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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 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

SWOG researchers to present practice-changing research at virtual ASCO 2021

SWOG researchers to present practice-changing research at virtual ASCO 2021

Platinum chemotherapy can cause leukaemia in children with neuroblastoma, shows study

Platinum chemotherapy can cause leukaemia in children with neuroblastoma, shows study

Study indicates that certain anti-cancer therapies may hasten cellular aging

Study indicates that certain anti-cancer therapies may hasten cellular aging

International experts are working to provide evidence-based guidelines for radiation therapy dosing for children

International experts are working to provide evidence-based guidelines for radiation therapy dosing for children

Low doses of ionizing radiation may be a promising therapy for people with Alzheimer’s disease

Low doses of ionizing radiation may be a promising therapy for people with Alzheimer’s disease

Review outlines ways to effectively deliver radiotherapy to optimize benefit and minimize risk

Review outlines ways to effectively deliver radiotherapy to optimize benefit and minimize risk

Study shows decline in prostate cancer diagnoses during the pandemic

Study shows decline in prostate cancer diagnoses during the pandemic

Purified exosomal product accelerates wound healing in preclinical models

Purified exosomal product accelerates wound healing in preclinical models

Study: Stereotactic body radiotherapy can be safely used to treat patients with multiple metastases

Study: Stereotactic body radiotherapy can be safely used to treat patients with multiple metastases