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2014-04-23 23:04:55

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Brachytherapy markets. Global market for Brachytherapy Devices is projected to reach US$411 million by 2020, driven by rising cancer cases, aging population, and growing need for more effective therapeutics. San Jose, California (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 Follow us on LinkedIn - Cancer has emerged as one of the most critical health issues worldwide. Rising incidence of cancer and growing medical awareness continues to increase the...

2014-04-07 12:45:16

The use of permanent brachytherapy, a procedure where radioactive sources are placed inside the prostate, into or near to the tumor, preserves erectile function in approximately 50% of patients with prostate cancer, a researcher will tell the ESTRO 33 congress today (Saturday). Brachytherapy works by giving a high dose of radiotherapy directly to the tumor, but only a very low dose to the surrounding normal tissues. Since erectile dysfunction (ED) can occur in up to 68% of patients who...

2014-04-07 08:31:25

HOUSTON, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- C4 Imaging LLC is pleased to announce the first patient implant with Sirius(TM), its novel positive-signal MRI Marker. Sirius(TM) is used following treatment of prostate cancer with brachytherapy to facilitate seed localization within the prostate, utilizing a single post-implant Magnetic Resonance (MR) imaging procedure. The first implant was performed at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (Houston, Texas) and was used during a procedure...

2014-03-31 12:29:49

HOUSTON, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- C4 Imaging LLC is pleased to announce the signing of a loading services agreement for it's first product, the Sirius(TM) MRI Marker, with AnazaoHealth Corporation. The novel positive-signal, MRI Marker [1] will be used following treatment of prostate cancer with brachytherapy to facilitate seed localization within the prostate, utilizing a single post-implant Magnetic Resonance (MR) imaging procedure. C4 Imaging will partner with Florida-based...

2014-03-05 08:30:26

Patient-friendly treatment helps minimize radiation exposure to healthy tissues LOS GATOS, Calif., March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On January 14, a 67-year-old male patient received his final Esteya® electronic brachytherapy session to treat a squamous cell carcinoma on his right hand. He was the first patient in the United States to receive Esteya treatment, which was delivered at a Los Gatos, California clinic by Rakesh Patel, MD, Medical Director at The Targeted Radiation Institute...

2013-05-28 21:21:11

Among men with prostate cancer, African Americans experience longer treatment delays after being diagnosed than Caucasians. That is the finding of an analysis published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. The study suggests that efforts are needed to reduce racial disparities in prostate cancer care in order to provide earlier treatment for African Americans. To see if there is a difference in the time from cancer diagnosis to initiation of...

2013-04-27 23:03:18

Dennis R. HIll MD, Radiation Oncologist at the Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland, CA discusses the latest in prostate cancer treatments. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) April 27, 2013 Dennis R. Hill MD, Radiation Oncologist at the Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland, CA, who specializes in HDR Prostate Brachytherapy, a prostate cancer treatment option with less risk of side effects than external beam radiation methods, discusses a newer treatment now available, called the Calypso...

2013-04-22 14:27:33

Two large, landmark radiotherapy studies have shown that it is possible to treat cervical cancer effectively with high doses specifically adapted to each tumor, and with fewer serious side-effects to the surrounding normal organs. In two presentations today (Saturday) and tomorrow (Sunday) researchers will tell the 2nd Forum of the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO) that image-guided brachytherapy is able to deliver very high doses, which prevent the tumor from growing...


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