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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.
GW expands clinical trial of neoadjuvant immunotherapy for high-risk cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma

GW expands clinical trial of neoadjuvant immunotherapy for high-risk cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma

Study sheds light on consequences of widespread practice of ringing the cancer bell

Study sheds light on consequences of widespread practice of ringing the cancer bell

Why advanced bladder cancer still remains as deadly as it was 30 years ago?

Why advanced bladder cancer still remains as deadly as it was 30 years ago?

Harmful genetic mutations in healthy donors' stem cells may create problems in AML patients

Harmful genetic mutations in healthy donors' stem cells may create problems in AML patients

The circadian clock is key to reducing radiation‐induced cardiotoxicity

The circadian clock is key to reducing radiation‐induced cardiotoxicity

Researchers identify how marijuana accelerates growth of HPV-related head and neck cancer

Researchers identify how marijuana accelerates growth of HPV-related head and neck cancer

Flash Radiotherapy could Deliver all the Radiation Needed in One Rapid Treatment

Flash Radiotherapy could Deliver all the Radiation Needed in One Rapid Treatment

Family doctors in rural America tackle crisis of addiction and pain

Family doctors in rural America tackle crisis of addiction and pain

21-gene recurrence score can aid in radiation decision-making, shows study

21-gene recurrence score can aid in radiation decision-making, shows study

Study demonstrates feasibility of giving entire course of radiation in less than a second

Study demonstrates feasibility of giving entire course of radiation in less than a second

Step counters could play role in predicting lung cancer treatment outcomes

Step counters could play role in predicting lung cancer treatment outcomes

Researchers capture light emission from the eye of a patient undergoing radiotherapy

Researchers capture light emission from the eye of a patient undergoing radiotherapy

Researchers study new immunogenic properties of already existing anti-cancer drugs

Researchers study new immunogenic properties of already existing anti-cancer drugs

Mount Sinai awarded more than $10 million in federal funding for research on glioblastoma

Mount Sinai awarded more than $10 million in federal funding for research on glioblastoma

Proton therapy has similar cure rates, fewer serious side effects compared with traditional radiation

Proton therapy has similar cure rates, fewer serious side effects compared with traditional radiation

Proton therapy reduces the relative risk of side effects for cancer patients

Proton therapy reduces the relative risk of side effects for cancer patients

Obesity linked to increased risk of cardiotoxicity in chemotherapy-treated patients with breast cancer

Obesity linked to increased risk of cardiotoxicity in chemotherapy-treated patients with breast cancer

Immunosupressant combination therapy for glioblastoma shows promise

Immunosupressant combination therapy for glioblastoma shows promise

National veteran dataset will help dissect the relationship between mental illness and prostate cancer

National veteran dataset will help dissect the relationship between mental illness and prostate cancer

Radiation-induced brain damage: new study reveals the mechanism

Radiation-induced brain damage: new study reveals the mechanism