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Lucas Browne

Have you ever wondered who this little boy is? Lucas Browne is the poster boy for the Targeting Cancer website for a reason.

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This short film, called Targets, showcases radiation therapy as a safe, effective and sophisticated treatment for patients with cancer

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Targeting Cancer website wins Sydney Design Award

We are very excited to announce that the Targeting Cancer campaign website designed by Butterfly has been recognised for its web design at the prestigious Sydney Design Awards. The Targeting Cancer website has won a Gold Award in the Digital ...

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Baulkham Hills runner reaches 42nd City2Surf

When 72-year-old Michael Bendeich steps up to the starting line for the City2Surf this weekend, ...

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Michael runs his ‘Meaning of Life’ City2Surf

72 year old Michael Bendeich was diagnosed with a high risk skin cancer on his left hand in ...

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Doctor on a mission to end tobacco investment

Dr Bronwyn King, Radiation Oncologist at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne is ...

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About Targeting Cancer

About Targeting Cancer

1 in 2 cancer patients would benefit from radiation therapy at some time during their cancer experience 1. However, less than 1 in 3 patients in Australia and New Zealand will actually receive radiation therapy 2.

The Radiation Oncology Targeting Cancer Campaign is an initiative of the Faculty of Radiation Oncology of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR)*.

The Campaign aims to increase awareness of radiation therapy as an effective, safe and sophisticated treatment for cancer. It is designed to reach people with cancer, their families and loved ones to improve their knowledge and access to this (sometimes overlooked) treatment.

The Campaign also strives to educate health professionals about radiation therapy, in particular, general practitioners. This website is a trusted source of information developed by radiation oncologists who are the medical specialists highly trained in the care of patients with cancer, in particular, where management may involve the use of radiation therapy.

The Campaign team continues to undertake many activities, including the development and delivery of useful resources about radiation therapy, to assist those touched by cancer, now or in the future.

If you would like to find out more about the Campaign, please contact us.

* The Faculty of Radiation Oncology, RANZCR, is the peak bi-national body advancing patient care and the specialty of radiation oncology through setting of quality standards, producing excellent radiation oncology specialists, and driving research, innovation and collaboration in the treatment of cancers.

1. Barton M., Jacob S., Shafig J., Wong K., Thompson S., Hanna T., Delaney G. National & International Benchmarks set following study of delivery of Radiotherapy Services: ‘Review of Radiotherapy Optimal Utilisation Rates’. Collaboration for Cancer Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CCORE), Liverpool Hospital, Sydney, Australia, 2013: p6.

2. Gabriel G, Barton M, Delaney G.Does travel distance affect radiotherapy utilisation in NSW and the ACT? Presentation at 2014 Innovations in Cancer Treatment and Care Conference.