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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).
Virtual environment education decreases anxiety before prostate cancer treatment

Virtual environment education decreases anxiety before prostate cancer treatment

New clinical approach offers hope for patients with aggressive brain cancer

New clinical approach offers hope for patients with aggressive brain cancer

Research shows SBRT as viable curative option for older lung cancer patients

Research shows SBRT as viable curative option for older lung cancer patients

Roswell Park-led study shows benefits of ‘one and done’ SBRT treatment approach for NSCLC patients

Roswell Park-led study shows benefits of ‘one and done’ SBRT treatment approach for NSCLC patients

Combined therapy extends survival of older patients with glioblastoma, clinical study shows

Combined therapy extends survival of older patients with glioblastoma, clinical study shows

Breast cancer mortality rate has dropped massively over last 30 years

Breast cancer mortality rate has dropped massively over last 30 years

Primary lung cancer tumor may go undiagnosed in some kidney cancer patients

Primary lung cancer tumor may go undiagnosed in some kidney cancer patients

Experts join forces to study affordable malaria drug for treating colorectal cancer

Experts join forces to study affordable malaria drug for treating colorectal cancer

Study explores women's experiences, perceptions of shared decision-making for breast cancer treatment

Study explores women's experiences, perceptions of shared decision-making for breast cancer treatment

Huddersfield researchers discover cancer curing molecule that opens door for highly-effective treatment

Huddersfield researchers discover cancer curing molecule that opens door for highly-effective treatment

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