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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.
New framework to help guide decisions for prostate cancer radiotherapy during COVID-19 pandemic

New framework to help guide decisions for prostate cancer radiotherapy during COVID-19 pandemic

Transmission of COVID-19 among cancer patients in China

Transmission of COVID-19 among cancer patients in China

Research aimed at increasing shelf life of radiation drugs offers hope for cancer patients

Research aimed at increasing shelf life of radiation drugs offers hope for cancer patients

Researchers solve the riddle of superbug toxin damage to gut

Researchers solve the riddle of superbug toxin damage to gut

A miRNA signature linked to local-regional failure and overall survival after pancreatic cancer resection

A miRNA signature linked to local-regional failure and overall survival after pancreatic cancer resection

NCCN publishes recommendations for assessing quality improvements in cancer care

NCCN publishes recommendations for assessing quality improvements in cancer care

Inhibiting specific protein could make radiation therapy for colon cancer more effective

Inhibiting specific protein could make radiation therapy for colon cancer more effective

Combination of radiation and immunotherapy shows promise for advanced head and neck cancers

Combination of radiation and immunotherapy shows promise for advanced head and neck cancers

Drug used for breast, renal cancers may provide survival benefit for patients with head and neck cancers

Drug used for breast, renal cancers may provide survival benefit for patients with head and neck cancers

UC researchers uncover potential new treatment for patients with metastatic melanoma

UC researchers uncover potential new treatment for patients with metastatic melanoma

Advances in surgical care for patients with pancreatic cancer

Advances in surgical care for patients with pancreatic cancer

Administering immunotherapy alongside chemoradiation for advanced NSCLC appears to be safe and tolerable

Administering immunotherapy alongside chemoradiation for advanced NSCLC appears to be safe and tolerable

NRG Oncology trial: Hippocampal avoidance during whole-brain radiotherapy reduces risks

NRG Oncology trial: Hippocampal avoidance during whole-brain radiotherapy reduces risks

Researchers develop new way to monitor radiation doses for cancer patients

Researchers develop new way to monitor radiation doses for cancer patients

Thoracic radiation therapy can have negative impact on cancer patients' quality of life

Thoracic radiation therapy can have negative impact on cancer patients' quality of life

Treating soft tissue sarcoma with shorter radiation treatment found to be safe, effective

Treating soft tissue sarcoma with shorter radiation treatment found to be safe, effective

Study provides new details about therapy-associated polyposis in childhood cancer survivors

Study provides new details about therapy-associated polyposis in childhood cancer survivors

New research could lead to 'breakthrough' for myelodysplastic syndrome

New research could lead to 'breakthrough' for myelodysplastic syndrome

Researchers develop first non-invasive way to monitor oxygen in tumors during radiation therapy

Researchers develop first non-invasive way to monitor oxygen in tumors during radiation therapy

High carbon dioxide levels due to respiratory diseases may aggravate pancreatic cancer

High carbon dioxide levels due to respiratory diseases may aggravate pancreatic cancer