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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,...

2010-10-29 07:30:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY), a global leader in the field of radiosurgery, announced today that 40 accepted abstracts highlighting the use of the CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System will be presented as posters and presentations at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), taking place in San Diego from October 31-November 4. Presentations related to CyberKnife radiosurgery cover a growing array...

2010-10-28 12:36:00

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- D3 Radiation Planning has a new name: D3 Radiation Oncology Solutions. The company chose its new name to reflect the recent expansion in the number of new solutions that D3 offers to accelerate excellence in radiation oncology. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101028/NE90717LOGO ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20101028/NE90717LOGO ) "The future of radiation oncology belongs to those practices that recognize and address changes...

2010-10-26 00:24:13

Men with prostate cancer treated with a specialized type of radiation called intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) have fewer gastrointestinal complications compared to patients treated with conventional three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy (3D-CRT), according to a study presented November 1, 2010, at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). "With survivors living many years after treatment, it is very important to minimize gastrointestinal...

2010-10-19 14:14:17

UT MD Anderson research shows tenfold difference between supply and demand over next decade Between 2010 and 2020, the demand for radiation therapy will exceed the number of radiation oncologists practicing in the U.S. tenfold, which could profoundly affect the ability to provide patients with sufficient access to treatment, according to new research from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The study, published in the October 18, 2010 issue of The Journal of Clinical Oncology,...

2010-10-05 09:04:00

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Community oncologists, nurses, practice administrators (PAs), executive directors (EDs), and clinical staff interested in learning about the risks associated with brown-bagging, otherwise known as Mandatory Vendor Imposition (MVI) are invited to attend a free webinar at 4 p.m. EDT (1 p.m. PDT) on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010. To register, visit www.myoncologyservices.com. Registration is free, but space is limited. (Logo:...

2010-10-04 09:00:00

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- US Oncology, Inc., the nation's leading integrated cancer care company uniting the largest network of community-based oncologists to advance cancer care in America and improve the quality of life for cancer patients, announced today that Nicholas Vogelzang, M.D., oncologist and renowned investigator at Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada (CCCN), an affiliate of the United Network of US Oncology, was presented with the prestigious Eugene P. Schonfeld...

2010-09-29 13:04:00

MIAMI, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Governor Charlie Crist reappointed James G. Schwade, MD, to a second term, for a 5th year of service, on the Florida Cancer Control and Research Advisory Council. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100929/FL73546 ) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100929/FL73546 ) As the Executive Director of the CyberKnife Center of Miami, which began operations in late 2003, Schwade initiated the first CyberKnife location in the Southeastern U.S....

2010-09-14 07:30:00

DALLAS, and NEW YORK, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- ACCESS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (OTC Bulletin Board: ACCP), a biopharmaceutical company specializing in products for cancer and supportive care, announced today it has received its first commercial order for MuGard from BioScrip (Nasdaq: BIOS), its specialty distribution partner. BioScrip's initial purchase order of MuGard, totaling over $700,000, will provide adequate inventory for its various distribution channels to support the Company's...


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