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2011-07-18 08:00:00

ATLANTA, July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Among the many new features of Monaco® 3.0, Dynamic Conformal Arc (DCA) Therapy provides clinicians with a simple way to deliver highly conformal stereotactic plans by using the multi-leaf collimator (MLC) to dynamically conform around a target as the treatment beam rotates around the patient. DCA recently received 510(k) clearance for Monaco from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. "DCA can be used to render more conformal plans...

2011-06-02 16:05:35

In a multicenter clinical trial, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have found that higher doses of stereotactic radiation therapy requiring fewer treatments are safe and effective for patients with low-to-intermediate-risk prostate cancer. Results of the trial, available in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, showed that stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), which delivers ultra-precise radiation, was effective in treating patients with localized prostate cancer in five 30-minute...

2010-12-15 07:29:56

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ A new type of targeted radiation therapy, stereotactic radiation therapy, is just as good as surgery for patients 75 and older with early-stage lung cancer, according to this study. In this study, researchers compared two treatments for early lung cancer in elderly patients: surgery and stereotactic radiation. Surgery has been the standard treatment for decades, but some oncologists now feel that stereotactic radiation may be equally good. It's being studied...

2010-10-18 14:53:00

HANGZHOU, China, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Lung cancer is a major and growing global epidemic, according to Billy W. Loo, Jr., M.D., assistant professor of radiation oncology at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. Dr. Loo was one of three preeminent experts who made presentations at a special symposium for Chinese radiation oncology professionals sponsored by Varian and held in connection with the 2nd Chinese Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology and Sino-American Network...

2010-09-03 14:35:01

There is yet no straightforward way to determine the optimal dose level and treatment schedules for high-dose radiation therapies such as stereotactic radiation therapy, which is used to treat brain and lung cancer, or for high-dose brachytherapy for prostate and other cancers. Radiation oncologists at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center-Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC-James) may have solved the problem by developing a new...

2006-06-08 07:13:41

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For patients with cancer that has spread to the brain from other sites, adding whole-brain radiation therapy to focused radiation does not seem to improve survival, doctors in Japan report. Skipping whole-brain radiation does lead to increased recurrence of brain tumors. However, successful treatment is still possible in the event of a relapse, and omission of whole-brain radiation could avoid long-term neurological effects. "There is not yet a general...

2005-10-19 13:12:18

Shaped-beam radiation therapy is a promising treatment for life-threatening metastatic liver tumors, according to researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center who report an 88 percent success rate for controlling the lesions. This is the first evidence that doctors can treat these tumors with radiation, and the results doubled the average length of survival. "Radiation therapy has not been a recommended treatment for liver metastases because of the poor results when whole-liver...


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