A sig­nif­i­cant number of prostate cancer patients are treated with a com­bi­na­tion of radi­a­tion and chemotherapy, according to Sri Sridhar, Dis­tin­guished Pro­fessor of Physics in the Col­lege of Sci­ence.

While com­bi­na­tion therapy can have a syn­er­gistic effect, the approach has draw­backs, said Sridhar’s col­league, Paul Nguyen, an assis­tant pro­fessor of radi­a­tion oncology at Har­vard Med­ical School. “Both of these are lim­ited by the col­lat­eral damage they cause to the rest of the body,” he explained.

Full article: http://www.northeastern.edu/news/2012/04/sri-sridhar/