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Radiation therapy

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Radiation therapy

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Radiation therapy

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Our first tv documentary on Radiation Therapy

Our first tv documentary on radiation therapy. Watch this special documentary to learn more about this safe and cost-effective cancer treatment option..

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Videos about Radiation Therapy

Watch this video to find out more about what happens when the patient is actually having radiation therapy – including what the machine looks like, how it moves and sounds and what the staff will be doing to set-up and deliver the treatment.

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Join Targeting Cancer team at 2016 City2Surf

Take action now and make 2016 the year you make a difference. We invite you to join in the fun and excitement of the 2016 City2Surf by joining our team and showing support for people affected by cancer. At the same time, you will be helping to ...

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Cancer survivors turn their radiation masks into works of art

Cancer survivors are telling their stories of survival through turning their radiation masks ...

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Newly opened Blacktown Hospital hosts first Targeting Cancer campaign GP education evening

The newly opened Blacktown Hospital will host doctors from around western Sydney at the ...

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Exercise and Cancer

This fascinating video explores how targeted exercise before, during and after treatment can ...

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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.