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Principles of Radiation Oncology

Principles of Radiation Oncology

This chapter in Cancer Concepts: a Guidebook for the Non-Oncologist describes the principles of Radiation Oncology. Radiation Oncology utilizes ionizing radiation to treat cancer (and occasionally a few benign conditions). Radiotherapy or radiation therapy (RT) was initially developed in conjunction with diagnostic radiology but has evolved into a separate specialty. Currently, more than fifty percent of cancer patients undergo RT at some point...

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