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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...

2011-07-31 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...

2011-06-06 07:05:00

DETROIT, June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute was selected the winner of the 2010 Award of Excellence in the Specialty Hospitals category by Health Care Weekly Review. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20071106/KARMANOSLOGO) For the fourth consecutive year, Health Care Weekly Review has recognized Michigan's heath care institutions annually for the Award of Excellence in four categories: Full Service Hospitals; Specialty Hospitals;...

2011-06-04 00:00:03

Texas Oncology Research Showcased at American Society of Clinical Oncologists Annual Meeting Dallas, TX (PRWEB) June 03, 2011 Twenty-two Texas Oncology physicians have contributed research findings to the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Chicago, which opened June 3. The international event features the latest research breakthroughs and treatment advances from physicians around the world, attracting more than 30,000 members of the oncology community each year....

2011-05-24 08:00:00

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Genomic Health, Inc. (Nasdaq: GHDX) today announced positive preliminary results from a study of Oncotype DX® in patients with DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ of the breast) conducted by the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG), a clinical trials cooperative group supported by the National Cancer Institute. The ECOG 5194 validation study met its primary endpoint by demonstrating that a pre-specified Oncotype DX DCIS...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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