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2014-05-16 12:20:36

UC Health News Just because you can’t see something doesn’t mean it’s not there. Brain tumors are an extremely serious example of this and are not only difficult to treat—both adult and pediatric patients have a five-year survival rate of only 30 percent—but also have even been difficult to image, which could provide important information for deciding next steps in the treatment process. However, Cincinnati Cancer Center research studies published in an April online issue...

2014-05-14 08:30:35

Two new clinical utility studies of Decipher published in BJU International and Current Medical Research and Opinion SAN DIEGO, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GenomeDx Biosciences today announced data from two new clinical utility studies demonstrating that Decipher® Prostate Cancer Classifier significantly changed treatment decisions and increased confidence in treatment decision-making for men considering adjuvant therapy following prostate surgery. The studies are being published...

2014-05-13 08:33:29

Patients with five to 10 metastatic brain tumors who receive Gamma Knife radiosurgery live as long as those with two to four tumors post-therapy NEW YORK, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A Japanese multi-institutional study(1) of 1,194 patients, has found that individuals with five to 10 tumors treated with Gamma Knife® stereotactic radiosurgery alone (no whole brain radiation therapy) fared as well as a group with two to four tumors who received this radiosurgery-only treatment. The...

2014-05-12 12:30:43

CORALVILLE, Iowa, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CIVCO Medical Solutions, the leading provider of comprehensive radiation oncology motion management solutions, is excited to announce a partnership with 21(st) Century Oncology to utilize CIVCO's 6 Degrees of Freedom Protura(TM) Robotic System. 21(st) Century will be using Protura in conjunction with CIVCO's newly-released Universal Couchtop(TM) Kevlar Extension and Varian Medical Systems' Calypso® System for the treatment of prostate...

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...


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