The University of Maryland Radiation Oncology Center at Union Hospital
Advanced cancer treatment close to home
When cancer strikes, access to the latest treatment therapies can save lives. The new University of Maryland Radiation Oncology Center at Union Hospital provides a wide range of cancer-fighting services close to home, family, friends and other support people.
The center is made possible by our partnership with the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS).
What is radiation oncology?
Radiation oncology uses radiation to kill cancerous cells and stop cancer from spreading to healthy tissue. It is commonly prescribed to treat many forms of the disease, including breast, rectal and lung cancers.
FACT: Nearly 60 percent of all cancer patients receive radiation therapy as part of their treatment.
Fighting cancer in our community
Among other care services, the University of Maryland Radiation Oncology Center at Union Hospital provides:
- TrueBeam, an image-guided radiotherapy system that can deliver radiation treatments with sub-millimeter accuracy
- CT (computed tomography) simulation that helps to determine the location, shape and size of a tumor
Through our partnership with UMMS, Union Hospital cancer patients also have direct access to:
- Consultations with UMMS experts in the latest radiation treatment technologies
- Cancer treatments options not found elsewhere in the region, including:
- Proton therapy, which is one of the most advanced types of radiation therapies because the image-guided dose stops at the tumor site, limiting radiation exposure to surrounding tissues
- External thermal therapy, which boosts treatment effectiveness for breast cancer, head and neck cancer, melanoma, sarcomas and other cancers
- Selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT), which uses millions of microscopic beads to more directly treat inoperable liver cancer
- Help with care coordination, parking and lodging during treatment at other UMMS facilities
- New opportunities to participate in National Cancer Institute radiation clinical trials
- A telemedicine program that facilitates communication between doctors and cancer experts
About the University of Maryland Medical System
The University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center is a National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer center and one of the top cancer treatment and research centers in the country, providing innovative approaches to diagnosing and treating all types of cancer.
University of Maryland nationally-recognized radiation oncologists offer leading-edge technology, expanded participation in radiation clinical trials and the widest possible range of treatment options — all available for Cecil County residents at the University of Maryland Radiation Oncology Center at Union Hospital.
University of Maryland Radiation Oncology Center
152 Railroad Avenue
Elkton, MD 21921
“The availability of new treatment options close to home is crucial. Many cancer patients are so weakened by their disease and treatments that traveling great distances for care is difficult or impossible.”
— Martha A. Hosford, MD
“Our close partnership with the University of Maryland Medical System will provide the latest radiation technology and caring professionals, greatly enhancing our ability to systematically treat cancer patients in a setting close to home.”
— Fahd Rahman, MD