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The annual Targeting Cancer fun run moves online

This month we were all supposed to be enjoying the annual Targeting Cancer fun run around the beautiful Melbourne Docklands as part of RANZCR’s ASM – unfortunately the world had other plans. So this year, we have moved the fun run online! Join us in posting a video or photo on social media of ...

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UPDATED: Radiation therapy during COVID-19 – Frequently Asked Questions

Radiation therapy services are essential and still accessible throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Radiation oncology teams are making special provisions for patients in the current situation. Targeting Cancer has developed Frequently Asked Questions to support patients, their families and friends ...

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Improving treatment for head and neck cancer: new video series

A unique series of 14 videos on innovations in the treatment of head and neck cancer patients has been launched to mark World Head and Neck Cancer Day on 27 July 2020. Each video focuses on the clinical practice of multidisciplinary team members and researchers to improve survival and quality ...

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Investigating symptoms of lung cancer: a guide for all health professionals

Investigating symptoms of lung cancer: a guide for all health professionals was developed by Cancer Australia and assists health professionals in the identification and appropriate investigation of symptoms and signs of lung cancer. The guide supports the timely referral of patients into the ...

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Explaining the costs of radiation therapy in Australia

There are several cost factors that patients and their families need to think about when choosing the best treatment provider for them. These include direct costs such as those covered by Medicare, and other costs like travel, parking, accommodation and any allied health care that may be ...

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Advances in radiation therapy for elderly patients with prostate cancer

Radiation Oncologist, Dr Lucinda Morris from St George Hospital Cancer Care Centre, Sydney, recently spoke to ecancer at the SIOG 2019 meeting in Geneva about prostate cancer care in the elderly. In an informative video, Dr Morris describes the various treatment options for patients with ...

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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 Ardern 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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