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2013-12-19 23:02:05

A 33-year-old man from Leasburg, Mo., is the first patient to receive a revolutionary form of highly accurate radiation treatment from the world’s first proton system of its kind. The treatment was administered today at the Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. St. Louis (PRWEB) December 19, 2013 A 33-year-old man from Leasburg, Mo., is the first patient to receive a revolutionary form of highly accurate...

2013-12-18 23:26:09

The rigor and standardization introduced into the radiology oncology practice at Memorial Cancer Institute following the LifeWings training, resulted in an increase in communication and teamwork that improved both safety and efficiency while improving both staff and patient satisfaction. Collierville, Tennessee (PRWEB) December 18, 2013 Communication patterns and protocol rigors of a methodology called crew resource management (CRM) can be adapted to a radiation oncology environment to...

2013-12-18 11:17:57

Radiation therapy used to treat uterine cancer may increase a patient's risk of developing bladder cancer. That is the conclusion of a recent study published in BJU International. The findings indicate the importance of monitoring patients for potential signs of bladder cancer to ensure early diagnosis and treatment. In the United States, uterine cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women, with an estimated 49,560 women diagnosed in 2013. In addition to surgery, 38 percent of...

2013-12-15 23:00:29

In Response to Dr. Oz Dec, 6th Show on cell phone radiation causing breast cancer. RF Safe adds pink to the colors of their line of RF radiation shielded cell phone pouches for breast cancer awareness. Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) December 15, 2013 Dr. Oz said women who keep their cell phones in their bras are putting themselves at risk for breast cancer. On the Dec. 6 episode of the Dr. Oz Show ("Why You Should Keep Your Cell Phone Out of Your Bra"), Dr. Oz said he believes...

2013-12-13 13:32:33

ESMO releases position paper on the role of medical oncologists in cancer care to ensure patient's access to optimal care Medical oncologists have a vital role to play in cancer care, particularly as treatments become ever more complex, a new position statement from the European Society for Medical Oncology says. Medical oncologists are specialist cancer physicians trained to provide treatment with drugs, spanning from the old one-fits-all chemotherapy to newer targeted agents or...


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