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.
Single-dose radiotherapy effectively reduces spinal cord compression symptoms

Single-dose radiotherapy effectively reduces spinal cord compression symptoms

Standard therapy plus abiraterone lowers relative risk of death in men with advanced prostate cancer

Standard therapy plus abiraterone lowers relative risk of death in men with advanced prostate cancer

Moffitt researchers hope to improve personalized radiation therapy for head and neck cancer patients

Moffitt researchers hope to improve personalized radiation therapy for head and neck cancer patients

Clinical trial uses small molecule to treat men with incurable prostate cancer

Clinical trial uses small molecule to treat men with incurable prostate cancer

Combined modality treatment provides alternative to complete bladder removal for patients with MIBC

Combined modality treatment provides alternative to complete bladder removal for patients with MIBC

Target of Medicare insider trading case boasted he was unstoppable ‘beast’

Target of Medicare insider trading case boasted he was unstoppable ‘beast’

FDA approves expanded use of Zykadia for first-line treatment of ALK-positive metastatic NSCLC

FDA approves expanded use of Zykadia for first-line treatment of ALK-positive metastatic NSCLC

Immunotherapy can be more effective in NSCLC patients who received radiation therapy, study shows

Immunotherapy can be more effective in NSCLC patients who received radiation therapy, study shows

Children surviving chronic health conditions may suffer from brain function issues

Children surviving chronic health conditions may suffer from brain function issues

Scientists produce world's first CT images of biological tissue using protons

Scientists produce world's first CT images of biological tissue using protons

Elekta Unity (MR/RT) featured in 20 abstracts at ESTRO

Elekta Unity (MR/RT) featured in 20 abstracts at ESTRO

Elekta Unity introduced transformative magnetic resonance radiation therapy at ESTRO

Elekta Unity introduced transformative magnetic resonance radiation therapy at ESTRO

Elekta demonstrate high definition dynamic radiosurgery with Versa HD and Monaco at ESTRO

Elekta demonstrate high definition dynamic radiosurgery with Versa HD and Monaco at ESTRO

Precise delivery of HDR brachytherapy provides good quality of life to prostate cancer patients

Precise delivery of HDR brachytherapy provides good quality of life to prostate cancer patients

Adaptive radiation treatment decreases incidence of pneumonitis in lung cancer patients

Adaptive radiation treatment decreases incidence of pneumonitis in lung cancer patients

Scientists identify RIOK1 enzyme as new target for cancer therapy

Scientists identify RIOK1 enzyme as new target for cancer therapy

Recurrence of HPV-negative HNSCC after radiation therapy linked to high tumor levels of PD-L1 protein

Recurrence of HPV-negative HNSCC after radiation therapy linked to high tumor levels of PD-L1 protein

Stereotactic radiation provides effective, noninvasive treatment option for kidney cancer patients

Stereotactic radiation provides effective, noninvasive treatment option for kidney cancer patients

Study finds shorter course of radiation therapy given after mastectomy to be safe and effective

Study finds shorter course of radiation therapy given after mastectomy to be safe and effective

Study reveals promising results for primary liver cancer patients treated with SIR-Spheres Y-90 resin microspheres

Study reveals promising results for primary liver cancer patients treated with SIR-Spheres Y-90 resin microspheres