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2014-07-30 08:33:10

Article in "Neurosurgery" describes how RapidArc Radiosurgery treatments can be specially optimized to treat multiple brain metastases at the same time PALO ALTO, Calif., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RapidArc(®) Radiosurgery can be used to deliver treatments for multiple brain metastases that are substantially less time consuming and comparable in quality to Gamma Knife(® )(GK) treatments, according to a new research study recently posted online and slated for publication in the...

2014-07-29 16:22:17

GLENWOOD, Ill., July 29, 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 third quarter 2014 after the market close on Monday, August 4, 2014. The Company will host a conference call for investors on Tuesday, August 5, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. Central Time (10 a.m. Eastern...

2014-07-28 13:22:50

Cancer Research UK Cancer Research UK scientists at Barts Cancer Institute have found that targeting a molecule in blood vessels can make cancer therapy significantly more effective, according to research published in Nature today (Sunday). The team at Barts Cancer Institute, part of Queen Mary University of London, have found that a molecule, called focal adhesion kinase (FAK), signals the body to repair itself after chemotherapy or radiotherapy, which kill cancer cells by damaging...

2014-07-28 08:29:42

TEMPE, Ariz., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NORVISION, an innovation leader in the digital signage industry, announced its successful implementation of the NORVISION "Skylite" In-ceiling Video-wall. Installed in Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center's radiation rooms, the recessed ceiling screens project calming imagery and serene videos to patients receiving radiation therapy. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140725/130442 "This is the first time this has been done in radiation...

2014-07-25 23:03:22

Experts at the American Brain Tumor Association’s annual conference report findings and dispel myths Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 Today, nearly 700,000 people in the U.S. are living with a brain tumor, and yet, when it comes to pinpointing causes or risk factors, scientists are still searching for answers. “Right now, we don’t know who, we don’t know when, and we don’t know why people develop brain tumors,” said Elizabeth M. Wilson, MNA, president & CEO, American...

2014-07-24 08:33:58

GLASGOW, Scotland, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cancer patients in the west of Scotland will gain access to state-of-the-art cancer treatment closer to home when a new radiotherapy center opens near Glasgow next year. Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) has been selected to equip the new department and an order was placed in June for four TrueBeam(TM) medical linear accelerators. Two of the new TrueBeam systems, which offer fast and efficient radiotherapy and radiosurgery...

2014-07-23 23:21:03

The RSSearch™ Patient Registry, a patient registry dedicated to stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) has enrolled over 14,000 patients with benign and malignant lesions treated with SRS/SBRT and has expanded to include Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital located in Perth, Australia and the European CyberKnife Center of Munich, Germany. Campbell, California (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 The Radiosurgery® Society (RSS) announced today that Sir Charles Gairdner...

2014-07-22 08:32:26

Pioneer in uniting imaging technology with radiotherapy to explore potential of MRI to refine tumor targeting MANCHESTER, England, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Elekta (NSE:EKTAb) and Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG, AEX:PHIA) announced today that The Christie NHS Foundation Trust (Manchester, UK), a specialist cancer center, will join a consortium whose mission is to develop the clinical value of an integrated magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) guided radiation therapy system. Such a system...

2014-07-22 08:32:06

New product offers treatment to significant unmet medical need in supportive cancer care DALLAS and NEW YORK, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ACCESS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (OTCBB: ACCP), a developer of new products for oncology supportive care, announced today that it has received 510(K) marketing clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for ProctiGard(TM), its novel treatment for symptomatic management of rectal mucositis. The Company indicated its development of...

Real-time adaptive ct scan
2014-07-20 10:24:50

National Science Foundation (NSF) NSF and Intel support the development of domain-specific hardware to address health care needs A "valley of death" is well-known to entrepreneurs -- the lull between government funding for research and industry support for prototypes and products. To confront this problem, in 2013 the National Science Foundation (NSF) created a new program called InTrans to extend the life of the most high-impact NSF-funded research and help great ideas transition from...


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