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2011-10-27 09:00:00

TAMPA, Fla. and THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Oct. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Moffitt Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute (NCI) Comprehensive Cancer Center in Florida, and The US Oncology Network, one of the nation's largest networks of community-based oncology physicians, announced today that they will work together to expand access to patient services in Florida. As part of both organizations' long-term commitment to advancing the quality and science of cancer care, the two are...

2011-10-24 09:00:00

LOS ANGELES and THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Oct. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Anthem Blue Cross and Wilshire Oncology Medical Group announced the launch of a new pilot program that helps serve California cancer patients better through a patient-centered approach. Improving on the current, sometimes fragmented system of care, this new model provides patients with a single point of contact and provides payments to clinicians for spending time with patients and their families, helping them make fully...

2011-10-19 07:00:00

COLUMBUS, Ga., Oct. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac, the number one provider of supplemental insurance in the United States, announced today that the company has renewed its long-term commitment to childhood and youth cancer treatment and research. The Georgia-based insurance company has committed more than $600,000 to the Children's Oncology Group's Adolescents and Young Adults (AYA) research program over the next three years, adding to the more $1 million Aflac has contributed to the...

2011-10-05 15:13:13

"Too busy," and "too complicated." These are the typical excuses one might expect when medical professionals are asked why they fail to use online error-reporting systems designed to improve patient safety and the quality of care. But Johns Hopkins investigators found instead that the most common reason among radiation oncologists was fear of getting into trouble and embarrassment. Investigators e-mailed an anonymous survey to physicians, nurses, radiation physicists and other radiation...

2011-09-23 15:47:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Columbus Prostate Cancer Center (CPCC), a partnership between AKSM/Oncology and Central Ohio Urology Group, has earned the distinction of being the first ever prostate-only treatment center in United States to be awarded a three-year term of accreditation in radiation oncology. This high honor was bestowed upon CPCC as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR) and The American Society for Radiation...

2011-08-24 09:00:00

THE WOODLANDS, Texas and PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- US Oncology Research, one of the nation's largest networks of community-based researchers, and Radiation Therapy Oncology Group® (RTOG®), the leader in radiation oncology-focused clinical trials in the United States, announced today that US Oncology Research has earned Full Member status, an accomplishment few institutions achieve. As a Full Member of RTOG, US Oncology Research has...

2011-07-31 07:30:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY), the premier radiation oncology company, announced today that it will showcase the CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery System and the TomoTherapy® Radiation Therapy Treatment System in the company's booths (#708, #809) at the 2011 Joint American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM)/Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists (COMP) Meeting. Accuray will also host a...

2011-06-30 09:00:00

MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Accelerated Community Oncology Research Network, Inc., (ACORN), reported positive results of a large double-blind, randomized Phase 2b trial in patients with breast cancer at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 47th annual meeting in Chicago, June 3-7. The study, managed by ACORN Research, evaluated a novel drug regimen for the treatment of locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer. The regimen,...

2011-06-22 09:00:00

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Five exceptional oncology nurses out of nearly 2,400 nationwide were recognized by McKesson Specialty Care Solutions | US Oncology for their dedication to their profession and their passion for their patients. The Excellence in Oncology Nursing Award honors those nurses in the United Network of US Oncology who exemplify competency, courage and determination in providing the highest quality oncology nursing care to patients and their...

2011-06-15 09:00:00

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Two clinical trial studies authored by physicians affiliated with US Oncology Research and the United Network of US Oncology have been selected to be featured in the Best of ASCO to be held July 29-30 in Miami and August 5-6 in Seattle. The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) hosted its 47th Annual Meeting June 3-7 at McCormick Place in Chicago. The Best of ASCO Meetings highlight the most relevant studies from the ASCO Annual...