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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.
DNA repair tool is tailored to deal with specific type of complex break, study shows

DNA repair tool is tailored to deal with specific type of complex break, study shows

Researchers unlock a weakness in common type of cancer cells

Researchers unlock a weakness in common type of cancer cells

Treating solid cancers using the formation of natural killer-tumor cell immunological synapse

Treating solid cancers using the formation of natural killer-tumor cell immunological synapse