The radiation oncology department conduct high-quality research to provide the best radiation treatment techniques for our patients. Our research methods involve a combination of clinical trials and research projects which produce evidence on the effectiveness of treatment techniques. With a contemporary approach, we guarantee our processes are up-to-date with the regular advances in the field.
If you are a radiation oncology patient, you will most likely be asked to fill out questionnaires about your medical history, your symptoms and your experience. These surveys are important to your radiotherapy doctors as they update your doctor on how you are going, and helps them improve treatment for you, and for future patients.
Radiation oncology is a research focused department, and our talented team has lead world renowned research projects. In order to provide the best possible care, our department collects information relating to patients with cancer and their treatment. This information is stored in our secure research databank, only accessible by some staff. The information is then analysed and used to draw evidence and conclusions about the effectiveness of treatment techniques. These results may be published or presented in peer reviewed journals and professional conferences, whilst ensuring the patient is unidentifiable.
If you would like more information about our research databank, speak to one of our PCRTs.