San Antonio, TX 78229
The Christus Children’s Pediatric Hematology and Oncology fellows will spend a minimum of two weeks attending radiation therapy clinics at the Mays Cancer Center (CHRISTUS Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center, formerly Cancer Therapy and Research Center at University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, under the supervision of Dr. Eva Galvan. The fellow will have an opportunity to observe the process of treatment design, planning, and implementation of the radiation treatment for various pediatric malignancies referred to Mays Cancer Center. Pediatric tumors potentially requiring radiation therapy include, but are not limited to, the following: Wilms' tumor, malignant brain tumors, soft tissue sarcoma, neuroblastoma, and leukemia and lymphoma. The fellow will have continuity of care as the patients treated at CHRISTUS Children’s are referred to Mays Cancer Center for radiation therapy. The fellow will have an opportunity to understand radiation dose and scheduling, the risks and benefits or radiation therapy, potential acute and late effects or toxicities, and various methods of delivery of therapy.