Radiation oncology

Lester J Peters and Lizbeth M Kenny
Med J Aust 2002; 176 (1): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2002.tb04270.x
Published online: 7 January 2002

Radiotherapy is one of the cornerstones of cancer treatment, being a component of management in at least half of all cancer patients. Increasingly, radiotherapy is used in multimodal treatment protocols in combination with surgery and chemotherapy. The best outcomes are achieved when specialists in each of these disciplines work in a multidisciplinary way, understanding the benefits and limitations that each brings to the patient's management. The aim is to individualise treatment using the best evidence available while continually advancing our knowledge through clinical trials. The Trans-Tasman Radiation Oncology Group has taken a leadership role in this regard.

  • 1 Division of Radiation Oncology, Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 2 Division of Oncology, Royal Brisbane Hospital, Brisbane, QLD.


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