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What is Radiation Therapy?

Radiation therapy works by targeting the strands of genetic material, or DNA, inside cells, rendering those cells incapable of dividing and spreading. Cancer cells are, for a variety of reasons, more sensitive to the effects of radiation than normal tissues, so normal tissues can recover more easily. This differential effect allows us, over time, to preferentially kill cancer cells rather than normal cells.
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Meet Our Team

Sidney C. Roberts, MD, FACR

Sidney C. Roberts, MD, FACR

Radiation Oncologist

Kim Burnett, RN, MS, FNP-BC

Kim Burnett, RN, MS, FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner

Madelene Collier, RN, OCN

Madelene Collier, RN, OCN

Radiation Oncology Nurse

Jewel Randle, RT (R)(T)

Jewel Randle, RT (R)(T)

Lead Radiation Therapist

Aimee Salas, RT (T)

Aimee Salas, RT (T)

Radiation Therapist

Josh Yarbrough, RT (R)

Josh Yarbrough, RT (R)

Student Radiation Therapist

Julie McClain, RT (R)(T)

Julie McClain, RT (R)(T)

Dosimetrist

Linda Miller, MS

Linda Miller, MS

Medical Radiation Physicist

Genesis Valdes, RDN, LD

Genesis Valdes, RDN, LD

Nutrition Services

Apollonia Ellis, LMSW

Apollonia Ellis, LMSW

Social Worker

Evelyn Leach

Evelyn Leach

Receptionist