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Targeting Cancer in leaps and bounds

Nearly 100 people were up before the sun on a crisp Auckland morning to take part in the annual Targeting Cancer Fun Run, sponsored by GenesisCare. The pavement was rain-soaked and the air chilly but that didn’t dampen the spirits of our runners and walkers. The Fun Run, which raises awareness ...

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Increased investment in radiation therapy in New Zealand

The New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden and Minister for Health, Dr David Clark, announced plans to replace 12 linear accelerators (linacs), machines used to deliver radiation as part of the treatment of cancer, across New Zealand over the next three years. The Government also announced ...

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Collaborating with local health networks to improve knowledge about radiation therapy

Radiation therapy is a highly targeted and highly effective cancer treatment. It contributes to 40% of all cancer cures world-wide; as well as relieving symptoms such as pain or bleeding.1 GPs can access the following pathways on radiation oncology: ·       Bone Pain Flare Following Radiation ...

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New Zealand Horizon Summit puts radiation therapy on the forefront of parliament’s agenda

Improving access to potentially life-saving radiation therapy for thousands of New Zealand cancer patients was the key message delivered by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) at the first-ever Radiation Oncology Horizon Summit, on 9 May at New Zealand’s ...

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Targeting Cancer at the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology Conference 2019

The European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO) met for their annual Congress in the historic and beautiful city of Milan, Italy in late April. There was a significant contingent from Australia and New Zealand at the conference which showcased research from our region. Our College’s ...

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Study Shows Importance of Informed Decision Making

A new study has again highlighted the importance of prostate cancer patients being informed of all treatment options, including radiation therapy. The Prostatectomy versus Radiotherapy for Early-stage Prostate Cancer (PREPaRE) study explored how men with prostate cancer choose treatment when ...

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‘That’s Where We Come In’ Unveiled!

Targeting Cancer is proud to unveil the latest step in its global campaign to promote radiation therapy as a vital and highly effective cancer treatment. ‘That’s Where We Come In’ is a short film which showcases the Targeting Cancer campaign. The film educates viewers about the vital role of ...

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New Zealand Supporters Put Best Foot Forward For Targeting Cancer!

Targeting Cancer wishes its New Zealand supporters well as they prepare to tackle the forthcoming Ports of Auckland Round the Bays run and help raise awareness of radiation therapy as a cancer treatment! A 40-strong group including Radiation Oncologists, Radiation Therapists, Medical Physicists ...

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SABR Benefits Underlined By CHISEL Study

The potential benefits of Stereotactic Ablative Body Radiotherapy (SABR) for extending the lives of cancer patients have again been illustrated by a new study. The CHISEL study has found that SABR – a highly-targeted technique for delivering very high radiation therapy (or radiotherapy) ...

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