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2013-12-24 13:28:00

Working in mice, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis report developing a gene delivery method long sought in the field of gene therapy: a deactivated virus carrying a gene of interest that can be injected into the bloodstream and make its way to the right cells. In this early proof-of-concept study, the scientists have shown that they can target tumor blood vessels in mice without affecting healthy tissues. "Most current gene therapies in humans involve...

2013-12-23 23:03:15

Start the New Year off healthy by taking the necessary steps to limit risk from cell phone radiation exposure. RF Safe wants cell phone users to make it their new year’s resolution to protect themselves and love-ones from potentially hazardous microwave radiation. Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) December 23, 2013 Healthy habits are on everyone’s top list for the new year. RF Safe is reminding everyone, especially parents for their children to make a daily conscious effort to reduce cell phone...

2013-12-23 08:26:34

First Person in the World Receives Radiation Therapy Using the Revolutionary System; TechPrecision Exclusive Provider of Precision Components for System CENTER VALLEY, Pa., Dec. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- TechPrecision Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: TPCS) ("TechPrecision" or "the Company"), an industry leading global manufacturer of precision, large-scale fabricated and machined metal components and tested systems with customers in the naval/maritime, energy and precision industrial...

2013-12-19 23:02:05

A 33-year-old man from Leasburg, Mo., is the first patient to receive a revolutionary form of highly accurate radiation treatment from the world’s first proton system of its kind. The treatment was administered today at the Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. St. Louis (PRWEB) December 19, 2013 A 33-year-old man from Leasburg, Mo., is the first patient to receive a revolutionary form of highly accurate...

2013-12-18 23:26:09

The rigor and standardization introduced into the radiology oncology practice at Memorial Cancer Institute following the LifeWings training, resulted in an increase in communication and teamwork that improved both safety and efficiency while improving both staff and patient satisfaction. Collierville, Tennessee (PRWEB) December 18, 2013 Communication patterns and protocol rigors of a methodology called crew resource management (CRM) can be adapted to a radiation oncology environment to...

2013-12-18 12:25:34

Agreement secures full Elekta solution across the McLaren enterprise ATLANTA, Dec. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The ability to effectively manage data across disparate health systems to help drive quality care will be a cornerstone for health systems of the future. Elekta is proud to announce today that it has joined forces with Michigan-based McLaren Health Care to launch MOSAIQ® oncology information system throughout McLaren's cancer network. This partnership will enable McLaren to...

2013-12-18 11:17:57

Radiation therapy used to treat uterine cancer may increase a patient's risk of developing bladder cancer. That is the conclusion of a recent study published in BJU International. The findings indicate the importance of monitoring patients for potential signs of bladder cancer to ensure early diagnosis and treatment. In the United States, uterine cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women, with an estimated 49,560 women diagnosed in 2013. In addition to surgery, 38 percent of...

2013-12-17 08:28:50

CLEVELAND, Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ViewRay(TM) Incorporated, a privately held medical device company, has secured $30 million in funding from existing equity investors, Aisling Capital, Fidelity Biosciences, Kearny Venture Partners and OrbiMed Advisors, new investor, Cowealth Medical Holding Co Ltd (TT: 4745), as well as with debt financing provided by Hercules Technology Growth Capital (NYSE: HTGC), a Palo Alto-based specialty finance company whose focus is providing...

2013-12-15 23:00:29

In Response to Dr. Oz Dec, 6th Show on cell phone radiation causing breast cancer. RF Safe adds pink to the colors of their line of RF radiation shielded cell phone pouches for breast cancer awareness. Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) December 15, 2013 Dr. Oz said women who keep their cell phones in their bras are putting themselves at risk for breast cancer. On the Dec. 6 episode of the Dr. Oz Show ("Why You Should Keep Your Cell Phone Out of Your Bra"), Dr. Oz said he believes...

2013-12-13 13:32:33

ESMO releases position paper on the role of medical oncologists in cancer care to ensure patient's access to optimal care Medical oncologists have a vital role to play in cancer care, particularly as treatments become ever more complex, a new position statement from the European Society for Medical Oncology says. Medical oncologists are specialist cancer physicians trained to provide treatment with drugs, spanning from the old one-fits-all chemotherapy to newer targeted agents or...