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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).
Patients with head and neck cancer may be spared the risk and expense of surgery by undergoing a CT scan

Patients with head and neck cancer may be spared the risk and expense of surgery by undergoing a CT scan

Yeast cells help show how GSAO (glutathionarsenoxide) angiogenesis inhibitor drug works

Yeast cells help show how GSAO (glutathionarsenoxide) angiogenesis inhibitor drug works

Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) for head and neck cancer

Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) for head and neck cancer

Treating malignant melanoma of the uvea with radiation therapy can spare patients from significant vision loss

Treating malignant melanoma of the uvea with radiation therapy can spare patients from significant vision loss

Radiation therapy combined with hormone therapy after surgery is more effective in keeping the breast cancer from returning

Radiation therapy combined with hormone therapy after surgery is more effective in keeping the breast cancer from returning

Treatment recommendations for breast cancer should not be based on a woman's marital status

Treatment recommendations for breast cancer should not be based on a woman's marital status

New radiation technique to treat cancer that has spread to the brain prevents hair loss

New radiation technique to treat cancer that has spread to the brain prevents hair loss

Long-term use of NSAIDs cuts the risk for oral cancer in smokers by half but increases risk of cardiovascular problems

Long-term use of NSAIDs cuts the risk for oral cancer in smokers by half but increases risk of cardiovascular problems

Call to stop exposing women to breast cancer risk by needlessly using radiation therapy as a component of Hodgkin disease treatment

Call to stop exposing women to breast cancer risk by needlessly using radiation therapy as a component of Hodgkin disease treatment

Compound called GRN163L blocks lung cancer

Compound called GRN163L blocks lung cancer

Danish scientists have identified which head and neck cancer patients will benefit from additional drug treatment during radiotherapy

Danish scientists have identified which head and neck cancer patients will benefit from additional drug treatment during radiotherapy

Discovery may significantly advance the treatment of cancers and infectious diseases

Discovery may significantly advance the treatment of cancers and infectious diseases

Best treatment for the immobilizing trauma of spinal cord compression in metastatic cancer

Best treatment for the immobilizing trauma of spinal cord compression in metastatic cancer

Good news for the hundreds of thousands of cancer patients who undergo radiation therapy

Good news for the hundreds of thousands of cancer patients who undergo radiation therapy

Giving prostate cancer patients radiotherapy after surgery could help prevent the progression of their disease

Giving prostate cancer patients radiotherapy after surgery could help prevent the progression of their disease

Australian scientists rejuvenate the immune systems of mice and humans using a common hormone

Australian scientists rejuvenate the immune systems of mice and humans using a common hormone

Hospital funding gives radiotherapy cancer boost

Hospital funding gives radiotherapy cancer boost

Many testicular cancer patients are able to father children

Many testicular cancer patients are able to father children

One shot testicular cancer drug as good as radiotherapy

One shot testicular cancer drug as good as radiotherapy

One-day treatment with the anticancer drug carboplatin is as effective as radiotherapy for testicular cancer

One-day treatment with the anticancer drug carboplatin is as effective as radiotherapy for testicular cancer