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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).
Lithium chloride can alleviate radiation-induced oral mucositis and taste dysfunction

Lithium chloride can alleviate radiation-induced oral mucositis and taste dysfunction

Radiotherapy-resistant cancers could be rendered susceptible through immunotherapy treatment

Radiotherapy-resistant cancers could be rendered susceptible through immunotherapy treatment

COVID-19 pandemic had major impacts on childhood cancer care, shows survey

COVID-19 pandemic had major impacts on childhood cancer care, shows survey

New type of ultrasound scan could improve outcome from brain tumor surgery

New type of ultrasound scan could improve outcome from brain tumor surgery

University of Toronto, Fujitsu develop new technology to streamline radiation treatment plans

University of Toronto, Fujitsu develop new technology to streamline radiation treatment plans

New proton therapy targets treatment-resistant cancer cells

New proton therapy targets treatment-resistant cancer cells

Scientists examine DNA repair pathways and their impact on cancer evolution

Scientists examine DNA repair pathways and their impact on cancer evolution

New combination treatment approach improves overall survival in mice with glioblastoma

New combination treatment approach improves overall survival in mice with glioblastoma

Dartmouth-invented camera system captures real-time video of the beam during radiation treatment

Dartmouth-invented camera system captures real-time video of the beam during radiation treatment

Study highlights barriers faced by cancer survivors in maintaining a healthy diet

Study highlights barriers faced by cancer survivors in maintaining a healthy diet

Could ultra-low dose radiotherapy treat COVID-19-related pneumonia?

Could ultra-low dose radiotherapy treat COVID-19-related pneumonia?

Reduced-dose radiotherapy with cisplatin produces good outcomes for HPV-associated oropharyngeal cancer

Reduced-dose radiotherapy with cisplatin produces good outcomes for HPV-associated oropharyngeal cancer

Novel platform uses modified virus to combat pancreatic cancer

Novel platform uses modified virus to combat pancreatic cancer

Study shows how gut bacteria can dull the efficacy of radiotherapy

Study shows how gut bacteria can dull the efficacy of radiotherapy

Five-day regimen of radiotherapy safe, effective for men with high-risk forms of prostate cancer

Five-day regimen of radiotherapy safe, effective for men with high-risk forms of prostate cancer

Dramatic changes seen in delivery of radiotherapy treatments during coronavirus pandemic

Dramatic changes seen in delivery of radiotherapy treatments during coronavirus pandemic

Researchers develop FLASH ultra-high-dose rate radiation therapy beam for cancer treatment

Researchers develop FLASH ultra-high-dose rate radiation therapy beam for cancer treatment

Virtual care during COVID-19 delivers impressive benefits for cancer patients, clinicians

Virtual care during COVID-19 delivers impressive benefits for cancer patients, clinicians

Study investigates the total non-healthcare cost of chemotherapy

Study investigates the total non-healthcare cost of chemotherapy

Study uncovers why cancer patients with liver metastases have poor outcomes

Study uncovers why cancer patients with liver metastases have poor outcomes