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2014-04-07 12:45:16

The use of permanent brachytherapy, a procedure where radioactive sources are placed inside the prostate, into or near to the tumor, preserves erectile function in approximately 50% of patients with prostate cancer, a researcher will tell the ESTRO 33 congress today (Saturday). Brachytherapy works by giving a high dose of radiotherapy directly to the tumor, but only a very low dose to the surrounding normal tissues. Since erectile dysfunction (ED) can occur in up to 68% of patients who...

2014-04-03 08:30:08

Full range of equipment and software for the precision treatment of cancer exhibited at the Reed Messe Vienna Conference Center VIENNA, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Booths 2400/2800 - Varian Medical Systems (NYSE:VAR), the world leader in radiotherapy equipment and software, will demonstrate its full range of radiotherapy delivery systems and software at the 33(rd) ESTRO (European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology) meeting, taking place in Vienna from April 4(th)-7(th). The...

2013-09-26 16:26:44

IMRIS and Varian developing cancer treatment system with potential to improve accuracy and effectiveness ATLANTA, Sept. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- IMRIS Inc. (NASDAQ: IMRS; TSX: IM) and Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) today announced that data presented here earlier this week at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Annual Meeting demonstrates the potential to direct state-of-the-art radiation treatments using diagnostic-quality MR images at each treatment session....

2013-09-23 16:24:08

ATLANTA, Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ASTRO Booth #1115 -- The American Board of Radiology Foundation (ABRF) and Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) today announce that Varian is awarding a $100,000 second year renewal grant to the ABRF, to continue its work establishing a national brachytherapy registry. The registry, which is the first such nationwide modality-based project in radiation oncology, is linked to the American Board of Radiology's (ABR's) Innovation Pathway in...

2013-09-23 13:02:17

Due to decreased side effects, it may also be cost-saving Proton therapy, an external beam radiotherapy in which protons deliver precise radiation doses to a tumor and spare healthy organs and tissues, is cost-effective in treating medulloblastomas, fast-growing brain tumors that mainly affect children, when compared to standard photon radiation therapy, according to research presented today at the American Society for Radiation Oncology’s (ASTRO’s) 55th Annual Meeting. The study...

2013-09-23 12:40:17

When used to treat pediatric patients with intracranial malignant tumors, proton therapy may limit the toxicity of radiation therapy while preserving tumor control, according to research presented today at the American Society for Radiation Oncology’s (ASTRO’s) 55th Annual Meeting. Typically, central nervous system malignancies are treated with surgical resection and post-operative radiation therapy. Proton therapy, an external beam radiation therapy in which protons deliver precise...

2013-09-23 08:28:39

New RapidPlan(TM) software is designed to expedite creation of complex IMRT treatment plans, improving quality, consistency, and efficiency ATLANTA, Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ASTRO Booth #1115 -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) is showcasing a new knowledge-based software tool designed to expedite creation of complex intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) treatment plans at the 54(th) annual meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) this week....

2013-06-20 23:20:13

The BTL and BCSI teams have been working hard to design, fabricate, assemble and test, the first 70Mev Cyclotron in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Vancouver, British Columbia (PRWEB) June 20, 2013 Best Theratronics Ltd (BTL) and Best Cyclotron Systems, Inc. (BCSI) have made significant progress in manufacturing the first ever 70 MeV Cyclotron in North America and will be shipping it to their Customer in Europe, by the first quarter of 2014. In June 2009, BTL and BCSI announced their plans for the...

2013-06-20 23:00:16

Mercy continues to explore the latest modalities for treating disease, as hospital known for women's health care announces new National Institute for Robotic Surgery, and is also first medical center in Maryland to provide breast cancer patients with Intraoperative Radiation Therapy (IORT). Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) June 21, 2013 Dr. Dwight Im, Director of Mercy´s Center for Gynecologic Oncology, has formed the new National Institute of Robotic Surgery at Mercy Medical Center at 345 St....

2013-06-11 23:27:40

TriDerma Radiation Skin Relief, recommended by patients, doctors and radiation oncologists for years, is now available in the First Aid department of supercenters in Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, Indiana and Louisiana. TriDerma Radiation Skin Relief helps heal skin damaged from radiation therapy, serving a need not previously addressed by traditional retail outlets. Anaheim, CA (PRWEB) June 11, 2013 TriDerma announced the launch of its Radiation Skin Relief cream into the First Aid section of...