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Biological clock is key to reducing heart damage from radiation therapy

Treatment for breast cancer commonly includes radiation therapy, which offers good chances of success but comes with a serious long-term side effect: toxicity due to radiation that reaches the heart, causing DNA damage in healthy heart cells. Over time, this can lead to heart disease and eventually heart failure. A new study conducted by researchers… Read More »

Proton therapy as effective as standard radiation with fewer side effects

Lower hospitalization rates following proton therapy could offset its higher upfront cost compared with standard radiation therapy Cancer patients who receive high-tech proton therapy experience similar cure rates and fewer serious side effects compared with those who undergo traditional X-ray radiation therapy, according to a study led by Washington University School of Medicine in St.… Read More »