Inside Health

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Dr Mark Porter demystifies health issues, separating fact from fiction and bringing clarity to conflicting health advice, with the help of regular contributor GP Margaret McCartney


MedMatters: Case Notes Radiotherapy 08 Feb 11

February 8th, 2011

Episode 17 of 329 episodes

Dr Mark Porter looks at the latest developments in radiotherapy. He reviews its origins with the pioneering research of Marie Curie one hundred years ago and he talks to doctors, radiologists and patients about the modern practise and experience of harnessing radiation to kill malignant tissue. Radiotherapy is sometimes described as the 'Cinderella' of cancer treatment. Its public profile is lower than the new generation of anti-cancer drugs. Yet doctors are continually finding ways of improving the effectiveness and accuracy of radiotherapy.