Edward Hughes, MD

"As a cancer specialist, I believe my most essential skills are compassion and understanding. By truly caring, and by making every effort to completely understand what patients are going through, I can't help but pursue excellence. My drive to provide the best possible care is strong—and it comes from the heart. Because it's what I would want if I had cancer. With more than 25 years of experience as a radiation oncologist, I've had a lot of close professional involvement with cancer and how it affects individuals, their families and their lives. But I also have personal experience, having helped my father through his bout with cancer. I've seen what's wrong with cancer care today. Delays. Too little time spent with the patient. Problems with information being shared between different physicians. Not enough understanding or consideration of the emotional aspects. My mission is to change all that, and I'm proud to have built an institution where putting the patient first has made that difference. I'm also proud of my training and experience and our state-of- the-art capabilities. But for me, these are simply the best tools for offering truly patient-first care. And for providing real hope for people with cancer and the people who love them."

Board Certified:

Radiation Oncology, American Board of Radiology (Therapeutic); American Board of Pediatrics


American College of Radiation Oncology

MD/PhD, Biochemistry:

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (Alpha Omega Alpha, Phi Beta Kappa), Baltimore, MD


Biology, Magna Cum Laude, Brown University, Providence, RI


Radiation Oncology, The Joint Center for Radiation Therapy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass.


Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Mass.

Internship/Junior Residency:

Medicine, The Children's Hospital, Boston, Mass.


  • American College of Radiology
  • American College of Radiation Oncology
  • American Medical Association
  • American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
  • Ohio State Medical Association
  • Montgomery County Medical Society
  • CyberKnife Coalition and Radiosurgery

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What People Say

  • Everyone has been totally fantastic. The first week was very hard for me, but all 3 technicians I worked with made me feel great even though I know that first week is difficult for them (not on purpose). They always made me feel comfortable Read more...
  • First, I have never been treated so well by all medical professionals. I was scared from the beginning. I was given info in a positive, accurate and direct manner. Because of this I was able to face the fears I had. Each visit strengthened me. I feel that if I had not come Read more...
  • My experience at First Dayton Cancer Care was exceptional from start to finish. Beginning with the initial consultation with Dr Hughes. I always knew what to expect throughout the treatment process. The entire Read more...
  • Everyone from the front desk was great! Jo was excellent in explaining what each visit required verbally and on paper. Annette was great, polite and very informative. Annette made the treatments Read more...
  • Everybody was really nice. Jennifer, Mike, Kristie who did my treatments made me feel very comfortable. They were like friends to me. The staff at the front desk were very nice to me. The doctors Read more...
  • Cyberknife treatment with Annette was great. Radiation treatments with Mike, Jennifer and Kristi was also great. I would definitely recommend this facility to anyone needing cancer treatment. I have Read more...

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