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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).
Annual mammograms best for women who have been treated for early stage breast cancer

Annual mammograms best for women who have been treated for early stage breast cancer

Racial disparities in access to surgical evaluation

Racial disparities in access to surgical evaluation

Landmark studies that may change the treatment standards for breast cancer

Landmark studies that may change the treatment standards for breast cancer

Wiping out a protein in skin cancer cells could significantly stall melanoma tumor development

Wiping out a protein in skin cancer cells could significantly stall melanoma tumor development

Women over the age of 60 with low-risk breast cancer may not need to receive radiation therapy after surgery

Women over the age of 60 with low-risk breast cancer may not need to receive radiation therapy after surgery

Gauging the risk from prolonged low-level radiation

Gauging the risk from prolonged low-level radiation

Scientists and clinicians are pioneering the diagnosis and treatment of children's brain tumours

Scientists and clinicians are pioneering the diagnosis and treatment of children's brain tumours

UT Southwestern Moncrief Cancer Center treats patients with TomoTherapy

UT Southwestern Moncrief Cancer Center treats patients with TomoTherapy

Researchers have identified a protein that transports the essential nutrient boron into cells

Researchers have identified a protein that transports the essential nutrient boron into cells

Higher radiation doses helps patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer live longer

Higher radiation doses helps patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer live longer

New radiotherapy regime benefits young women with breast cancer

New radiotherapy regime benefits young women with breast cancer

Radiotherapy with cetuximab significantly improves disease control and survival in head and neck cancer

Radiotherapy with cetuximab significantly improves disease control and survival in head and neck cancer

Project to refine and fine-tune radiotherapy treatment for cancer

Project to refine and fine-tune radiotherapy treatment for cancer

Blocking gene opens avenues for treating prostate cancer

Blocking gene opens avenues for treating prostate cancer

Black men have better sexual and urinary function than white men after prostate cancer surgery

Black men have better sexual and urinary function than white men after prostate cancer surgery

Radiation either before or after chemotherapy and surgery just as effective for treating lung cancer

Radiation either before or after chemotherapy and surgery just as effective for treating lung cancer

A revolutionary approach to angiogenesis could make cancer treatment more effective at killing tumours

A revolutionary approach to angiogenesis could make cancer treatment more effective at killing tumours

Researchers show gossypol – a drug refined from cottonseed oil is a cancer treatment booster

Researchers show gossypol – a drug refined from cottonseed oil is a cancer treatment booster

Phase II trials of the first second-generation antisense cancer drug to be used in patients soon to be underway

Phase II trials of the first second-generation antisense cancer drug to be used in patients soon to be underway

Trial shows which brain cancer patients benefit from temozolomide

Trial shows which brain cancer patients benefit from temozolomide