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‘It’s An Amazing Time To Be A Radiation Oncologist’

Targeting Cancer is raising awareness of radiation oncology in Australia and New Zealand, but what is life like for radiation oncologists in other areas of the world? More than 1.2m cancer patients in the USA are expected to receive radiation ...

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Study Underlines Radiation Therapy As Survival Tool For Prostate Cancer Patients

A new study – the largest of its kind ever carried out in Australia – has ...

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Spreading The Radiation Therapy Word In New Zealand

Targeting Cancer’s advocacy efforts in New Zealand received another boost with a successful GP ...

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Junior Doctors Lack Knowledge About Radiation Therapy, New Study Indicates

A new study has indicated that junior doctors feel ill-prepared to offer Australian and New ...

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Prostate Cancer Treatment- Before the decision

Radiation therapy can cure prostate cancer. To make the choice that’s right for you, ask for a referral to a Radiation Oncologist. It’s a big decision, you have time to make it.

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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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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.