Mission and Vision

The Department of Radiation Oncology has four core missions:

  • To provide expert, compassionate and prompt clinical service to our patients

  • To generate new knowledge concerning causes, prevention and treatment of cancer

  • To transmit new knowledge from our clinical and laboratory research to the medical community and to the public

  • To actively participate in and further the missions of the Duke Cancer Institute, Duke University Medical Center and Duke University

Our Vision

We envision the Department becoming a globally preeminent academic radiation oncology department; recognized for exceptional clinical care, the conduct and reporting of important research and the practice of effective teaching.

As one of the largest and most active academic radiation oncology programs in the country, we recognize our responsibility to the public we serve.