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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.
Cell survival protein could protect kidneys from damage caused by cancer therapies

Cell survival protein could protect kidneys from damage caused by cancer therapies

Septic shock and pneumonia triggered by SARS-CoV-2 could be treated by radiation-activated MSCs

Septic shock and pneumonia triggered by SARS-CoV-2 could be treated by radiation-activated MSCs

Researchers assess the risk of proton therapy for children with brain tumors

Researchers assess the risk of proton therapy for children with brain tumors

IU researcher awarded NCI grant to develop a drug for making radiation therapy more effective

IU researcher awarded NCI grant to develop a drug for making radiation therapy more effective

Biodegradable 3D-printed esophageal stents for treating radiation esophagitis

Biodegradable 3D-printed esophageal stents for treating radiation esophagitis

High Throughput Identification and Quantification of Breast Cancer With NMR-Based Metabolomics

High Throughput Identification and Quantification of Breast Cancer With NMR-Based Metabolomics

High dose radiation therapy linked to shorter survival times in NSCLC patients

High dose radiation therapy linked to shorter survival times in NSCLC patients

Researchers report outcomes of salvage low dose RT brachytherapy after EBRT for prostate cancer

Researchers report outcomes of salvage low dose RT brachytherapy after EBRT for prostate cancer

Study finds persistence of racial disparities in treatment for common lung cancer

Study finds persistence of racial disparities in treatment for common lung cancer

Ultramicroscopy helps visualize tumor tissues in three dimensions

Ultramicroscopy helps visualize tumor tissues in three dimensions

High dose of radiation eliminates brain tumors in mice without key side effects

High dose of radiation eliminates brain tumors in mice without key side effects

Inflammasome may play a key role in triggering immune response to cancer

Inflammasome may play a key role in triggering immune response to cancer

Research details new strategy for overcoming treatment resistance by zeroing in on dendritic cells

Research details new strategy for overcoming treatment resistance by zeroing in on dendritic cells

Abbreviated MRI may be a valuable tool for supplemental screening of women with dense breasts

Abbreviated MRI may be a valuable tool for supplemental screening of women with dense breasts

Phase II NRG Oncology trial evaluates two regimens for muscle-invasive bladder cancer

Phase II NRG Oncology trial evaluates two regimens for muscle-invasive bladder cancer

Radiation therapy before CART-BCMA appears to be a safe option for multiple myeloma patients

Radiation therapy before CART-BCMA appears to be a safe option for multiple myeloma patients

Preliminary analysis of photon therapy treatment group 1 shows no significant differences between arms

Preliminary analysis of photon therapy treatment group 1 shows no significant differences between arms

Metastasis-free survival is strongly linked to overall survival of men treated for prostate cancer

Metastasis-free survival is strongly linked to overall survival of men treated for prostate cancer

New approach can prevent aggressive operation in certain rectal cancer patients

New approach can prevent aggressive operation in certain rectal cancer patients

Study analyzes link between clonal hematopoiesis and treatment-related blood cancer risk

Study analyzes link between clonal hematopoiesis and treatment-related blood cancer risk