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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).
Lumpectomy plus radiation associated with reduced risk of breast cancer death, study finds

Lumpectomy plus radiation associated with reduced risk of breast cancer death, study finds

New drug delivery system delivers anticancer drugs that reduce tumor size

New drug delivery system delivers anticancer drugs that reduce tumor size

Radical radiotherapy that reduces treatment to just 5 days could benefit men with prostate cancer

Radical radiotherapy that reduces treatment to just 5 days could benefit men with prostate cancer

Researchers use PET tracer to identify ER expression differences in metastatic breast cancer patients

Researchers use PET tracer to identify ER expression differences in metastatic breast cancer patients

FDA approves first ever non-surgical treatment for rare neuroendocrine cancers

FDA approves first ever non-surgical treatment for rare neuroendocrine cancers

Researchers discover various mechanisms of resistance to cancer therapy

Researchers discover various mechanisms of resistance to cancer therapy

Tübingen University Hospital introduces its new Elekta Unity cancer treatment system

Tübingen University Hospital introduces its new Elekta Unity cancer treatment system

Surrey researchers design more efficient, flexible x-ray detector

Surrey researchers design more efficient, flexible x-ray detector

New protein complex may explain why patients develop resistance to novel anti-cancer drugs

New protein complex may explain why patients develop resistance to novel anti-cancer drugs

Clinical trial tests one-time, high-dose radiation treatment for early-stage breast cancer

Clinical trial tests one-time, high-dose radiation treatment for early-stage breast cancer

Insurance gains improve outcome for young women with gynecologic cancers

Insurance gains improve outcome for young women with gynecologic cancers

Researchers attempt to create better diagnostic test for radiation exposure

Researchers attempt to create better diagnostic test for radiation exposure

HIFU treatment may be as effective as surgery or radiotherapy to destroy prostate tumors

HIFU treatment may be as effective as surgery or radiotherapy to destroy prostate tumors

Sylvester dermatologist uses HPV vaccine to treat patient with squamous cell tumors

Sylvester dermatologist uses HPV vaccine to treat patient with squamous cell tumors

Rabin Medical Center in Israel selects RayStation for radiation therapy treatment planning

Rabin Medical Center in Israel selects RayStation for radiation therapy treatment planning

Researchers find new marker for better prognosis in gastric and esophageal cancer

Researchers find new marker for better prognosis in gastric and esophageal cancer

PMDA approves use of LYNPARZA in patients with BRCA-mutated breast cancer

PMDA approves use of LYNPARZA in patients with BRCA-mutated breast cancer

New medication may treat chemotherapy, radiotherapy-induced oral mucositis

New medication may treat chemotherapy, radiotherapy-induced oral mucositis

Genetic biomarker can help predict survival outcomes in patients with certain gliomas

Genetic biomarker can help predict survival outcomes in patients with certain gliomas

New nuclear medicine approach shows potential for precision treatment of solid tumors

New nuclear medicine approach shows potential for precision treatment of solid tumors