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Feedback Sought On Draft Prostate Cancer Position Statement

Targeting Cancer urges organisations, stakeholders and individuals to provide feedback on the vital draft Prostate Cancer Position Statement. The ‘Informed Decision Making in the Management of Localised Prostate Cancer – A Patient Focused Perspective’ document advocates for men with the ...

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How Radiation Therapy Helped Mick Keep On Running

No-one knows better the importance of being informed about all treatment options for prostate cancer than inspirational Mick Bendeich. The 74-year-old is due to line up in Sydney’s City2Surf in August – the 44th time he will have taken part in the world-famous fun run. Mick, of Baulkham Hills ...

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Targeting Cancer Welcomes New Radiation Oncology Patient Charter

Targeting Cancer is delighted to endorse the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists’ new Radiation Oncology Patient Charter. The charter, developed by the Canadian Association of Radiation Oncology (CARO) and adapted by the Faculty of Radiation Oncology Council, outlines the ...

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New Prostate Cancer Resource Launched In NZ

A new website has been launched aimed at helping New Zealand men learn more about the prostate cancer check-up process. The Kupe website aims to address inequalities in prostate cancer testing rates across the country’s ethnic groups and also increase awareness of the disease among both GPs and ...

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Radiation Therapy ‘Not A Risk For Breast Cancer Patients’

A large-scale study has found the risk of death from heart disease in breast cancer patients following radiation therapy and chemotherapy is no higher than it is among the average population. The study evaluated data from 350,000 breast cancer patients from US Cancer registries who had received ...

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Study Outlines Potential Global Benefits Of Radiation Therapy

A recent study has shown how maximizing patient access to radiation therapy could help save the lives of hundreds of thousands of cancer patients in Australia and across the world every year. The study, entitled ‘The Population Benefit of Evidence-Based Radiotherapy: Five-Year Local Control and ...

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‘Radiation Therapy Can Be As Effective As Surgery’

‘Radiation therapy can be as effective a treatment for prostate cancer patients as surgery’. That was the message from Targeting Cancer Clinical Lead A/Prof Sandra Turner on her recent appearance on ABC North Coast’s Breakfast Show to discuss treatment options for prostate cancer patients. ...

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‘Patients Became Like Family’ – Exploring Life As A Radiation Therapist

After almost 25 years working as a radiation therapist helping cancer patients in Western Sydney, Radhini Chelvarajah has a new mission in life. Radhini – known affectionately as Rad to most of her colleagues – recently left her role at Westmead Hospital and is now working to improve ...

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New Article Highlights Radiation Therapy Messages

Modern radiation therapy is as effective as surgery in curing prostate cancer and GPs can help to ensure men know all their available treatment options if they are diagnosed with the disease. Those are among the key messages of an important new article aiming to highlighting the importance of ...

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