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2014-09-18 23:05:34

Research conducted by a team of neurosurgeons and radiation oncologists from Allegheny Health Network, and presented this week at the American Society for Radiation Oncology annual meeting, has documented improved survival in patients with cancerous brain tumors who undergo both surgical removal of the tumors along with stereotactic radiosurgery. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 Research conducted by a team of neurosurgeons and radiation oncologists from Allegheny Health Network...

2014-09-15 20:22:10

Data presented at American Society for Radiology (ASTRO) Annual Meeting in San Francisco SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GenomeDx Biosciences today announced data from two new studies presented at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Annual Meeting demonstrate the ability of its Decipher® Prostate Cancer Classifier, a genomic test capable of predicting aggressiveness of prostate cancer, to influence treatment decisions and improve patient outcomes for...

2014-09-10 23:05:44

Physicians with 21st Century Oncology, the nation's premier cancer treatment network and largest radiation therapy provider, have been chosen to showcase their latest research developments at The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) 56th annual meeting. San Francisco, Calif (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 Several physicians with 21st Century Oncology, the nation's premier cancer treatment network and largest radiation therapy provider, have been chosen to showcase their...

2014-09-10 08:31:47

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At the 56(th) Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), September 14-16 in San Francisco, Elekta (booth #1308) will highlight solutions that support the connections health care providers make to their practices, their patients and the world. Elekta's theme at ASTRO 2014 is: Connected Care. Because the future is collaborative. As software continues to play a critical role in cancer care, Elekta will highlight...

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...


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  • A unit of saved energy.
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