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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).
New clinical trial offers hope for patients with hard-to-treat cancer caused by asbestos

New clinical trial offers hope for patients with hard-to-treat cancer caused by asbestos

Scientists produce world's first CT images of biological tissue using protons

Scientists produce world's first CT images of biological tissue using protons

Elekta Unity (MR/RT) featured in 20 abstracts at ESTRO

Elekta Unity (MR/RT) featured in 20 abstracts at ESTRO

Elekta Unity introduced transformative magnetic resonance radiation therapy at ESTRO

Elekta Unity introduced transformative magnetic resonance radiation therapy at ESTRO

Elekta demonstrate high definition dynamic radiosurgery with Versa HD and Monaco at ESTRO

Elekta demonstrate high definition dynamic radiosurgery with Versa HD and Monaco at ESTRO

Use of videos can reduce need for anesthesia during radiotherapy for children with cancer

Use of videos can reduce need for anesthesia during radiotherapy for children with cancer

Radiotherapy given at high enough dose may provide survival benefits for pancreatic cancer patients

Radiotherapy given at high enough dose may provide survival benefits for pancreatic cancer patients

Brachytherapy is effective treatment option for penile cancer, study shows

Brachytherapy is effective treatment option for penile cancer, study shows

Precise delivery of HDR brachytherapy provides good quality of life to prostate cancer patients

Precise delivery of HDR brachytherapy provides good quality of life to prostate cancer patients

Adaptive radiation treatment decreases incidence of pneumonitis in lung cancer patients

Adaptive radiation treatment decreases incidence of pneumonitis in lung cancer patients

Study: Use of white blood cell boosting drugs found to be safe during chemo-radiotherapy of lung cancer

Study: Use of white blood cell boosting drugs found to be safe during chemo-radiotherapy of lung cancer

Molecular drug imaging likely to benefit children with brain tumors

Molecular drug imaging likely to benefit children with brain tumors

Yale study finds optimal radiation treatment for early-stage glottic cancer

Yale study finds optimal radiation treatment for early-stage glottic cancer

Study reveals promising results for primary liver cancer patients treated with SIR-Spheres Y-90 resin microspheres

Study reveals promising results for primary liver cancer patients treated with SIR-Spheres Y-90 resin microspheres

Restricting amino acids in diet slows tumor growth, prolongs survival in mice

Restricting amino acids in diet slows tumor growth, prolongs survival in mice

NCCN Radiation Therapy Compendium adds nine new clinical practice guidelines in oncology

NCCN Radiation Therapy Compendium adds nine new clinical practice guidelines in oncology

IRCM researchers discover how immunotherapy works in some cancer patients

IRCM researchers discover how immunotherapy works in some cancer patients

Surgical partners successfully remove nearly 2,000 cranial base tumors

Surgical partners successfully remove nearly 2,000 cranial base tumors

ASTRO issues new clinical guideline for management of oropharyngeal cancer with radiation therapy

ASTRO issues new clinical guideline for management of oropharyngeal cancer with radiation therapy

Feinstein Institute research may lead to new treatment option for low-grade gliomas

Feinstein Institute research may lead to new treatment option for low-grade gliomas