Why Choose Scripps

Advanced Radiation Therapy at Scripps

Scripps Health offers the most advanced radiation therapy technologies available. Powerful, fast and flexible, our equipment allows physicians to treat cancer with greater precision and in less time than ever before, delivering precise calculated doses of high-energy radiation to damage or destroy tumor cells while minimizing harm to surrounding tissues and organs.

Collaborative, quality care

Scripps Health offers world-class cancer care provided by oncologists and researchers from five hospital campuses, a renowned research center and affiliated physician groups. Specialists from medical oncology, radiation oncology, gynecologic oncology and surgical oncology collaborate to provide the highest level of individualized, integrated cancer treatment.

Accreditation

Scripps Health is accredited by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer (CoC) as an Integrated Network Cancer Program. The CoC only accredits facilities that provide the highest quality of cancer care and undergo rigorous evaluation and performance review every three years.

In 2011, Scripps Green Hospital became the first civilian hospital in San Diego County to earn accreditation from the American College of Radiology (ACR) and the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO).

Cancers treated with radiation therapy

Patients travel to Scripps from throughout the United States for treatment of all types of cancers, including:

  • Leukemia and lymphoma
  • Breast cancer
  • Skin cancer
  • Gastrointestinal cancer
  • Genitourinary cancer, including prostate cancer
  • Gynecological cancer
  • Thoracic (chest) and lung cancer
  • Muculoskeletal cancer (sarcoma)
  • Neurologic (brain and spine) tumors

Programs in cancer screening and early detection are an integral part of the care at Scripps. Clinical trials for many types of cancer are also available, including controlled testing of new drugs and other specialized cancer treatments.