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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).
Researchers to test two-pronged approach in humans to treat advanced colorectal cancer

Researchers to test two-pronged approach in humans to treat advanced colorectal cancer

Thyroid tumors may be more susceptible to precisely targeted radiation treatment, suggests study

Thyroid tumors may be more susceptible to precisely targeted radiation treatment, suggests study

New mode of proton therapy for lung cancer developed by Beaumont shows promising results

New mode of proton therapy for lung cancer developed by Beaumont shows promising results

Cleveland Clinic researcher wins NCI grant to delve into cancer genetics and radiation effectiveness

Cleveland Clinic researcher wins NCI grant to delve into cancer genetics and radiation effectiveness

Study finds way to better treat men with locally advanced prostate cancer

Study finds way to better treat men with locally advanced prostate cancer

Complex medical imaging systems to be installing led in new NHS high energy proton beam therapy center

Complex medical imaging systems to be installing led in new NHS high energy proton beam therapy center

Detailed genetic testing of head and neck cancers could lead to more personalized treatments

Detailed genetic testing of head and neck cancers could lead to more personalized treatments

Italy's prestigious Veneto Institute of Oncology acquires MILabs' latest VECTor5CT system

Italy's prestigious Veneto Institute of Oncology acquires MILabs' latest VECTor5CT system

Targeted radiotherapy found to be a good option for women with early breast cancer

Targeted radiotherapy found to be a good option for women with early breast cancer

Philips showcases dedicated radiation oncology solutions at ESTRO 2018

Philips showcases dedicated radiation oncology solutions at ESTRO 2018

Slight changes in patient's position during radiotherapy may impact survival chances

Slight changes in patient's position during radiotherapy may impact survival chances

Shorter courses of radiotherapy found to be safe, effective for prostate cancer patients

Shorter courses of radiotherapy found to be safe, effective for prostate cancer patients

Scientists decipher mechanism of chemotherapy induced female infertility

Scientists decipher mechanism of chemotherapy induced female infertility

Axillary ultrasound imaging found to be inferior for detecting lymph node metastases in breast cancer

Axillary ultrasound imaging found to be inferior for detecting lymph node metastases in breast cancer

Early intervention needed to help breast cancer patients manage 'chemobrain' symptoms

Early intervention needed to help breast cancer patients manage 'chemobrain' symptoms

Heart disease risk in breast cancer patients after treatment not higher than average population

Heart disease risk in breast cancer patients after treatment not higher than average population

Prostate cancer on the rise and detected late in the UK finds report

Prostate cancer on the rise and detected late in the UK finds report

Higher-dose RT does not improve survival but reduces recurrence risk for prostate cancer patients

Higher-dose RT does not improve survival but reduces recurrence risk for prostate cancer patients

Higher doses of radiation do not translate into longer survival for prostate cancer patients

Higher doses of radiation do not translate into longer survival for prostate cancer patients

Improved methods for capture of circulating tumor cells could help in disease tracking

Improved methods for capture of circulating tumor cells could help in disease tracking