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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.
Preclinical data on new drug combination to treat neuroblastoma published

Preclinical data on new drug combination to treat neuroblastoma published

Hitachi and CLB in Lyon-France announce research collaboration to fight against cancer with AI

Hitachi and CLB in Lyon-France announce research collaboration to fight against cancer with AI

Hitachi and CLB establish new research laboratory to improve diagnosis, treatment of cancer

Hitachi and CLB establish new research laboratory to improve diagnosis, treatment of cancer

UK aims to lead with cutting-edge radiation therapy

UK aims to lead with cutting-edge radiation therapy

Proton radiation therapy can help treat patients with hepatocellular carcinoma

Proton radiation therapy can help treat patients with hepatocellular carcinoma

Multi-centre registry trial tests use of PSMA tracer for early detection of prostate cancer

Multi-centre registry trial tests use of PSMA tracer for early detection of prostate cancer

Studies support use of proton radiation therapy to treat patients with fatal type of liver cancer

Studies support use of proton radiation therapy to treat patients with fatal type of liver cancer

Research finds disparities in receiving recommended treatment for lung cancer

Research finds disparities in receiving recommended treatment for lung cancer

Atlantic Health System Cancer Care enrolling patients in five pancreatic cancer studies

Atlantic Health System Cancer Care enrolling patients in five pancreatic cancer studies

New research could help better understand progress of breast cancer

New research could help better understand progress of breast cancer

Phase 2 clinical trial of CAR T-cell therapy starts at Atlantic Health System

Phase 2 clinical trial of CAR T-cell therapy starts at Atlantic Health System

ASTRO and ACR release updated practice parameters for radiation therapy

ASTRO and ACR release updated practice parameters for radiation therapy

New method may offer effective treatment for pancreatic cancer with fewer side effects

New method may offer effective treatment for pancreatic cancer with fewer side effects

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and IAEA team up to combat childhood cancers

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and IAEA team up to combat childhood cancers

Combination of two drugs disrupts cancer cells' ability to survive DNA damage, study finds

Combination of two drugs disrupts cancer cells' ability to survive DNA damage, study finds

RTKI drugs may not significantly improve survival rates of patients during radiotherapy

RTKI drugs may not significantly improve survival rates of patients during radiotherapy

Combination treatment cures pancreatic cancer, reprograms the immune system

Combination treatment cures pancreatic cancer, reprograms the immune system

Study receives NCI grant to explore better treatment for brain tumors in children

Study receives NCI grant to explore better treatment for brain tumors in children

Novel drug may be the answer in battling resistance in aggressive breast cancer

Novel drug may be the answer in battling resistance in aggressive breast cancer

New project to examine roles of microgravity and cosmic radiation in tumor growth, development

New project to examine roles of microgravity and cosmic radiation in tumor growth, development