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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.
AI-powered radiation therapy revolutionizes cancer treatment at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital

AI-powered radiation therapy revolutionizes cancer treatment at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital

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Synthetic melanin cream heals skin damage and promotes repair

New course of treatment with existing drugs for cervical cancer reduces risk of death by 35%

New course of treatment with existing drugs for cervical cancer reduces risk of death by 35%

Short course of induction chemotherapy can reduce cervical cancer relapse and death by 35%

Short course of induction chemotherapy can reduce cervical cancer relapse and death by 35%

Lactate-producing intratumoral bacteria drive resistance to radiation therapy

Lactate-producing intratumoral bacteria drive resistance to radiation therapy

Scientists identify two promising new treatment options for men with recurrent prostate cancer

Scientists identify two promising new treatment options for men with recurrent prostate cancer

Novel MRI metric predicts late genitourinary toxicity after prostate cancer treatment

Novel MRI metric predicts late genitourinary toxicity after prostate cancer treatment

Lung chip model offers new insights into how radiation damages the lungs

Lung chip model offers new insights into how radiation damages the lungs

Tumor debulking does not impact quality of life in metastatic colorectal cancer, study finds

Tumor debulking does not impact quality of life in metastatic colorectal cancer, study finds

New workflow could significantly reduce wait time for urgent palliative radiation therapy

New workflow could significantly reduce wait time for urgent palliative radiation therapy

Genomic testing rates soar for Black patients with prostate cancer after introduction of precision medicine navigators

Genomic testing rates soar for Black patients with prostate cancer after introduction of precision medicine navigators

Liquid biopsies can accurately detect residual disease in patients with cervical cancer, study confirms

Liquid biopsies can accurately detect residual disease in patients with cervical cancer, study confirms

Stereotactic radiation therapy offers new hope for older adults with inoperable kidney cancer

Stereotactic radiation therapy offers new hope for older adults with inoperable kidney cancer

Shorter course of radiation therapy just as effective for intermediate risk prostate cancer, study shows

Shorter course of radiation therapy just as effective for intermediate risk prostate cancer, study shows

New form of cellular immunotherapy shows promise against brain tumors in mice

New form of cellular immunotherapy shows promise against brain tumors in mice

Radiation therapy combined with two types of immunotherapy could be effective against cold tumors

Radiation therapy combined with two types of immunotherapy could be effective against cold tumors

Peptide vaccine targets H3K27M mutation in midline gliomas, shows promise in early trials

Peptide vaccine targets H3K27M mutation in midline gliomas, shows promise in early trials

Intensity-modulated radiation therapy reduces radiation exposure to heart and lungs in NSCLC patients

Intensity-modulated radiation therapy reduces radiation exposure to heart and lungs in NSCLC patients

Study provides new hope for patients with stage III EGFR-mutant non-small cell lung cancer

Study provides new hope for patients with stage III EGFR-mutant non-small cell lung cancer

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