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2014-03-06 23:24:30

Cianna Medical, Inc: Results could expand treatment options for more women with early-stage breast cancer. Aliso Viejo, CA (PRWEB) March 06, 2014 Cianna Medical, Inc., a women’s health company, today announced favorably low recurrence rates – even for younger women – as part of a retrospective analysis of 673 patients with invasive breast cancer treated with the SAVI® breast brachytherapy applicator. SAVI is a strut-based device that delivers a form of accelerated partial...

2014-03-05 12:27:44

Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center Begins Installation of Idaho's Most Advanced Linear Accelerator AVENTURA, Fla. and IDAHO FALLS, Idaho, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In the fight against cancer, being on the cutting edge of technology is paramount. Today, Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center is announcing the installation of a state-of-the art linear accelerator. This technology, which exceeds any capabilities currently available in the state, will replace EIRMC's existing...

2014-03-05 10:59:39

Many breast cancer survivors experience fatigue and other debilitating symptoms that persist months to years after their course of treatment has ended. Now researchers at the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University have found clues that may explain how these symptoms can linger. Chemotherapy, one of the major treatments for breast cancer, can leave a long-lasting epigenetic imprint in the DNA of breast cancer patients’ blood cells. That imprint is associated with biological signs of...

2014-03-05 08:30:26

Patient-friendly treatment helps minimize radiation exposure to healthy tissues LOS GATOS, Calif., March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On January 14, a 67-year-old male patient received his final Esteya® electronic brachytherapy session to treat a squamous cell carcinoma on his right hand. He was the first patient in the United States to receive Esteya treatment, which was delivered at a Los Gatos, California clinic by Rakesh Patel, MD, Medical Director at The Targeted Radiation Institute...

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...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.