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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.
Study: Breast cancer survivors do not receive recommended level of screening after surgery

Study: Breast cancer survivors do not receive recommended level of screening after surgery

Novel drug prevents memory impairment in mice exposed to simulated deep space radiation

Novel drug prevents memory impairment in mice exposed to simulated deep space radiation

Thyroid tumors may be more susceptible to precisely targeted radiation treatment, suggests study

Thyroid tumors may be more susceptible to precisely targeted radiation treatment, suggests study

Researchers use MR spectroscopy to investigate mechanisms behind targeted treatment for gliomas

Researchers use MR spectroscopy to investigate mechanisms behind targeted treatment for gliomas

Rutgers Cancer Institute nurses research various topics to enhance patient experience

Rutgers Cancer Institute nurses research various topics to enhance patient experience

Smart technology helps improve outcomes for patients with head and neck cancer

Smart technology helps improve outcomes for patients with head and neck cancer

Researchers discover medulloblastoma subtype that responds to less aggressive therapy

Researchers discover medulloblastoma subtype that responds to less aggressive therapy

Cleveland Clinic researcher wins NCI grant to delve into cancer genetics and radiation effectiveness

Cleveland Clinic researcher wins NCI grant to delve into cancer genetics and radiation effectiveness

UTA bioengineering professor successfully patents new cancer trap

UTA bioengineering professor successfully patents new cancer trap

Study uncovers promising new line of attack against aggressive prostate cancer

Study uncovers promising new line of attack against aggressive prostate cancer

New survey shows 80% of oncologists have discussed medical marijuana use with patients

New survey shows 80% of oncologists have discussed medical marijuana use with patients

Researchers develop artificial intelligence method to help cancer patients worldwide

Researchers develop artificial intelligence method to help cancer patients worldwide

Complex medical imaging systems to be installing led in new NHS high energy proton beam therapy center

Complex medical imaging systems to be installing led in new NHS high energy proton beam therapy center

Study shows cardiovascular problems are more common in uterine cancer survivors

Study shows cardiovascular problems are more common in uterine cancer survivors

Cancer scientists confirm oligometastasis hypothesis

Cancer scientists confirm oligometastasis hypothesis

Study finds black women more vulnerable to financial toxicity of breast cancer

Study finds black women more vulnerable to financial toxicity of breast cancer

Nearly 50 people present with rare eye cancer - ocular melanoma

Nearly 50 people present with rare eye cancer - ocular melanoma

Lymph node status after preoperative therapy determines survival of esophageal cancer patients

Lymph node status after preoperative therapy determines survival of esophageal cancer patients

As proton centers struggle, a sign of a health care bubble?

As proton centers struggle, a sign of a health care bubble?

Parkinson's disease pivotal trial treats first patient using focused ultrasound

Parkinson's disease pivotal trial treats first patient using focused ultrasound