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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...

2011-01-04 09:00:00

THE WOODLANDS, Texas and ASHEVILLE, N.C., Jan. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cancer Centers of North Carolina - Asheville (CCNCA), an affiliate of the United Network of US Oncology with two practices serving North Carolina, today announced that it has implemented iKnowMed(TM) EMR for its electronic medical record (EMR) system. iKnowMed EMR is a product of US Oncology, Inc., a leading integrated oncology company. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100517/DA06089LOGO) iKnowMed is an...

2010-12-16 10:32:00

ROYAL OAK, Mich., Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Beaumont Hospital radiation oncologists have launched a research study to treat men with low to intermediate risk prostate cancer with a single dose of radiation. Alvaro Martinez, M.D., FACR, professor and chair, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, department of Radiation Oncology, Beaumont Hospitals, performed the first-in-the-world one-dose, High-Dose Rate brachytherapy procedure Nov. 29 on a man from Beverly Hills,...

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...


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