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2011-10-13 07:00:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Positioning breast cancer patients on their stomachs rather than their backs for radiotherapy could lead to better outcomes, according to a radiation oncologist who was among several clinical experts speaking in front of more than 500 oncology professionals about advances in cancer care at a symposium in Miami Beach, Florida, last week. Silvia Formenti, M.D., radiation oncologist at New York University School of Medicine, presented...

2011-10-04 11:00:00

BEDFORD, Mass., Oct. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hologic, Inc. (Hologic or the Company) (Nasdaq: HOLX), a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of premium diagnostics, medical imaging systems and surgical products dedicated to serving the healthcare needs of women, today announced that the six-year follow-up results from the MammoSite Registry Study continue to show promising results for breast cancer patients. The results were presented at the American Society of Radiation Oncology...

2011-10-03 07:00:00

Presented today at the annual meeting of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO). Pittsburgh/Miami (PRWEB) October 03, 2011 A newer, non-surgical way of treating high-risk, early-stage lung cancer patients with stereotactic radiation is as effective as limited surgery and brachytherapy (radioactive seed implantation), providing patients with another good treatment alternative, according to a study by Allegheny General Hospital radiation oncologists. The study...

2011-10-03 22:39:05

More than two-thirds of physicians feel poorly trained in this area While the majority (70 percent) of surveyed cancer care physicians initiate contact with the bereaved family and caregivers of their patients who have died, over two-thirds do not feel they have received adequate training in this area during their residency or fellowship, according to a study presented October 2, 2011, at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). "In particular with...

2011-10-03 21:53:04

A new multimedia informed consent tool accessed via the Internet may make it easier for cancer patients to understand and feel comfortable enrolling in clinical trials, according a study conducted by researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania that will be presented at the American Society for Radiation Oncology's (ASTRO) 53rd Annual Meeting. The research group points to the tool as a potential way to buoy the low percentage of adult cancer patients who...

2011-10-03 11:02:00

MIAMI and SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) 53(rd) Annual Meeting --Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY), the premier radiation oncology company, today announced that the company is unveiling several enhancements to its CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery System and TomoTherapy® Radiation Therapy System as well as rolling out its Diamond Plus Service Program to TomoTherapy customers* at The...

2011-10-02 07:00:00

Reported to the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology Pittsburgh, PA and Miami, FL (PRWEB) October 02, 2011 Treating a breast cancer recurrence with a combination of radioactive seed implantation and tumor excision rather than with mastectomy, or whole breast removal, is an effective approach for many women, according to a long-term study presented today at the annual meeting the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO) by cancer specialists at...

2011-09-23 15:47:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Columbus Prostate Cancer Center (CPCC), a partnership between AKSM/Oncology and Central Ohio Urology Group, has earned the distinction of being the first ever prostate-only treatment center in United States to be awarded a three-year term of accreditation in radiation oncology. This high honor was bestowed upon CPCC as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR) and The American Society for Radiation...

2011-08-24 09:00:00

THE WOODLANDS, Texas and PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- US Oncology Research, one of the nation's largest networks of community-based researchers, and Radiation Therapy Oncology Group® (RTOG®), the leader in radiation oncology-focused clinical trials in the United States, announced today that US Oncology Research has earned Full Member status, an accomplishment few institutions achieve. As a Full Member of RTOG, US Oncology Research has...

2011-08-17 00:00:30

A new standard for professional development Reston, VA (PRWEB) August 16, 2011 For the first time, the field of radiology will have its own professional development and leadership academy starting in 2012 with the opening of the American College of Radiology's Radiology Leadership Institute (RLI). The innovative, multi-level, multi-year academy will feature world-class instructors from renowned universities offering MBA and MPH degrees, a range of advanced leadership courses building to...