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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.
Research details new strategy for overcoming treatment resistance by zeroing in on dendritic cells

Research details new strategy for overcoming treatment resistance by zeroing in on dendritic cells

Abbreviated MRI may be a valuable tool for supplemental screening of women with dense breasts

Abbreviated MRI may be a valuable tool for supplemental screening of women with dense breasts

Phase II NRG Oncology trial evaluates two regimens for muscle-invasive bladder cancer

Phase II NRG Oncology trial evaluates two regimens for muscle-invasive bladder cancer

Radiation therapy before CART-BCMA appears to be a safe option for multiple myeloma patients

Radiation therapy before CART-BCMA appears to be a safe option for multiple myeloma patients

Preliminary analysis of photon therapy treatment group 1 shows no significant differences between arms

Preliminary analysis of photon therapy treatment group 1 shows no significant differences between arms

Metastasis-free survival is strongly linked to overall survival of men treated for prostate cancer

Metastasis-free survival is strongly linked to overall survival of men treated for prostate cancer

New approach can prevent aggressive operation in certain rectal cancer patients

New approach can prevent aggressive operation in certain rectal cancer patients

Study analyzes link between clonal hematopoiesis and treatment-related blood cancer risk

Study analyzes link between clonal hematopoiesis and treatment-related blood cancer risk

Tumor DNA in spinal fluid can help track children with aggressive brain tumors

Tumor DNA in spinal fluid can help track children with aggressive brain tumors

Researchers develop new tools to assess care provided for patients with brain metastasis

Researchers develop new tools to assess care provided for patients with brain metastasis

New tools to enhance care for brain metastases

New tools to enhance care for brain metastases

Study offers the standard of surgical care for early-stage breast cancer

Study offers the standard of surgical care for early-stage breast cancer

Patients with invasive lobular carcinoma could benefit from additional adjuvant therapy

Patients with invasive lobular carcinoma could benefit from additional adjuvant therapy

Scientists identify key molecules that mediate radioresistance in aggressive brain cancer

Scientists identify key molecules that mediate radioresistance in aggressive brain cancer

COVID-19-related interruptions in rehabilitation care causes emotional distress in breast cancer survivors

COVID-19-related interruptions in rehabilitation care causes emotional distress in breast cancer survivors

New FLASH technique could revolutionize radiation therapy for cancer patients

New FLASH technique could revolutionize radiation therapy for cancer patients

Post-operative radiotherapy in NSCLC shows no statistically difference in 3-year disease-free survival

Post-operative radiotherapy in NSCLC shows no statistically difference in 3-year disease-free survival

High-intensity focused ultrasound technology shows promising outcomes for prostate cancer

High-intensity focused ultrasound technology shows promising outcomes for prostate cancer

New combination therapy helps fight cancer

New combination therapy helps fight cancer

Black pediatric cancer patients less likely to receive proton therapy than white children

Black pediatric cancer patients less likely to receive proton therapy than white children