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2011-08-17 00:00:30

A new standard for professional development Reston, VA (PRWEB) August 16, 2011 For the first time, the field of radiology will have its own professional development and leadership academy starting in 2012 with the opening of the American College of Radiology's Radiology Leadership Institute (RLI). The innovative, multi-level, multi-year academy will feature world-class instructors from renowned universities offering MBA and MPH degrees, a range of advanced leadership courses building to...

2011-08-15 14:01:13

Lymphoma is a cancer that affects organs of the immune system, including the lymph nodes. In a subtype of the disease called extranodal lymphoma, tumors arise in non-lymphoid organs, such as the tongue and tonsils. Patients with extranodal lymphoma of the head and neck often undergo radiation therapy, but this treatment frequently damages the salivary glands and causes dry mouth, which can lead to problems with eating, speaking and swallowing. An advanced radiation therapy technique called...

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...


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.