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2011-10-02 07:00:00

Reported to the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology Pittsburgh, PA and Miami, FL (PRWEB) October 02, 2011 Treating a breast cancer recurrence with a combination of radioactive seed implantation and tumor excision rather than with mastectomy, or whole breast removal, is an effective approach for many women, according to a long-term study presented today at the annual meeting the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO) by cancer specialists at...

2011-09-30 09:00:00

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Sept. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The West Clinic, the Mid-South's premier cancer practice, is pleased to announce the formation of The West Clinic Comprehensive Breast Center, a multidisciplinary breast center, which will be the first center of its kind in the region. The newly formed Comprehensive Breast Center at The West Clinic will partner with The Breast Clinic of Memphis and its breast surgical oncologist, Michael P. Berry, M.D., FACS. The newly formed...

2011-09-26 11:13:34

Findings from major UK trial should change treatment practice, congress told A major UK trial has produced firm evidence that giving radiotherapy between or during chemotherapy cycles to women with early breast cancer significantly reduces the risk of the cancer recurring in the breast or chest wall. The treatment, known as synchronous chemoradiation, has minimal adverse side-effects and no detrimental effect on the patients' quality of life. Findings from the SEquencing of Chemotherapy...

2011-09-26 05:01:00

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- OncoSec Medical Incorporated (OTCBB: ONCS), which is developing its advanced-stage OMS ElectroOncology(TM) therapies to treat solid tumor cancers, announced today clinical study results presented at the Fire, Ice and Beyond: The Future of Ablation Therapies conference in Las Vegas, NV, September 23-24. OncoSec's exhibition highlighted a poster titled, "OMS ElectroChemotherapy: Targeted Ablation of Solid Tumors using Reversible Electroporation in...

2011-09-20 07:00:00

CHICAGO, Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Chicago Plastic Surgery Research Foundation, Inc., University Plastic Surgery, SC, and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science are jointly sponsoring the 2011 Chicago Breast Symposium, a unique one-day gathering of multidisciplinary breast care specialists from around the world. The Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago will serve as host site on Saturday, October 15, during...

2011-09-12 05:15:55

(Ivanhoe Newswire) - Engineers, make way for breast design! A technology usually reserved for designing buildings, bridges and aircraft has now been used to aid breast tissue reconstruction in cancer patients. Researchers used computer-aided design, CAD, to create an extremely accurate mould of a breast that was used as visual aid to surgeons in tissue reconstruction operations. With one of the most-promising areas of medicine, tissue engineering, CAD was used to design and produce...

2011-09-09 11:26:17

Approach may help some women avoid mastectomy Whether chemotherapy is given before or after breast-conserving therapy (BCT) does not have an impact on long-term local-regional outcomes, suggesting treatment success is due more to biologic factors than chemotherapy timing, according to a study by researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Presented today at the 2011 Breast Cancer Symposium, the study also found that neoadjuvant chemotherapy (given before surgery),...

2011-09-08 09:40:44

A technology usually reserved for designing buildings, bridges and aircraft has now been used to aid breast tissue reconstruction in cancer patients. In a study published today, Thursday 8 September, in IOP Publishing's journal Biofabrication, researchers used computer-aided design (CAD) to create an extremely accurate mould of a breast that was used as a visual aid to surgeons in tissue reconstruction operations. Furthermore, CAD was used to design and produce patient-specific physical...

2011-09-07 14:13:23

University of Maryland study analyzed data from nearly 15,000 patients Young women with early-stage breast cancer have similar survival rates with a lumpectomy and radiation treatment, known as breast-conservation therapy, as with mastectomy, a new study conducted at the University of Maryland has found. The results of the analysis of nearly 15,000 patients listed in a nationwide cancer registry will be presented at the 2011 Breast Cancer Symposium to be held Sept. 8-11 in San Francisco....

2011-07-24 00:02:03

Company Expansion Sited as Reason for Larger Facility Agoura Hills, CA (PRWEB) July 23, 2011 Comfort Quest, Inc. announced the opening of its new corporate offices in Agoura Hills, CA. The new office officially opened on Monday, July 18, 2011. Comfort Quest is the manufacturer of the Side Sleeper Pillow, a surgical recovery product for women. The move became necessary due to the increased popularity of the breast pillow and the need for more space and staff. The Side Sleeper Pillow was...