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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.
Covid renews interest in radiation, but docs caution against pilgrimages to radon-filled mines

Covid renews interest in radiation, but docs caution against pilgrimages to radon-filled mines

Investigational Oncomagnetic Device shrinks end-stage recurrent glioblastoma

Investigational Oncomagnetic Device shrinks end-stage recurrent glioblastoma

Study shows promise of combining radiation therapy with dendritic-cell vaccines for breast cancer

Study shows promise of combining radiation therapy with dendritic-cell vaccines for breast cancer

Research reveals clues to how a molecule improves appearance of surgery scars

Research reveals clues to how a molecule improves appearance of surgery scars

Antihypertension drug may benefit patients with neurofibromatosis type 2

Antihypertension drug may benefit patients with neurofibromatosis type 2

Quantum physics helps trigger cancer cell death

Quantum physics helps trigger cancer cell death

WVU researcher-led effort ensures accuracy of data that dictates cancer patient's radiation therapy

WVU researcher-led effort ensures accuracy of data that dictates cancer patient's radiation therapy

Researchers seek to find a cure for the deadliest solid tumor in children

Researchers seek to find a cure for the deadliest solid tumor in children

Review: Endovascular therapy is the safest, most effective treatment for superior vena cava syndrome

Review: Endovascular therapy is the safest, most effective treatment for superior vena cava syndrome

New antibody conjugate delivers drugs to bone tumors and inhibits metastasis

New antibody conjugate delivers drugs to bone tumors and inhibits metastasis

Tips of cancer survivors' tongues are less sensitive to tastes, study finds

Tips of cancer survivors' tongues are less sensitive to tastes, study finds

CU Cancer Center researcher investigates new treatment sequence for esophageal cancer

CU Cancer Center researcher investigates new treatment sequence for esophageal cancer

FLASH radiotherapy could revolutionize future tumor treatments

FLASH radiotherapy could revolutionize future tumor treatments

CU Cancer Center secures unique SPORE grant for head and neck cancer research

CU Cancer Center secures unique SPORE grant for head and neck cancer research

KIYATEC’s test results accurately predict treatment response in recurrent high-grade glioma patients

KIYATEC’s test results accurately predict treatment response in recurrent high-grade glioma patients

Ketogenic metabolic therapy could work synergistically with IDH1-mutant glioblastoma

Ketogenic metabolic therapy could work synergistically with IDH1-mutant glioblastoma

Study provides treatment options for children with average risk medulloblastoma

Study provides treatment options for children with average risk medulloblastoma

New treatment may improve outcomes for patients with BRCA mutation-associated early breast cancer

New treatment may improve outcomes for patients with BRCA mutation-associated early breast cancer

Researchers test the impact of deploying artificial intelligence for radiation cancer therapy

Researchers test the impact of deploying artificial intelligence for radiation cancer therapy

NIH supports a new strategy to reduce side effects of head and neck cancer treatment

NIH supports a new strategy to reduce side effects of head and neck cancer treatment