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2014-06-04 12:29:19

Skyline Radiation Oncology, first in state to use Clarity, now also offers precise stereotactic radiotherapy for prostate cancer due to increased disease targeting confidence TUSTIN, Calif., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Skyline Radiation Oncology's acquisition of Elekta's Clarity® soft tissue visualization system is enabling physicians to continuously track the motion of the prostate during the delivery of radiation therapy. With continuous intrafractional image guidance, Skyline is...

2014-05-20 23:09:02

Funds will expand commercialization of market-leading early-stage breast cancer treatment. (PRWEB) May 20, 2014 ALISO VIEJO, Calif: Cianna Medical, Inc., a women’s health company, today announced it has secured a $10 million financing deal with GE Capital’s Healthcare Financial Services business. The funds will be used to further product development efforts in the breast conservation therapy (BCT) market, as well as expand the commercialization of the company’s SAVI® breast...

2014-05-08 08:33:23

STOCKHOLM, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Elekta announced today that it has appointed Asa Hedin as Executive Vice President (EVP) Corporate Strategy, assuming responsibility for Strategy, Marketing and Education & Training. Elekta also announced that Maurits Wolleswinkel has been appointed as EVP Neuroscience from August 1, 2014. Asa Hedin will continue to report to Elekta's new CEO, Niklas Savander, as a member of the Executive Management team. She has led Elekta Neuroscience...

2014-05-01 23:07:27

Cianna Medical: Early-stage breast cancer treatment enables more women to opt for partial breast radiation. Aliso Viejo, CA (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 Cianna Medical, Inc., a women’s health company, today announced the results of a trial examining the long-term side effects of strut-based brachytherapy for early-stage breast cancer. According to researchers, treatment with SAVI® breast brachytherapy resulted in very low rates of late toxicities, even in patients with minimal space...

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...

2014-04-23 23:04:55

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Brachytherapy markets. Global market for Brachytherapy Devices is projected to reach US$411 million by 2020, driven by rising cancer cases, aging population, and growing need for more effective therapeutics. San Jose, California (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 Follow us on LinkedIn - Cancer has emerged as one of the most critical health issues worldwide. Rising incidence of cancer and growing medical awareness continues to increase the...

2014-04-07 12:45:16

The use of permanent brachytherapy, a procedure where radioactive sources are placed inside the prostate, into or near to the tumor, preserves erectile function in approximately 50% of patients with prostate cancer, a researcher will tell the ESTRO 33 congress today (Saturday). Brachytherapy works by giving a high dose of radiotherapy directly to the tumor, but only a very low dose to the surrounding normal tissues. Since erectile dysfunction (ED) can occur in up to 68% of patients who...

2014-04-07 08:31:25

HOUSTON, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- C4 Imaging LLC is pleased to announce the first patient implant with Sirius(TM), its novel positive-signal MRI Marker. Sirius(TM) is used following treatment of prostate cancer with brachytherapy to facilitate seed localization within the prostate, utilizing a single post-implant Magnetic Resonance (MR) imaging procedure. The first implant was performed at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (Houston, Texas) and was used during a procedure...

2014-04-04 23:34:52

Cianna Medical, Inc.: Strut-based breast cancer radiation treatment could expand options for DCIS patients. Aliso Viejo, Calif. (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 Cianna Medical, Inc., a women’s health company, today announced the results of a retrospective study of breast cancer patients with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) treated with SAVI® breast brachytherapy. Researchers reported excellent local control, with recurrence rates that appear to be equivalent to those expected for whole...

2014-04-03 08:30:08

Full range of equipment and software for the precision treatment of cancer exhibited at the Reed Messe Vienna Conference Center VIENNA, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Booths 2400/2800 - Varian Medical Systems (NYSE:VAR), the world leader in radiotherapy equipment and software, will demonstrate its full range of radiotherapy delivery systems and software at the 33(rd) ESTRO (European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology) meeting, taking place in Vienna from April 4(th)-7(th). The...


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