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2014-08-19 23:06:59

Clarity builds online interface and provides affiliated patient safety services for a new patient safety initiative in radiation oncology care. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 Clarity Group and Clarity PSO, an operating division of Clarity Group, are proud to announce that the company has been selected by the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) and the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) for a key role in the development and launch of RO-ILS: Radiation...

2014-08-11 16:27:26

PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) will hold a meeting for investors on Tuesday, September 16, at the annual meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) in San Francisco. Varian will host a meeting with management, beginning with breakfast at 7:30 a.m. and webcast presentations from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis, 780 Mission Street, in the Nob Hill meeting room....

2014-04-24 10:55:15

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has issued a new guideline, “The Role of Postoperative Radiation Therapy for Endometrial Cancer: An ASTRO Evidence-Based Guideline,” that details the use of adjuvant radiation therapy in the treatment of endometrial cancer. The guideline’s executive summary is published in the May-June 2014 issue of Practical Radiation Oncology (PRO), the official clinical practice journal of ASTRO. The full-length guideline is available as an...

2013-09-24 13:32:35

Early-stage breast cancer patients who receive external beam therapy (XRT) are not at higher risk for serious long-term side effects in the chest area, including increase in deaths from cardiac disease and secondary malignancies, according to research presented today at the American Society for Radiation Oncology's (ASTRO's) 55th Annual Meeting. The study utilized patient information from the National Cancer Institute's Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) database. It...

2013-09-24 11:18:06

Analysis of patient subset from RTOG 9202 A secondary analysis of the historic RTOG 9202 prostate cancer trial examined results of men with intermediate-risk prostate cancer who had received long-term hormonal therapy after radiation therapy, and concluded that there were no additional benefits when compared to short-term hormonal therapy, according to research presented today at the American Society for Radiation Oncology's (ASTRO's) 55th Annual Meeting. Men with advanced prostate...

2013-09-23 13:58:38

Cancer patients receiving radiotherapy (RT) who are potentially suffering from depression can be effectively identified by a two-item questionnaire, according to research presented today at the American Society for Radiation Oncology's (ASTRO's) 55th Annual Meeting. The Radiation Oncology Therapy Group (RTOG) Community Clinical Oncology Program (CCOP)-supported multi-institutional study screened 455 patients receiving radiation treatment at 37 centers around the U.S. Participants in the...

2013-09-23 13:16:47

A shorter course of androgen suppression therapy prior to radiation therapy, when compared to a longer course of androgen suppression therapy, yields favorable outcomes and fewer adverse effects for intermediate-risk prostate cancer patients, according to research presented today at the American Society for Radiation Oncology's (ASTRO) 55th Annual Meeting. The study confirmed a disease-specific-survival (DSS) rate of 95 percent when patients received fewer weeks of neoadjuvant (NEO) total...

2013-09-23 13:14:45

Limiting the amount of radiation absorbed in the hippocampal portion of the brain during whole-brain radiotherapy (WBRT) for brain metastases preserves memory function in patients for up to six months after treatment, according to research presented today at the American Society for Radiation Oncology's (ASTRO's) 55th Annual Meeting. The single-arm, phase II study was a multi-institutional, international clinical trial in the U.S. and Canada, conducted through the Radiation Therapy...

2013-09-23 13:13:29

Analysis of RTOG 0617 trial evaluates the impact of high-dose radiation therapy An analysis of quality of life (QOL) data of stage III lung cancer patients who received higher doses of radiation therapy (with chemotherapy) shows a significantly lower quality of life at 3 months after treatment compared to patients who received a standard dose of radiation (with chemotherapy), according to research presented today at the American Society for Radiation Oncology's (ASTRO's) 55th Annual...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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