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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).
Changes in breast cancer management

Changes in breast cancer management

BrainLAB wins patent lawsuit

BrainLAB wins patent lawsuit

Researchers study dosimetry in radiotherapy through Monte Carlo techniques

Researchers study dosimetry in radiotherapy through Monte Carlo techniques

Drug giant Wyeth loses another HRT trial to the tune of $1.5 million

Drug giant Wyeth loses another HRT trial to the tune of $1.5 million

Cetuximab with radiotherapy does not increase side effects for head and neck cancer patients

Cetuximab with radiotherapy does not increase side effects for head and neck cancer patients

Tea aids recovery of radiation damaged skin

Tea aids recovery of radiation damaged skin

Scientists discover how androgen plays a role in the development of prostate cancer

Scientists discover how androgen plays a role in the development of prostate cancer

New research could affect future treatment options for prostate cancer

New research could affect future treatment options for prostate cancer

Hospital strapped for cash may offer radiotherapy facilities to pets

Hospital strapped for cash may offer radiotherapy facilities to pets

Bright light band aid - high tech way to treat skin cancer

Bright light band aid - high tech way to treat skin cancer

Sequencing of chemotherapy and radiation therapy for early breast cancer

Sequencing of chemotherapy and radiation therapy for early breast cancer

World's first fully digital neuroscience center at Singapore General Hospital

World's first fully digital neuroscience center at Singapore General Hospital

16 year old cancer victim dies after overdoses of radiation

16 year old cancer victim dies after overdoses of radiation

Targeted tumor therapy has paramount consequences for future expansion of nuclear medicine

Targeted tumor therapy has paramount consequences for future expansion of nuclear medicine

Benefits of breast cancer screening questionable

Benefits of breast cancer screening questionable

FDA approves Taxotere for head and neck cancers

FDA approves Taxotere for head and neck cancers

Female survivors of childhood cancer: preterm birth and low birth weight among their children

Female survivors of childhood cancer: preterm birth and low birth weight among their children

Vitamin D may slow down breast cancer

Vitamin D may slow down breast cancer

New radiotherapy/chemotherapy strategy improves outcomes for children with medulloblastoma

New radiotherapy/chemotherapy strategy improves outcomes for children with medulloblastoma

Long-term oncologic outcomes: A 40 year radical prostatectomy single institution series

Long-term oncologic outcomes: A 40 year radical prostatectomy single institution series