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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.
Cryoablation effective, safe, durable treatment for prostate cancer

Cryoablation effective, safe, durable treatment for prostate cancer

New chemotherapy gives hope to brain tumour patients

New chemotherapy gives hope to brain tumour patients

Combining PET and CT scans leads to more accurate radiation therapy for lung cancer patients

Combining PET and CT scans leads to more accurate radiation therapy for lung cancer patients

Freezing tumors is an effective way to treat a cancer patient's pain

Freezing tumors is an effective way to treat a cancer patient's pain

Researchers turn fatal brain cancer into treatable disease for children

Researchers turn fatal brain cancer into treatable disease for children

New brochure helps explain treatment for gynecologic cancers

New brochure helps explain treatment for gynecologic cancers

New study details trends in diagnosis, treatment of brain tumours

New study details trends in diagnosis, treatment of brain tumours

Adding radiation therapy to chemotherapy improves survival in patients with high-risk breast cancer

Adding radiation therapy to chemotherapy improves survival in patients with high-risk breast cancer

Potential cure for lymphoma in HIV patients

Potential cure for lymphoma in HIV patients

Elderly women with cervical cancer face double jeopardy

Elderly women with cervical cancer face double jeopardy

Timing of radiation and antiangiogenic therapy impacts treatment effectiveness

Timing of radiation and antiangiogenic therapy impacts treatment effectiveness

How radiation therapy is used to safely and effectively treat various cancers

How radiation therapy is used to safely and effectively treat various cancers

Landmark studies that may change the treatment standards for breast cancer

Landmark studies that may change the treatment standards for breast cancer

Women over the age of 60 with low-risk breast cancer may not need to receive radiation therapy after surgery

Women over the age of 60 with low-risk breast cancer may not need to receive radiation therapy after surgery

Short course of radiation therapy following lumpectomy

Short course of radiation therapy following lumpectomy

Researchers step closer to cure for common childhood cancer

Researchers step closer to cure for common childhood cancer

Single dose phase I data on CG53135 for the prevention of oral mucositis

Single dose phase I data on CG53135 for the prevention of oral mucositis

Botox may reduce the incidence of keloids, improving the appearance of scars

Botox may reduce the incidence of keloids, improving the appearance of scars

New devices for people who suffer dry mouth or lack of saliva

New devices for people who suffer dry mouth or lack of saliva

Combining radiation therapy with surgery and chemotherapy helps patients with rare forms of thyroid cancer live longer

Combining radiation therapy with surgery and chemotherapy helps patients with rare forms of thyroid cancer live longer