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2013-01-29 23:03:21

One of the California's most modern Cancer Centers, El Portal Comprehensive Cancer is moving to a much-anticipated new location in Merced. Their new office features a plethora of innovative, highly-effective treatments including stereotactic radiotherapy and high dose rate brachytherapy. Merced, California (PRWEB) January 29, 2013 El Portal Comprehensive Cancer is moving to a much-anticipated new location in Merced that will better enable them to help members of the community who are...

2013-01-24 08:31:43

PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) has received an FDA 510(k) clearance for the latest version of its Vitesse(TM) real time planning for HDR brachytherapy which is used to plan and perform high-dose-rate (HDR), ultrasound-guided brachytherapy treatments for prostate cancer. "This version of Vitesse reduces the number and complexity of steps involved in planning and completing a treatment. It eliminates the need for a data transfer to another...

2013-01-24 08:31:31

SETIF, Algeria, Jan. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cancer patients in Algeria will gain access to more advanced treatments when three state-of-the-art treatment machines from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) are installed at a new radiotherapy department at Setif in the coming months. The Algerian Ministry of Health has ordered three Varian medical linear accelerators as part of a major government initiative to equip the country with modern radiotherapy systems. The Varian Clinac® iX...

2013-01-24 08:30:46

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Jan. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- At the 38(th) edition of the Arab Health Congress and Exhibition, 28-31 January, at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre, Elekta (booth #S2E30) will highlight its comprehensive range of advanced cancer care solutions, including Elekta Compact(TM), Elekta Synergy® and Elekta Infinity(TM) for conventional radiation therapy, and Leksell Gamma Knife® Perfexion(TM) for stereotactic neurosurgery. In addition,...

2013-01-11 12:22:28

NEW YORK, Jan. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A comparative review of more than 230 previously published studies bumps radical prostate removal surgery above radiation in cost-effectiveness, quality of life after treatment, and patient survival. Surgery, whether performed traditionally, laparoscopically, or robotically, demonstrated improved outcomes across all three factors when compared to radiation for prostate cancer in the form of intensity-modulate radiation therapy, brachytherapy, or a...

2013-01-08 16:23:51

NEW YORK, Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Prostate cancer diagnoses may bring out the fight in men but patients need to know which punch to throw first. When diagnosed early, prostate cancer is highly treatable and patients most often choose between robotic prostate removal surgery or radiation for prostate cancer, including external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) and brachytherapy seed radiation. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130108/NY39190LOGO ) Three concerns drive the...

2013-01-07 10:06:25

Surgery ranks as the most cost-effective type of treatment, according to UCSF-led study The most comprehensive retrospective study ever conducted comparing how the major types of prostate cancer treatments stack up to each other in terms of saving lives and cost effectiveness is reported this week by a team of researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Appearing in the British Journal of Urology International, the work analyzed 232 papers published in the last...

2013-01-07 08:30:46

ATLANTA, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of a process to completely integrate the patient's electronic medical record (EMR) with treatment planning activities, Elekta has introduced MOSAIQ® Evaluate*, a toolset that unites plan and dose review capabilities in a single software framework, MOSAIQ Oncology Information System (OIS). Uniting MOSAIQ and powerful treatment planning review capabilities streamlines planning activities inside the patient chart, reducing patient wait times and...

2013-01-04 08:23:25

ATLANTA, Jan. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Among oncology software products, customers ranked Elekta first for its MOSAIQ® Oncology Information System (OIS) in a survey by KLAS, an independent research firm. The recently released 2012 Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Services* report showed that MOSAIQ scored 80.1 out of 100 and 87 percent of customers indicated they would buy again. The report, which puts MOSAIQ at the top for 2012, is a summary of performance data collected...

2012-12-18 04:20:56

RIO DE JANEIRO, December 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- An advanced radiotherapy treatment system, fully equipped for treating cancer with advanced, image-guided radiotherapy and radiosurgery, has been ordered by Clínicas Oncológicas Integradas (GRUPO COI) for installation at the group's Botafogo site in Rio de Janeiro. The TrueBeam(TM) system, which was designed to treat tumors with great accuracy and speed, is the first to be ordered by a treatment center in South...