Quantcast

Latest Radiation oncologist Stories

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...

2011-04-20 10:16:00

CARY, N.C. and THE WOODLANDS, Texas, April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cancer Centers of North Carolina (CCNC), an affiliate of the United Network of US Oncology and the first practice to offer community-based outpatient cancer care in the Triangle with locations in Raleigh, North Raleigh, Cary, Dunn and Clayton, has purchased Wake Radiology Oncology Services (WROS) from Wake Radiology, the oldest and largest multi-site radiology group in central North Carolina. (Logo:...

2011-04-13 21:12:35

A widely-available yet expensive radiotherapy technique used to treat prostate cancer patients after surgery has promising benefits"”higher dose and less damage to the rectum and bladder"”compared to a less precise technique, Thomas Jefferson University researchers document for the first time in a new study published in Practical Radiation Oncology. A team of radiation oncologists and medical physicists, including lead author Amy Harrison, M.S., the medical physics clinical...

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...


Word of the Day
jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
Related