Radiation Oncology

Radiotherapy refers to the use of ionising radiation to treat disease. It is most commonly used in the treatment of cancer, either for cure or symptom relief, but it is also used for some benign, or non-cancerous, conditions. Itcan be used alone, but is more frequently given in combination with other treatment options such as surgery and/or chemotherapy. It may be given as a single treatment or daily (Monday-Friday) over a number of weeks. It is usually delivered electively (by appointment), but sometimes it is delivered as an emergency treatment.


Patients attending St. James’s Hospital (SJH) who require access to a Radiation Oncology Service for assessment, treatment or review are, where possible, seen by the Radiation Oncologist in SJH but will attend St. Luke’s Radiation Oncology Network (SLRON) for treatment.

The network includes St. Luke’s Hospital, Rathgar (SLH), St. Luke’s Radiation Oncology Centre at St. James’s Hospital (SLROC SJH) and St. Luke’s Radiation Oncology Centre at Beaumont Hospital. Most of St. James’s patients receive treatment in St. Luke’s or in the centre at SJH.

Further Information

St. Luke’s Radiation Oncology Network: www.slh.ie

St. James’s Clinic Times








St. Luke’s Radiation Oncology Centre at St. James’s Hospital


Tel: 01 4206950