Dr. Anurag Agarwal is a cancer specialist, board-certified in both Radiation-Oncology and Internal Medicine. His areas of interest include proton-beam radiation, stereotactic radiosurgery and gene therapy.
Dr. Agarwal attended the George Washington University in Washington, DC on a Presidential Honors Scholarship, majoring in Philosophy. He went to medical school at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Care Sciences. He completed his radiation oncology training at The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, which is internationally regarded as one of the leading academic centers for gene therapy and stereotactic radiosugery, using both CyberKnife and Gamma-Knife stereotactic radiosurgery technologies. He then completed fellowship training in the ultra sub-specialized field of proton beam radiation therapy at Harvard Medical School at the Massachusetts General Hospital.
For decades, Harvard has been using protons in the battle against cancer. Dr. Agarwal's passion for the use of proton beam therapy in the treatment of adult and pediatric patients stems partly from the fact proton beam therapy has demonstrated virtually no "exit dose" beyond the tumor location, resulting in the minimization of growth abnormalities and side-effects to nearby normal tissues. This technology makes radiation therapy a much safer, and more effective tool, for children afflicted by treatable tumors.