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Using Computer Modeling to Predict Patient Tumor Responses to Radiation Therapy

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Radiation treatment is one of the most frequently used therapies against cancer. However, despite its long and wide-ranging use, radiation therapy tends to be more of a one size fits all treatment with little regard to the biology of an individual patient's tumor. Researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center are trying to improve the personalization of radiation therapy through computer modeling. In a new study published in the journal Neoplasia, they model how interactions between cancer cells and immune cells, and their subsequent responses to radiation, impact the tumor. They propose their model may help to ...