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

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

Modern radiation therapy ups lung cancer survival

Modern radiation therapy ups lung cancer survival

Variances in patterns of care for patients with prostate cancer failing primary therapy

Variances in patterns of care for patients with prostate cancer failing primary therapy

Teen wins right to refuse chemo

Teen wins right to refuse chemo

Intermittent androgen deprivation in biochemical recurrence of prostate cancer after radiotherapy

Intermittent androgen deprivation in biochemical recurrence of prostate cancer after radiotherapy

Cancer patient receives first proton therapy treatment

Cancer patient receives first proton therapy treatment

Patients receiving treatment with radioisotopes may trigger security alarms

Patients receiving treatment with radioisotopes may trigger security alarms

'Scorpion venom' zaps aggressive brain tumours

'Scorpion venom' zaps aggressive brain tumours

Heat treatment may zap cancer cells

Heat treatment may zap cancer cells

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