line illustration of DNA with single-strand break
Cancer Cells Break Own DNA to Defend Against Radiation
Self-inflicted DNA breaks let the cells hit pause on repair of radiation-induced DNA damage, giving them time to recover, an in vitro study shows.
Cancer Cells Break Own DNA to Defend Against Radiation
Cancer Cells Break Own DNA to Defend Against Radiation

Self-inflicted DNA breaks let the cells hit pause on repair of radiation-induced DNA damage, giving them time to recover, an in vitro study shows.

Self-inflicted DNA breaks let the cells hit pause on repair of radiation-induced DNA damage, giving them time to recover, an in vitro study shows.

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illustration of blue cancer cell extending tendrils around itself
Janus-Faced Neutrophils
Sophie Fessl | Mar 2, 2022
The immune cells facilitate healing, but they may also help tumors metastasize to the lungs after injury, a study in mice finds.
A medical linear accelerator used to deliver radiation therapy
Tool Would Use Tumor Gene Expression to Inform Radiation Dose
Alejandra Manjarrez | Aug 27, 2021
In a retrospective analysis, a team found that an algorithm integrating the gene expression of a tumor with the radiation dose a patient received predicted how well the patient responded to the treatment.
white and yellow colonies growing on a petri dish
Gut Fungi Hamper Radiation Therapy in Mice with Cancer
Rachael Moeller Gorman | Aug 11, 2021
Depleting intestinal fungi allows radiation to effectively fight cancer, likely because the microbes influence the antitumor immune response.
Bursting Cancer’s Bubble
Ruth Williams | Apr 1, 2015
Scientists make oxygen-filled microbubbles designed to increase tumor sensitivity to radiation.
Tumors Fall to Radioactive Bacteria
Sabrina Richards | Apr 22, 2013
Researchers use bacteria to deliver radiation to shrink pancreatic tumors in mice.