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2014-02-18 23:29:12

Celebs Lining Up to Take a "Chance for Life" in Washington's Largest Charity Poker Tournament Saturday - Winner Will Win a Seat at the World Series of Poker Washington, DC (PRWEB) February 18, 2014 The 9th Annual Chance for Life charity poker tournament, wine tasting, silent auction and after-party hosted by RedPeg Marketing features a star-studded lineup of VIPs this year. The event will be held Saturday, February 22, 2014, at the City Tavern Club in Washington, DC. All...

2014-01-30 23:29:38

Washington's largest charity poker tournament event to be held at the City Tavern Club on February 22, 2014, will include a silent auction, wine tasting and after party. Chance for Life poker tournament champion will win a seat at the World Series of Poker tournament in Las Vegas. Washington, DC (PRWEB) January 30, 2014 Red Peg Marketing announces the 9th Annual Chance for Life poker tournament, wine tasting and silent auction will be held Saturday, February 22, 2014 at the City...

2013-11-04 15:29:54

Inflammatory demyelinating pseudotumor usually occurs in the brain and rarely occurs in the spinal cord. On imaging, inflammatory demyelinating pseudotumor appears very similar to intramedullary tumors such as gliomas. It is often misdiagnosed as intramedullary tumor and surgically resected. In view of this, the clinical and magnetic resonance imaging manifestations and the pathological features of 36 cases of inflammatory demyelinating pseudotumor in the spinal cord were retrospectively...

2013-08-12 15:15:25

A new analysis has found that a type of radiation therapy called carbon ion radiotherapy can control cancer growth and prolong survival in patients with spinal tumors. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study indicates that the treatment is a promising alternative for patients whose spinal tumors cannot be surgically removed. Surgery is the mainstay of treatment for spinal sarcomas; however the tumors are one of the most...

2013-02-28 13:41:18

A new systematic review published in The Cochrane Library has raised doubts as to the effectiveness of "red flag" indicators at both identifying and excluding cancer in patients with lower back pain. The authors of the review concluded that most individual red flags were poor at diagnosing spinal malignancies and call for further studies focused on combinations of red flags. Lower back pain is a common complaint, often with no obvious cause. In around 1-5% of patients with lower back pain,...

2011-10-06 07:00:00

MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Oct. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Image-guided stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) can be an effective and feasible approach for treating up to three spinal metastases, according to an international team of researchers reporting on the results of a recently concluded multi-institutional phase II trial. Samuel Ryu, M.D., head of neuro- and spinal oncology at the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, who served as principal investigator for the trial, reported the results yesterday...

2009-08-17 09:04:00

MIAMI, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) is a highly effective alternative treatment for some cancer patients with spinal metastases, reported in new research from The University of Texas in Houston, according to James G. Schwade, M.D. Executive Director of the CyberKnife Centers of Miami and Palm Beach. (www.cyberknifemiami.com) "This data confirms the established method of cancer treatment used on spinal tumors and other hard to reach areas of the body, due to...

2009-02-22 06:30:00

New procedure could offer a safer, more convenient treatment for spine tumors LAS VEGAS, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For orthopaedic researcher Joyce Keyak, Ph.D., finding ways to battle breast cancer is a personal as well as a professional mission. Her cousin died from the disease several years ago. Dr. Keyak still remembers the incredible pain her cousin experienced when the cancer spread to her spine. A new study released by Dr. Keyak and her colleagues at the University of...

2005-06-24 14:35:00

Using the most advanced radiation technology currently available in the region, neurosurgeons and radiation oncologists at the Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia have for the first time wrapped beams of radiation around a patient's spine, relieving pain from several cancerous tumors there while avoiding the spinal cord. The technology, called shaped beam surgery, relies on sophisticated computers to tailor the shape and intensity of...

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2004-12-08 07:31:45

Shaped beam radiation helps with brain, spinal cancer HealthDayNews -- A new kind of radiation technology called shaped beam surgery lets doctors treat brain and spinal tumors that can't be attacked with conventional surgery. Shaped beam surgery can mold radiation beams to match the exact size and shape of a tumor. This technology is available at only a few U.S. medical centers, including Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. "Shaped beam surgery is a major advance in treating...