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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...

2011-10-02 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...

2011-08-17 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...

2011-08-15 14:01:13

Lymphoma is a cancer that affects organs of the immune system, including the lymph nodes. In a subtype of the disease called extranodal lymphoma, tumors arise in non-lymphoid organs, such as the tongue and tonsils. Patients with extranodal lymphoma of the head and neck often undergo radiation therapy, but this treatment frequently damages the salivary glands and causes dry mouth, which can lead to problems with eating, speaking and swallowing. An advanced radiation therapy technique called...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.