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2014-06-24 08:29:35

Yet Canadians in the dark about cancer survival rates OTTAWA, June 24, 2014 /CNW/ - Cancer isn't always a matter of life and death anymore - today, an increasing number of Canadians are living with cancer as a chronic condition. However, the majority of Canadians and the healthcare system have not necessarily responded to this shift. "The fact is, 63 per cent of Canadian cancer patients live longer than five years after diagnosis(i), and if a cancer patient survives past one year,...

2014-06-23 12:28:59

WESTERVILLE, Ohio, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Columbus CyberKnife, a service of Mount Carmel St. Ann's Hospital, has reached an important milestone with the treatment of its 1,000(th) patient. This month marks four years of operation for Columbus CyberKnife, the area's only CyberKnife(®) treatment provider and one of only four in Ohio. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140407/DA98217 "This is a testament to our team's specialized expertise in stereotactic radiosurgery and...

2014-06-20 23:08:57

AccuBoost announces first breast cancer patient treatments at Northern Nevada Radiation Oncology. Tyngsboro, MA (PRWEB) June 20, 2014 Advanced Radiation Therapy, creators of the AccuBoost Breast Brachytherapy technology, is pleased to announce that Northern Nevada Radiation Oncology of Reno, Nevada has signed an agreement to offer the AccuBoost Treatment option to their patients undergoing breast conservation therapy(BCT). Treatments utilizing the AccuBoost technique under the direction...

2014-06-17 11:02:54

Ohio State University Giving low doses of a particular targeted agent with a cancer-killing virus might improve the effectiveness of the virus as a treatment for cancer, according to a study led by researchers with The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James). Viruses that are designed to kill cancer cells – oncolytic viruses – have shown promise in clinical trials for the...

2014-06-17 08:29:01

Cancer center examines treatment for liver tumors that metastasize from colorectal cancer PARK RIDGE, Ill. ­­, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Illinois CyberKnife, a department of Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, is developing a new treatment protocol that offers hope for patients suffering from a form of cancer which until recently was regarded as incurable. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140616/118632 The protocol, overseen by Illinois CyberKnife Medical Director Dr....

2014-06-13 12:25:13

WEST JORDAN, Utah, June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BC Technical, the largest nationwide, non-OEM provider of medical imaging solutions, and UltraSPECT, Inc., a leading supplier of software products for nuclear medicine facilities, have entered into a long-term agreement to provide their customers easier access to UltraSPECT products across the nation. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120510/LA04560LOGO The ability to lower radiation exposure to patients and staff is a high...

2014-06-13 08:23:58

Analysis of PRiDe, a U.S. commercial registry of 457 recurrent glioblastoma patients, demonstrates that patients treated with NovoTTF Therapy at their first recurrence achieved a median overall survival of 20 months NEW YORK, June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Novocure, a commercial stage oncology company, announced today that subgroup survival data from its U.S. commercial patient registry will be presented at the 16(th) Biennial Canadian Neuro-Oncology Meeting in Halifax, Nova Scotia,...

2014-06-10 13:21:26

Duke University Medical Center Children with heart disease are exposed to low levels of radiation during X-rays, which do not significantly raise their lifetime cancer risk. However, children who undergo repeated complex imaging tests that deliver higher doses of radiation may have a slightly increased lifetime risk of cancer, according to researchers at Duke Medicine. The findings, published June 9, 2014, in the American Heart Association journal Circulation, represent the largest...

2014-06-06 23:05:52

Patients with a particularly stubborn type of breast cancer could potentially benefit by supplementing radiation treatments with a generic, low-cost medication commonly prescribed to treat high cholesterol, according to a new study released today in Stem Cells Translational Medicine. Durham, NC (PRWEB) June 06, 2014 Patients with a particularly stubborn type of breast cancer could potentially benefit by supplementing radiation treatments with a generic, low-cost medication commonly...

New Diagnostic Imaging Techniques Found To Be Safe Using Simulations
2014-06-05 03:36:37

Duke University Medical Center Gamma and neutron imaging offer possible improvements over existing techniques such as X-ray or CT, but their safety is not yet fully understood. Using computer simulations, imaging the liver and breast with gamma or neutron radiation was found to be safe, delivering levels of radiation on par with conventional medical imaging, according to researchers at Duke Medicine. The findings, published in the June issue of the journal Medical Physics, will help...


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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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