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SFH Winter 2014

Radiation Oncology

ACR with captionSt. Francis Radiation Oncology Center is the only private radiation oncology program, and one of just two in the state of Washington, to be awarded coveted national accreditation by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The ACR seal assures patients that their treatment is being performed at a facility and by staff that have met the highest levels of quality and radiation safety.

Radiation therapy is a common treatment for cancer and is used in more than half of all cancer cases. Our partner in radiation oncology, Virginia Mason Medical Center, is a pioneer in the use of targeted radiation therapy that results in a shorter course of treatment and less damage to surrounding healthy tissue. Virginia Mason and St. Francis Hospital opened the Center in January, 2003.

Innovative approaches available at St. Francis Radiation Oncology Center include:

  • image-guided radiation therapy
  • intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)
  • brachytherapy (radioactive implant)

All types of cancer are treated at the Center, such as lung, breast, colorectal, prostate, skin, and head and neck. The state-of-the-art Center is located on the St. Francis campus in Federal Way offers an indoor meditation room and patient education center. Cancer patients and their families receive comprehensive support, including a dedicated nurse navigator to guide them through the treatment process, and social work services to help manage challenges associated with treatment – financial, logistical and emotional. Other support options may include nutrition education, symptom management, support groups, and services such as massage and acupuncture to complement treatment and increase comfort.

The team at St. Francis Radiation Oncology Center is dedicated to providing the most advanced, and also the most appropriate care to patients, close to home.

For more information, contact the St. Francis Outpatient Center directly at 253-944-7510. Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

About ACR Accreditation

Frequently Asked Questions about Accreditation

ACR Accreditation press release

View the Accreditation Certification