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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.
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

Minorities with common form of lung cancer face longer wait times for receiving radiation therapy

Minorities with common form of lung cancer face longer wait times for receiving radiation therapy

More intensive prostate cancer screening may reduce the risk of metastatic cancer later

More intensive prostate cancer screening may reduce the risk of metastatic cancer later

Meeting with a medical physicist reduces patients' radiation treatment-related stress

Meeting with a medical physicist reduces patients' radiation treatment-related stress

AI model predicts the likelihood of unplanned hospitalization during radiation treatments for cancer

AI model predicts the likelihood of unplanned hospitalization during radiation treatments for cancer

Combination of radiation and systemic therapy can prolong survival for advanced liver cancer patients

Combination of radiation and systemic therapy can prolong survival for advanced liver cancer patients

Clinical trial confirms the safety, efficacy of shortened radiation therapy for high-risk prostate cancer patients

Clinical trial confirms the safety, efficacy of shortened radiation therapy for high-risk prostate cancer patients

FLASH radiotherapy may hold promise as a potential treatment for tough-to-kill tumors

FLASH radiotherapy may hold promise as a potential treatment for tough-to-kill tumors

Treating high-risk, asymptomatic bone metastases with radiation may reduce pain, extend survival

Treating high-risk, asymptomatic bone metastases with radiation may reduce pain, extend survival

Sexual side effects of cancer treatment discussed less frequently with female patients

Sexual side effects of cancer treatment discussed less frequently with female patients

Study identifies gene mutations that impact radiation resistance and sensitivity

Study identifies gene mutations that impact radiation resistance and sensitivity

Newly identified gene may provide a therapeutic target for deadly glioblastoma multiforme

Newly identified gene may provide a therapeutic target for deadly glioblastoma multiforme

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