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Radiation therapy (also called radiotherapy, x-ray therapy, or irradiation) is the use of a certain type of energy (called ionizing radiation) to kill cancer cells and shrink tumors. Radiation therapy injures or destroys cells in the area being treated (the “target tissue”) by damaging their genetic material, making it impossible for these cells to continue to grow and divide. Although radiation damages both cancer cells and normal cells, most normal cells can recover from the effects of radiation and function properly. The goal of radiation therapy is to damage as many cancer cells as possible, while limiting harm to nearby healthy tissue.
UCLA-led research finds promising results for more personalized head and neck cancer treatment

UCLA-led research finds promising results for more personalized head and neck cancer treatment

Study reveals impact of histology on SBRT treatment in early-stage NSCLC patients

Study reveals impact of histology on SBRT treatment in early-stage NSCLC patients

Novel genomics model allows personalized approach to radiation therapy

Novel genomics model allows personalized approach to radiation therapy

Study examines health care costs linked to lumpectomy patients requiring reoperations

Study examines health care costs linked to lumpectomy patients requiring reoperations

Image-guided percutaneous needle biopsies after NST identify breast cancer patients who achieve pCR

Image-guided percutaneous needle biopsies after NST identify breast cancer patients who achieve pCR

Jets of plasma used in arc welding may help kill cancer cells and heal wounds

Jets of plasma used in arc welding may help kill cancer cells and heal wounds

Proton Partners acquires Blue Phantom2 data acquisition system to support innovative cancer treatment

Proton Partners acquires Blue Phantom2 data acquisition system to support innovative cancer treatment

Implant reconstruction after radiation leads to complications, less satisfaction in breast cancer patients

Implant reconstruction after radiation leads to complications, less satisfaction in breast cancer patients

Scientists discover new biomarker to help determine aggressiveness of brain cancer

Scientists discover new biomarker to help determine aggressiveness of brain cancer

Metabolic pathway that shows potential to slow aging may drive brain cancer

Metabolic pathway that shows potential to slow aging may drive brain cancer

Clonal hematopoiesis may help predict cancer patients at risk for fatal form of leukemia

Clonal hematopoiesis may help predict cancer patients at risk for fatal form of leukemia

Researchers show how microRNAs play key role in tumor progression and response to radiation

Researchers show how microRNAs play key role in tumor progression and response to radiation

Researchers identify simple, inexpensive tool for assessing prognosis of pediatric brain tumors

Researchers identify simple, inexpensive tool for assessing prognosis of pediatric brain tumors

New study identifies novel target for treatment of Graves' disease and other scarring eye conditions

New study identifies novel target for treatment of Graves' disease and other scarring eye conditions

Second opinions may not reduce overtreatment in prostate cancer, study suggests

Second opinions may not reduce overtreatment in prostate cancer, study suggests

FDA approves new combo treatment for patients with advanced sarcomas

FDA approves new combo treatment for patients with advanced sarcomas

World Cancer Congress: DITTA urges development of integrated care approaches in medical technology

World Cancer Congress: DITTA urges development of integrated care approaches in medical technology

IDoR 2016 spotlights role of radiology in diagnosis and management of breast diseases

IDoR 2016 spotlights role of radiology in diagnosis and management of breast diseases

High out-of-pocket costs, rather than race/ethnicity, may impact adjuvant endocrine therapy adherence

High out-of-pocket costs, rather than race/ethnicity, may impact adjuvant endocrine therapy adherence

Penn study reveals new sights into how some intestinal cells can withstand chemotherapy and radiation

Penn study reveals new sights into how some intestinal cells can withstand chemotherapy and radiation