For GPs

Wellington spreads the message to GPs about Radiation Therapy

Wellington Hospital in New Zealand hosted a GP Oncology Education Evening on 25 February.  All attendees were engaged and thought highly of the event.

“Really interesting to learn about what happens to our patients having radiotherapy”

“Practical aspects enlightening. Good sense of what a patient’s experience would be. Knowing how to navigate into the service and advocate for patients”

“learning advances in radiation oncology”

“Whole new area that we had little prior knowledge of. Very multidisciplinary”

“Well organised overview of planning and treatment delivery”

The GP-focused educational program is run in Australia and New Zealand and provides GPs and other health practitioners with the opportunity to learn about the role of radiation therapy as a safe and cost effective treatment option for cancer patients. As well as learning about technology advances in radiation therapy.
Since the inception of the campaign, around 20 departments across Australia and New Zealand have hosted these education sessions.
According to our survey results, 100% of attendees reported that the session significantly improved their understanding of radiation therapy and that they would recommend the session to their colleagues.
Please find more information here about the program.
More GPs need to know about radiation therapy, and should encourage their patients to consider radiation therapy as a treatment option for cancer.
If you are interested in hosting a GP education evening, please contact the Targeting Cancer team on


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