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2011-09-09 07:00:00

Family caregivers need a break -- a solution can be found through care management services. Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) September 09, 2011 Planning for upcoming holiday gatherings, taking late summer or early fall vacations remind us that everyone needs to take time for themselves once in awhile. Family caregivers in particular have to take a break from the daily demands of caring for an older adult parent or spouse. Yet caregivers are often reluctant to undertake those much-needed getaways, for...

2011-06-17 09:00:00

DALLAS and THE WOODLANDS, Texas, June 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- An advanced proton therapy center for cancer treatment could be coming to North Texas. The innovative proton treatment facility would enhance regional cancer care and attract patients both nationally and internationally. Proton therapy provides highly targeted radiation treatment shown to be particularly effective in treating certain pediatric and adult cancers. Discussions are being led by Baylor Health Enterprises, an...

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...

2011-06-04 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....

2011-05-25 09:19:00

SAN FRANCISCO, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The efficient dissemination of rapidly-advancing oncology knowledge into clinical practice is a critical driver for enhancing cancer patient care. Newly launched PeerCase, a mobile and internet-based private oncology network, seeks to aid in addressing this need by combining the best elements of social networking with the collective experience and expertise of the worldwide oncology community. This exciting new technology will be available for...

2011-05-04 09:28:00

PITTSBURGH, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The most recent release of Via Oncology Pathways from D3 Oncology Solutions (D3) now includes decision support for advance care planning to encourage early discussions between oncologists and their patients about the disease, treatment intent and likely outcomes. Recent articles on appropriate palliation and hospice have demonstrated positive effect that attention to planning end of life care can offer. One such study in oncology, a New England...

2011-02-14 10:16:00

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Through the continuous and tremendous growth of its patient assistance support program, US Oncology, Inc., a division of McKesson Corp. and a leading integrated oncology company, is helping cancer patients access the high quality cancer care they need. By helping patients obtain financial assistance, thousands can now afford much needed treatment and cancer therapies. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100517/DA06089LOGO) "If...

2010-12-07 14:03:00

Health2 Resources provided strategic research and analysis for Association of Community Cancer Centers project WASHINGTON, Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Community Cancer Centers announced that results of a landmark study of how--and how well--the cancer patient's transition from the hospital inpatient setting to outpatient oncology group is managed. The study, designed to help hospitals and oncology groups improve their transition processes. The study was...


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