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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....

2011-01-25 15:20:07

Radiation oncologists can enhance patient safety in their clinics by further developing a culture of safety in which all team members are alerted to the possibility of errors and can work together to maximize safety, according to an invited article in the inaugural issue of Practical Radiation Oncology (PRO), a new medical journal whose mission is to improve the quality of radiation oncology practice. PRO is an official journal of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). Each...

2011-01-25 06:38:00

NEW YORK, January 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Elsevier, a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical, and medical information products and services, is pleased to announce the publication of the first issue of Practical Radiation Oncology ( http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/724612/descripti on#description)(PRO) on behalf of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). (Due to the length of this URL, it may be necessary to copy and...

2011-01-24 10:00:00

CHICAGO, Jan. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Society of Gynecologic Oncologists (SGO) will host its 42nd Annual Meeting on Women's Cancer March 6-9, 2011, at the Hilton Bonnet Creek & Waldorf Astoria Orlando in Orlando, Florida. This year's meeting will feature 278 scientific presentations in addition to lectures, workshops, symposia and postgraduate courses that focus on emerging science, clinical trials and treatment advances for physicians and health care professionals in...

2011-01-18 16:35:00

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tower Cancer Research Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to cutting edge cancer therapy and research, will host the second in its series of free symposiums on March 8. The 2011 Tower Oncology Winter Cancer Symposium - Advances in Colon and Rectal Cancer Research and Treatment: A Multidisciplinary Panel Discussion - will take place from 7:00-9:00pm at the Pacific Design Center, 8687 Melrose Blvd., West Hollywood, Calif. The...

2011-01-18 07:00:00

PRETORIA, South Africa, Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A 66-year-old prostate cancer patient has become the first person in Africa to be treated using fast and efficient RapidArc® technology from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR). The man received his treatment at the Netcare Unitas Hospital in the Pretoria suburb of Centurion, the largest private hospital in sub-Saharan Africa. The advanced RapidArc system, which has been introduced clinically on the hospital's Varian...


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