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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).
Study indicates heart damage from some cancer drugs worsens over the years

Study indicates heart damage from some cancer drugs worsens over the years

New diagnostic tool for prostate cancer

New diagnostic tool for prostate cancer

A new diagnostic tool for prostate cancer

A new diagnostic tool for prostate cancer

Determining the genetic composition of brain cancers informs treatment, predicts outcome

Determining the genetic composition of brain cancers informs treatment, predicts outcome

New research promising for improving brain cell survival after brain injury

New research promising for improving brain cell survival after brain injury

Intermittent androgen deprivation in biochemical recurrence of prostate cancer after radiotherapy

Intermittent androgen deprivation in biochemical recurrence of prostate cancer after radiotherapy

Obesity associated with less favorable outcome after radiation therapy for prostate cancer

Obesity associated with less favorable outcome after radiation therapy for prostate cancer

Few well performed studies address management of lymph node positive prostate cancer

Few well performed studies address management of lymph node positive prostate cancer

New procedures to help decide which breast cancer patients will benefit most from radiotherapy

New procedures to help decide which breast cancer patients will benefit most from radiotherapy

HERA trial continues to demonstrate significant patient benefits from Herceptin

HERA trial continues to demonstrate significant patient benefits from Herceptin

Higher dose radiation for breast cancer safe and effective and halves the number of treatments

Higher dose radiation for breast cancer safe and effective and halves the number of treatments

MDCT urography shows potential for detecting bladder cancer without surgery

MDCT urography shows potential for detecting bladder cancer without surgery

Risk of secondary malignancies in testicular cancer

Risk of secondary malignancies in testicular cancer

Single-dose Carboplatin comparable to prophylactic radiotherapy for stage I seminoma

Single-dose Carboplatin comparable to prophylactic radiotherapy for stage I seminoma

Review examines the management of radiotherapy induced rectourethal fistula

Review examines the management of radiotherapy induced rectourethal fistula

Usage and outcomes of primary androgen deprivation therapy for localized prostate cancer

Usage and outcomes of primary androgen deprivation therapy for localized prostate cancer

Scientists identify a new gene that causes the spread of cancer

Scientists identify a new gene that causes the spread of cancer

Fullerene shows promise in reducing radiation side effects

Fullerene shows promise in reducing radiation side effects

HPV vaccines provide hope for major international programmes of primary prevention

HPV vaccines provide hope for major international programmes of primary prevention

Scientists identify a new gene that causes the spread of cancer

Scientists identify a new gene that causes the spread of cancer