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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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Our New Zealand Friends Help Spread The Word!

Targeting Cancer is delighted to present a terrific video featuring our New Zealand supporters promoting the campaign and the importance of radiation therapy as a curative cancer treatment. The ‘I Will Help You’ video, which was made to mark this year’s World Cancer Day, features ...

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New Study Outlines Effective Prostate Cancer Treatment

A new study has illustrated the effectiveness of radiation therapy with hormone therapy as a treatment for men with more aggressive (high risk) types of localised prostate cancer. The RADAR study, which was run through the Trans-Tasman Radiation Oncology Group (TROG), included more than 1000 ...

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‘How We Can Better Support Head and Neck Cancer Patients’

Targeting Cancer ambassador Julie McCrossin has called for national education guidelines to develop best practice treatment for head and neck cancer patients. Former ABC presenter Julie, who successfully underwent radiation therapy and chemotherapy treatment for head and neck cancer, has also ...

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