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2010-12-13 07:00:00

HONG KONG and PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Prince of Wales Hospital in Hong Kong, China, has become the first treatment center in Asia to commence treating cancer patients using the UNIQUE(TM) medical linear accelerator from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR). Clinicians used the new device for the first time last week, to deliver an image-guided RapidArc® treatment for a patient battling hypopharyngeal cancer, a tumor in the lower part of the throat...

2010-12-13 07:00:00

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- EGEN, Inc. today announced that the first Phase II clinical trial utilizing EGEN-001 for the treatment of recurrent ovarian cancer is now open for enrollment. The trial is sponsored by the Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG) under an agreement between the GOG and EGEN, Inc., and is being conducted by a network of researchers led by the GOG at member institutions. The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Hospital is the first member...

2010-12-09 17:31:21

A new study shows that a new type of targeted radiation therapy called stereotactic radiation therapy is just as good as surgery for patients aged 75 and older with early-stage lung cancer, according to research presented at the 2010 Chicago Multidisciplinary Symposium in Thoracic Oncology. This symposium is sponsored by the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (ISLAC) and...

2010-11-24 07:47:00

OXFORD, England and PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 24, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Mirada Medical Limited, the fast growing international company focused on advanced oncology imaging, announced today that it will be launching Casemeeting, a new product designed to improve image presentation at tumor board meetings, at the 2010 RSNA (Radiological Society of North America) trade show in Chicago, Illinois from November 28 - December 3, 2010. The Tumor Board meeting has become a key instrument for sites...

2010-11-03 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Xoft, Inc., developer of the Axxent® Electronic Brachytherapy, eBx(TM) System, announced today that it has received nearly $500,000 in grants from the Qualifying Therapeutic Discovery Project Program. Xoft received the maximum amount of $244,479.25 for two Electronic Brachytherapy grants, one for the treatment of breast cancer and one for the treatment of gynecological cancers. The announcement was made here at the 52nd American...

2010-11-01 13:31:39

When treating prostate cancer with radiation therapy, side effects such as urinary problems and rectal pain and bleeding are a concern, as is impact on the patient's overall quality of life. So when new, more efficient treatment methods are developed, one important question is whether better treatment comes at the cost of increased side effects and decreased quality of life. In the case of short-course, high-dose (hypofractionated) radiation therapy, the answer is no, according research at...

2010-11-01 08:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- At this year's Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) is demonstrating how the integration of imaging and treatment planning can help simplify the clinician and patient experience. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20091127/NY17547LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091127/NY17547LOGO) Specially designed radiation oncology configurations help...

2010-11-01 08:00:00

BEDFORD, Mass., Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Hologic, Inc. (Hologic or the Company) (Nasdaq: HOLX), a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of premium diagnostics products, medical imaging systems and surgical products dedicated to serving the healthcare needs of women, today announced the long-term, five-year results from the American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBS) MammoSite® Breast Brachytherapy Registry Trial (ASBS Registry) while showcasing the MammoSite ML...

2010-11-01 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Xoft, Inc., developer of the Axxent® Electronic Brachytherapy, eBx(TM) System, will showcase its industry leading multi-platform IORT (intraoperative radiation therapy) capabilities here at the 52nd American Society for Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO) Meeting, October 31 - November 4. The Axxent System, which delivers non-radioactive, electronic therapy directly to cancer sites with minimal radiation exposure to surrounding healthy...

2010-10-31 08:00:00

ANDOVER, Mass., Oct. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) today introduced the Philips Panorama High Field Open (HFO) Oncology Configuration for radiation therapy, a magnetic resonance (MR) imaging solution for dedicated oncology use, at this year's American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO) in San Diego, CA. This system combines the premium soft tissue contrast of MR, which supports tumor visualization, with a spacious patient aperture,...