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International Leaders in Radiation Oncology
Radiation Oncology is the medical use of different kinds of radiation in the treatment of various types of diseases.
Our physicians offer you the latest advancements in radiation treatment because they stay on the leading edge of discovery. Our radiation oncology team maintains a dual commitment to patient care and clinical research, earning Fox Chase Cancer Center international recognition as a leader in radiation oncology.
Specialists for Each Type of Cancer
Radiation Oncology Staff List
C-M Charlie Ma, PhD - Vice Chairman, Department of Radiation Oncology Director, Radiation Physics
Shelly Bowers Hayes, MD,
Director, Fox Chase Cancer Center Buckingham, Radiation Oncology
Charu Sharma, MD, MS,
Attending Physician, Virtua Fox Chase Program, Washington Township, NJ
Each of our radiation oncologists is a cancer specialist with expertise in the application of radiation therapy as it is used in the management of cancer. At Fox Chase, the radiation oncologists have particular expertise with specific types of cancer. This ensures that your physician is one who focuses on your specific type of cancer.
A Team Dedicated to Your Individual Care
When you come to Fox Chase for radiation treatment, your team will include your radiation oncologist as well as radiation therapists, the medical dosimetrist, medical radiation physicist, oncology nurses, social workers and other support staff. Together, they carefully plan and carry out your radiation treatment and offer support. Our in-house team of cardiologists, pulmonologists and internists will work with your oncologist to manage any pre-existing or new medical conditions that may arise during the course of treatment.
Preparing for Radiation Therapy
Our radiation oncologist will decide the specific number of treatments you will get based on your type of cancer, its location and your overall treatment plan.
More on Preparing for Radiation Therapy
- Call 1-888-FOX-CHASE or request an appointment online.
- For changes or questions about Follow-Up Appointments with a Radiation Oncologist, call 215-728-2581.
- For Fox Chase Buckingham, call 215-794-2700.
- You can check your schedule, see test results, or contact your physician through a secure system if you have a MyFoxChase portal account.
Preserving Quality of Life
In the department of radiation oncology, our goal is to develop and implement treatment programs geared towards maximizing the chances of curing cancer while minimizing the radiation dose to normal organs, thus attempting to maintain your quality of life and preserve your normal organ function. Our radiation oncologists maintain strong academic, clinical and research interests, and a commitment to your well being.
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Patients at Fox Chase Cancer Center Buckingham can take advantage of the latest advances in radiation therapy provided by some of the nation's most experienced doctors using state-of-the-art technologies.
The facility, approximately two miles from Doylestown and 19 miles from the Center's main campus, gives Bucks County residents more convenient access to Fox Chase's nationally recognized cancer treatment regimens, along with access to innovative care, clinical trials and all the resources of an NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center.
2365 Heritage Center Drive, Furlong, Buckingham Township, PAMore
American College of Radiology Accreditation
The Department of Radiation Oncology main campus, Buckingham and the KOP-AUA facility have all received accreditation from the American College of Radiology.
This is a tremendous accomplishment in our ongoing effort to assure that we meet the highest national quality standards and provide the best care for our patients.