Dr. Roy Decker earned his M.D. and Ph.D. from the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. He completed his radiation residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He currently practices as a radiation oncologist at the Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven. His special areas of interest include asbestos-related thoracic malignancies such as lung cancer.
Dr. Decker holds numerous positions at Yale, including Director of the Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT) Program, Professor of Therapeutic Radiology, Vice Chair for Clinical Research in Therapeutic Radiology, Director of the Clinical Trials Office at the Yale Cancer Center, Associate Cancer Center Director, and Associate Director of the Yale Residency Training Program in Therapeutic Radiology.
Dr. Roy Decker works with a multidisciplinary team of cancer specialists, including pathologists, surgical oncologists, and medical oncologists to help provide his patients with the best care.
Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Lung Cancer
Dr. Decker is excited about the role radiation could play in the early diagnosis of lung cancer. When it comes to treatment, Dr. Decker emphasizes multimodal therapy consisting of some combination of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation, as appropriate. He works with a multidisciplinary team of cancer specialists, including pathologists, surgical oncologists, and medical oncologists to help provide his patients with the best care.