The Department of Radiation Oncology is deeply invested in both basic and clinical research efforts to improve treatments in our field. Learn more about our department’s research efforts via the links below, and visit our Labs page to get the specifics on the work being done by our principal investigators and their research teams.

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Clinical Trials

The Department of Radiation Oncology aims to improve the human health through scientific research. Learn about our ongoing trials and find out how you can participate.

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Catch up on the most recent findings out of our department; read through our list of the most recent and noteworthy faculty publications.


Our Collaborators

Our faculty members are deeply involved with research within the department and throughout Northwestern Medicine and Northwestern University. Collaborations with the following groups exemplify our commitment to sharing knowledge for better treatments in the future.

Lurie Cancer Center

Our department faculty contribute to the innovative research conducted at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University.

Radiology & Chemistry

Together with the Department of Radiology and the Department of Chemistry at Northwestern University Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences, we are exploring methods for imaging and image-guided therapy.

Pathology & Argonne

We have collaborated with the Department of Pathology to study the elemental contents of cancer tissues using the advanced Photon Source and Chemistry Division at Argonne National Laboratory.

And Many Others

Collaborations also frequently include working with Feinberg colleagues in nuclear medicine, surgical oncology and medical oncology.