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The Medical College of Georgia Department of Radiation Oncology is devoted to providing superior patient care in an atmosphere of compassion and professionalism. It is our goal to provide accurate and precise radiation therapy treatment in an effective and compassionate manner doing our best to maintain our patient's dignity and self-respect. We are committed to fostering a safe, professional and caring environment for our patient, their families and our co-workers.

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Department of Radiation Oncology

John T. Barrett, MD, PhD



821 St. Sebastian Way, BI-2144
Augusta, GA 30912



As part of the Georgia Cancer Center, the AU Department of Radiation Oncology is committed to become a leader in academic radiation therapy; recognized for exceptional clinical care and clinical trials, research in cancer biology and medical physics, and educating future health care providers. We strive to be part of improving Radiation Therapy in terms of treatment delivery and outcomes, speed for convenience to patients and their families, and cost of healthcare.

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Radiation Oncology News

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Superhero masks comfort and calm pediatric patients at Georgia Cancer Center

“Baxter loved superheroes because of their superpowers,” said Brook Duddy, Baxter’s mom. “They could do things ordinary people could not do. So, we told him the radiation was turning him into a superhero to fight his cancer.”

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New director brings renewed energy to Georgia Cancer Center’s mission

Dr. Jorge Cortes is bringing his experience to the Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University to lead a team he says has the potential to compete against other top cancer centers in the United States.

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Second opinion at Augusta University Health gives cancer patient a new lease on life

Learn how a second opinion at August University Health brought a man from a hospice care diagnosis to improved quality of life.

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Cancer diagnosis can’t stop 91-year-old from dancing through life

A 91-year-old has a passion for life, a love for his family and a strong faith in God. Even after being diagnosed with cancer, Charlie Derrick has not stopped spending his weekends on the dance floor.