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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...

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...


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