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Radiation therapy (in North America), or radiotherapy (in the UK and Australia) also called radiation oncology, and sometimes abbreviated to XRT, is the medical use of ionizing radiation as part of cancer treatment to control malignant cells (not to be confused with radiology, the use of radiation in medical imaging and diagnosis).
Radiotherapy for breast cancer linked to greater risk of second primary lung cancer

Radiotherapy for breast cancer linked to greater risk of second primary lung cancer

New ASTRO guideline underscores safety, effectiveness of palliative radiation therapy for bone metastases

New ASTRO guideline underscores safety, effectiveness of palliative radiation therapy for bone metastases

Oesophageal cancer patients who suffer sarcopenia have lower chances of survival, study finds

Oesophageal cancer patients who suffer sarcopenia have lower chances of survival, study finds

New treatment method decreases adverse side-effects of rectal cancer surgery

New treatment method decreases adverse side-effects of rectal cancer surgery

COCIR highlights role of medical technologies in helping prevent cancer-related premature deaths

COCIR highlights role of medical technologies in helping prevent cancer-related premature deaths

Study shows decreased incidence of radiation esophagitis in elderly NSCLC patients

Study shows decreased incidence of radiation esophagitis in elderly NSCLC patients

Guy's Cancer Centre adds new positioning equipment to enhance patient comfort during radiotherapy treatment

Guy's Cancer Centre adds new positioning equipment to enhance patient comfort during radiotherapy treatment

European Cancer Patient Coalition makes recommendations for improved access to innovation in oncology

European Cancer Patient Coalition makes recommendations for improved access to innovation in oncology

UF Health Cancer Network receives accreditation for high-quality, patient-centered care

UF Health Cancer Network receives accreditation for high-quality, patient-centered care

Breast conserving therapy better than mastectomy in early-stage breast cancer patients

Breast conserving therapy better than mastectomy in early-stage breast cancer patients

DCIS patients more likely to be alive ten years later than women in general population

DCIS patients more likely to be alive ten years later than women in general population

Study suggests best sequence of therapies for brain metastases in EGFR mutant lung cancer patients

Study suggests best sequence of therapies for brain metastases in EGFR mutant lung cancer patients

Research findings could offer ways of fighting treatment resistance in oesophageal cancer

Research findings could offer ways of fighting treatment resistance in oesophageal cancer

Epigenetic modification may be cause of adult throat cancers linked to alcohol, tobacco use

Epigenetic modification may be cause of adult throat cancers linked to alcohol, tobacco use

Scientists crack genetic code to identify men at risk for prostate cancer that spreads after treatment

Scientists crack genetic code to identify men at risk for prostate cancer that spreads after treatment

New molecular imaging technologies can make it easier to treat cancers, minimize side effects

New molecular imaging technologies can make it easier to treat cancers, minimize side effects

New discovery could lead to effective drugs to prevent excessive lymphatic growth in cancer

New discovery could lead to effective drugs to prevent excessive lymphatic growth in cancer

Study reveals impact of histology on SBRT treatment in early-stage NSCLC patients

Study reveals impact of histology on SBRT treatment in early-stage NSCLC patients

Latest advances in medical imaging for personalized healthcare

Latest advances in medical imaging for personalized healthcare

Novel genomics model allows personalized approach to radiation therapy

Novel genomics model allows personalized approach to radiation therapy