Patient Education

This page provides information on projects to improve patient education about radiotherapy (e.g. CEBRE, CoGBE) along with links to information patients may find helpful when beginning the radiotherapy journey (e.g. Radiation IS Physics, Targeting Cancer – Julie’s Story). If you have additional resources to share, please submit them through the “Contact Us” link at the bottom of this page.


Patient Information on the Web


Communicating the External Beam Radiotherapy Experience (CEBRE)

The Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical Excellence at the University of Chicago is funding development of novel education materials for patients receiving radiation treatment. The Communicating the External Beam Radiotherapy Experience (CEBRE) discussion guide is designed as a graphic narrative tool to facilitate patient-physician communication during the initial consultation prior to radiotherapy. To download the guide click here.

This is a collaboration between:

Communication of the Gynecologic Brachytherapy Experience (CoGBE)


How Does Radiotherapy Work?


What to Expect as a Patient During Radiotherapy?

Five Things to Know About Radiation Therapy

Targeting Cancer – Julie’s Story: Diagnosis and Treatment

Targeting Cancer – Julie’s Story: The Making of the Immobilisation Mask

Targeting Cancer – Julie’s Story: Side Effects of Treatment

Targeting Cancer – Julie’s Story: Recovery

Targeting Cancer – Julie’s Story: Embracing the Future