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An Inspirational Way To Treat Cancer

Breast cancer patients may soon receive even more precise and potentially life-saving radiation therapy thanks to a unique program being developed. A/Prof Joerg Lehmann, Principal Medical Physics Specialist at the Department of Radiation ...

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The Olympian role of a Radiation Oncologist

Radiation oncologists play a vital role in the treatment of cancer patients and modern day ...

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‘How radiation therapy helped me tackle prostate cancer’ – Gregg’s story

Thousands of Australian men continue to be affected by prostate cancer every year. It is ...

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Living With Lung Cancer: Julie’s Story

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month in Australia. It’s estimated that almost 12,500 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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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.