210