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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.
Medical societies publish guidelines on how to treat pre-invasive lesions of the vulva

Medical societies publish guidelines on how to treat pre-invasive lesions of the vulva

Combination of three technologies makes potential treatment effective against aggressive brain tumor

Combination of three technologies makes potential treatment effective against aggressive brain tumor

Prostate cancer treatment guidelines need to be updated, research suggests

Prostate cancer treatment guidelines need to be updated, research suggests

Native Americans have to travel large distances to access radiation therapy, study shows

Native Americans have to travel large distances to access radiation therapy, study shows

Inhaled recombinant IL-15 tested in pet dogs with metastatic lung disease from osteosarcoma or melanoma

Inhaled recombinant IL-15 tested in pet dogs with metastatic lung disease from osteosarcoma or melanoma

New discovery could pave the way for more effective cancer immunotherapy

New discovery could pave the way for more effective cancer immunotherapy

New compounds for cancer immunotherapy via STING-mediated immune activation

New compounds for cancer immunotherapy via STING-mediated immune activation

New approach could treat brain tumors and also prevent or delay recurrences

New approach could treat brain tumors and also prevent or delay recurrences

Combined treatment approach proves to be beneficial for prostate cancer patients

Combined treatment approach proves to be beneficial for prostate cancer patients

Using 'off-the-shelf' engineered stem cell based therapy for treating glioblastomas post-surgery

Using 'off-the-shelf' engineered stem cell based therapy for treating glioblastomas post-surgery

New smoking-cessation program helps more cancer patients to quit successfully

New smoking-cessation program helps more cancer patients to quit successfully

New guideline provides guidance on the use of radiation therapy to treat patients with brain metastases

New guideline provides guidance on the use of radiation therapy to treat patients with brain metastases

Funding innovative technologies to revolutionize cancer research

Funding innovative technologies to revolutionize cancer research

New findings show rise in racial disparities as availability of proton beam therapy increased in the U.S.

New findings show rise in racial disparities as availability of proton beam therapy increased in the U.S.

Recipients for the 2022 NCCN Foundation Young Investigator Awards Program announced

Recipients for the 2022 NCCN Foundation Young Investigator Awards Program announced

New instrument will help Columbia scientists to study heavy ion radiation therapy

New instrument will help Columbia scientists to study heavy ion radiation therapy

Novel therapy advances to clinical trial for the treatment of glioblastoma

Novel therapy advances to clinical trial for the treatment of glioblastoma

Simple interventions reduced radiation exposure to the heart during lung cancer treatment

Simple interventions reduced radiation exposure to the heart during lung cancer treatment

Study highlights racial disparities among gastrointestinal cancer patients undergoing surgery

Study highlights racial disparities among gastrointestinal cancer patients undergoing surgery

Soy molasses and kudzu roots may help fight against pediatric tumors

Soy molasses and kudzu roots may help fight against pediatric tumors

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