The Department of Radiation Oncology in the University of Minnesota Medical School educates medical students, physicians, radiation technologists, physicists, and the public regarding cancer prevention, treatment, research, and advocacy. We focus on developing state-of-the-art research models that can be translated into clinical trials.

The Department of Radiation Oncology provides residents and faculty access to a wide spectrum of opportunities to work with and assist many patients with a variety of medical problems. The department and associated laboratories also investigate basic biologic questions in cancer-related research.

We are organized by two divisions: 

Our mission

The mission of the Department of Radiation Oncology is to conduct high quality education, cutting-edge basic and clinical research, and provide excellent patient care. The department is committed to and serves the broader mission established by the University of Minnesota Academic Health Center to be a leader in the ethical, innovative, and efficient discovery and dissemination of knowledge to enhance the health and well-being of people in Minnesota, the nation, and the world.