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‘There’s A Lot Of Myths About Radiation Therapy’

Targeting Cancer Working and Advisory Group Chair Dr Lucinda Morris recently appeared on ABC South East NSW’s Mornings show to  discuss the lack of knowledge of radiation therapy among cancer patients and the wider community and the efforts to address this. Dr Morris, a radiation ...

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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 therapy this year as part of their initial ...

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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 underlined the effectiveness of radiation therapy as a curative treatment for prostate cancer. The study, which looked at cancer outcomes of more than 1,000 prostate cancer patients who underwent curative ...

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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 radiation therapy awareness event at Wellington Regional Hospital’s Blood and Cancer Centre. Several GPs, palliative care-coordinators and hospice and cancer care nurses were among those who attended ...

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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 Zealand cancer patients with full information about all treatment options – particularly the potentially life-saving benefits of radiation therapy. The study showed that almost all of the ...

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Groundbreaking Project Plots Best Radiation Therapy Treatment For Global Patients

A groundbreaking project has been launched aimed at helping older cancer patients across the world receive the most appropriate radiation oncology treatment for their needs. The study will outline an internationally applicable learning model to help radiation oncologists provide high-quality ...

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STAMPEDE Trial Underlines Importance Of Radiation Therapy

Targeting Cancer has welcomed new research which has shown that radiation therapy could increase the chances of survival for prostate cancer patients whose cancer had already spread by the time they were diagnosed. Results from the STAMPEDE trial, which has been published in The Lancet, found ...

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Wallabies Star To Open Targeting Cancer Fun Run!

Targeting Cancer is delighted to announce that Wallabies legend Joe Roff is opening the forthcoming annual Targeting Cancer Fun Run. Roff, a winner of 86 Australian caps and Super Rugby star for the ACT Brumbies during his glittering career, will officially start this year’s event in Canberra. ...

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Targeting Cancer’s New Zealand Efforts Spotlighted

Targeting Cancer’s ongoing efforts to improve awareness of and radiation therapy utilization rates in New Zealand have been spotlighted once again. The campaign was highlighted recently by the New Zealand Doctor website, which featured an interview with New Zealand-based radiation oncologist ...

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