therapeutic radiology


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ra·di·a·tion on·col·o·gy

1. the medical specialty concerned with the use of ionizing radiation in the treatment of disease;
2. the medical specialty of radiation therapy;
3. the use of radiation in the treatment of neoplasms.
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ra·di·a·tion on·col·o·gy

(rā'dē-ā'shŭn on-kol'ŏ-jē)
The medical specialty concerned with the use and study of ionizing radiation in the treatment of cancer.
Synonym(s): therapeutic radiology.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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The American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology has launched a new patient Web site, located at www.rtanswers.org.
The findings were presented at 51st annual meeting of the American Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology in Chicago.
He presented the study at a symposium on genitourinary cancers sponsored by the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, and the Society of Urologic Oncology.
The symposium was sponsored by the American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, and the Society of Urologic Oncology.
Eifel asserted at the annual meeting of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology.
5 at the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology's 46th Annual Meeting in Atlanta.
Mayr, M.D., said at the annual meeting of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology.
The majority of patients died of other complaints or were still alive," Grace Lu-Yao, Ph.D., lead investigator, said during a press Webcast in advance of a symposium on genitourinary cancers that was sponsored by the American Society for Clinical Oncology, the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, and the Society of Urologic Oncology.
DENVER -- Whole-breast irradiation coupled with breast-conserving surgery and hormone therapy remains the standard of care in women with favorable early breast cancer, Richard Poetter, M.D., said at the annual meeting of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology.
Black stated at the symposium, which was sponsored by the American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, and the Society of Urologic Oncology.
Jankowski said at the symposium, also sponsored by the AGA Institute, the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, and the Society of Surgical Oncology.
A shorter course of radiation treatments for prostate cancer may be superior to prolonged treatment, according to a study presented at the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology annual meeting in October.

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