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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.
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

Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in England

Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in England

Study evaluates the impact of prostate cancer treatment decisions

Study evaluates the impact of prostate cancer treatment decisions

AI can help cancer patients start radiation therapy sooner

AI can help cancer patients start radiation therapy sooner

Study looks into the virome of early stage, p16-positive OPSCC and neck metastasis

Study looks into the virome of early stage, p16-positive OPSCC and neck metastasis

GW expands clinical trial of neoadjuvant immunotherapy for high-risk cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma

GW expands clinical trial of neoadjuvant immunotherapy for high-risk cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma

Study sheds light on consequences of widespread practice of ringing the cancer bell

Study sheds light on consequences of widespread practice of ringing the cancer bell

Why advanced bladder cancer still remains as deadly as it was 30 years ago?

Why advanced bladder cancer still remains as deadly as it was 30 years ago?

Harmful genetic mutations in healthy donors' stem cells may create problems in AML patients

Harmful genetic mutations in healthy donors' stem cells may create problems in AML patients

The circadian clock is key to reducing radiation‐induced cardiotoxicity

The circadian clock is key to reducing radiation‐induced cardiotoxicity

Researchers identify how marijuana accelerates growth of HPV-related head and neck cancer

Researchers identify how marijuana accelerates growth of HPV-related head and neck cancer

Flash Radiotherapy could Deliver all the Radiation Needed in One Rapid Treatment

Flash Radiotherapy could Deliver all the Radiation Needed in One Rapid Treatment

Family doctors in rural America tackle crisis of addiction and pain

Family doctors in rural America tackle crisis of addiction and pain

21-gene recurrence score can aid in radiation decision-making, shows study

21-gene recurrence score can aid in radiation decision-making, shows study

Study demonstrates feasibility of giving entire course of radiation in less than a second

Study demonstrates feasibility of giving entire course of radiation in less than a second