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Targeting Cancer GP Education Evening Program Returns

We are excited to announce that the Targeting Cancer GP Education Evening Program returns after two years of COVID pause. Chris O’Brien Lifehouse took the lead to host the first post-COVID GP Education evening in Sydney on 20 July 2022 as a way ...

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Meet Nadine Gray – Maori Clinical Nurse Specialist

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Radiation Therapy Educational Video Receives Telly Award Gold

An educational video about stereotactic radiation therapy has recently won a gold medal of The ...

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New Research Findings Depict Dire Situation of Radiation Oncology Services in New Zealand

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Radiation Therapy: Nola’s Story

Eight years ago, Nola was diagnosed with oesophageal cancer and was referred to a radiation oncologist for treatment. Watch this short video to find out how radiation therapy helped cure her cancer and why she is passionate about breaking down myths and misconceptions around radiation therapy.

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Videos about Radiation Therapy

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.