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2013-10-21 23:20:59

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: US Proton Therapy Market Analysis to 2017. London (PRWEB) October 21, 2013 According to most Oncologists, about 60% of all cancer patients undergo some sort of radiation therapy during their course of treatment. Despite advances in technology for radiation therapy, a majority of these patients suffer from side effects of traditional radiation treatment. Currently prevalent radio therapy methods like X-Ray/IMRT etc. also cost...

Radiation Fighting Compound Comes From Cabbage, Cauliflower And Broccoli
2013-10-15 05:03:05

[ Watch the Video: Veggie Power During Radiation Treatment For Cancer ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A compound derived from cruciferous vegetables - like cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli - has been shown to protect rats and mice from lethal doses of radiation, according to a new study from Georgetown University Medical Center. Previous studies have shown that the compound, known as DIM (3,3'-diindolylmethane), has been found to have cancer-preventative...

Red Wine Compound Helps Kill Cancer Cells
2013-10-14 10:50:04

[ Watch the Video: Red Wine Scores More Health Points ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Previous research has linked red wine to numerous health benefits, and a new study from the University of Missouri has found that a compound in the beverage can be used to boost the effectiveness of radiation-based cancer therapy. In the study, the red-wine compound resveratrol was used to treat melanoma cells, resulting in 44 percent of the tumor cells being killed. When the...

2013-10-11 23:02:33

Rigorous review process by leading radiation oncology experts ensures cancer patients the highest quality of care. Zion, IL (PRWEB) October 11, 2013 Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) at Midwestern Regional Medical Center (Midwestern) has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in radiation oncology and imaging as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Oncologists rely on radiation therapy, the careful use of high-energy radiation, to...

2013-10-09 12:54:33

More than 95 percent of advanced prostate cancer patients receive multiple radiation treatments for pain control, despite evidence pointing to equal benefit from single treatments For cancer patients dealing with the pain of tumors that have spread to their bones, doctors typically recommend radiation as a palliative therapy. But as in many areas of medicine, more of this treatment isn't actually better. Medical evidence over the past decade has demonstrated that patients with terminal...

2013-10-09 12:50:58

Justin E. Bekelman, M.D., of the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, and colleagues conducted a study to examine whether single-fraction radiation treatment, shown to be as effective as multiple-fraction treatment with less potential for harm, has been incorporated into routine clinical practice for Medicare beneficiaries with prostate cancer and at what cost savings. Single-fraction radiotherapy is where a large dose of radiation is given in one session;...


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  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.