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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.
Combined therapy extends survival of older patients with glioblastoma, clinical study shows

Combined therapy extends survival of older patients with glioblastoma, clinical study shows

Shorter radiation treatment for breast cancer patients could reduce health care spending

Shorter radiation treatment for breast cancer patients could reduce health care spending

Research findings show effective way to harness anti-tumor potential of macrophages in cancer therapy

Research findings show effective way to harness anti-tumor potential of macrophages in cancer therapy

Study reveals promising new strategy to attack deadly pediatric brain tumor

Study reveals promising new strategy to attack deadly pediatric brain tumor

Many women do not receive guideline-based care for cervical cancer, study finds

Many women do not receive guideline-based care for cervical cancer, study finds

Study highlights potential tolerability of single fraction of HDR brachytherapy for localized prostate cancer

Study highlights potential tolerability of single fraction of HDR brachytherapy for localized prostate cancer

New molecule may inhibit growth of aggressive pediatric brain tumor

New molecule may inhibit growth of aggressive pediatric brain tumor

Penn expert suggests shorter radiation treatment for men with prostate cancer

Penn expert suggests shorter radiation treatment for men with prostate cancer

New model of cervical cancer care reduces delay between diagnosis and treatment

New model of cervical cancer care reduces delay between diagnosis and treatment

Researchers develop novel in vivo model for studying pancreatic cancer

Researchers develop novel in vivo model for studying pancreatic cancer

UAB to bring advanced cancer-fighting radiation technology to Alabama

UAB to bring advanced cancer-fighting radiation technology to Alabama

Radiotherapy for breast cancer linked to greater risk of second primary lung cancer

Radiotherapy for breast cancer linked to greater risk of second primary lung cancer

New ASTRO guideline underscores safety, effectiveness of palliative radiation therapy for bone metastases

New ASTRO guideline underscores safety, effectiveness of palliative radiation therapy for bone metastases

Genetic profiling of blood cells can predict response to stem cell transplant for patients with MDS

Genetic profiling of blood cells can predict response to stem cell transplant for patients with MDS

Yale researchers identify new genetic defect in brain tumor cells that prevents DNA repair

Yale researchers identify new genetic defect in brain tumor cells that prevents DNA repair

Study shows decreased incidence of radiation esophagitis in elderly NSCLC patients

Study shows decreased incidence of radiation esophagitis in elderly NSCLC patients

New PET radiotracer effectively detects early and advanced stages of prostate cancer

New PET radiotracer effectively detects early and advanced stages of prostate cancer

UTHealth and Children's Memorial Hermann begin two new clinical trials for pediatric brain cancer

UTHealth and Children's Memorial Hermann begin two new clinical trials for pediatric brain cancer

Breast conserving therapy better than mastectomy in early-stage breast cancer patients

Breast conserving therapy better than mastectomy in early-stage breast cancer patients

DCIS patients more likely to be alive ten years later than women in general population

DCIS patients more likely to be alive ten years later than women in general population