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Welcome Dr. Magnuson

Peninsula Radiation - Wednesday, July 20, 2016

The physicians of Anchorage Associates in Radiation Medicine (AARM (http://www.alaskacancerclinics.com/)) are pleased to announce the addition of William Magnuson, M.D., another board certified radiation oncologist, to their practice. “We are pleased to welcome Dr. Magnuson to our team, ..

2nd Quarter 2016 Patient Satisfaction Surveys Are In!

Peninsula Radiation - Tuesday, July 12, 2016

We ask every patient to complete a survey at their last treatment, to ensure that we are aware of what we are doing well, and maybe more importantly, to understand where we can improve. Patients are asked to rate us on factors such as being welcomed warmly by our front office staff, w ..

Red Journal Article: Treatment of Brain Metastasis Without Interruption of Systemic Therapy

Peninsula Radiation - Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Shared by Jamie Blom, M.D. This is an important article for many of our patients. Unfortunately, the brain is a very common site of involvement in patients with metastatic disease. The mainstay of therapy for patients with metastatic disease has been systemic chemotherapy. Because o ..

Illuminating the "Black Box"

Peninsula Radiation - Wednesday, May 04, 2016

By Jamie Blom, M.D. To most patients (and many physicians, frankly), the whole concept of radiation oncology might as well be a big black box. Most patients understand surgery pretty well. Many patients at least have a general impression of chemotherapy (“I’m going to lose my hair and  ..

PROC Sponsors Caring for Kenai Contest

Peninsula Radiation - Monday, April 25, 2016

We were pleased to be a sponsor of the 26th Tesoro "Caring for the Kenai" competition. The CFK essay contest asks high school students to answer the question, "What can I do, invent, or create to better care for the environment of the Kenai Peninsula or improve the area's preparedness for a na ..

First Quarter 2016 Patient Survey Results

Peninsula Radiation - Tuesday, April 12, 2016

We are excited to report the results of our Patient Satisfaction Surveys for the first quarter of 2016. Patients were asked to rate us on factors such as being welcomed warmly by our front office staff, waiting 15 minutes or less to see the doctor, and feeling that the physician listened  ..

8 Tips for the New Cancer Patient

Denise Gerlach - Thursday, March 10, 2016

A cancer diagnosis can be challenging in many ways. The news can be shocking, and it can be hard to process a lot of information when your emotions are running high. It is not unusual to feel confused and overwhelmed. Here are some tips that have helped other patients to get through the nex ..

Don't Hide from Shadows; See Your Doctor Even if You Are Afraid of the Diagnosis

Peninsula Radiation - Tuesday, February 02, 2016

“You have cancer.” No one wants to hear that sentence. Unfortunately, the fear of those words can cause some patients to delay seeing a doctor – and delaying care can mean a great deal when it comes to cancer treatment. As physicians, we can all tell the story of a patient who ignored ..

New Study Shows Breast Conservation May Be Equivalient to Mastectomy for Younger Women

Peninsula Radiation - Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Posted by Dr. Jamie Blom At one point in time, younger women with early stage breast cancer were recommended to have mastectomy as opposed to lumpectomy and radiation due to concerns of lesser control with breast preservation. This study should put that fear to rest and reassure young ..

Fourth Quarter Patient Survey Results Are In!

Peninsula Radiation - Monday, January 11, 2016

Our Fourth Quarter 2015 Patient Satisfaction Surveys are in! We’re excited to share that our patients gave us an overall score of 4.87 out of five! Patients were asked to rate us on factors such as being welcomed warmly by our front office staff, waiting 15 minutes or less to se ..


At Peninsula Radiation Oncology Center, we know that cancer patients are best served by being treated in close proximity to a support network of family and friends. We offer patients in Southeast Alaska the ability to receive state-of-the-art radiation therapy without the burden of traveling great distances away from home.The information presented on this website is provided to allow our patients to gain more knowledge about our center, our staff, and our services.