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2014-04-07 15:55:09

For the first time, researchers have been able to demonstrate that the use of helium ions in radiation therapy could provide accurate treatment to tumors while helping to spare healthy organs. A treatment planning study to be presented at the ESTRO 33 congress today [Sunday] has been able to show that helium may have effects that are superior to radiotherapy using protons, themselves a considerable advance on conventional photon beam radiotherapy. Mr Hermann Fuchs, a PhD student at the...

2014-04-07 12:47:39

A new genetic "signature" to identify prostate cancer patients who are at high risk of their cancer recurring after surgery or radiotherapy has been developed by researchers in Canada, the 33rd conference of the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO33) in Vienna will hear today (Saturday). Professor Robert Bristow will tell the conference that although surgery and precision radiotherapy are the mainstays of treatment for cancer that is confined to the prostate, the cancer...

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...

2014-04-07 12:33:09

Next-generation CyberKnife 10.0 Increases Accuracy, Reduces Treatment Time WESTERVILLE, Ohio, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Columbus CyberKnife, a service of Mount Carmel St. Ann's Hospital, recently completed a major upgrade of its cancer treatment technology to the next-generation CyberKnife(®) 10.0 system. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140407/DA98217 CyberKnife is a robotic technology that performs stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), a nonsurgical method of...

2014-04-07 08:31:28

Where experience and state-of-the-art technology meet SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY) announced today that the European CyberKnife Center Munich-Grosshadern (ECZM) has performed 5,000 CyberKnife® treatments since June 2005. The center uses a CyberKnife M6(TM) System from the latest generation series, the most advanced robotic radiosurgery system in the world. Patients of the center benefit from a treatment option that offers...

2014-04-07 08:31:25

HOUSTON, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- C4 Imaging LLC is pleased to announce the first patient implant with Sirius(TM), its novel positive-signal MRI Marker. Sirius(TM) is used following treatment of prostate cancer with brachytherapy to facilitate seed localization within the prostate, utilizing a single post-implant Magnetic Resonance (MR) imaging procedure. The first implant was performed at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (Houston, Texas) and was used during a procedure...

2014-04-07 08:30:25

Presentation "DNA Damage Response and Tumor Metastasis" to be Presented April 7, 2014 at ESTRO 33, the Premier European Event in Radiation Oncology BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Research Institute today announced that the Institute's translational radiation oncology research program in the Drug Discovery Division has been invited to present at a symposium during the European Society of Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO) 33(rd) annual meeting being held in...

2014-04-07 08:29:57

PRINCETON, N.J., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Soligenix, Inc. (OTCQB: SNGX) (Soligenix or the Company), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing products to treat serious inflammatory diseases where there remains an unmet medical need, as well as developing several biodefense vaccines and therapeutics, announced today that the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) has awarded Soligenix a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant...

2014-04-05 04:21:30

First-generation system for testing at University Medical Center Utrecht is next step in what may be a quantum leap in tumor visualization during radiotherapy UTRECHT, Netherlands, April 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Elekta (NSE:EKTAb), Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG, AEX:PHIA) and University Medical Center (UMC) Utrecht (the Netherlands) announced today that the initial components of the world's first high-field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) guided radiation therapy system are being installed...

2014-04-04 23:34:52

Cianna Medical, Inc.: Strut-based breast cancer radiation treatment could expand options for DCIS patients. Aliso Viejo, Calif. (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 Cianna Medical, Inc., a women’s health company, today announced the results of a retrospective study of breast cancer patients with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) treated with SAVI® breast brachytherapy. Researchers reported excellent local control, with recurrence rates that appear to be equivalent to those expected for whole...


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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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