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2011-04-12 14:59:32

Intraoperative radiation therapy provides alternative for women with early stage breast cancerNorthwestern Medicine physicians are currently utilizing a new treatment option for breast cancer that allows women to receive a full dose of radiation therapy during breast conserving surgery. Traditionally, women who opt to have a lumpectomy must first have surgery then undergo approximately six weeks of radiation. This schedule can be challenging for women who have busy schedules or do not have...

2011-03-31 09:46:00

Representatives Sue Myrick (R-NC) and Lois Capps (D-CA) take part in briefing to raise awareness about the important role of radiation therapy in cancer treatment WASHINGTON, March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leaders from the radiation oncology community - representing patients, physicians, providers, and manufacturers - met on Capitol Hill today to educate lawmakers and their staffs about the latest in radiation therapy technologies and techniques, improvements in patient care and...

2011-03-15 10:31:00

CHICAGO, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- John P. Curtin, MD, MBA, Associate Director for Academic Affairs and Education at the NYU Cancer Institute, NYU School of Medicine in New York City, and Professor and Director of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the NYU School of Medicine, has been elected the 43rd President of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists (SGO) at its 42nd Annual Meeting, held March 6-9, 2011, in Orlando, Florida....

2011-03-14 21:09:32

With 180,000 men diagnosed with prostate cancer each year, it is one of the most common types of cancer in the country. For this reason, it has been cited as a good marker for health care spending in general, reflective of the greater trends across the United States. New research from the Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center (DF/BWCC) shows that newer, more expensive treatment options for prostate cancer were adopted rapidly and widely during 2002 "“ 2005 without proof of their...

2011-03-02 16:35:00

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Center for Radiation Therapy of Beverly Hills, a state-of-the-art cancer treatment center serving cancer patients in the Los Angeles area, has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in radiation oncology as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR) and The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). Radiation oncology (radiation therapy) is the careful use of high-energy radiation to...

2011-03-01 08:00:00

PITTSBURGH, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- D3 Oncology Solutions (D3), formerly D3 Radiation Oncology Solutions, has added Via Oncology Pathways for medical oncology to the company's suite of solutions. With this new offering, D3 now offers integrated pathways programs to both medical and radiation oncology practices across the globe. Via Oncology Pathways are evidence-based clinical algorithms that standardize best practice cancer treatment, optimize patient outcomes, minimize toxicities,...

2011-02-28 11:00:00

Selected abstract points to efficacy of treatment guidelines and need for improved practices CHICAGO, Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In their continuing quest to eradicate women's cancers, gynecologic oncologists are developing new approaches to treatment, diagnosis and prevention of these diseases. An outstanding assortment of new research will be on display in Orlando, March 6 - 9, 2011, during the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists' (SGO) 42nd Annual Meeting on Women's Cancer,...

2011-02-11 22:07:30

A small proportion of adult cancer patients participate in clinical trials in part due to a low level of physician referrals, according to an online study published Feb. 11 in The Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Although more than 8000 clinical trials are accepting participants, according to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), only an estimated 2%ð”Æ’“š% of newly diagnosed cancer patients participate in them. Prior studies suggest that most...

2011-02-01 08:00:00

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. and ATLANTA, Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Physician Oncology Services, LP ("POSI"), and Vantage Oncology ("Vantage"), today announced that they will merge to create one of the nation's preeminent networks of outpatient radiation oncology centers of excellence. The combined company will be named Vantage Oncology, and is backed by the financial commitment of Oak Hill Capital Partners ("Oak Hill Capital"), a private equity firm and longstanding investor in the...

2011-01-26 14:42:00

FAIRFAX, Va., Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Society for Radiation Oncology is continuing its commitment to Target Safely, a six-point patient protection plan developed in January 2010, to improve the safety and quality of radiation therapy treatments and reduce the chances of medical errors. "Dealing with a cancer diagnosis is hard enough for patients without having the additional burden of worrying about the accuracy and safety of their treatments," Anthony L....


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