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2013-09-23 12:42:42

Adding the chemotherapy drug cisplatin to a treatment plan of radiation therapy (RT) and high-dose-rate brachytherapy (HDRB) for stage IIIB cervical cancer is beneficial, according to research presented today at the American Society for Radiation Oncology’s (ASTRO’s) 55th Annual Meeting. The study also indicated that the combined treatments produced acceptable levels of toxicity. The randomized, controlled trial studied a total of 147 women in Brazil with stage IIIB squamous cell...

2013-09-23 12:40:17

When used to treat pediatric patients with intracranial malignant tumors, proton therapy may limit the toxicity of radiation therapy while preserving tumor control, according to research presented today at the American Society for Radiation Oncology’s (ASTRO’s) 55th Annual Meeting. Typically, central nervous system malignancies are treated with surgical resection and post-operative radiation therapy. Proton therapy, an external beam radiation therapy in which protons deliver precise...

2013-09-23 08:28:22

Early-stage breast cancer treatment demonstrates high rates of survival and local control. ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cianna Medical, Inc., a women's health company, today announced results of two new studies showing excellent longer-term outcomes with the SAVI(®) breast brachytherapy applicator, including low recurrence rates, few toxicities, excellent cosmetic outcomes and high rates of survival. SAVI is a strut-based applicator that delivers accelerated...

2013-09-21 08:20:26

New workflow and system architecture designed to improve processing speed, enhance planning productivity ATLANTA, Sept. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Elekta today announced Monaco® 5.0, which consolidates support for all of the most clinically useful delivery techniques in a single treatment planning system, and features refinements to planning speed and precision. "This latest Monaco release brings together the best capabilities of Elekta's treatment planning portfolio into a single...

2013-09-21 08:20:20

World Premiere of "The Cause is the Cure" October 5 in Cities Nationwide ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The trailer for the new short film, "The Cause is the Cure," was released today by Maximized Living, a multinational network of wellness doctors. The short film, which tells the true stories of people who have successfully overcome cancer diagnoses without chemotherapy or radiation, will premiere October 5 at more than 450 Maximized Living locations throughout the...

2013-09-20 20:21:30

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Radiation Business Solutions (RBS) and its sister company, RBS Evolution (RBSE), reported on the substantial progress and growth made in developing their radiation oncology services business during 2013. "This has been a terrific year for RBS and RBSE," said Daniel Moore, CEO and Founding Partner, speaking on the eve of the annual conference of the American Society for Radiation Oncology in Atlanta, Georgia. "In the face of...

2013-09-20 08:25:15

Center to be one of an elite group in the nation and first in Ohio to offer revolutionary technology CLEVELAND, Sept. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center is breaking ground today on a $30 million proton therapy center, becoming one of an elite group of cancer centers in the country to offer this revolutionary technology. There are currently only 11 operational proton therapy centers in the nation and the UH Seidman Cancer Center site will be the first...

2013-09-19 08:28:24

PRINCETON, N.J., Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Soligenix, Inc. (OTCQB: SNGX) (Soligenix or the Company), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing products to treat inflammatory diseases and biodefense medical countermeasures (MCMs) where there remains an unmet medical need, announced today that it has been awarded a contract valued at up to $26.3 million by the US Department of Health and Human Service's Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority...

2013-09-18 23:30:37

The HAWK is field gamma spectrometer based on high purity germanium technology. The HAWK has been designed to bridge the gap in commercially available solutions by offering the customers an affordable solution devoid of the the disadvantages of the more expensive systems in the market. Middletown, Connecticut (PRWEB) September 18, 2013 Commercially available high resolution field Gamma Spectrometers are either too heavy for field use or are priced beyond the budgets of most users...

2013-09-18 12:31:10

GARCHING, Germany, September 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- - In-licensing of superior DOTA-Tyr3-octreotide - Pharmaceutical developmentfor treatment of NETs - Excellent pharmacokinetic properties ITM Isotope Technologies Munich AG (ITM) today announced that it has entered into an exclusive licensing agreement with Progenics Pharmaceuticals Inc. for pharmaceutical development and commercialization of radiolabeled DOTA-conjugated somatostatin...


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Nuclear Fallout
2013-04-01 10:26:30

Nuclear fallout, or just simply fallout, known also as Black Rain, is the residual radioactive material that is propelled into the upper atmosphere after a nuclear black or a nuclear reaction that is conducted in an unshielded facility. It is so called because it "fall out" of the sky after the explosion and the shock wave have passed. It most commonly refers to the radioactive dust and ash that is created when a nuclear weapon explodes, but such dust can also come from a damaged nuclear...

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Solar Radiation -- Solar radiation is radiant energy emitted by the sun due to nuclear fusion reactions. Fusion is the process whereby stars produce huge quantities of energy from the fusion of hydrogen or helium, in one of the most efficient processes of energy generation. The radiation referred to is usually electromagnetic energy, particularly infrared radiation, visible light, and ultraviolet. Some stars are known to emit radiation of other wavelengths. Solar neutrinos are a...

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