Overview

Irradiation of in vivo and in vitro biological systems can be used as a therapeutic regimen to evaluate effects on tumor growth. It can also be used as a research tool to study the harmful effects of radiation on these systems.

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Charles River administers radiation as a therapy using a Faxitron® Model CP-160 instrument. This capability enables the use of radiation for:

  • Combination radiation/chemotherapy
  • Tumor targeted radiation- focused to specific anatomical site
  • Myeloablation
  • In vitro applications
Image of tumor for AACR 2021 signifying the oncology research done at Charles River

AACR 2021: Radiation therapy and immune checkpoint inhibitor combinations in the E0771 medullary breast adenocarcinoma

Patrick Fadden, Charles River

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