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2010-02-05 14:08:23

These guidelines were released as educational tools to assist practitioners in providing appropriate, effective and safe medical care for patients.

2009-11-02 14:45:47

Men who receive a “boost” of proton therapy after receiving a standard course of X-ray radiation therapy have fewer recurrences of their prostate cancer compared to men who did not receive the extra dose of proton radiation.

2009-09-02 15:30:17

Moderately to severely obese prostate cancer patients may have improved treatment outcomes when treated with image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) over traditional external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) because IGRT corrects for prostate shifts, which, if not planned for, can lead to incorrect doses of radiation to the disease site.

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.

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.

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.

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.