WVU Medicine’s Radiation Oncology doctors use radiation treatments (also referred to as radiation therapy) to kill cancer cells and shrink tumors. The radiation energy injures or destroys cells in the target tissue, making it impossible for these cells to continue to grow and divide.

Radiation therapy may be used to treat many types of tumors, including cancers of the:

  • brain
  • breast
  • cervix
  • larynx
  • lung
  • pancreas
  • prostate
  • skin
  • stomach
  • uterus

Radiation is also used to treat leukemia and lymphoma.

Radiation therapy may be used alone or in combination with other cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy or surgery. In some cases, a person may receive more than one type of radiation therapy.

WVU Medicine’s radiation oncologists provide radiation therapy for both children and adults with cancer.

Services

WVU Medicine’s radiation oncologists perform the following therapeutic procedures:

  • Brachytherapy
  • MammoSite® Radiation Therapy
  • External Beam Therapy
  • Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)
  • Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
  • Respiratory Gating
  • Prostate Seed Implant
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery

Geraldine Jacobson, MD, MPH, MBA

Chair/Professor, Radiation Oncology
J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital
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Malcolm Mattes, MD

Radiation Oncologist, Assistant Professor
J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital
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Ann Morris, MD

Radiation Oncologist, Assistant Professor
J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital
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Parvez Shaikh, MD

Radiation Oncologist, Assistant Professor
J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital
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Todd Tenenholz, MD, PhD

Radiation Oncologist, Residency Program Director, Assistant Professor
J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital, WVU Medicine Children's
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John Vargo, MD


J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital
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J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital

1 Medical Center Drive
Morgantown, WV 26506


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