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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.
First patient enrolled in pancreatic cancer clinical trial

First patient enrolled in pancreatic cancer clinical trial

Study of rare uterine sarcoma reveals clinically relevant molecular subtypes

Study of rare uterine sarcoma reveals clinically relevant molecular subtypes

Molecular signatures reveal why women are more likely to die from glioblastoma

Molecular signatures reveal why women are more likely to die from glioblastoma

CWRU researcher receives nearly $1 million to study drug resistance mechanisms in prostate cancer

CWRU researcher receives nearly $1 million to study drug resistance mechanisms in prostate cancer

Interval of time to biochemical failure could be used as surrogate endpoint for prostate cancer

Interval of time to biochemical failure could be used as surrogate endpoint for prostate cancer

Scientists investigate potential of nanomaterials to activate the body's antitumor immune response

Scientists investigate potential of nanomaterials to activate the body's antitumor immune response

UMGCCC uses Gammapod radiotherapy to treat breast cancer patients

UMGCCC uses Gammapod radiotherapy to treat breast cancer patients

Protecting powerhouse of cells could provide better way to treat acute kidney injury

Protecting powerhouse of cells could provide better way to treat acute kidney injury

Study presents new opportunities for targeted, healthy tissue-sparing cancer therapy

Study presents new opportunities for targeted, healthy tissue-sparing cancer therapy

New accelerator-based technology aims to reduce side effects of cancer radiation therapy

New accelerator-based technology aims to reduce side effects of cancer radiation therapy

New method could improve outcome of leukemia patients receiving stem-cell transplants

New method could improve outcome of leukemia patients receiving stem-cell transplants

Blocking activity of plasma protein can be possible way to protect against radiation-induced injury

Blocking activity of plasma protein can be possible way to protect against radiation-induced injury

New methods for preserving shoulder function, quality of life in breast cancer patients

New methods for preserving shoulder function, quality of life in breast cancer patients

NIH awards over $1.8 million to husband-and-wife doctors to test new breast cancer approach

NIH awards over $1.8 million to husband-and-wife doctors to test new breast cancer approach

New edition of Red Journal focuses on roles of imaging in radiation oncology

New edition of Red Journal focuses on roles of imaging in radiation oncology

Scientists develop new method to produce irradiated nanomaterials for medical applications

Scientists develop new method to produce irradiated nanomaterials for medical applications

Precisely targeted prostate cancer radiotherapy possible with nuclear medicine imaging

Precisely targeted prostate cancer radiotherapy possible with nuclear medicine imaging

Study uses gold nanoparticles to remove prostate cancer cells

Study uses gold nanoparticles to remove prostate cancer cells

Advances in radiation treatment help prolong, improve lives of people with anal cancer

Advances in radiation treatment help prolong, improve lives of people with anal cancer

New Penn Medicine Center offers hope in the fight against glioblastoma

New Penn Medicine Center offers hope in the fight against glioblastoma