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UPMC Hillman Cancer Centre at Whitfield brings cutting-edge radiation therapy to residents of the Southeast region and was created to meet the need for radiotherapy services in Southeast Ireland, where access to state-of-the-art radiation therapy treatment is greatly needed. This location, like the US-based network locations, is built on UPMC's "hub and spoke" model, which gives patients being treated at Whitfield access to the expertise and technology available at Hillman CancerCenter.

UPMC Hillman Cancer Centre at Whitfield offers convenient access to the most advanced radiation therapy treatments available today:

UPMC Hillman Cancer Centre at Whitfield prides itself on being dedicated to quality improvement and patient safety; international accreditation was granted by Joint Commission International (JCI) in 2008. The ethos of the Centre has always been to provide a patient focused service and feedback from patients is a crucial part of development. We are committed to delivering the highest standard of radiation therapy and supportive care for patients with all types of cancer.

Radiation Therapy Services

Radiation therapy (sometimes called radiotherapy or irradiation) is the use of high energy waves of particles or x-rays delivered by a machine called a linear accelerator. During treatment, high doses of radiation directed at cancer cells in the body either kill the cells or stop them from growing and dividing.

UPMC Hillman Cancer Centre at Whitfield offers convenient access to a wide range of treatment options, including Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), a state-of-the-art treatment that delivers radiation to tumours with greater accuracy and precision, resulting in fewer side effects for the patient.

Our specialized team of Radiation Oncology Consultants, Physicists, Radiation Oncology Nurses and Radiation Therapists works together to determine the best course of treatment and care for each patient’s specific needs.

Learn more about the various types of radiation oncology services at UPMC Hillman Cancer Centre at Whitfield:

Support Services

At UPMC Hillman Cancer Centre at Whitfield, we know that having access to a complete range of support services can make all the difference to our patients in getting well. Based on the vast experience of the care-givers and the programs developed at UPMC Cancer Centers, we strive to meet the many physical and emotional needs of cancer patients and their families.

Our complete package of support services includes access to:

  • Nutrition advice
  • Symptom and side effect management
  • Psychological and counselling services
  • Educational resources
  • Support groups