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2014-01-30 16:26:40

GLENWOOD, Ill., Jan. 30, 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, will release financial results for the fiscal first quarter 2014 after the market close on Monday, February 3, 2014. The Company will host a conference call for investors on Tuesday, February 4, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. Central Time (10 a.m....

2014-01-30 08:31:31

Multiple Studies of Decipher Prostate Cancer Classifier Presented at 2014 ASCO Genitourinary Symposium SAN DIEGO, Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GenomeDx Biosciences today announced new data demonstrating that its Decipher® Prostate Cancer Classifier, a genomic test capable of predicting the probability of developing metastatic prostate cancer, outperformed existing clinical risk factors for predicting biochemical failure and distant metastasis following radiation therapy. In addition,...

2014-01-29 13:16:56

A University of Colorado Cancer Center study published today in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology and Physics shows that patients taking crizotinib for ALK+ non-small cell lung cancer may safely and durably use up to three courses of targeted radiation therapy to eradicate pockets of drug-resistant disease. Eliminating these pockets of resistant disease allows patients to continue treating the overall condition with crizotinib, leading to improved 2-year survival rates...

2014-01-28 23:29:51

North Broward Radiologists, a Florida-based radiology group, now offers lung cancer screenings for patients in high-risk populations. Fort Lauderdale, Florida (PRWEB) January 28, 2014 New legislation under the Affordable Health Care Act guarantees full insurance coverage of annual lung cancer screenings for high-risk patients. North Broward Radiologists (NBR) is excited to announce current availability for high quality, effective lung cancer screening for these patients. Patients included...

Photographing Radiation Beams In The Human Body Through The Cherenkov Effect
2014-01-24 15:40:56

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center A scientific breakthrough may give the field of radiation oncology new tools to increase the precision and safety of radiation treatment in cancer patients by helping doctors “see” the powerful beams of a linear accelerator as they enter or exit the body. We don't have X-ray vision. When we have an X-ray or mammogram, we cannot detect the radiation beam that passes through our bone or soft tissue, neither can our doctor. But what if we...

2014-01-24 13:33:49

No meaningful decline in emotional quality of life 2 years after therapy, reports the Journal of Urology A new study published in the Journal of Urology® reports that prostate cancer patients treated with androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) experienced changes in mental and emotional well-being during treatment, although there was no meaningful decline in emotional quality of life two years after treatment. Investigators at the University of California-San Francisco recommend counseling...

2014-01-23 12:29:23

Varian to provision six cancer treatment centers and establish a local office to support the Algerian government's efforts to expand cancer treatment services ALGIERS, Algeria, Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) today announced that it has entered into an agreement with the Algerian Ministry of Health (MOH) that will include the provisioning of six cancer treatment centers with $51 million of advanced technology for radiotherapy and radiosurgery. Varian...

2014-01-22 12:27:05

Over 250 Attendees Will Join Researchers, Clinicians and Administrators to Discuss Advantages of Proton Therapy, Developing New Centers and More WASHINGTON, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Proton therapy experts from across America will gather at the second annual National Proton Conference, March 31-April 3, 2014, in Washington, at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel-Pentagon City to discuss the benefits of proton therapy. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130806/DC58665LOGO)...

2014-01-22 11:31:37

Results of clinical research that treated mesothelioma with radiation before surgery show the three-year survival rate more than doubled for study participants afflicted with this deadly disease, compared to treating with surgery first. The findings, published online today ahead of print in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology (DOI 10.1097/JTO.0000000000000078), chart a viable route to treat patients more effectively and also improve their quality of life and potential survival, says principal...

2014-01-16 23:30:36

The number of CT procedures being performed in the U.S. has declined at an average annual rate of 5.5% for the past two years, according to a new survey of CT sites performed by IMV Medical Information Division. The decline contrasts with the rapid growth in CT procedure volume over the previous decade. Des Plaines, IL (PRWEB) January 16, 2014 The number of CT procedures being performed in the U.S. has declined at an average annual rate of 5.5% for the past two years, according to a new...


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