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2008-09-25 12:00:43

U.S. scientists say proton therapy patients have a two-fold lesser risk of developing a secondary cancer compared with being treated by photon radiation. Proton therapy involves a specialized type of external beam radiation using protons rather than X-rays to treat cancer. The first-of-its-kind study, led by Dr. Nancy Tarbell of Massachusetts General Hospital, contradicts theories that proton radiation might increase the incidence of secondary cancers because of what is called scatter...

2008-09-22 12:00:38

Calypso Medical Technologies and Siemens Healthcare have announced a product collaboration agreement that will begin to integrate Calypso Medical's real-time tumor tracking data with Siemens's linear accelerator products. The first application to be addressed under this agreement will include adaptive gating, the capability of automatically interrupting the radiation beam from a linear accelerator in response to patient motion, organ motion or tumor position. According to Calypso Medical,...

2008-09-22 00:00:27

Calypso Medical today announced that it has received a $1 million grant from The University of Pennsylvania Health System to develop a compatible version of the Calypso(R) 4D Localization System that would enable real-time tumor tracking during proton therapy for cancer treatment. This funding will go toward developing a modified version of the Calypso System, utilizing GPS for the Body(R) technology, to function with its current high degree of accuracy in a proton therapy environment....

2008-09-20 00:00:12

Calypso Medical Technologies, Inc. today announced that 23 abstracts highlighting the use of the Calypso(R) 4D Localization System(TM) will be presented this week at the 50th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO) at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. The studies report on a wide range of benefits of the Calypso System. The Calypso System is the only real-time target tracking system used to manage tumor motion during treatment...

2008-09-18 09:00:50

Radiation Medical Group, Inc. is the first center in the nation to use a new version of the SAVI applicator for radiation treatment of breast cancer, potentially expanding the number of women who will qualify for breast brachytherapy. RMG is the first center to use the SAVI(TM) 6-1Mini applicator, which is designed for the delivery of radiation to small or hard-to-treat lumpectomy cavities. The new device makes a shorter, more convenient form of radiation therapy available to more women....


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