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2011-09-29 09:00:00

CLEVELAND, Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ViewRay(TM), Inc., a privately held medical device company, will present potential applications for MRI-guided radiotherapy at the annual meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) October 2 - 4 in Miami Beach, Florida, with software demonstrations in booth #865. The company's new research radiation therapy system is being developed to feature a patented combination of radiotherapy delivery and simultaneous magnetic resonance...

2011-09-28 15:02:00

MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Sept. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) will host two news briefing with accompanying live webcasts on exceptional cancer research papers to be presented during ASTRO's 53rd Annual Meeting, October 2-6, 2011, at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami Beach, Fla. News Briefing 2 details When Monday, October 3, at 11:30 a.m. (Eastern time); 8:30 a.m. (Pacific time) What News briefing with live webcast on...

2011-09-27 09:46:22

New 'CAP50' regimen easier for patient, less toxic at 3 year mark Rectal cancer patients who use a new combination of the chemotherapy, Capecitabine, together with five weeks of radiation (50 Gy) before surgery have an 88 percent chance of surviving the cancer three years after treatment, according to randomized trial presented at the plenary session, October 3, 2011, at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). "The results of the trial allow us to...

2011-09-27 09:45:11

Men with localized prostate cancer treated with a newer technology, intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), have more than a quarter (26 percent) fewer late bowel and rectal side effects and a statistically improved lower dose of radiation to the bladder and rectum, compared to those who undergo 3D-CRT, according to a randomized study presented at the plenary session October 3, 2011, at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). Findings also show...

2011-09-27 09:44:01

A shorter course of radiation treatment that delivers higher doses of radiation per day in fewer days (hypofractionation) is as effective in decreasing intermediate to high-risk prostate cancer from returning as conventional radiation therapy at five years after treatment, according to a randomized trial presented at the plenary session, October 3, 2011, at the 53rdAnnual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). "This long-term study confirms that hypofractionated...

2011-09-26 08:00:00

MIAMI and ATLANTA, Sept. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ASTRO Booth # 825 - At the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) 53rd Annual Meeting, October 2-6 in Miami Beach, Fla., Elekta will highlight its broad spectrum of solutions designed to simplify the complex processes involved in radiation therapy, inspiring confidence in healthcare professionals who use Elekta technology. "Radiotherapy techniques are becoming increasingly sophisticated, requiring more time and skill to ensure...

2011-09-23 15:47:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Columbus Prostate Cancer Center (CPCC), a partnership between AKSM/Oncology and Central Ohio Urology Group, has earned the distinction of being the first ever prostate-only treatment center in United States to be awarded a three-year term of accreditation in radiation oncology. This high honor was bestowed upon CPCC as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR) and The American Society for Radiation...

2011-09-19 13:24:00

September 26 webcast previews practice-changing plenary studies FAIRFAX, Va., Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) will be hosting a premeeting webcast news briefing on the top cancer research papers to be presented during ASTRO's 53rd Annual Meeting, October 2-6, 2011, at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami Beach, Fla. News briefing details When: Monday, September 26 at 12:00 p.m. (Eastern); 9:00 a.m. (Pacific) (Note:...

2011-08-23 07:00:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) will hold an investor event on Tuesday, October 4, at the annual meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) in Miami Beach. Investors and members of the financial community are invited to join senior management for a tour of the company's exhibition at ASTRO. Varian will host a meeting with management, beginning with breakfast at 7:00 a.m. and presentations at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday at...

2011-07-14 16:11:51

As part of the Target Safely initiative, the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has developed a white paper, the first of a series of such papers, on the safe use of integrating intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) into the radiation oncology clinic. The executive summary of this white paper is published in the July print issue of Practical Radiation Oncology (PRO), ASTRO's clinical practice journal. The full text of the document is available in advance of print online at...