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2010-06-14 07:00:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The clinical benefits of isotope-free electronic radiation therapy delivered directly to cancer sites with minimal exposure to surrounding healthy tissue continues to be substantiated by multiple publications, according to Xoft, Inc., developer of the Axxent® Electronic Brachytherapy, eBx(TM) System. The leading provider of FDA-cleared Electronic Brachytherapy Systems, Xoft provides systems for single-dose intraoperative...

2010-06-08 11:08:00

Further initiatives are recommended to promote uptake of prophylactic HPV vaccination that target high-risk women before existing disparities widen CHICAGO, June 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Society of Gynecologic Oncologists (SGO) has published its third in a series of four papers on a variety of cervical cancer issues and topics featured at "The Future Strategies for Cervical Cancer Prevention: What Do We Need to Do Now to Prepare" Forum. The paper, entitled "Can the Barriers to HPV...

2010-06-01 15:29:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Cancer patients in Asheville and surrounding communities will continue receiving integrated cancer care at Cancer Centers of North Carolina-Asheville (CCNC-A) as a result of a favorable ruling from the North Carolina Court of Appeals. The decision issued today allows CCNC-A to continue providing radiation therapy to patients and confirms the practice followed all appropriate legal and regulatory procedures in the construction of its comprehensive...

2010-05-18 11:00:00

Updated Survey Data Offers Insights into Practice Patterns, Compensation and Demographics of Gynecologic Oncologists and the State of Women's Cancer Care CHICAGO, May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Society of Gynecologic Oncologists (SGO), the country's leading organization of board certified women's cancer specialists, has just released the results of a member-based, demographic and practice survey: "Gynecologic Oncology 2010: State of the Subspecialty." The comprehensive survey takes...

2010-05-03 10:59:00

CHICAGO, May 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Society of Gynecologic Oncologists (SGO) and The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists have named Marcia M. Humphrey Schmidt, MD, as the initial recipient of their jointly developed Breast Cancer Fellowship for gynecologic oncologists. After completing her fellowship in gynecologic oncology at the University of South Florida in June, Dr. Humphrey Schmidt will become the first to participate in the one-year fellowship training...

2010-04-30 12:46:22

2nd European Lung Cancer Conference A new 4-dimensional software program promises to improve the treatment of lung cancer by allowing doctors to take the movement of breathing into account when administering radiotherapy, researchers announced today at the 2nd European Lung Cancer Conference in Geneva, Switzerland. Some lung tumors shift their position as patients inhale and exhale. The amount of movement depends on where they are in the lung. For example, lesions in the lower lobes may move...

2010-04-29 07:00:00

ATLANTA, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Xoft, Inc., developer of the Axxent® Electronic Brachytherapy, eBx(TM) System, which delivers non-radioactive, electronic radiation therapy directly to cancer sites with minimal radiation exposure to surrounding healthy tissue, announced 10 new installations of the Axxent eBx System for the treatment of skin cancer. The announcement was made here at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the American Brachytherapy Society (ABS), April 29-May 1....

2010-04-28 07:00:00

LAS VEGAS, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Utilization of the FDA cleared Axxent® Electronic Brachytherapy, eBx(TM), System to deliver intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) is growing as clinical experience demonstrates the isotope-free cancer treatment platform is a patient and physician friendly alternative. Xoft will showcase a variety of IORT oncology applications at the 11th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Breast Surgeons here, April 28-May 2, 2010. In the...

2010-04-21 09:47:00

Paper Provides Guidance to Clinicians Administering Advanced HPV Screening Technologies and its Future Research Needs CHICAGO, April 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Society of Gynecologic Oncologists (SGO) has published its second in a series of four papers on a variety of cervical cancer issues and topics that were the focus of its Forum "The Future Strategies for Cervical Cancer Prevention: What Do We Need to Do Now to Prepare." The paper, entitled "What is the Role of HPV Typing in...

2010-04-12 07:44:02

A new analysis has found that a considerable proportion of patients with end-stage or terminal cancer do not benefit from palliative radiation therapy (radiotherapy) despite spending most of their remaining life undergoing treatments. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study indicates that greater efforts are needed to tailor appropriately palliative radiotherapy to patients with end-stage cancer. Palliative radiotherapy for end-stage...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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