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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).
Whole-brain radiotherapy recommended for patients with brain metastases

Whole-brain radiotherapy recommended for patients with brain metastases

Researchers describe how neurons establish contact with aggressive glioblastomas, promote tumor growth

Researchers describe how neurons establish contact with aggressive glioblastomas, promote tumor growth

Anti-cancer protein promotes tumor resistance, shows study

Anti-cancer protein promotes tumor resistance, shows study

Low-dose aspirin may improve survival in patients with head and neck, lung cancers

Low-dose aspirin may improve survival in patients with head and neck, lung cancers

Patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma may benefit from radiation, experience reduced side effects

Patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma may benefit from radiation, experience reduced side effects

IMRT and cisplatin treatment meets acceptability criteria for PFS and swallowing-related QOL

IMRT and cisplatin treatment meets acceptability criteria for PFS and swallowing-related QOL

Clinical trial finds no difference in pain response between SBRT and cEBRT for patients with spinal metastases

Clinical trial finds no difference in pain response between SBRT and cEBRT for patients with spinal metastases

Pre-SRT PSA could serve as prognostic and predictive biomarker of benefit from hormone therapy

Pre-SRT PSA could serve as prognostic and predictive biomarker of benefit from hormone therapy

New biomarkers help predict response to treatment in common brain tumor

New biomarkers help predict response to treatment in common brain tumor

Bias against unmarried cancer patients affects their treatment

Bias against unmarried cancer patients affects their treatment

ASTRO guideline provides recommendations on use of radiation therapy to treat pancreatic cancer

ASTRO guideline provides recommendations on use of radiation therapy to treat pancreatic cancer

Researchers demonstrate the effectiveness of new bladder cancer treatment

Researchers demonstrate the effectiveness of new bladder cancer treatment

Ketogenic diet shown to support intestinal stem cells

Ketogenic diet shown to support intestinal stem cells

New model developed to optimize and personalize radiotherapy for cancer patients

New model developed to optimize and personalize radiotherapy for cancer patients

New cannabis-based drug shows promise for pancreatic cancer

New cannabis-based drug shows promise for pancreatic cancer

Targeted pancreatic cancer drug shows promise in clinical trials

Targeted pancreatic cancer drug shows promise in clinical trials

Highly sensitive blood test may help doctors tailor better breast cancer treatments

Highly sensitive blood test may help doctors tailor better breast cancer treatments

Novel medical device protects healthy organs from radiation exposure during particle therapy

Novel medical device protects healthy organs from radiation exposure during particle therapy

Adjuvant radiotherapy may help treat locally advanced prostate cancer

Adjuvant radiotherapy may help treat locally advanced prostate cancer

Study proposes new way of concentrating radiotherapy dose in tumors

Study proposes new way of concentrating radiotherapy dose in tumors