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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).
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

Chemotherapy improves survival and reduces the risk of recurrence in women with stage I ovarian cancer

Chemotherapy improves survival and reduces the risk of recurrence in women with stage I ovarian cancer

New link in the growth of Ewing’s sarcoma

New link in the growth of Ewing’s sarcoma

Fish oils appear to reduce breast cancer risk

Fish oils appear to reduce breast cancer risk

Role of gene identified in development of tumours in children

Role of gene identified in development of tumours in children

BNCT treatment has had an excellent response in a patient with head and neck cancer

BNCT treatment has had an excellent response in a patient with head and neck cancer

University of Nottingham research developments could mean new drugs will reach cancer patients more quickly

University of Nottingham research developments could mean new drugs will reach cancer patients more quickly

Women over 70 are safe to not have radiation treatment after heaving a lumpectomy

Women over 70 are safe to not have radiation treatment after heaving a lumpectomy

Charlie Watts treated for throat cancer

Charlie Watts treated for throat cancer

Novel pharmacological target for cannabinoid-based therapies

Novel pharmacological target for cannabinoid-based therapies

New treatment strategy for brain cancer

New treatment strategy for brain cancer

Aggressive treatment for nasopharyngeal cancer shown to be more effective

Aggressive treatment for nasopharyngeal cancer shown to be more effective

Moderate exercise helps beat fatigue from prostate radiation

Moderate exercise helps beat fatigue from prostate radiation

Innovative treatment for cancer patients who have previously undergone chemotherapy, surgery or radiotherapy

Innovative treatment for cancer patients who have previously undergone chemotherapy, surgery or radiotherapy

New information guide on cervical cancer

New information guide on cervical cancer

Effective treatment for soft tissue sarcoma (rhabdomyosarcoma)

Effective treatment for soft tissue sarcoma (rhabdomyosarcoma)

Educating patients can help limit side effects of chemotherapy and radiation

Educating patients can help limit side effects of chemotherapy and radiation

Chemoradioimmunotherapy for advanced breast cancer

Chemoradioimmunotherapy for advanced breast cancer

Combining targeted immunotherapy with chemotherapy and radiation therapy to successfully kill metastatic tumour cells

Combining targeted immunotherapy with chemotherapy and radiation therapy to successfully kill metastatic tumour cells