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2014-08-31 23:02:00

Doctors at Atlantic NeuroSurgical Specialists (ANS) have added a new and innovative form of therapy to their treatment arsenal in the battle against glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). Affecting nearly 10,000 Americans annually, GBM is the one of the most aggressive and difficult-to-control forms of primary brain tumors in the United States. Morristown, NJ (PRWEB) August 31, 2014 Describing the NovoTTFTM system as a “cell division taser device,” Dr. Yaron Moshel explains that the NovoTTF...

2014-08-27 23:02:42

NovoTTF™-100A System Offers Novel, Non-Invasive Treatment in Fight Against an Aggressive Type of Brain Cancer Morristown,NJ (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 ANS is pleased to announce the availability of NovoTTF-100A System, a ground breaking anti-cancer therapy for the treatment of recurrent glioblastoma (GBM). Experts at ANS are now certified to prescribe this new medical therapy and will begin extending this new treatment option for recurrent GBM patients starting immediately. NovoTTF™...

2014-08-25 12:26:10

ELKO, Nev., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Douglas Debenham, board certified radiation oncologist, has announced plans to build a new radiation oncology center in Elko, Nevada this year. The new Northeastern Nevada Radiation Oncology Center will be fully operational and treating patients by the first quarter of 2015, thanks to a partnership between RBS Evolution (RBSE), a provider of cancer treatment centers in underserved communities, and Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital,...

2014-08-25 08:28:01

GLENWOOD, Ill., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Landauer, Inc. (NYSE: LDR), a recognized leader in personal and environmental radiation measurement and monitoring, outsourced medical physics services and high quality medical consumable accessories, announced that its Board of Directors declared on August 22, 2014, a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.55 per share for the third quarter of fiscal 2014. The dividend will be paid on October 3, 2014, to shareholders of record on...

2014-08-23 23:01:56

A study on intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) for mesothelioma finds that, the higher an institution’s level of experience with the therapy, the better the results are likely to be. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) August 23, 2014 A team of New York researchers say the cancer-fighting effects of IMRT for mesothelioma last longer when preceded by surgery and delivered by an experienced team. Surviving Mesothelioma has just posted an article on the new study. Click here to read it now. Doctors...

2014-08-21 08:28:35

Japanese Society of Neuro-Oncology calls for rapid approval by the Japanese Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHLW) ST. HELIER, Jersey, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Novocure, a commercial stage oncology company, announced today that it has submitted the registration dossier for Pre-Market Approval (PMA) of the NovoTTF-100A System to treat recurrent glioblastoma to the Japanese Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Agency (PMDA). Glioblastoma is the most common and deadly form of primary...

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...

2014-08-15 23:06:41

AccuBoost Announces First Breast Cancer Patient Treatments at the Midwestern Regional Medical Center in Zion, IL Tyngsboro, MA (PRWEB) August 15, 2014 Advanced Radiation Therapy, creators of the AccuBoost Breast Brachytherapy technology, is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with the Midwestern Regional Medical Center of Zion, IL to offer the AccuBoost treatment option to their patients undergoing breast conservation therapy (BCT). Treatments utilizing the AccuBoost...

Cancer cell containing nanoparticles
2014-08-14 03:00:53

University of Cambridge A smart technology which involves smuggling gold nanoparticle into brain cancer cells has proven highly effective in lab-based tests A "Trojan horse" treatment for an aggressive form of brain cancer, which involves using tiny nanoparticles of gold to kill tumor cells, has been successfully tested by scientists. The ground-breaking technique could eventually be used to treat glioblastoma multiforme, which is the most common and aggressive brain tumor in adults,...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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