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Radiation Therapy Program

The radiation therapist is an integral part of the cancer treatment team. The therapist positions the patient, delivers the radiation treatment and records the prescribed course of radiation, while applying radiation protection principles. Radiation therapists must be compassionate individuals with good communication skills in order to meet the needs of oncology patients.

Cleveland Clinic Radiation Oncology Department has recently established an affiliation with the Radiation Therapy Program at Kent State University (KSU), Salem Campus. KSU offers a Bachelor of Radiologic Science Degree in Radiation Therapy. See the KSU website at or contact the program director at 330.337.4133 for more information.


"Working with Oncology Patients Takes a Special Kind of Person"

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Radiation therapists are a part of a medical radiation oncology team that treats cancer in the human body. Jen Stilgenbauer has been a radiation therapist at Cleveland Clinic for nine years, working on a variety of patients, including those with prostate and breast cancer.

Please note that an observation or shadowing period is required prior to March 1st and the deadline for application is April 1st.


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Patty Barrett
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