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2011-08-13 00:00:29

Prostate Cancer Treatment Specialist Stephen J. M. Banks, M.D., Has Joined the Martin-O'Neil Cancer Center Team at St. Helena Hospital. St. Helena, CA (PRWEB) August 12, 2011 St. Helena Hospital's Martin-O'Neil Cancer Center (MOCC) welcomes Dr. Stephen J. M. Banks, M.D. as a member of its Radiation Oncology team. Nationally recognized for his clinical expertise and his contributions to advances in the field of radiation oncology, Dr. Banks specializes in the treatment of prostate cancer...

2011-08-05 08:03:00

BOCA RATON and JUPITER, Fla., Aug. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In a promising development for cancer patients in The Palm Beach area, South Florida Radiation Oncology announced today that it has acquired the TrueBeam system, an innovative system that enables a radically different approach to treating cancer with image-guided radiotherapy. The TrueBeam system, from Varian Medical Systems, was engineered from the ground up to deliver more powerful cancer treatments with pinpoint accuracy and...

2011-07-28 07:00:00

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems' next release of the ARIA® oncology information system, newly designed for greater ease of use, will be among the highlights of the company's exhibit at the 2011 joint meeting of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) and the Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists (COMP) here later this week. Varian will also demonstrate SmartConnect(TM) for TrueBeam, a utility that...

2011-07-26 12:24:00

PITTSBURGH, July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- D3 Oncology Solutions today announced that it will begin offering a comprehensive product to radiation oncologists and surgeons to rapidly but safely implement a successful SRS/SBRT program. The product is called SABRE(TM) based on the more accurate description of SBRT as stereotactic ablative radiation therapy (SABR). D3's SABRE(TM) program brings together essential components of a successful implementation of radiosurgery, including clinical...

2011-07-14 16:11:51

As part of the Target Safely initiative, the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has developed a white paper, the first of a series of such papers, on the safe use of integrating intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) into the radiation oncology clinic. The executive summary of this white paper is published in the July print issue of Practical Radiation Oncology (PRO), ASTRO's clinical practice journal. The full text of the document is available in advance of print online at...

2011-06-10 13:24:02

Receiving radiation therapy immediately after a radical prostatectomy is a cost-effective treatment for prostate cancer patients when compared with waiting and acting on elevated prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels, according to a new study by researchers at Thomas Jefferson University and Hospital. What's more, a separate, but related study, found that urologists were less likely than radiation oncologists to recommend adjuvant radiation therapy or to believe it improves overall...

2011-06-06 11:13:00

WASHINGTON, June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A coalition of radiation oncology community leaders - representing thousands of patients, physicians, and manufacturers throughout the United States - commends Representatives Ed Whitfield (R-KY) and John Barrow (D-GA) for introducing the Consistency, Accuracy, Responsibility and Excellence (CARE) in Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Act in the House of Representatives (H.R. 2104). The CARE Act takes an important step in ensuring...

2011-06-02 01:23:48

Intensity modulated radiation therapy, a newer, more precise form of radiation therapy, causes fewer gastrointestinal side effects when combined with hormone therapy than using three-dimensional radiation therapy, according to a study published in the June issue of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology"¢Biology"¢Physics, the official scientific journal of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). Three-dimensional radiation therapy (3D-CRT) combined with hormone...

2011-06-01 14:20:13

Recommendations published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Although gynecologic cancers account for only 10 percent of all new cancer cases in women, these cancers account for 20 percent of all female cancer survivors. Because long-term survival is now more common, it is increasingly important to detect recurrence. The Clinical Practice Committee of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) has released a Clinical Document outlining their expert recommendations for cancer...

2011-05-24 14:26:00

PITTSBURGH, May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- D3 Oncology Solutions today announced that it will provide its Via Oncology Pathways for a six-month free trial period to enable cancer programs to align the timing of their investment with a strategy for sharing potential savings with payors and other key stakeholders. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110524/NE08262LOGO ) Despite the widespread awareness of oncology pathways by oncologists today, the barriers to their adoption stem...


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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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