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2013-07-19 08:26:30

Soft tissue visualization system addresses organ motion challenges during prostate cancer radiotherapy CRAWLEY, England, July 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Elekta has received CE marking for its Clarity® 4D Monitoring system permitting European clinics to implement this new way of reducing the uncertainty caused by prostate motion during radiation treatment. Physicians will be able to monitor the motion of the prostate with sub millimeter accuracy during the delivery of therapeutic...

2013-06-18 10:28:32

Study suggests low-risk patients can forgo immediate treatment Many men with low-risk, localized prostate cancers can safely choose active surveillance or "watchful waiting" instead of undergoing immediate treatment and have better quality of life while reducing health care costs, according to a study by researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Massachusetts General Hospital. Writing in the June 18 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine, the authors said their statistical...

2013-05-30 08:29:16

Prabhakar Tripuraneni, MD, to Be Presented with Gold Medal, ASTRO's Highest Honor CLEVELAND, May 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Prabhakar Tripuraneni, MD, chief medical officer at ViewRay(TM) Incorporated and head of radiation oncology at Scripps Green Hospital in La Jolla, California, has been selected to receive a Gold Medal from the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). The Gold Medal is ASTRO's highest honor, bestowed on highly regarded members who have made outstanding...

2013-05-21 08:30:41

IASIS MEDICAL Sees Substantial Opportunity In Offering IsoRay's Entire Product Line RICHLAND, Wash., May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- IsoRay, Inc. (AMEX: ISR), (http://www.isoray.com/), announced today that it has entered into an exclusive international distribution agreement with IASIS Medical for the sale of IsoRay's complete product line in Greece. IsoRay is a medical technology company and innovator in seed brachytherapy and medical radioisotope applications for brain cancer, lung...

2013-05-21 08:29:54

Updated ASTRO Model Policy Endorses Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) for Prostate Cancer SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY), announced today the publication of study results involving hundreds of prostate cancer patients treated with the CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery System, the most widely used form of prostate stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). The study followed 304 patients for a median of 5 years, and...

2013-05-13 20:22:11

ATLANTA, May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- C.R. Bard Inc., a multinational medical device company, has agreed to pay the federal government $48.2 million to settle a whistleblower lawsuit that alleges its urological division and wholly owned subsidiary, ProSeed Inc., paid doctors and hospitals kickbacks to entice them to order Bard's products at inflated prices to treat Medicare patients with prostate cancer. Bard and ProSeed, based in Covington, Georgia, sold radioactive seeds used for...

2013-05-02 23:19:46

Cianna Medical, Inc.: Researchers from 12 sites report favorably low recurrence rates and minimal toxicities. CHICAGO (PRWEB) May 02, 2013 Strut-based breast brachytherapy — a form of radiation therapy for early-stage breast cancer — has been shown to be a well-tolerated, effective treatment, according to a scientific poster presentation at the 2013 annual meeting of the American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBrS) in Chicago, May 1-5, 2013.     The...

2013-04-29 08:28:04

Oncology Departments in North Middlesex and Poole Acquire Final Two TrueBeam Systems Made Available Under NHS Supply Chain Initiative CRAWLEY, U.K., April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hospitals in London and Dorset have acquired the final two of ten advanced Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) radiotherapy treatment machines offered as part of an innovative government program to roll out the most modern cancer treatments for patients in the UK's public hospitals. North Middlesex...

2013-04-27 23:03:18

Dennis R. HIll MD, Radiation Oncologist at the Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland, CA discusses the latest in prostate cancer treatments. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) April 27, 2013 Dennis R. Hill MD, Radiation Oncologist at the Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland, CA, who specializes in HDR Prostate Brachytherapy, a prostate cancer treatment option with less risk of side effects than external beam radiation methods, discusses a newer treatment now available, called the Calypso...

2013-04-22 14:27:33

Two large, landmark radiotherapy studies have shown that it is possible to treat cervical cancer effectively with high doses specifically adapted to each tumor, and with fewer serious side-effects to the surrounding normal organs. In two presentations today (Saturday) and tomorrow (Sunday) researchers will tell the 2nd Forum of the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO) that image-guided brachytherapy is able to deliver very high doses, which prevent the tumor from growing...