Oncology & Cancer

Deep learning shows promise for soft tissue sarcoma management

Soft tissue sarcomas (STSs) represent a diverse group of tumors that pose significant diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. In a recent review published in the journal Meta-Radiology, a team of researchers from The Second ...

Oncology & Cancer

Video: Improvements in prostate surgery

There will be approximately 299,010 new cases of prostate cancer diagnosed in 2024, according to the American Cancer Society.


Does expired sunscreen still work?

It's that time of year when everyone's looking forward to some fun in the sun. Too much sun can be dangerous, though. Exposure to UV radiation from the sun damages your skin, and children are especially vulnerable because ...


Advances in medulloblastoma treatment for children

Though rare, medulloblastoma is the most common cancerous brain tumor in children. These tumors begin in the lower back part of the brain called the cerebellum, which is important for balance, coordination and movement. Medulloblastomas ...


Anlotinib plus STUPP: A new hope for glioblastoma patients

Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is among the most aggressive forms of brain tumors, with few effective treatment options and a bleak prognosis. The current standard of care (SOC), known as the STUPP regimen, includes surgical ...

Oncology & Cancer

AI model may yield better outcomes for prostate cancer

Investigators from UCLA Health found using artificial intelligence to help map out the boundaries of cancerous prostate tissue can significantly reduce the risk of underestimating the extent of prostate cancer—an advancement ...

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In physics, radiation describes any process in which energy emitted by one body travels through a medium or through space, ultimately to be absorbed by another body. Non-physicists often associate the word with ionizing radiation (e.g., as occurring in nuclear weapons, nuclear reactors, and radioactive substances), but it can also refer to electromagnetic radiation (i.e., radio waves, infrared light, visible light, ultraviolet light, and X-rays) which can also be ionizing radiation, to acoustic radiation, or to other more obscure processes. What makes it radiation is that the energy radiates (i.e., it travels outward in straight lines in all directions) from the source. This geometry naturally leads to a system of measurements and physical units that are equally applicable to all types of radiation.

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