Who We Are
Radiation Oncology is the medical field that specializes in treating cancer patients with radiation therapy. Radiation can be given as a curative treatment alone in some cases, or in combination with surgery and/or chemotherapy. Radiation also can be used palliatively, i.e. to help control symptoms such as pain or to prevent fracture of bones involved with cancer. In certain specializes cases, radiation therapy is used for non-cancer treatment. These include arterio-venous malformations, trigeminal neuralgia, essential tremor, and treating other benign tumors.
We as radiation oncologists work as part of a multi-disciplinary team alongside medical oncologists (who deliver chemotherapy and hormonal therapy), surgeons, and other care providers. Overall, about 60% of all cancer patients in the U.S. will receive radiation as part of their cancer treatment.
TIROG is committed to providing world-class radiation oncology care in your community. We are a group of 15 radiation oncologists, all board certified, all trained at prestigious academic institutions with the combined goal of providing compassionate and highly specialized cancer care. TIROG is one of the largest providers of radiation therapy on the west coast and the largest radiation oncology group in the Seattle area. We are the premier provider of radiation therapy from Edmonds to Burien and Ballard to Issaquah.
TIROG physicians pioneered the first prostate brachytherapy procedures in the United States and continue training radiation oncologists around the country with our educational courses. TIROG physicians were the first to developer and clinically use Calypso 'GPS for the Body' real-time localization technology in the United States. We are active in research and technological development while maintaining our primary goal of providing dedicated individualized patient care.