Radiation Oncology

Radiation Oncology

Radiation Oncology Patient Care

Radiation therapy is the use of ionizing radiation in the treatment of malignant tumors or cancers. Radiation can be administered in several different ways, the most common being through high energy x-rays.

A tumor is a growth or swelling on the surface of or inside the body. Tumors may be benign or malignant. Most benign tumors need only simple treatment which may include radiation therapy.

Malignant tumors can grow out of control and may spread within the body. They must be treated promptly to prevent further growth. Radiation therapy kills the cells of the tumor by preventing the from reproducing. The growth of the tumor can be slowed and in many cases completely stopped. Depending on the type of cancer, radiation therapy may be used alone or in combination with surgery, or drugs (chemotherapy).

View Froedtert Hospital's Radiation Therapy for Cancer Treatment site for more information

Clinical Research Studies

If you are interested in learning more about clinical research studies available through the Department of Radiation Oncology, please call (414) 805-4377. For more information on clinical trials offered through the Froedtert and Medical College Clinical Cancer Center, call (414) 805-3666 or (800) 272-3666.

Best Doctors®

BestDoctors_Logo_2017-2018-2A total of 439 Medical College of Wisconsin faculty physicians, representing 40 specialties and 400 subspecialties, are listed on the Best Doctors® in America list for 2017-2018. The information, compiled by Best Doctors, Inc., includes more physicians from the Medical College than any other group practice or institution in Wisconsin. Medical College physicians account for 45 percent of the 981 Wisconsin physicians listed as Best Doctors. More Best Doctors® practice at two of the Medical College’s major teaching hospital affiliates, Froedtert Hospital and Children's Wisconsin.  

Meet our Providers

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Adam Currey, MD

Associate Professor

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Beth A. Erickson, MD, FACR, FASTRO, FABR

Professor

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Tracy R. Kelly, MD

Associate Professor

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Colleen A. Lawton, MD, FACR, FASTRO

Professor and Vice-Chair

Our Facilities

MCW Radiation Oncology physicians see patients at the following facilities – Froedtert Hospital, Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital, Froedtert West Bend Hospital, Children’s Wisconsin, and the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center.

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Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital Cancer Care

Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital
N180 N8085 Town Hall Rd.
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051

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Drexel Town Square

7901 S. 6th St.
Oak Creek, WI 53154

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Kraemer Cancer Center

Froedtert West Bend Hospital
3200 Pleasant Valley Rd.
West Bend, WI 53095

Clement J Zablocki VA Medical Center

Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center (Milwaukee)

5000 W. National Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53295