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.
Notable improvement in brain cancer survival among younger patients but not much for elderly

Notable improvement in brain cancer survival among younger patients but not much for elderly

New guideline supports hypofractionated radiation therapy for men with prostate cancer

New guideline supports hypofractionated radiation therapy for men with prostate cancer

Scientists succeed in growing functional salivary gland

Scientists succeed in growing functional salivary gland

Aggressive breast cancer hijacks normal protective physiological process to survive

Aggressive breast cancer hijacks normal protective physiological process to survive

Olfactory cells could act as 'Trojan horse,' delivering anticancer therapy to dangerous brain tumors

Olfactory cells could act as 'Trojan horse,' delivering anticancer therapy to dangerous brain tumors

Researchers take first steps in developing 'paintable' chemotherapy for melanoma

Researchers take first steps in developing 'paintable' chemotherapy for melanoma

Prostatectomy plus radiotherapy associated with greater survival in prostate cancer patients

Prostatectomy plus radiotherapy associated with greater survival in prostate cancer patients

Researchers develop molecule that makes cancer cells sensitive to radiotherapy

Researchers develop molecule that makes cancer cells sensitive to radiotherapy

Addition of CTLA4 targeted therapy to PD-1 targeted therapy may benefit patients with ovarian cancer

Addition of CTLA4 targeted therapy to PD-1 targeted therapy may benefit patients with ovarian cancer

Adding PET scans to CT imaging can change treatment for women with cervical cancer

Adding PET scans to CT imaging can change treatment for women with cervical cancer

New clinical trial initiated on experimental vaccine to stop the spread of glioblastoma

New clinical trial initiated on experimental vaccine to stop the spread of glioblastoma

Gene involved in circadian rhythms can be potential target for glioblastoma treatment

Gene involved in circadian rhythms can be potential target for glioblastoma treatment

A non-canonical approach may improve radiation treatment for cancer

A non-canonical approach may improve radiation treatment for cancer

Engineering immune cells to develop promising cancer treatment

Engineering immune cells to develop promising cancer treatment

Radiation therapy impairs new memory formation in pediatric brain tumor patients

Radiation therapy impairs new memory formation in pediatric brain tumor patients

New study describes effect of radiation exposure on hormone deficiency in children

New study describes effect of radiation exposure on hormone deficiency in children

New drug shows potential to prevent painful side effect of therapy

New drug shows potential to prevent painful side effect of therapy

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