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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.
Novel nanozyme protects bones against damage from radiation

Novel nanozyme protects bones against damage from radiation

Cleveland Clinic’s ROBIN center may pave way for more effective radiation, immunotherapy treatments

Cleveland Clinic’s ROBIN center may pave way for more effective radiation, immunotherapy treatments

New radiation therapy option may extend lifespan, improve quality of life for certain brain cancer patients

New radiation therapy option may extend lifespan, improve quality of life for certain brain cancer patients

New abortion laws jeopardize cancer treatment for pregnant patients

New abortion laws jeopardize cancer treatment for pregnant patients

NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn receives first Magnet recognition for excellence in nursing

NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn receives first Magnet recognition for excellence in nursing

Immunotherapy before surgery improves outcomes in many patients with stage II–IV cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma

Immunotherapy before surgery improves outcomes in many patients with stage II–IV cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma

Breast MRI may help stratify the risk of second breast cancer

Breast MRI may help stratify the risk of second breast cancer

Discovery paves the way for specific therapies for common form of childhood brain and spine tumor

Discovery paves the way for specific therapies for common form of childhood brain and spine tumor

The risk of adverse reactions when herbal medications are taken with cancer drugs

The risk of adverse reactions when herbal medications are taken with cancer drugs

Study gains insight into how deadliest form of brain cancer returns

Study gains insight into how deadliest form of brain cancer returns

New clinical trial may establish a standard of care for patients with oligometastatic kidney cancer

New clinical trial may establish a standard of care for patients with oligometastatic kidney cancer

Cancer-related fatigue contributes to balance problems following exposure to chemotherapy for breast cancer

Cancer-related fatigue contributes to balance problems following exposure to chemotherapy for breast cancer

First Phase II study of immunotherapy combined with curative radiotherapy for unresectable locally advanced NSCLC

First Phase II study of immunotherapy combined with curative radiotherapy for unresectable locally advanced NSCLC

Increased use of stereotactic body radiation therapy for NSCLC patients can reduce treatment disparities

Increased use of stereotactic body radiation therapy for NSCLC patients can reduce treatment disparities

New study to investigate focused ultrasound's role in addressing neurofibromatosis type 2

New study to investigate focused ultrasound's role in addressing neurofibromatosis type 2

Hitting rewind on the spread of pancreatic cancer

Hitting rewind on the spread of pancreatic cancer

Clinical trial examining the combination of atezolizumab and chemoradiation for patients with limited-stage SCLC reaches accrual

Clinical trial examining the combination of atezolizumab and chemoradiation for patients with limited-stage SCLC reaches accrual

Rare Cells Capable of Transforming into Leukemia may Provide new Insight into Leukemic Landscape

Rare Cells Capable of Transforming into Leukemia may Provide new Insight into Leukemic Landscape

Lung cancer patients treated with immune checkpoint inhibitors can be safely vaccinated against COVID-19, study says

Lung cancer patients treated with immune checkpoint inhibitors can be safely vaccinated against COVID-19, study says

Medical societies publish guidelines on how to treat pre-invasive lesions of the vulva

Medical societies publish guidelines on how to treat pre-invasive lesions of the vulva