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2013-08-20 16:25:05

PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) will hold its investor meeting on Tuesday, September 24, at the annual meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) in Atlanta. Investors and members of the financial community are also invited to join senior management for a tour of the company's exhibition at ASTRO. Varian will host a meeting with management, beginning with breakfast at 7:00 a.m. and webcast presentations at...

2013-08-20 09:44:25

For the two-thirds of lung cancer patients with locally advanced or metastatic disease, tumor size is not used currently to predict overall survival times. A new study, however, led by UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers has shown that even in advanced stages total tumor size can have a major impact on survival. Using data from a National Cancer Institute-sponsored Phase 3 trial involving 850 patients with advanced lung cancer, Dr. David Gerber, assistant professor of internal...

2013-08-19 13:06:21

Rapid identification of changes in tumor blood vessels could help avoid ineffective therapies A new way of analyzing data acquired in MR imaging appears to be able to identify whether or not tumors are responding to anti-angiogenesis therapy, information that can help physicians determine the most appropriate treatments and discontinue ones that are ineffective. In their report receiving online publication in Nature Medicine, investigators from the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at...

2013-08-16 08:24:01

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY), announced today its participation in the 22(nd) China International Medical Instruments and Equipment Exhibition and Seminar (CHINA-HOSPEQ), taking place from Friday, August 16 to Sunday, August 18, 2013. For the first time, China's hospital procurement officials will be able to see firsthand Accuray's CyberKnife and TomoTherapy Systems at CHINA-HOSPEQ 2013 (booth #G02). On display in the booth...

2013-08-15 08:29:47

-- LIVESTRONG Foundation and Movember Grant Funding to Help Cover Expenses Associated with Radiation Therapy -- HAMPTON, Va., Aug. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Beginning today, prostate cancer patients now have access to financial support in the form of $1,000 grants that contribute towards the co-pay expenses associated with prescribed radiation therapy during treatment. Nationally recognized case management organization Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) has partnered with...

2013-08-14 23:25:07

Lung Cancer Patient Now Cancer Free After Alternative Therapies at Sunridge Medical (PRWEB) August 14, 2013 In December of 2012, Patricia was diagnosed with Lung cancer and underwent surgery to remove part of her lung. After finding the cancer was also in her lymph nodes, her surgery was followed by chemotherapy and radiation. Feeling sick and weak from the treatments, Patricia, a resident of Idaho, said she felt like she was dying. Her doctors were also losing faith. “We had very...

2013-08-12 15:15:25

A new analysis has found that a type of radiation therapy called carbon ion radiotherapy can control cancer growth and prolong survival in patients with spinal tumors. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study indicates that the treatment is a promising alternative for patients whose spinal tumors cannot be surgically removed. Surgery is the mainstay of treatment for spinal sarcomas; however the tumors are one of the most...

2013-08-12 08:30:16

The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer author to discuss humankind's millennia-old battle with cancer ATLANTA, Aug. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD, PhD will be the General Session Keynote Speaker of the 2013 Elekta Oncology Users Meeting (EOUM) in Atlanta on Saturday, September 21 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. The event convenes prior to the American Society for Radiation Oncology's (ASTRO) 55th Annual Meeting. Dr. Mukherjee, leading cancer physician,...

2013-08-10 23:01:12

Transparency Market Research adds new "Radiation Oncology Market - Global Industry Analysis, Market Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019" market research report to its report store. Browse Report: http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/radiation-oncology-market.html Albany, New York (PRWEB) August 10, 2013 Radiation oncology, also known as radiation therapy, is the medical use of ionizing radiation as a part of cancer treatment to control or kill malignant...

2013-08-09 12:22:14

Survey respondents cite exceptional uptime ATLANTA, Aug. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With a score of 93.1 out of 100, Elekta's Leksell Gamma Knife® Perfexion(TM) system earned the top ranking, receiving high marks for uptime, treatment times and planning speeds, according to KLAS research firm's recently released customer survey, Radiation Therapy 2013: Striving for Accuracy and Upgradeability*. Elekta Infinity(TM) radiation treatment system received the #2 ranking with a score of...