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2014-07-02 23:07:55

Facial paralysis expert Dr. Babak Azizzadeh, director of the Facial Paralysis Institute, announces his new position on the medical advisory board for the Acoustic Neuroma Association, a long-standing non-profit organization. Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 Dr. Babak Azizzadeh has strengthened his commitment to helping those affected by facial paralysis by joining the medical advisory board for the Acoustic Neuroma Association. The non-profit organization is dedicated to providing...

2014-04-15 23:09:06

On Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 12 p.m. PDT, Dr. Babak Azizzadeh will host the webinar, ‘Facial Reanimation Options Associated with Acoustic Neuroma’ for ANA members. Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 Dr. Babak Azizzadeh of the Facial Paralysis Institute in Beverly Hills announced today that he will present a webinar for the Acoustic Neuroma Association on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 12 p.m. PDT. The webinar, which is free for Acoustic Neuroma Association members, is titled,...

2012-04-23 22:16:15

New research confirms an association between smoking and a reduced risk for a rare benign tumor near the brain, but the addition of smokeless tobacco to the analysis suggests nicotine is not the protective substance. The study using Swedish data suggests that men who currently smoke are almost 60 percent less likely than people who have never smoked to develop this tumor, called an acoustic neuroma. But men in the study who used snuff, which produces roughly the same amount of nicotine in...

2011-03-08 15:00:00

SEATTLE, March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Two of the most advanced tools for precise, radiotherapy-based treatment are now under one roof in Seattle. Swedish Medical Center this month became the first facility in the Pacific Northwest - and one of only a handful in North America - to open a unit that incorporates both CyberKnife and Gamma Knife technologies. The 3,950-square-foot Swedish Radiosurgery Center, formerly known as the Seattle CyberKnife Center, is located on the "A" Level of the...

2010-11-04 12:25:00

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Results from a newly released 9-year study is bringing newfound hope to the approximately 3,000 Americans diagnosed each year with acoustic neuromas (AN), little-known brain tumors that can have devastating and even fatal consequences for sufferers. The study of 527 patients conducted and championed by renowned brain surgeon Hrayr Shahinian, M.D., medical director of the Skull Base Institute in Los Angeles, shows that his minimally invasive...

2010-10-06 07:30:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY), a global leader in the field of radiosurgery, announced today that the 100,000th patient has been treated with the CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery System, a non-invasive alternative to surgery for the treatment of both cancerous and non-cancerous tumors anywhere in the body. One in four patients treated with CyberKnife radiosurgery received treatment during Accuray's fiscal 2010, which ran...

2010-07-06 07:30:00

Results Presented in Spine, Lung, Liver and Prostate Treatment Emphasized the Benefits of Whole Body Radiosurgery SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY), a global leader in the field of radiosurgery, today announced highlights from the Third European Stereotactic Radiation Therapy and Whole Body Radiotherapy Workshop, held in Brussels, Belgium on May 28 and May 29. Event attendees included 220 health professionals, ranging from radiation...

2010-05-12 11:00:00

ATLANTA and STOCKHOLM, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- A record 332 oral and poster presentations comprise the scientific program for Elekta's 15th International Leksell Gamma Knife® Society Meeting, which convenes May 16-20 at the Athenaeum InterContinental Hotel (Athens, Greece). The most ever submitted in the society's 21-year history, the presentations also will be posted on the Elekta website after the meeting. Attendance at the conference is estimated at 500, including...

2010-04-23 08:00:00

ATLANTA and STOCKHOLM, April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Prof. Lars Leksell (1907-1986), inventor of the radiosurgical instrument that bears his name and a faculty member of Karolinska University Hospital (Solna, Sweden), performed the world's first Gamma Knife® surgery at nearby Sophiahemmet Hospital, the location of the first Leksell Gamma Knife. Karolinska University Hospital recently acquired Elekta's fifth generation radiosurgery system, Leksell Gamma Knife®...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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