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2014-05-12 08:37:31

PALO ALTO, Calif., May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) today announced a new release of the company's Velocity oncology software platform. The updated software offers clinicians a set of new tools that facilitates the use of diverse types of images and automates time consuming image processing procedures that are fundamental to treating cancer with advanced image-guided radiotherapy or radiosurgery. Velocity software is designed to access and aggregate...

2014-05-12 08:31:04

IRVING, Texas, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- North Shore Hematology Oncology Associates (NSHOA) and Caris Life Sciences today announced a collaboration to establish a personalized cancer care program for patients in the greater Long Island area. This program will leverage the power of Caris Molecular Intelligence(TM), the industry's leading comprehensive tumor profiling service, to better target therapy options based on each patient's unique cancer biology. With the addition of this...

2014-05-08 08:33:54

Kettering Medical Center is first designated Center of Excellence KETTERING, Ohio, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Elekta has established a Center of Excellence program that seeks the collaboration of its clinical customers in the development of high-quality research, education and outreach to advance the treatment of cancer and brain disorders. Long-time Elekta solutions user, Kettering Medical Center (Kettering, Ohio) has been named the program's first Center of Excellence. The program...

2014-05-08 08:33:07

Clinicians detail how the Edge(TM) radiosurgery suite and other cancer treatment technologies from Varian Medical Systems are enabling fast, precise tumor targeting MINNEAPOLIS, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Radiation oncologists and a neurosurgeon from noted institutions in the U.S. and Europe report that they are able to use non-invasive radiosurgery to treat a widening variety of cancers due to technology advances that are making it possible to deliver these treatments more quickly...

2014-05-07 08:46:51

Non-invasive focused ultrasound thermal therapy reduces pain from bone metastases When cancer progresses and spreads to the bone, patients often suffer debilitating pain. Now, a new phase III clinical trial shows that non-invasive magnetic resonance guided focused ultrasound treatment that heats the cancer within the bone, relieves pain and improves function for most patients when other treatment options are limited. The results were published in the Journal of the National Cancer...

2014-05-06 08:35:41

Gains access to over 3,000 member hospitals for the CyberKnife® M6(TM) and TomoTherapy® H(TM) Series SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY) announced today that it has signed a new three-year contract with Amerinet on the CyberKnife® M6(TM) and TomoTherapy® H(TM) product portfolio. "We are pleased to be an Amerinet radiation oncology solutions provider and see this as a great opportunity to increase the visibility of our products and...

2014-05-02 08:25:59

MILWAUKEE, May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Clinicians at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Clinical Cancer Center are achieving excellent planning results in the first US combination of Elekta's Monaco® 5 radiotherapy treatment planning software and Siemens' mARC (modulated arc) therapy technique. The Froedtert & the Medical College team treated their first patient, an individual with prostate cancer, using the combination of Monaco 5 and mARC on March 26. "mARC is a...

2014-05-01 23:07:27

Cianna Medical: Early-stage breast cancer treatment enables more women to opt for partial breast radiation. Aliso Viejo, CA (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 Cianna Medical, Inc., a women’s health company, today announced the results of a trial examining the long-term side effects of strut-based brachytherapy for early-stage breast cancer. According to researchers, treatment with SAVI® breast brachytherapy resulted in very low rates of late toxicities, even in patients with minimal space...

Protein Discovery Could Boost Efficacy Of Bone Marrow Replacement Treatments
2014-05-01 03:38:51

University of California - San Diego Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine report that a protein called beta-catenin plays a critical, and previously unappreciated, role in promoting recovery of stricken hematopoietic stem cells after radiation exposure. The findings, published in the May 1 issue of Genes and Development, provide a new understanding of how radiation impacts cellular and molecular processes, but perhaps more importantly, they suggest...

2014-05-01 08:31:31

NEW YORK, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ACCESS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (OTCBB: ACCP) announced that the data from its multi-institutional post-approval trial of MuGard(®) that was recently published in Cancer, has been selected as a cover article in the premier publication. Cancer, the journal of the American Cancer Society is one of the oldest peer-reviewed journals in oncology. The publication, entitled "Multi-Institutional, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial to Assess...


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