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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.
Imaging method yields highly accurate and precise values of radionuclide organ uptake

Imaging method yields highly accurate and precise values of radionuclide organ uptake

Study may allow patients with multiple breast lesions to consider breast-conserving therapy as treatment option

Study may allow patients with multiple breast lesions to consider breast-conserving therapy as treatment option

POLAR gene profile predicts which patients may and may not benefit from radiation therapy after breast-conserving surgery

POLAR gene profile predicts which patients may and may not benefit from radiation therapy after breast-conserving surgery

Better understanding of DNA repair mechanism may pave the way for effective cancer treatments

Better understanding of DNA repair mechanism may pave the way for effective cancer treatments

Georgia State brain researcher receives NIH grant to create a model for personalized cancer treatments

Georgia State brain researcher receives NIH grant to create a model for personalized cancer treatments

New ASTRO guideline provides recommendations on the use of radiation therapy for endometrial cancer

New ASTRO guideline provides recommendations on the use of radiation therapy for endometrial cancer

New method for scheduling radiation therapy could be more effective at killing tumors

New method for scheduling radiation therapy could be more effective at killing tumors

Simultaneous radiation and immunotherapy can benefit mNSCLC patients with high tumor aneuploidy

Simultaneous radiation and immunotherapy can benefit mNSCLC patients with high tumor aneuploidy

Stereotactic MRI-guided adaptive radiation therapy shows promise for treating pancreatic cancer

Stereotactic MRI-guided adaptive radiation therapy shows promise for treating pancreatic cancer

Pt(IV)-conjugated drug-delivery system shows efficacy in glioblastoma therapy

Pt(IV)-conjugated drug-delivery system shows efficacy in glioblastoma therapy

Research reveals new treatment avenue for pediatric high grade gliomas harboring a genetic mutation

Research reveals new treatment avenue for pediatric high grade gliomas harboring a genetic mutation

Study shows benefits of metastasis-directed therapy without ADT for oligorecurrent prostate cancer

Study shows benefits of metastasis-directed therapy without ADT for oligorecurrent prostate cancer

Hypofractionated radiotherapy for patients with soft tissue sarcomas can be a safe, effective alternative to standard of care

Hypofractionated radiotherapy for patients with soft tissue sarcomas can be a safe, effective alternative to standard of care

Targeted therapy for children with high-risk Hodgkin lymphoma reduces relapse rates, trial shows

Targeted therapy for children with high-risk Hodgkin lymphoma reduces relapse rates, trial shows

Researchers identify new therapeutic approach against treatment-resistant prostate cancer

Researchers identify new therapeutic approach against treatment-resistant prostate cancer

Researchers propose origin-of-life molecule as therapeutic target for tailored cancer therapies

Researchers propose origin-of-life molecule as therapeutic target for tailored cancer therapies

Advanced type of nanoparticle could help fight hard-to-treat cancers

Advanced type of nanoparticle could help fight hard-to-treat cancers

25 years on, varicella vaccination reports impressive success in the USA

25 years on, varicella vaccination reports impressive success in the USA

Combination treatment improves progression-free survival in patients with oligometastatic prostate cancer

Combination treatment improves progression-free survival in patients with oligometastatic prostate cancer

Study offers a combination treatment option for patients with oligometastatic prostate cancer

Study offers a combination treatment option for patients with oligometastatic prostate cancer