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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).
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

Fertility boost for testicular cancer patients

Fertility boost for testicular cancer patients

New protective drugs called bisphosphonates reduce pain and fractures in metastatic breast cancer

New protective drugs called bisphosphonates reduce pain and fractures in metastatic breast cancer

Cancer patients are being forced to bear the massive financial burden of changes in NHS treatment

Cancer patients are being forced to bear the massive financial burden of changes in NHS treatment

Some men with breast cancer may be having unnecessary radiotherapy

Some men with breast cancer may be having unnecessary radiotherapy

For men diagnosed with prostate cancer, there is no risk of recurrence if external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) is delayed by several months

For men diagnosed with prostate cancer, there is no risk of recurrence if external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) is delayed by several months

Experts call for more research into treatments for children's brain tumours

Experts call for more research into treatments for children's brain tumours

European approval of Temodal (temozolomide) capsules for treatment of glioblastoma multiforme

European approval of Temodal (temozolomide) capsules for treatment of glioblastoma multiforme

One-a-day tablet treats common infection

One-a-day tablet treats common infection

Triple approach is promising against cancer cells

Triple approach is promising against cancer cells

Shorter course of 8 gray radiotherapy effective for palliation of painful bone metastases

Shorter course of 8 gray radiotherapy effective for palliation of painful bone metastases

Baby boy is first successful birth in Canada from frozen eggs

Baby boy is first successful birth in Canada from frozen eggs

Australian-New Zealand hormone therapy trial good news for prostate cancer patients

Australian-New Zealand hormone therapy trial good news for prostate cancer patients

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