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2013-08-12 15:15:25

A new analysis has found that a type of radiation therapy called carbon ion radiotherapy can control cancer growth and prolong survival in patients with spinal tumors. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study indicates that the treatment is a promising alternative for patients whose spinal tumors cannot be surgically removed. Surgery is the mainstay of treatment for spinal sarcomas; however the tumors are one of the most...

2011-04-12 14:59:32

Intraoperative radiation therapy provides alternative for women with early stage breast cancerNorthwestern Medicine physicians are currently utilizing a new treatment option for breast cancer that allows women to receive a full dose of radiation therapy during breast conserving surgery. Traditionally, women who opt to have a lumpectomy must first have surgery then undergo approximately six weeks of radiation. This schedule can be challenging for women who have busy schedules or do not have...

2011-02-10 18:03:00

COSTA MESA, Calif., Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Renaissance Surgical Arts at Newport Harbor announced today that it is the first outpatient surgery center in the Western United States to offer intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT) using the INTRABEAM® System - the only device used in the TARGIT-A multicenter human clinical trial that demonstrated IORT to be as effective as traditional radiation for certain women with early breast cancer. IORT has the potential to...

2010-10-26 00:21:13

Patients with cancer found at the end of the large intestine called the rectum who receive one week of radiation therapy before surgery have a 50 percent reduction in chance that their cancer will return after 10 years, according to a large, randomized study presented at the plenary session, November 1, 2010, at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). "We believe that this short course of radiation will open a new window of opportunities in the...

2010-06-24 05:00:00

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Hoag Hospital announced the launch of its Intraoperative Radiation Therapy (IORT) program as part of its progressive, comprehensive approach to breast cancer treatment. IORT is a radiation therapy technique in which a concentrated dose of radiation is delivered to a cancerous tumor site during surgery after the tumor is removed. Hoag Hospital is the first in Orange County to offer IORT brachytherapy for breast cancer as a component of a...

2010-02-25 14:00:00

Proton beam radiation therapy shows encouraging results for patients with locally advanced sinonasal malignancies, according to a study presented at the Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancer Symposium, sponsored by AHNS, ASCO, ASTRO and SNM. Sinonasal cancers are very rare but aggressive types of cancer. Patients usually present with advanced stage with tumors involving normal structures in the skull base such as eyes, optic nerves, brain. Between 1991 and 2003, 99 patients with newly...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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