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2014-08-20 08:27:47

WINFIELD, Ill., Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CDH Proton Center Medical Director William F. Hartsell, MD, has been named a Fellow of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), one of 30 distinguished radiation oncologists selected for the honor in 2014. ASTRO is the premier radiation oncology society in the world, dedicated to improving patient care. "Dr. Hartsell joins an elite group of ASTRO members who have significantly contributed to the Society, the...

2014-08-19 23:06:59

Clarity builds online interface and provides affiliated patient safety services for a new patient safety initiative in radiation oncology care. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 Clarity Group and Clarity PSO, an operating division of Clarity Group, are proud to announce that the company has been selected by the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) and the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) for a key role in the development and launch of RO-ILS: Radiation...

2014-05-31 23:03:45

More than 100 cancer survivors and their guests, along with the physicians, radiation therapists, nurses and other medical professionals who helped them fight their battles, are expected to turn out for the Annual Cancer Survivor’s Picnic, sponsored by Humility of Mary Health Partners Cancer Centers. Youngstown, Ohio (PRWEB) May 31, 2014 What:     Annual Cancer Survivor’s Picnic, sponsored by Humility of Mary Health Partners Cancer Centers More than 100 cancer...

2014-04-28 23:00:35

Beverly Hills physician offers no-cost radiation mark removal. Epione Medical Corporation announced today that it will provide free radiation mark removal treatments to Cedars-Sinai and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center cancer patients. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 28, 2014 Simon Ourian, Cosmetic Dermatologist and Medical Director of Epione Medical Corporation, announced today a new program to provide free radiation mark removal treatments for Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and Cedars...

2014-04-07 12:45:16

The use of permanent brachytherapy, a procedure where radioactive sources are placed inside the prostate, into or near to the tumor, preserves erectile function in approximately 50% of patients with prostate cancer, a researcher will tell the ESTRO 33 congress today (Saturday). Brachytherapy works by giving a high dose of radiotherapy directly to the tumor, but only a very low dose to the surrounding normal tissues. Since erectile dysfunction (ED) can occur in up to 68% of patients who...

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...

2013-09-26 11:50:18

The North Shore-LIJ Health System Department of Radiation Medicine has developed a novel process to optimize the safety and efficacy of radiation therapy and is presenting this data at the 55th Annual Meeting of in American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) in Atlanta, GA. At most hospitals, when a patient is treated with radiation therapy, the treatment plan is usually quickly and superficially reviewed by other physicians immediately after treatment begins, leaving no time to catch...

2013-09-23 11:37:22

Cancer patients can be accurately screened for major depression with a simple two-question survey, according to a study presented Sept. 23 at the American Society for Radiation Oncology's 55th Annual Meeting. The two-question screening test proved to be as accurate as a longer nine-question screening test. The study was presented at plenary session by William Small, Jr., MD, FASTRO, chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology of Loyola University Medical Center. "We found that a...

2013-09-08 23:03:30

The vast majority of healthcare accidents stem from human error and poor communication among members of the care team. In response to this concern in healthcare, Memorial Healthcare System of Hollywood, Florida invested in LifeWings' Crew Resource Management (CRM) patient safety systems to improve communication, teamwork, and decision-making. http://www.saferpatients.com Collierville, Tennessee (PRWEB) September 08, 2013 Patient-centered care, quality, and safety will be the focus of...


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.