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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...

2010-09-13 07:00:00

BARCELONA, Spain, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Xoft, Inc., the pioneer of localized, isotope-free radiation treatment delivered in minimally-shielded clinical settings, today announced the introduction of the Axxent® Electronic Brachytherapy, eBx(TM) System to physicians and distributors in Europe. The Axxent eBx System, which delivers treatment directly to cancer sites with minimal radiation exposure to surrounding healthy tissue, treats breast, endometrial and skin...

2010-09-08 11:16:00

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Tower Cancer Research Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to cutting edge cancer therapy and research, will host the first in a series of free symposiums on October 19. The 2010 Tower Oncology Fall Cancer Symposium - Advances in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment: A Multidisciplinary Panel Discussion - will take place from 6:30-8:30pm at Wolfgang's Steakhouse on 445 N. Canon Drive in Beverly Hills. The symposium will feature...

2010-09-01 15:51:00

PANAMA CITY, Fla., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Gulf Coast Cancer Treatment Center, the area's only American College of Radiology-accredited radiation oncology center, introduces the Elekta Synergy system. The new technology will be showcased at the center's Open House on Thursday, September 16, 2010 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Gulf Coast Cancer Treatment Center (GCCTC) is located at 2100 State Avenue in Panama City. Radiation oncologists Dr. D.B. Hurst and Dr. Jefferson Trupp and the center's...

2010-08-27 08:09:45

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Medical imaging techniques have offered lifesaving information for millions of patients over the past two decades. However, researchers publishing in the October issue of Radiology, say overusing imaging techniques can be dangerous and can contribute to high health care costs. According to the authors, overusing medical imaging services can expose patients to unnecessary radiation. Between 1980 and 2006, the annual radiation dose from medical procedures among the U.S....

2010-08-24 17:09:10

Overutilization of medical imaging services exposes patients to unnecessary radiation and adds to healthcare costs, according to a report appearing online and in the October issue of the journal Radiology that calls on radiologists to spearhead a collaborative effort to curb imaging overutilization. "In most cases, an imaging procedure enhances the accuracy of a diagnosis or guides a medical treatment and is fully justified, because it benefits the patient," said the article's lead author,...

2010-08-11 12:53:00

WALTHAM, Mass., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Augmenix, Inc. announced today that Prof. Michael Eble and Dr. Michael Pinkawa of the Aachen University Hospital, Aachen, Germany, performed a commercial implantation of the company's CE Mark approved SpaceOAR(TM) System. The SpaceOAR hydrogel (from spacing Organs At Risk) is designed to be a tissue compatible, absorbable spacer to reduce radiation injury to healthy tissues. "The potential for radiation injury to nearby healthy tissues is always...

2010-08-04 11:51:00

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- OvaGene Oncology Inc., a biotechnology company specializing in the development and commercialization of personalized DNA-based diagnostics for gynecologic cancer, is pleased to announce their partnership with The Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG) through the Industry Collaboration Team (ICT) program. By becoming a member of the ICT, OvaGene Oncology demonstrates its commitment to building a strong partnership with the GOG research groups, namely...

2010-08-03 07:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The ability of Electronic Brachytherapy to offer patients a safe, isotope-free alternative to traditional radiation therapy across a broad range of cancers was the focus of 14 clinical research studies presented at the recent American Association of Physicists in Medicine Meeting. According to Xoft, Inc., the clinical benefits of Axxent® Electronic Brachytherapy, eBx(TM), System for single-dose IORT and accelerated brachytherapy...

2010-07-27 09:00:00

TAMPA, Fla., July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Moffitt Cancer Center and CvergenX, Inc., announced today that they have entered into a licensing agreement under which CvergenX has acquired the exclusive worldwide rights to a technology platform that individualizes radiation therapy, InterveneXRT(TM). Researchers at Moffitt have used gene expression analysis and systems biology to create a radio-sensitivity classification index for individual tumors. "While genomic analysis has been applied in the...


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  • A unit of saved energy.
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