Radiation Oncology Clinical Research Team

The Department of Radiation Oncology actively collaborates in the multidisciplinary care of patients with cancer with the use of external beam radiation (e.g. electrons, IMRT, SBRT/SABR) and brachytherapy (e.g. HDR, eye-plaque, LDR) to treat tumors. As a team, we work with both surgeons and medical oncologists from all other disease sites including breast, CNS, pediatric, head and neck, thoracic and lung, sarcoma, genitourinary, gynecologic, gastrointestinal, lymphomatous, cutaneous malignancies, melanoma / Merkel cell, and ophthalmologic cancers as well as certain benign disorders (Dupuytren’s contracture, keloids). 

Our team focuses not only on novel radiation treatment delivery but also on technology to improve cancer care, research for prognosis, improving clinical and quality of life outcomes, as well as synergy with other treatments such as chemotherapy and immunotherapy. Multiple faculty and staff serve on national research committees and have active clinical, physics/technological, and basic science research. We participate in collaborative national and international trials. Radiation oncology is a full member of NRG, actively participates in SWOG as well as NTCN, and we are a NCI designated cancer center with state-of-the-art technology, including a new radiation treatment facility opened in 2018. 

Not only do we care about ensuring the best clinical outcomes and trying to achieve the highest cure rates, but we also care about the personal well-being of our patients and collaborate with supportive care, social work and other practitioners to provide a holistic approach to treatment. Part of delivering the best care possible is by offering innovative research programs and clinical trials.

Our Researchers


Clinical Research Nursing

Jillian Bakker
Phone: 520-694-9081
Email: jbakker@arizona.edu

Erin Trew
Phone: 520-626-2548
Email: etrew@arizona.edu

Clinical Research Coordination

Maria Serafini
Phone: 520-694-2347
Email: mserafini@arizona.edu

Research Data Coordination

Claresa Quezada
Email: cquezada1@arizona.edu

Regulatory Coordination

Angelica Erunez
Phone: 520-626-6931
Email: angelicaerunez@arizona.edu

The only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center headquartered in the state of Arizona.

 Bringing promising new therapies from the laboratory to the bedside is a high priority. The clinician scientists of the University of Arizona Cancer Center are engaged in more than 200 clinical trials, investigating a broad spectrum of new diagnostic, prevention and treatment strategies. 

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