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2011-05-23 08:00:00

ATLANTA, May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - According to a report released today, radiation medicine holds promise to be an even more effective weapon in the battle against cancer and may ultimately prove to be useful in chronic pain and neurodegenerative disorders. The report is a compendium of the 2011 "Future of Radiation Medicine" symposium, sponsored by Elekta, a company pioneering significant innovations and clinical solutions for treating cancer and brain disorders. During the symposium,...

2011-05-19 23:11:20

Radiation oncologists took a blow in a series of front-page newspaper stories published last year on injuries that occurred nationwide in the delivery of radiation treatment. Radiation oncologists at North Shore-LIJ Health System responded to the public charge with a series of steps that will ensure that patients are protected at all points in the treatment process. Louis Potters, MD, North Shore-LIJ's chairman of radiation medicine, and his colleagues designed a new program that seeks to...

2011-05-12 07:00:00

PALO ALTO, Calif. and WALTHAM, Mass., May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE: VAR), the world's leading supplier of medical technology for treating cancer with radiotherapy, and privately-held Augmenix, Inc. today announced that they have reached an agreement under which Varian will make a $15 million minority equity investment in Augmenix, a company that is developing hydrogel products to improve outcomes in radiation oncology. The agreement also provides Varian...

2011-05-11 07:00:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) will showcase the company's full spectrum of prostate cancer treatment technologies at the upcoming American Urological Association (AUA) Meeting in Washington, D.C. During the meeting, Varian will sponsor a series of presentations covering emerging treatments and multi-disciplinary approaches to prostate cancer care. Within the company's exhibit, Varian will showcase its latest solutions for high- and...

2011-05-05 07:15:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) today announced that its ARIA® for radiation oncology information system has received Surescripts® e-prescribing certification for new prescriptions and refill requests. This means physicians using the ARIA system to manage radiation therapy treatments will be able to exchange prescriptions electronically with pharmacies connected to the Surescripts network....

2011-05-04 09:28:00

PITTSBURGH, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The most recent release of Via Oncology Pathways from D3 Oncology Solutions (D3) now includes decision support for advance care planning to encourage early discussions between oncologists and their patients about the disease, treatment intent and likely outcomes. Recent articles on appropriate palliation and hospice have demonstrated positive effect that attention to planning end of life care can offer. One such study in oncology, a New England...

2011-05-03 09:00:00

Long-standing medical organization's name now reflects new membership base CHICAGO, May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Society of Gynecologic Oncologists (SGO) has announced that it has revised its name to "The Society of Gynecologic Oncology." The name change, which was approved at the Society's 42nd Annual Meeting on Women's Cancer® this past March in Orlando, Florida, recognizes SGO's expanded membership which now includes representatives from the entire cancer...

2011-05-01 00:09:03

.decimal, Inc. to showcase its patient-specific medical devices for proton therapy at the Particle Therapy Co-Operative Group annual meeting in Philadelphia Sanford, Florida (PRWEB) April 29, 2011 .decimal, Inc. (pronounced dot decimal), an innovative manufacturer of patient-specific medical devices for radiation therapy, plans to showcase an array of cutting-edge medical devices for radiation therapy at the Particle Therapy Co-Operative Group (PTCOG) annual meeting in Philadelphia, PA, on...

2011-04-28 00:14:36

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has developed a guideline for the use of external beam radiation therapy, endobronchial brachytherapy and concurrent chemotherapy to palliate thoracic symptoms caused by advanced lung cancer. The guideline will be published in Practical Radiation Oncology, an official journal of ASTRO. Many patients whose lung cancer has spread receive radiation therapy to treat symptoms related to cancer, such as cough, shortness of breath, bronchial...

2011-04-25 09:10:00

NEW YORK, April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Accuracy in radiation therapy demands careful targeting and patient positioning - precision measured in millimeters. The Farber Center for Radiation Oncology, the first and only freestanding cancer center of its kind in Manhattan, is among the first treatment centers to adopt Elekta's HexaPOD(TM) evo RT system, a unique fully robotic patient positioning system that enables clinicians to fine-tune the patient's treatment position not only in three...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.