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2014-04-24 10:55:15

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has issued a new guideline, “The Role of Postoperative Radiation Therapy for Endometrial Cancer: An ASTRO Evidence-Based Guideline,” that details the use of adjuvant radiation therapy in the treatment of endometrial cancer. The guideline’s executive summary is published in the May-June 2014 issue of Practical Radiation Oncology (PRO), the official clinical practice journal of ASTRO. The full-length guideline is available as an...

2014-03-26 08:24:59

SAN DIEGO, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Latest special issue of journal Gynecologic Oncology addresses the impact of obesity on gynecologic cancer patients, oncologists and cancer care delivery systems The journal Gynecologic Oncology, the official journal of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology, is pleased to announce the launch of a special issue [http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00908258/133 ] on gynecologic cancer prevention, treatment and...

2014-02-21 08:26:13

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- To satisfy the need among radiation and medical oncology practices for greater sophistication in information management systems, Elekta (booth #3503) will demonstrate a number of new features in its MOSAIQ® Oncology Information System (OIS) at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's 2014 annual conference and exhibition (HIMSS14), February 23-27, in Orlando, Florida. Notably, Elekta will highlight new functionality...

2014-02-04 12:28:49

Outpatient program delivers radiation therapy in modern, healing setting LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The North Shore-LIJ Cancer Institute today announced the opening of a $47 million, 30,000-square-feet facility offering comprehensive outpatient radiation therapy in a sleekly-designed and calming setting. North Shore-LIJ's Department of Radiation Medicine, which provides a wide range of radiation oncology services to adults and children, has relocated...

2014-01-22 11:31:37

Results of clinical research that treated mesothelioma with radiation before surgery show the three-year survival rate more than doubled for study participants afflicted with this deadly disease, compared to treating with surgery first. The findings, published online today ahead of print in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology (DOI 10.1097/JTO.0000000000000078), chart a viable route to treat patients more effectively and also improve their quality of life and potential survival, says principal...

2013-12-13 13:32:33

ESMO releases position paper on the role of medical oncologists in cancer care to ensure patient's access to optimal care Medical oncologists have a vital role to play in cancer care, particularly as treatments become ever more complex, a new position statement from the European Society for Medical Oncology says. Medical oncologists are specialist cancer physicians trained to provide treatment with drugs, spanning from the old one-fits-all chemotherapy to newer targeted agents or...

2013-11-18 23:21:18

Woman Remains Cancer-Free 13 Years after Participating in Breast Cancer Study Royal Oak, MI (PRWEB) November 18, 2013 Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Mich. presented updated research results at this year’s American Society for Radiation Oncology conference. The outcomes showed that APBI, and traditional whole-breast irradiation are comparable at 10 years. While radiation therapy has traditionally been delivered using whole breast irradiation, APBI is a proven alternative that shortens...

2013-10-30 23:03:33

Mount Sinai is the first only site in Manhattan with a QOPI®-certified practice. New York (PRWEB) October 30, 2013 The American Society of Clinical Oncology has awarded its Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) certification to gastrointestinal medical oncologists at The Tisch Cancer Center at Mount Sinai. “We are exceedingly proud to have attained QOPI certification,” said Randall F. Holcombe, MD, Professor of Hematology and Medical Oncology at the Icahn School of...


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