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Pediatric Radiation Oncology

The Department of Radiation Oncology at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., offers an excellent two-month rotation in pediatric radiation oncology for Allegheny General Hospital radiation oncology residents at the PGY4 or 5 level. The program introduces residents to the major pediatric cancers reviewing in both clinical and didactic sessions the clinical aspects of childhood cancer.

Techniques specific to treating all common pediatric neoplasms are reviewed during the rotation with residents actively participating both in patient evaluation and treatment planning under the close supervision of the Radiation Oncology faculty. Residents also have the opportunity to monitor patients under treatment, participate in both short- and long-term follow-up, participate in national Pediatric Oncologic Protocols and attend weekly tumor boards related to leukemia, solid tumors and brain tumors. This experience is an unparalleled unique opportunity which has become a favorite of the residents.

Clinical areas of focus include childhood leukemia, tumors of the central nervous system, pediatric sarcoma (Ewing's sarcoma, rhadbomyosarcoma and other less common types of soft tissue and bone sarcomas) neuroblastoma, Wilms' tumor, Hodgkin's disease, malignant lymphoma and other less common childhood cancers.

Allegheny General Hospital assumes full financial responsibility for travel and lodging expenses.
 

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