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2010-12-09 17:31:21

A new study shows that a new type of targeted radiation therapy called stereotactic radiation therapy is just as good as surgery for patients aged 75 and older with early-stage lung cancer, according to research presented at the 2010 Chicago Multidisciplinary Symposium in Thoracic Oncology. This symposium is sponsored by the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (ISLAC) and...

2010-12-09 17:22:28

Ipilimumab used in combination with paclitaxel/carboplatin for stage IIIb/IV non-small cell lung cancer showed superior results in progression free survival when compared to paclitaxel/carboplatin alone, according to research presented at the 2010 Chicago Multidisciplinary Symposium in Thoracic Oncology. This symposium is sponsored by the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the International Association for the Study of Lung...

2010-12-09 17:20:06

A new study shows that a combination of epigenetic therapy and molecular targeted therapy has promising results at combating advanced lung cancer according to research presented at the 2010 Chicago Multidisciplinary Symposium in Thoracic Oncology. This symposium is co-sponsored by the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (ISLAC) and The University of Chicago. Epigenetics...

2010-12-09 17:18:43

Doctors propose preventive measures New data shows that people exposed to the mineral erionite found in the gravel of road materials in North Dakota may be at significantly increased risk of developing mesothelioma, a type of lung cancer most often associated with asbestos exposure, according to research presented at the 2010 Chicago Multidisciplinary Symposium in Thoracic Oncology. This symposium is sponsored by the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), the American Society of...

2010-12-09 17:17:16

Cancer researchers have identified six gene markers present in early stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) that show promise in helping oncologists better identify which tumors will relapse after curative surgery, according to a study presented at the 2010 Chicago Multidisciplinary Symposium in Thoracic Oncology. This symposium is sponsored by the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the International Association for the Study...

2010-11-01 08:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- At this year's Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) is demonstrating how the integration of imaging and treatment planning can help simplify the clinician and patient experience. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20091127/NY17547LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091127/NY17547LOGO) Specially designed radiation oncology configurations help...

2010-10-29 07:30:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY), a global leader in the field of radiosurgery, announced today that 40 accepted abstracts highlighting the use of the CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System will be presented as posters and presentations at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), taking place in San Diego from October 31-November 4. Presentations related to CyberKnife radiosurgery cover a growing array...

2010-10-28 08:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ - At the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) 52nd Annual Meeting, October 31-November 4 in San Diego, Elekta (booth # 913) will showcase its comprehensive range of advanced solutions for managing cancer safely and effectively. In addition to its latest offerings--including Integrity(TM)* digital linac control and the Clarity(TM) 3D soft tissue visualization system--Elekta will highlight solutions for treatment planning, treatment delivery, and...

2010-10-26 00:29:32

Stereotactic radiation is an effective, long-term treatment for trigeminal neuralgia: a painful condition that occurs with increased frequency in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). Radiation is noninvasive and has less negative side effects than other treatments, according to the longest follow-up in a study of its kind presented October 31, 2010, at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). Multiple sclerosis is a progressive neurological disease...

2010-10-26 00:28:31

Treatment offers patients an alternative to surgery Adding chemotherapy to radiation therapy for muscle invasive bladder cancer allows 67 percent of people to be free of disease in their bladders two years after treatment. This compares to 54 percent of people who receive radiation alone, according to the largest randomized study of its kind presented at the plenary session, November 1, 2010, at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). "The trial shows...


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