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2008-09-22 09:00:58

A study co-authored by Arizona Oncology Services (AOS) reports "outstanding" early experiences with the SAVI(TM) applicator -- particularly for minimal side effects and the device's potential to increase the number of women eligible for shorter breast cancer radiation treatment. The retrospective study evaluated the first 102 patients to undergo therapy with the SAVI device, making it the largest clinical evaluation of the SAVI applicator to date. Researchers examined several parameters...

2008-09-21 18:00:24

Calypso(R) Medical Technologies, Inc. today announced the launch of the Adaptive Workflow Efficiency release, developed to provide connectivity between the Calypso(R) 4D Localization System(TM) and Varian Medical Systems' 4D integrated treatment console (4DITC). The Adaptive Workflow Efficiency release is a product upgrade for current customers and will be showcased by Calypso Medical at the ASTRO 50th Annual Meeting at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center on September 21 - September...

2008-08-29 09:01:03

Regulatory News: CMS, Inc., an Elekta (STO:EKTAB) Company and worldwide leader in radiation treatment planning and workflow management solutions, announced that three sites have delivered clinical treatments utilizing Monaco(TM), its next-generation Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT) treatment planning system. Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, Netherlands, and Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital in Milwaukee, Wisconsin,...

2008-08-11 09:01:40

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Xoft, Inc., developer of Electronic Brachytherapy (eBx), a proprietary cancer treatment platform, announced today that the company has closed its Series E preferred stock financing, raising a total of $25 million in additional funding. An award-winning new method of delivering non-isotope-based radiation, the Axxent(R) Electronic Brachytherapy System uses a miniaturized X-ray source that can deliver localized and targeted radiation treatment in...

2008-06-25 09:02:22

By Plathow, Christian Weber, Wolfgang A Molecular imaging of tumor metabolism has gained considerable interest, since preclinical studies have indicated a close relationship between the activation of various oncogenes and alterations of cellular metabolism. Furthermore, several clinical trials have shown that metabolic imaging can significantly impact patient management by improving tumor staging, restaging, radiation treatment planning, and monitoring of tumor response to therapy. In this...

2008-06-18 09:01:18

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Xoft, Inc., makers of the Axxent(R) Electronic Brachytherapy System, a proprietary technology platform designed to deliver localized, non-radioactive, isotope-free radiation treatment in minimally-shielded clinical settings, announced today that Mark Carol, MD, has joined as Chief Medical Officer. Bringing more than 25 years of clinical practice and medical device industry experience to Xoft, Dr. Carol will focus on continued development of the...

2006-03-13 10:47:48

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Heart patients whose coronary arteries reclogged after treatment with a bare-metal stent can be treated by simply inserting a newer, drug-eluting stent inside the old stent, new data suggests. Two clinical studies indicate that inserting a stent covered with the drug paclitaxel or sirolimus inside the old clogged stent reduces the risk of the vessel re-narrowing when compared with in-vessel radiation treatment. A re-narrowing of the vessel, known as in-stent...

2005-11-22 16:28:20

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. "“ A new study by researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and colleagues shows that a drug originally used to treat breast cancer may help combat the severe weight loss that can plague patients undergoing radiation treatment for lung and head and neck cancer. "The drug clearly reduced weight loss and improved quality of life in study patients," said Michael Farmer, M.D., who presented the results last month at the American Society for...

2005-08-15 13:27:32

A new study published in the August issue of Cancer Cell may bring good news for the hundreds of thousands of cancer patients who undergo radiation therapy each year. Scientists report that they have a better understanding of the complex effects of radiation on tumor biology and that specific radiation treatment regimens may enhance the effectiveness of radiotherapy, even in tumor populations that have been notoriously difficult to treat. In an earlier study, Dr. Mark W. Dewhirst and...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.