Radiotherapy is a key treatment modality for cancer. Radiotherapy uses ionising radiation (from X-rays, electron beams or gamma rays) to kill tumour cells.
Radiotherapy is often used as part of a multi-modality approach to cancer treatment. It can be the primary cancer treatment, or it can be used along with surgery and/or chemotherapy. It is used for both curative and palliative treatment.
In Victoria, the majority of radiotherapy services are provided by the public healthcare sector.
Annual activity targets for radiotherapy
Radiotherapy weighted activity unit targets provide a funding guide for public radiotherapy services in Victoria.
Data about radiotherapy services
The Victorian Radiotherapy Minimum Data Set collects data related to radiotherapy services.
Reviewed 08 July 2022