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2013-10-02 08:30:21

ATLANTA, Oct. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Esteya®, an electronic brachytherapy system, has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), enabling medical centers in the United States to offer their patients with skin cancer a new treatment option. Esteya is a new approach for high precision skin cancer treatment. The system relies on a small, high dose rate (HDR) to apply radiation directly to the cancerous site. This direct delivery enables Esteya to focus...

2013-09-26 12:04:07

North Shore-LIJ Health System presented data at ASTRO's 55th Annual Meeting The North Shore-LIJ Health System Department of Radiation Medicine presented a novel study to evaluate the reliability of different systems used by caregivers to assess toxicity for patients receiving radiation therapy. The study will be presented at the 55th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology in Atlanta, GA. During the course of radiation therapy, patients may experience...

2013-09-23 08:29:40

Results of a multi-institutional randomized phase II trial (RTOG 0915/NCCTG N0927) presented at the 2013 annual meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) ATLANTA, Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Treating inoperable early-stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with a single session of stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) may be a viable option in some cases, according to the results of a multi-institutional randomized phase II trial led by the Radiation...

2013-09-19 12:28:15

Varian launching the Edge Advisory Board to partner with leading radiosurgery experts in supporting clinical education and advancing standards of care PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) today announced the first two planned system installations of the company's Edge(TM) Radiosurgery Suite, a fully integrated dedicated system for performing advanced radiosurgery using new real-time tumor tracking technology and motion management...

2013-09-18 00:20:41

SENEFFE, Belgium, September 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Eckert & Ziegler BEBIG announces its support of the brachytherapy program at Saint John Regional Hospital, Saint John, in the province of New Brunswick, Canada, which is part of the Horizon Health Network. The Adult Oncology Centre at Saint John Regional Hospital, employing five Radiation Oncologists and two Medical Oncologists, has been designated as a tertiary centre for Radiation Oncology and is at the...

2013-08-23 08:24:13

ATLANTA, Aug. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Nucletron, an Elekta company, has signed an agreement with the American Brachytherapy Society (ABS) to continue to support the implementation of a residency-level training program in brachytherapy for radiation oncologists and physicists from the U.S. as well as other countries. Brachytherapy is a form of radiation therapy in which a radiation source is placed inside or next to a tumor requiring treatment. It is commonly used as an effective...

2013-06-20 23:00:16

Mercy continues to explore the latest modalities for treating disease, as hospital known for women's health care announces new National Institute for Robotic Surgery, and is also first medical center in Maryland to provide breast cancer patients with Intraoperative Radiation Therapy (IORT). Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) June 21, 2013 Dr. Dwight Im, Director of Mercy´s Center for Gynecologic Oncology, has formed the new National Institute of Robotic Surgery at Mercy Medical Center at 345 St....

2013-06-13 08:28:13

Lancaster General Health Unveils Leading Robotic Radiosurgery System SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY) announced today that Lancaster General Health in Pennsylvania is the first U.S. center to treat a patient with the CyberKnife® M6(TM) System, the most advanced robotic radiosurgery system in the world and the latest generation of the CyberKnife System. The new CyberKnife M6 System was designed to provide clinicians with an...

2013-06-11 23:27:40

TriDerma Radiation Skin Relief, recommended by patients, doctors and radiation oncologists for years, is now available in the First Aid department of supercenters in Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, Indiana and Louisiana. TriDerma Radiation Skin Relief helps heal skin damaged from radiation therapy, serving a need not previously addressed by traditional retail outlets. Anaheim, CA (PRWEB) June 11, 2013 TriDerma announced the launch of its Radiation Skin Relief cream into the First Aid section of...

2013-06-03 12:27:59

Even though a majority of U.S. oncologists report satisfaction with their careers, many say they have experienced at least one symptom of burnout, a Mayo Clinic-led study has found. The study was released during the American Society of Clinical Oncology's annual meeting in Chicago. "Oncology can be a tremendously rewarding area of medicine, but caring for patients with cancer is also demanding and stressful," says lead author Tait Shanafelt, M.D., a Mayo Clinic hematologist/oncologist....