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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).
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

Tamoxifen study counters hopes that drug might protect the heart

Tamoxifen study counters hopes that drug might protect the heart

Great news for breast cancer patients

Great news for breast cancer patients

Fusing physics with medicine to fight cancer

Fusing physics with medicine to fight cancer

Children treated for soft tissue sarcomas at greater risk of second cancers

Children treated for soft tissue sarcomas at greater risk of second cancers

New clinical trial focuses on quality of life for men with prostate cancer

New clinical trial focuses on quality of life for men with prostate cancer

Isotopes for society

Isotopes for society

Elderly lung cancer patients tolerate combined chemotherapy and radiotherapy with no higher risk of death than younger patients

Elderly lung cancer patients tolerate combined chemotherapy and radiotherapy with no higher risk of death than younger patients

Mice put into "suspended animation" in U.S.

Mice put into "suspended animation" in U.S.

Innovation, competitive prices to underpin uptake of diagnostic ultrasound devices

Innovation, competitive prices to underpin uptake of diagnostic ultrasound devices

Genetic testing could bolster radiotherapy's effectiveness against cancer

Genetic testing could bolster radiotherapy's effectiveness against cancer

Hormonal treatment improves survival in high-risk prostate cancer patients

Hormonal treatment improves survival in high-risk prostate cancer patients

cT3 prostate cancer is operable

cT3 prostate cancer is operable

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