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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...

2011-09-01 02:00:00

Fine Artist Mira Sasson's Pioneer Portraits Capture The Spirit of the Singers And Are Available As US Postage To Fight Cancer New York, NY (PRWEB) August 31, 2011 Born in 1965 in a small, ultra-orthodox Israeli city named Bnei-Brak, Mira Sassoon was a child devoted to religious studies. Raised in a large, closely-knit family and community, she attended Orthodox Judaic schools and was expected to concentrate only on studying her religion and the Torah. But the desire to express herself...

2011-08-26 12:38:00

Free patient assistance nurses pioneered by Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Aug. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 'Nurse navigators' were rare when the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare introduced its free Cancer Care Coordinator service to greater Phoenix. Fast forward ten years and the Coordinators have helped thousands of patients navigate the complex world of cancer treatment, and similar services are widely...

2011-08-15 22:07:30

In a new study published in the August 16th issue of Developmental Cell, researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center identified a molecular mechanism that guarantees that new blood vessels form in the right place and with the proper abundance. "We have known for a long time that blood vessels branch to give rise to new ones and that in some places of our bodies this branching occurs with a reproducible pattern. However, the mechanisms that ensure that new vessels sprout at specific locations...

2011-08-03 10:05:00

ATLANTA, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 500 people welcomed Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) to the Southeast during a groundbreaking ceremony today in Newnan, Ga. Lt. Governor Casey Cagle, Senate President Pro Tempore Tommie Williams and a delegation of public officials, community and business leaders joined more than 160 cancer patients, survivors and caregivers for the celebration. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110803/DC46561) (Logo:...

2011-07-28 07:00:00

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems' next release of the ARIA® oncology information system, newly designed for greater ease of use, will be among the highlights of the company's exhibit at the 2011 joint meeting of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) and the Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists (COMP) here later this week. Varian will also demonstrate SmartConnect(TM) for TrueBeam, a utility that...

2011-07-02 00:00:32

First-of-its-Kind Diagnostic Service Package Offers Patients Fast Answers, a Comprehensive Treatment Plan and Transparent Costs; CareEdge Service Guarantee Reflects CTCA Commitment to Quality and Accountability Schaumburg, IL (PRWEB) July 01, 2011 Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) announced today its launch of CareEdgeSM, a personalized cancer evaluation for patients that includes a full suite of diagnostics, clinical team consultations, and a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment...

2011-06-28 09:41:00

Cancer Treatment Centers of America is one of just five hospitals in the U.S. to offer study using Deep Tissue Hyperthermia PHILADELPHIA, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cancer patients with pelvic tumors may have a new option to target tumors deep within the body. With the installation of the BSD-2000 deep tissue hyperthermia machine, patients suffering from deep pelvic tumors can participate in a Phase II clinical trial at Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) in...

2011-06-17 09:00:00

DALLAS and THE WOODLANDS, Texas, June 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- An advanced proton therapy center for cancer treatment could be coming to North Texas. The innovative proton treatment facility would enhance regional cancer care and attract patients both nationally and internationally. Proton therapy provides highly targeted radiation treatment shown to be particularly effective in treating certain pediatric and adult cancers. Discussions are being led by Baylor Health Enterprises, an...