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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 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...

2014-10-22 23:14:04

RadioMedix, Inc., a Houston-based biotechnology company and Viewpoint Molecular Targeting LLC of Iowa City were awarded a grant by the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program from the National Cancer Institute. This is a Phase I award for approximately $150,000 that will support the development of novel agents for enhanced targeted imaging and alpha-particle therapy of metastatic melanoma. HOUSTON, TX. (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 Heterogeneity and drug resistance of metastatic...

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...

2014-10-20 16:26:37

DUBLIN, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Proton Therapy Market 2014-2018" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 Proton therapy is a type of particle therapy which is used to treat cancer patients by means of proton beams irradiation. The main advantage of proton therapy is that while destroying the target malignant cells, it causes minimal damage to the surrounding cells. Proton therapy uses...

2014-10-20 08:32:58

MOSAIQ replaces Varian's ARIA OIS at Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital HONG KONG, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In their efforts to better integrate the radiation therapy treatment and planning systems of multiple providers, clinicians at Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital replaced their Varian ARIA® oncology information system (OIS) with Elekta's MOSAIQ® OIS. Integrated with the hospital's Varian and Accuray linear accelerators and treatment planning systems, MOSAIQ went live at...

2014-10-19 23:01:24

Global Proton Therapy Market 2014-2018 profiles key players like Hitachi Ltd., IBA Proton Therapy, Mitsubishi Electric Corp. and Varian Medical Systems Inc. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) October 19, 2014 One major trend in the market is the rise in demand for proton therapy despite the high-cost structure leading to the implementation of more proton therapy centers, resulting in market growth. Analysts forecast the Global Proton Therapy market to grow at a CAGR of 9.50 percent over the period...

2014-10-18 12:20:54

Treatments at Scripps Proton Therapy Center enable Scott to continue collegiate coaching SAN DIEGO, Oct. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Steve Scott became one of the greatest mile runners in American history by taking a strategic approach to his craft. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7350051-scripps-health-steve-scott-reveals-proton-treatments-for-prostate-cancer/ "I surrounded myself with the best...

2014-10-17 23:08:13

NuvOx Pharma, a biotechnology company based in Tucson, Arizona, has received a $1Million grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) “Nanoparticle-based Sensitizer for Radiation Therapy of Glioblastoma, (NCI Phase II SBIR, R44CA144817 - 02A1)". Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) October 17, 2014 NuvOx Pharma, a biotechnology company based in Tucson, Arizona, has received a $1Million grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) “Nanoparticle-based Sensitizer for Radiation Therapy of...

2014-10-16 12:25:56

Medical Imaging Specialists at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago advise parents to ask your doctor that question CHICAGO, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It's back to school and more youth than ever are involved in some type of sporting activity. That's why approximately three million youth are seen in hospital emergency rooms for sports-related injuries and another five million are seen by their primary care physician or a sports medicine clinic for injuries. Many...


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