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2011-11-10 08:00:00

Avivaâs new cancer pledge ensures that group and individual private medical insurance customers now have enhanced cover for cancer treatment, following the removal of previous benefit limits for some cancer drugs. (PRWEB) November 10, 2011 Avivaâs new cancer pledge ensures that group and individual private medical insurance customers now have enhanced cover for cancer treatment, following the removal of previous benefit limits for some cancer drugs. Enhanced...

2011-10-25 06:00:00

Greater attention to infection prevention is needed for vulnerable population ATLANTA, Oct. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Each year more than one million patients receive cancer treatment in an outpatient oncology clinic. Despite advances in oncology care, infections from both community and health care settings remain a major cause of hospitalization and death among cancer patients receiving chemotherapy. To help protect this vulnerable patient population, the Centers for Disease...

2011-10-19 07:00:00

Name change reflects the expert care, treatment and guidance provided by a community leader in cancer care Portland, Ore. (PRWEB) October 19, 2011 Northwest Cancer Specialists, P.C., the largest independent cancer and hematology treatment practice in the region, announced that it has changed its name to Compass Oncology. âœOur 42-physician practice has offered multi-disciplinary cancer care to the Portland and Vancouver communities for over ten years. Some of our...

2011-10-06 12:00:00

MORRISVILLE, N.C., Oct. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- There is good news for cancer patients whose medical treatments put them at risk for future cardiac problems: using strain echocardiography can help physicians detect early signs of cardiac toxicity. To help get this information out to those in need, the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) is preparing a guideline document outlining the best way to evaluate cancer patients, and has funded a research study to enhance...

2011-10-06 11:20:25

Scientists of the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) and Heidelberg University Hospital have discovered a new metabolic pathway / Successful research alliance publishes results in Nature A research alliance of Heidelberg University Hospital and the German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ), jointly with colleagues of the Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research in Leipzig, have discovered a new metabolic pathway which makes malignant brain tumors (gliomas)...

2011-10-03 12:00:00

International Experts in Integrative Medicine Convene in Cleveland to Discuss "Innovating Integrative Oncology: New Science, New Solutions" NEW YORK, Oct. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO) announced today that National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins, MD, PhD, will deliver the keynote address at its eighth international conference, which is co-sponsored by Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. As the former head of...

2011-09-22 08:00:00

ZION, Ill, Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- WomenCertified®, the collective voice of the female consumer and a trusted referral source for top businesses and brands identified among women, is recognizing Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) at Midwestern Regional Medical Center (Midwestern) as one of the country's Top 100 Hospitals for Patient Experience based on female patient satisfaction. (Logo:...

2011-09-22 08:01:00

New Research Helps Female Consumers Make Educated Healthcare Decisions PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- WomenCertified®, the collective voice of the female consumer and a trusted referral source for top businesses and brands identified among women, is recognizing Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) at Eastern Regional Medical Center in Philadelphia as one of the country's Top 100 Hospitals for Patient Experience based on female patient...

2011-09-19 15:00:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., and SEATTLE, Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems, Inc., (NYSE: VAR) and Calypso Medical Technologies, Inc., today announced they have signed a definitive agreement under which Varian will acquire Calypso, a privately-owned, Seattle-based developer and supplier of specialized products and software for real-time tumor tracking and motion management during radiosurgery and radiotherapy. The acquisition, which is anticipated to close in early October...

2011-09-08 14:48:09

1. Scientists at A*STAR´s Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB) have made a landmark discovery in the battle against the rapid spread of aggressive cancers associated with PRL-3 oncoprotein. Contrary to the current accepted theory that antibodies can only bind to cancer proteins found on the cancer cell surface, the IMCB team led by Dr Zeng Qi is the first to discover that antibodies can in fact directly target intracellular oncoproteins like PRL-3 that reside within the cancer...