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Cancer Treatment Center

The Radiation Oncology Department is located on Oyster Point Boulevard in the Cancer Treatment Center (CTC), approximately 3 miles from the main campus in South San Francisco. The CTC can be easily reached off of highway 101, just 0.4 miles east of the highway. The department incorporates modern linear accelerators, a CyberKnife Radiosurgery machine, and imaging technology for delivery of state of the art radiation therapy.

The Radiation oncologists in South San Francisco diagnose and treat various malignancies and benign conditions with the use of a number of radiation techniques. These include three-dimensional conformal radiation therapy (3DCRT), intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT), RapidArc radiotherapy and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). We work closely with other departments, including neurosurgery, medical oncology, surgery, ENT, dermatology, gynecologic oncology, and urology to provide the best cancer care available. We also work other Kaiser Permanente Northern California radiation oncology departments that offer brachytherapy (internal radiation).

  • The Cancer Treatment Center in South San Francisco is one of the largest facilities in the Bay Area.
  • It has been designated as a Regional Referral Center within Kaiser Permanente and offers specialized services including Stereotactic Radiosurgery.
  • All of our physicians, physicists, therapists and staff were hand picked from an extremely large and highly qualified applicant pool, and are committed to the delivery of the highest quality care.
  • It employs 45 employees including 7 radiation oncologists, two of whom specialize in Stereotactic Radiosurgery.
  • This Cancer Treatment Center has a total of four treatment vaults equipped with the most up to date radiation oncology equipment including three Varian linear accelerators and one CyberKnife Radiosurgery unit.
  • It has 12 exam rooms, two of which are larger rooms with fiber optic laryngoscopes for head and neck evaluations.
  • All of the treatment machines are equipped with portal imaging which allows for real-time set up, improving precision and reproducibility. Two of the machines are also capable of acquiring conebeam CT (Computed Tomography) scans to give 3-dimensional images for set up.
  • The Cyberknife is a state of the art linear accelerator specialized for the delivery of Stereotactic Radiosurgery treatments. This machine can track targets during treatment and move with the target during this time.