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Welcoming our first Indigenous trainee to radiation oncology

Radiation therapy

Cures cancer and is safe

Radiation therapy

Safety through targeted technology

Radiation therapy

Maintains quality of life

 

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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

The ‘Patient Pathway’ video outlines the pathway that a patient will go through when being treated using radiation therapy. This video shows the roles of each of the specialties in the radiation oncology team including radiation oncologists, radiation therapists and radiation oncology medical physicists

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Kelly

A role model for the Indigenous community

Kelly Needham is creating history as Australia’s first Indigenous Radiation Oncology trainee. Kelly hopes her success will encourage others to follow their dreams. View the video  

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A state-of-the-art private cancer centre has opened in Brisbane

Australia’s first private integrated cancer centre has opened in north Brisbane. The Icon ...

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Victorian first radiotherapy service to treat more cancer patients, sooner

A new Victorian-first radiotherapy machine that will reduce the number of treatments for cancer ...

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Cancer survivors turn treatment masks into art at Casula Powerhouse

The masks are made of thermoplastic material, moulded to the face and then bolted to the ...

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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.