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Expensive Proton Beam Therapy No Better Than Traditional Treatment For Prostate Cancer
2012-12-28 11:30:22

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study published this week in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute has found that an expensive prostate cancer radiation treatment provided no long-term benefit over traditional radiation. The treatment, known as proton beam therapy, uses atomic particles to treat cancer and is said to target tumors more precisely than traditional methods. However the method has been found to produce no fewer side effects than much...

2012-12-17 12:24:21

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Dec. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- University of Florida radiation oncologists are using a sophisticated medical device to treat patients who have recent diagnoses of metastatic cancer, where the disease has started to spread from one part of the body to another. The device, called Vero, delivers stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) in a way that allows the physician to track and view the tumor in real time during treatment. This permits a high degree of precision in...

2012-12-13 04:21:03

BEIJING, Dec.13, 2012 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited ("Concord Medical," or the "Company") (NYSE: CCM), a leading specialty hospital management solution provider and operator of the largest network of radiotherapy and diagnostic imaging centers in China, today announced the signing of a definitive agreement under which it will acquire 19.98% of indirect ownership of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Proton Therapy Center (MD Anderson Proton...

2012-10-30 19:12:39

Two MD Anderson-led studies conclude that patients' urinary, bowel function safe-guarded Two studies led by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have found that proton therapy preserves the quality of life, specifically urinary and bowel function, in men treated with this targeted radiation modality for prostate cancer. Both studies, led by Andrew K. Lee, M.D., M.P.H., associate professor in MD Anderson's Department of Radiation Oncology, will be presented in a poster...

2012-10-29 07:26:12

BOSTON, Oct. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- At the 54(th) Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO, Boston, Mass.), Elekta announced that MOSAIQ® Oncology Information System (OIS) v 2.50 now includes connectivity with Nucletron's microSelectron® Digital afterloader. This added connectivity allows the treatment record and chart information, in addition to dose and structure sets, to be part of the complete patient record - saving time, simplifying workflow and...

2012-10-25 07:31:58

PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) and Advanced Particle Therapy LLC (APT) and its Special Purpose Company, Georgia Proton Treatment Center, LLC today announced that they have signed an agreement by which Varian will provide its ProBeam system for the Georgia Proton Treatment Center, slated to be built in midtown Atlanta. The Center will be operated by Emory Healthcare. The supply agreement, valued at $83 million, covers technology...

2012-10-22 04:01:48

Proton community leaders focus on Improving Cancer Outcomes with Proton Therapy. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) October 21, 2012 – In response to the growing demand for leading-edge cancer treatment and recent investments in new clinical facilities, the National Association for Proton Therapy announces its first annual plenary conference. Co-sponsored by the Proton Therapy Consortium, the National Proton Conference: Improving Cancer Outcomes with Proton Therapy (npc2013.com) takes place...

2012-10-15 16:04:15

Children who undergo brain radiation therapy run a significant risk of suffering from permanent neurocognitive adverse effects. These adverse effects are due to the fact that the radiation often encounters healthy tissue. This reduces the formation of new cells, particularly in the hippocampus — the part of the brain involved in memory and learning. Researchers at the University of Gothenburg's Sahlgrenska Academy have used a model study to test newer radiation therapy techniques...

2012-09-19 23:02:58

Brain cancer continues to be the main tumor target for proton therapy - an advanced form of radiation treatment according to the National Association for Proton Therapy and the Pediatric Proton Foundation. Virginia Beach, VA (PRWEB) September 19, 2012 A total of 613 children and adolescents were treated at the nation's nine proton therapy centers in 2011, amounting to a 32 percent increase over 2010 cases, according to a new survey, presented recently at the Children's Oncology Group (COG)...

2012-09-11 06:26:48

BEIJING, Sept. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE: VAR), the world's leading manufacturer of medical technology for treating cancer with radiotherapy, announced today that China's State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) has granted clearance to market the UNIQUE(TM) medical linear accelerator, a single-energy machine for treating cancer with advanced forms of image-guided radiotherapy. The versatile UNIQUE system can be used to deliver intensity-modulated...