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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...

2014-02-22 00:20:49

KENNEWICK, Wash., Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced Medical Isotope Corporation ("AMIC") (OTCBB: ADMD), a company engaged in the development, production and distribution of medical isotopes focused on yttrium-90 brachytherapy devices, today announced that it has received a response from the FDA to its pre-market notification to the FDA pursuant to Section 510(k) of the U.S. Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act for its Yttrium-90 (Y-90) RadioGel(tm) patented brachytherapy cancer product....

2014-02-21 16:21:01

GLENWOOD, Ill., Feb. 21, 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 today that its Board of Directors declared, at its meeting on February 21, 2014, a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.55 per share for the second quarter of fiscal 2014. The dividend will be paid on April 3, 2014, to...

2014-02-21 08:26:13

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- To satisfy the need among radiation and medical oncology practices for greater sophistication in information management systems, Elekta (booth #3503) will demonstrate a number of new features in its MOSAIQ® Oncology Information System (OIS) at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's 2014 annual conference and exhibition (HIMSS14), February 23-27, in Orlando, Florida. Notably, Elekta will highlight new functionality...

2014-02-20 12:28:45

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MS -- According to a new report from the World Health Organization, cancer cases are expected to surge by 20 percent over the next two decades. The World Cancer Report, produced by the WHO's specialized cancer agency, predicts that new cancer cases will rise from 14 million annually in 2012 to 22 million within 20 years, leaving millions more to cope with the disease and the often debilitating and painful side effects of treatment plans that...

2014-02-19 23:02:35

This is the developer’s first of four cutting-edge proton therapy centers to open. San Diego (PRWEB) February 19, 2014 Advanced Particle Therapy, LLC. (APT) celebrated the grand opening of the Scripps Proton Therapy Center in San Diego, Calif. today. The $220 million, state-of-the-art facility has already begun treating cancer patients with the most advanced form of radiation therapy available – proton therapy. Proton therapy uses accelerated particles (protons) to precisely treat...

2014-02-19 16:23:48

Most accurate form of proton therapy lets doctors 'paint' radiation onto tumors SAN DIEGO, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Until recently, cancer patients looking for the most precise form of proton radiation therapy - "pencil-beam scanning" - had to narrow their search to about a half dozen centers in the United States that offer this treatment on a limited basis. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

2014-02-18 08:32:26

The NovoTAL System Enables Certified Physicians to Plan and Individualize NovoTTF(TM) Therapy for Recurrent Glioblastoma Patients NEW YORK, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Novocure announced today that Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has licensed the NovoTAL (Transducer Array Layout) System. The NovoTAL System allows certified physicians to use a recurrent GBM patient's MRI data to optimize the distribution and intensity of NovoTTF Therapy....


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