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2010-07-28 10:11:00

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Community oncologists, practice administrators and clinical staff interested in learning the requirements of the meaningful-use regulations in order to receive federal stimulus payments towards adopting a certified electronic health record (EHR) are invited to attend a free webinar at 2 p.m. EDT (11 a.m. PDT) on Friday, August 6, 2010. To register, visit http://www.opspharmacist.com/opes. Registration is free, but space is limited. (Logo:...

2010-07-14 12:10:00

MARIETTA, Ga. and THE WOODLANDS, Texas, July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Northwest Georgia Oncology Centers (NGOC), a medical practice dedicated to delivering high quality, cost-effective oncology and hematology services to patients in Northwest Georgia, and US Oncology, Inc., the nation's leading integrated oncology company, announced today that NGOC has joined the United Network of US Oncology. The practice, which remains independently owned by its physicians, now has expanded resources from a...

2010-07-13 09:56:00

FREDERICKSBURG, Va., July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Fredericksburg Oncology is now accepting patients for a new clinical trial supported by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to evaluate treatment for metastatic (advanced stage) melanoma. The current trial, designed at the Mayo Clinic, combines chemotherapy with targeted molecular agents in an effort to improve control of this difficult disease, reports Dr. Frederick C. Tucker, Jr., who heads this practice. "When discovered early, Melanoma is a...

2010-06-10 09:35:00

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Three clinical trials studies with prominent authorship by physicians affiliated with the United Network of US Oncology have been selected to be featured in the Best of ASCO to be held July 16 - 17 in San Francisco and July 23 -24 in Boston. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100517/DA06089LOGO) The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) hosts its 46th Annual Meeting June 4-8 at McCormick Place in Chicago. The ASCO Annual...

2010-06-07 14:43:00

HACKENSACK, N.J., June 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center announced today that the Division of Radiation Oncology has recognized Joseph Hanley, Ph.D., Director, Medical Physics, the John Theurer Cancer Center and his team for outstanding excellence in patient safety. The team was presented with an award for their exceptional work developing and maintaining Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) quality assurance. "Led by Dr....

2010-06-07 09:00:00

MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The West Clinic, a world-class center of excellence in oncology, hematology, radiology and other advanced medical care, announced today that it is one of only 10 community oncology practices nationwide to receive an honor from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and The ASCO Cancer Foundation for efforts to improve care of people with cancer through participation in clinical trials. ASCO's 2010 Clinical Trials Participation...

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2010-06-07 12:20:00

A study unveiled Sunday reveals that a new agent derived from a marine sponge could extend the survival rates of women with locally recurrent or metastatic breast cancer who have already received extensive standard therapy. The study authors said the synthetic component called eribulin mesylate mimics a component found naturally in sponges that prevents cell division, which causes cells to self-destruct. British researchers studied the survival rates of 762 patients in a randomized...

2010-06-06 07:51:49

The combination of two different chemotherapies and a previously approved treatment for kidney and liver cancers is not effective against advanced melanoma, according to results disclosed in an oral presentation June 5th at the 46th annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in Chicago. "With each new study, we learn something important about the treatment of melanoma," said John M. Kirkwood, M.D., professor of medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and...

2010-06-06 07:47:34

Selenium, a supplement taken daily by millions in hopes of protection against cancer and a host of other diseases, has proven to be of no benefit in reducing a patient's risk of developing lung cancer - either a recurrence or second primary malignancy, according to results of an international Phase III clinical trial. Results from the decade-long study, initiated by the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group, were presented June 5th at the American Society of Clinical Oncology 2010 Annual Meeting...

2010-05-20 18:13:00

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- US Oncology, Inc., the nation's leading integrated oncology company, announced today that two physicians affiliated with US Oncology Research will be honored at the 46th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) held June 4 - 8 at McCormick Place in Chicago. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100520/DA08694) Daniel D. Von Hoff, MD, FACP, is the recipient of the 2010 David A. Karnofsky Memorial Award and...


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