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2014-03-05 08:29:16

Lung, Prostate, and Brain Cancer Patients Receive Edge Radiosurgery at Champalimaud Center for the Unknown LISBON, Portugal, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Doctors at the Champalimaud Center for the Unknown here have performed the world's first cancer treatments using the new advanced Edge(TM) radiosurgery system from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR). This fast, precise and non-invasive alternative to conventional surgery was used to treat several patients with lung, prostate and...

2014-03-04 16:22:08

WASHINGTON, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the third anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear meltdown approaches on March 11(th), most people are not aware of the American face of that disaster. Hundreds of US Navy sailors and Marines conducting humanitarian operations nearby were exposed and need financial assistance to pay for their radiation-related medical needs. Today is the launch of a campaign to help. See video: http://www.Rally.org/NeverForgotten. After serving...

2014-03-04 14:19:32

For women with breast cancer undergoing radiation therapy, yoga offers unique benefits beyond fighting fatigue, according to research from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The preliminary findings were first reported in 2011 by Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D., professor and director of the Integrative Medicine Program at MD Anderson, and are now published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. This research is part of an ongoing effort to scientifically validate mind-body...

Better Cancer Treatments May Follow Research In Outer Space
2014-02-28 10:25:13

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Although a necessary evil for a vast amount of people, systemic cancer treatment is an invasive procedure with devastating side effects. People undergoing cancer treatment often experience nausea, immune suppression, hair loss and organ failure. All of this is endured with the hope of exterminating the cancerous tissues in the body. If a treatment were developed to specifically target the cancerous tissue instead of treating the...

Studying The Effects Of Microgravity And Radiation On Human Cells
2014-02-28 08:41:19

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Life aboard the International Space Station (ISS) may seem like a carefree existence, but a wealth of evidence has proven otherwise. Years of research shows that the effects of microgravity wreaks havoc on the human body. However, microgravity isn’t the only thing that astronauts need to worry about in space. Going into space means exposure to radiation, which is known to damage our DNA. And when DNA tries to repair itself,...

2014-02-27 23:32:09

New treatment center is first of its kind in the nation. St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 This month, brain tumor patient Charlie North became the first patient at St. Louis Children’s Hospital to undergo proton beam therapy, a type of radiation that holds great promise for pediatric patients. In late November of last year, Julia and Jake North of Paris, Ill., had their lives turned upside down when they received news that Charlie, the oldest of their 6-year-old triplets, had a...

2014-02-27 20:23:01

Myanmar's Vice President and Minister of Health attend grand opening event showcasing new radiotherapy and brachytherapy systems YANGON, Myanmar, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Yangon General Hospital has become the first clinical site in Myanmar to install new technology from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) for treating cancer with radiotherapy. Earlier this month, the hospital unveiled its new medical linear accelerator plus technology for high-dose-rate brachytherapy at a Grand Opening...

2014-02-27 18:19:38

Research results published in the Clinical Neurology and Neuroscience journal Research by Beaumont Health System radiation oncologists and neurosurgeons found that symptoms of trigeminal neuralgia, or TN, a nerve disorder causing severe facial pain, were reduced in those treated with Gamma Knife stereotactic radiosurgery. The results were published in the February issue of the journal Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery. TN is a disorder of the trigeminal nerve, which is responsible for...

2014-02-26 08:28:55

VISIUS iCT listing expands availability of state-of-the-art imaging with low dose management accessed effortlessly in the OR MINNEAPOLIS, MN, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - IMRIS Inc. (NASDAQ: IMRS; TSX: IM) ("IMRIS" or the "Company") today announced that it has obtained Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) regulatory listing for VISIUS(® )iCT, the first and only ceiling-mounted intraoperative computed tomography, allowing for sales and marketing in Australia. "This is another...

2014-02-25 12:27:52

Hyperthermia has shown to greatly improve cancer treatment outcomes when combined with radiation and chemotherapy, but Beverly Hills Thermal Medicine is one of only a few centers to offer it. BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- /Beverly Hills Thermal Medicine/- Hyperthermia treatments have shown to double response rates of chemotherapy and radiation without side effects, and are an integral part of cancer treatment in Europe, but despite this, it has not gained...


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