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2013-11-04 16:30:00

Cyclone 70 to stabilize United States supply of Strontium 82/Rubidium 82 generators for use in the diagnosis of cardiovascular disease INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Zevacor Molecular, an independently owned healthcare firm that manufactures and distributes PET and SPECT radiopharmaceuticals, has purchased the first 70 MeV Cyclotron dedicated to medical use in the United States from Ion Beam Applications, S.A., (IBA). The purchase of IBA's Cyclone 70 is the first of...

2013-10-23 08:30:38

Proton beam therapy does not cause the serious side effects associated with conventional radiation for children with brain and spinal cancers. WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The number of children suffering from brain and spinal cancers who were treated with an advanced form of radiation at proton therapy centers in the U.S. rose 33% since 2010, according to a study released by the Pediatric Proton Foundation (PPF) and the National Association for Proton...

2013-10-21 23:20:59

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: US Proton Therapy Market Analysis to 2017. London (PRWEB) October 21, 2013 According to most Oncologists, about 60% of all cancer patients undergo some sort of radiation therapy during their course of treatment. Despite advances in technology for radiation therapy, a majority of these patients suffer from side effects of traditional radiation treatment. Currently prevalent radio therapy methods like X-Ray/IMRT etc. also cost...

2013-09-25 20:22:26

RENO, Nev. and TAHOE, Nev., Sept. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Progress and next steps to develop lower-cost proton cancer therapy was the topic of discussion at an international initiative meeting on Friday, September 20th, 2013. Moataz Karmalawy, Ph.D., Vice President and General Manager Worldwide Particle Therapy for Varian Medical Systems (http://www.varian.com/us/oncology/treatments/treatment_techniques/proton_therapy/) shared that proton therapy, in addition to its current...

2013-09-25 12:28:10

National Association for Proton Therapy Responds to ASTRO WASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Radiation oncologists, urologists and other physicians who treat men with prostate cancer should not limit a patient's treatment options by suggesting only one form of radiation, says the National Association for Proton Therapy. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130806/DC58665LOGO) "Patients and physicians have a number of options when approaching prostate...

2013-09-23 13:02:17

Due to decreased side effects, it may also be cost-saving Proton therapy, an external beam radiotherapy in which protons deliver precise radiation doses to a tumor and spare healthy organs and tissues, is cost-effective in treating medulloblastomas, fast-growing brain tumors that mainly affect children, when compared to standard photon radiation therapy, according to research presented today at the American Society for Radiation Oncology’s (ASTRO’s) 55th Annual Meeting. The study...

2013-09-23 12:40:17

When used to treat pediatric patients with intracranial malignant tumors, proton therapy may limit the toxicity of radiation therapy while preserving tumor control, according to research presented today at the American Society for Radiation Oncology’s (ASTRO’s) 55th Annual Meeting. Typically, central nervous system malignancies are treated with surgical resection and post-operative radiation therapy. Proton therapy, an external beam radiation therapy in which protons deliver precise...

2013-09-20 08:25:15

Center to be one of an elite group in the nation and first in Ohio to offer revolutionary technology CLEVELAND, Sept. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center is breaking ground today on a $30 million proton therapy center, becoming one of an elite group of cancer centers in the country to offer this revolutionary technology. There are currently only 11 operational proton therapy centers in the nation and the UH Seidman Cancer Center site will be the first...

2013-09-19 23:00:52

P-Cure to Enter Clinical Study to Demonstrate Treatment Quality With Fixed Proton Pencil Beam Scanning Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) September 20, 2013 P-Cure will commence a retrospective clinical study to demonstrate the effectiveness of P-Cure's technology for adaptive proton radiotherapy with fixed pencil-beam scanning (PBS) systems for proton delivery. The aim is to demonstrate effectiveness to replace or augment multi-gantry proton therapy facilities. At ASTRO conference in Atlanta...

2013-08-07 08:30:05

Calls on Doctors to Fully Inform Patients WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "A new report from the General Accounting Office (GAO) confirms the need for newly diagnosed prostate cancer patients to be certain that their doctors explain all of their treatment options, including proton therapy," says Leonard Arzt, Executive Director of the National Association for Proton Therapy (NAPT). The report, "Higher Use of Costly Prostate Cancer Treatment by Providers Who Self...