Radiation Therapy News and Research

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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.
NCCN releases new treatment guidelines for rare cancers that impact women during pregnancy

NCCN releases new treatment guidelines for rare cancers that impact women during pregnancy

Tumor suppressor gene PTEN may be potential Achilles heel for breast cancer cells

Tumor suppressor gene PTEN may be potential Achilles heel for breast cancer cells

New automation software cuts time taken for radiation therapy planning

New automation software cuts time taken for radiation therapy planning

Leading-edge radiation therapy offered by Loyola Medicine to broad range of cancer patients

Leading-edge radiation therapy offered by Loyola Medicine to broad range of cancer patients

Bayshore Medical Center now offers Y-90 radioembolization to treat liver tumors without surgery

Bayshore Medical Center now offers Y-90 radioembolization to treat liver tumors without surgery

Tübingen University Hospital introduces its new Elekta Unity cancer treatment system

Tübingen University Hospital introduces its new Elekta Unity cancer treatment system

Researchers shed light on risks presented by residual disease for younger breast cancer patients

Researchers shed light on risks presented by residual disease for younger breast cancer patients

Clinical trial tests one-time, high-dose radiation treatment for early-stage breast cancer

Clinical trial tests one-time, high-dose radiation treatment for early-stage breast cancer

Pfizer announces FDA approval of biosimilar to Neupogen

Pfizer announces FDA approval of biosimilar to Neupogen

Study finds wide variations in follow-up imaging for women with non-metastatic breast cancer

Study finds wide variations in follow-up imaging for women with non-metastatic breast cancer

AVO and RaySearch enter into collaboration agreement to support the LIGHT system

AVO and RaySearch enter into collaboration agreement to support the LIGHT system

RaySearch and Eckert & Ziegler BEBIG sign partnership agreement regarding brachytherapy

RaySearch and Eckert & Ziegler BEBIG sign partnership agreement regarding brachytherapy

Rabin Medical Center in Israel selects RayStation for radiation therapy treatment planning

Rabin Medical Center in Israel selects RayStation for radiation therapy treatment planning

Artificial ovaries could soon be a reality

Artificial ovaries could soon be a reality

KU Cancer Center launches clinical trial to eliminate radiation therapy for HER2-positive breast cancer

KU Cancer Center launches clinical trial to eliminate radiation therapy for HER2-positive breast cancer

New guidelines on how to diagnose, treat endocrine disorders in childhood cancer survivors

New guidelines on how to diagnose, treat endocrine disorders in childhood cancer survivors

Atlantic Health System starts enrolling patients in four pancreatic cancer clinical trials

Atlantic Health System starts enrolling patients in four pancreatic cancer clinical trials

Genetic biomarker can help predict survival outcomes in patients with certain gliomas

Genetic biomarker can help predict survival outcomes in patients with certain gliomas

DNA methylation predicts survival outcome in patients with glioma

DNA methylation predicts survival outcome in patients with glioma

New conference to establish roadmap for treatment-focused research on smell and taste disorders

New conference to establish roadmap for treatment-focused research on smell and taste disorders