Flu season visitor restriction – age 16 or older (Restricción de visitantes durante la Temporada de Influenza (Flu) – Mayores de 16 años.)

Flu Season Visitor Restriction

Visitors temporarily restricted to age 16 or older

As a safety first organization, ChristianaCare is implementing a temporary visitation age restriction starting Tuesday, Jan. 21. This temporary restriction protects patients, their loved ones and health care workers during this time of extremely high number of influenza cases and other respiratory illnesses circulating in our community.

The new restrictions limit visitors to patients in Christiana and Wilmington hospitals to persons age 16 or older. Children and teens younger than 16 years are most likely to get the flu and remain contagious longer than adults. This restriction does not apply to outpatient and ambulatory services.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

For more information about the Flu visit our Health Library.

Restricción de visitantes durante la Temporada de Influenza (Flu)

Temporalmente solo se permiten los visitantes mayores de 16 años.

Como una organización que promueve la seguridad ante todo, ChristianaCare está implementando una restricción temporal en la edad de visitantes a partir del viernes 21 de enero. Esta restricción temporal protege a los pacientes, a sus seres queridos y al personal de cuidados de salud durante esta época con un número extremadamente alto de casos de influenza y de otras enfermedades respiratorias que circulan en nuestra comunidad.

Las nuevas restricciones, en los hospitales Christiana y Wilmington, sólo permiten visitas a pacientes de personas mayores de 16 años. Los niños y adolescentes menores de 16 años son más propensos a contraer el flu y son contagiosos por más tiempo que los adultos. Esta restricción no aplica a las áreas de servicios ambulatorios.

Gracias por su comprensión y cooperación.

Para más información sobre la gripe, visite nuestra Biblioteca de Salud.

Cancer Research at the
Helen F. Graham Cancer Center
& Research Institute

Radiation Oncology Research


The mission of the Radiation Oncology Department at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center is to serve our neighbors and provide state-of-the-art, safe, and high quality radiation therapy care to our cancer patients, while integrating education, clinical translational research, and radiation physics innovations to improve outcomes.

Current Research

  • Institutional Clinical Trials: The Department is involved in institutional outcomes analysis of Head and neck Oropharynx cancer, incidence of HPV+ oropharynx cancer through the multi discipline clinic (MDC) and demographic patterns, outcomes of partial breast brachytherapy, prostate brachytherapy outcomes and prostate IMRT outcomes.
  • National Cancer Institute Clinical Trials: The department is participating in several clinical trials, bringing innovations and new approaches to cancer patients. We are active in national cooperative groups, including the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG), Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOC), NRG. Several members of the department are involved in NCI and COG trial evaluation and steering committees to evaluate new trials.
  • Radiation Physics Research: Clinical physics research programs include advanced dose calculation algorithms, adaptive planning, Atlas-based target delineation, and image-guided radiotherapy.
  • Workflow Enhancement & Safety: Using tools of Lean Six Sigma, we are making our department more efficient and also reducing errors. We are evaluating the role of Dashboards in process improvement and ability to do analysis of outcomes of various treatment strategies and cost.
  • Residency Programs: Accredited radiation oncology and medical physics residency programs have been established since 2013.
  • Translational Research: Ongoing collaborations with the Center for Translational Cancer Research and the Wistar Institute, such as radiobiological modeling of the interactions of immune checkpoint inhibitors and abscopal effect for IMRT and HDR brachytherapy.


Firas Mourtada, MSE, Ph.D., D.ABR, Chief of Clinical Physics.
Adam Raben, M.D., Chair, Radiation Oncology.

Cancer Research Program
Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute
4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark, DE 19713 directions
For more information, call 302-623-4450 or e-mail us.