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2014-10-29 12:29:43

Proton beam radiation does not cause the serious side effects associated with conventional radiation for children with brain and spinal cancers. HOUSTON, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The number of children suffering from brain and spinal cancers who were treated with an advanced form of radiation at proton therapy centers in the U.S. rose 36% since 2010, according to a study released on October 28, 2014 at the first annual meeting of the Particle Therapy Cooperative Group...

2014-10-29 12:29:36

Mobile Stroke Ambulance for Faster, Effective Treatment Ranks No. 1 on Annual List CLEVELAND, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cleveland Clinic today announced its 9(th) annual list of Top 10 Medical Innovations that are likely to have major impact on improving patient care in 2015. The list includes a mobile stroke ambulance, fast, painless blood-testing, and a novel intra-operative radiation approach for breast cancer. The list of up-and-coming technologies and drug therapies was selected by a...

2014-10-29 08:33:20

Procedure was accomplished using the new Edge(TM) radiosurgery system for the precise, efficient, non-invasive treatment of cancer MIAMI, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A 71-year-old man with a tumor encroaching on his spinal cord was among the first people to receive treatment using a new Edge(TM) radiosurgery system, recently installed at Innovative Cancer Institute in Miami. A new radiosurgery platform from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR), the Edge offers doctors a fast,...

2014-10-27 08:29:11

QUEENSLAND, Australia, Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cancer patients on the Gold Coast of Queensland have gained access to treatments on an advanced TrueBeam(TM) radiotherapy and radiosurgery system from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR). Queensland's first TrueBeam device commenced treatments at Genesis CancerCare Queensland's treatment center located at John Flynn Hospital in Tugun last week. The Varian TrueBeam(TM) system, which integrates advanced treatment, imaging and motion...

2014-10-27 08:28:03

BEIJING, Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited ("Concord Medical" or the "Company") (NYSE: CCM), an operator of specialty cancer hospitals and the largest network of radiotherapy and diagnostic imaging centers in China, today announced that the Company has received relevant government approvals to establish a free-standing radiotherapy cancer center, Datong Meizhong Jiahe Cancer Center ("Datong Center") in Datong City, Shanxi Province. Datong...

2014-10-24 08:26:41

ATLANTA, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a survey by KLAS, an independent research firm, Elekta's (EKTA-B.ST) MOSAIQ® Oncology Information System earned the number one ranking in the medical and/or radiology oncology category of KLAS' "Oncology 2014: Integration is Key" report. The survey of 247 customers of various vendors said that "Elekta has improved their MOSAIQ interfaces to take a commanding lead over their competitors." MOSAIQ scored 82.4 out of 100, 93 percent of...

2014-10-23 23:11:49

AllMed webinar provides health plans with the latest information on when IMRT is medically necessary in cancer radiation therapy. Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 Data supports the use of Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) to optimize outcomes and reduce toxicities for certain cancers, but the procedure has recently come under government scrutiny for its high cost and because some physicians refer patients to facilities in which they have an ownership stake. During a...

2014-10-23 12:29:21

DUBLIN, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Nuclear Medicine Imaging Equipment - Global Strategic Business Report" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Nuclear Medicine Imaging Equipment in US$ Million by the following Product Segments: SPECT Systems (Includes SPECT and SPECT/CT systems), and PET Scanners (Includes PET and PET/CT systems). The report...

2014-10-23 08:35:38

Order Comes a Year after NHS Supply Chain Ordered 20 TrueBeam Machines CRAWLEY, United Kingdom, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NHS Supply Chain has placed an order for a further 10 TrueBeam(TM) machines from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) as part of an ongoing program to replace older machines and roll out modern radiotherapy and radiosurgery treatments for patients in the UK's public hospitals. The order, placed in September, comes just a year after the NHS Supply Chain ordered...

2014-10-21 12:32:26

Cancer Survivor Shares Personal Story During National Breast Cancer Awareness Month RENO, Nev., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As the second-most diagnosed cancer in women in the U.S., breast cancer impacts the lives of many. Debbie Black, a Nevada resident, is among those whose life has been dramatically impacted by the disease. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141020/153187 Initially diagnosed with stage II breast cancer at the age of 30, Black underwent aggressive...


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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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