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2013-02-04 08:25:18

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Chimerix, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company developing antivirals in areas of high unmet medical need, today announced that three abstracts related to the broad-spectrum antiviral compound CMX001 will be presented at the BMT Tandem Meetings being held February 13-17 in Salt Lake City. The BMT Tandem Meetings are the combined annual meetings of the Center for International Blood & Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR) and the...

Women Who Refuse Mastectomies May Have Higher Survival Rates
2013-01-29 10:36:21

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study by the Duke Cancer Institute discovered that women who were diagnosed with early stage breast cancer and received breast-conserving surgery had equal or better survival rates than women who had breast removal surgery. In a breast-conserving surgery, or lumpectomy, surgeons attempt to remove only the lump or cancerous tumor from the breast while leaving the breast intact. In a mastectomy, by contrast, the entire...

2013-01-28 15:50:53

Patients with early stage breast cancer who were treated with lumpectomy plus radiation may have a better chance of survival compared with those who underwent mastectomy, according to Duke Medicine research. The study, which appears online Jan. 28, 2013, in the journal Cancer, raises new questions as to the comparative effectiveness of breast-conserving therapies such as lumpectomy, where only the tumor and surrounding tissue is surgically removed. “Our findings are observational...

2013-01-22 08:31:22

NEW YORK, Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Not all robots are created equal, particularly when it comes to prostate cancer, says world-renowned prostate cancer surgeon, Dr. David Samadi. Specializing in minimally invasive da Vinci robotic prostatectomy surgery, Dr. Samadi is not only Vice Chairman, Department of Urology at The Mount Sinai Medical Center; he is also Chief of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130122/NY45644 ) Robots are...

2013-01-22 08:27:53

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Andrew Ordon, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and co-host of the daytime talk show, The Doctors, and his surgical group at the Rox Center in Beverly Hills are announcing the founding of the Rox Cancer Center. This private medical corporation is focused around Dr. Travis Kidner who is a formally trained surgical oncologist and Board Certified General Surgeon. "Dr. Kidner brings expertise and experience from Memorial Sloan Kettering and...

2013-01-21 16:21:39

GREAT NECK, N.Y., Jan. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Myron Arlen is recognized by Continental Who's Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Medicine. Dr. Arlen is a Cancer Specialist with North Shore Surgical Oncology. Dr. Arlen was trained as a cancer surgeon at Memorial Sloan-Kettering where he remained on staff for 20 years. In this role he was involved in the surgery of advanced cancer problems and the immunotherapeutic approaches to managing the patients. Throughout his career,...

2013-01-18 23:00:39

The interventional oncologist now has the unique ability to view the post-treatment ablation zone, intra-procedurally. Miami Beach, FL (PRWEB) January 18, 2013 INTIO Inc. is introducing SyncVIEW, a new feature of the 510(k) cleared ClearStart SVM (Segmentation and Volumetric Measurement system), at the Clinical Interventional Oncology (CIO) Symposium in Miami Beach, January 18-19, 2013. SyncVIEW provides the interventional oncologist the unique ability to view the segmented target lesion...

2013-01-16 16:24:03

NEW YORK, Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On the court, Joe Johnson, star shooting guard for the Brooklyn Nets, is admired for the way he battles his opponents. Off the court, he looks to his mother for inspiration; she is afflicted with leukemia and fighting one of the toughest opponents to beat. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130116/NY43727) To support her and others battling blood cancers around the globe, the Brooklyn Nets and Delete Blood Cancer DKMS, the world's largest...

2013-01-11 12:22:28

NEW YORK, Jan. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A comparative review of more than 230 previously published studies bumps radical prostate removal surgery above radiation in cost-effectiveness, quality of life after treatment, and patient survival. Surgery, whether performed traditionally, laparoscopically, or robotically, demonstrated improved outcomes across all three factors when compared to radiation for prostate cancer in the form of intensity-modulate radiation therapy, brachytherapy, or a...

2013-01-11 10:18:01

One of the greatest challenges faced by cancer surgeons is to know exactly which tissue to remove, or not, while the patient is under anesthesia. A team of surgeons and scientists at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have developed a new technique that will allow surgeons to identify during surgery which lymph nodes are cancerous so that healthy tissue can be saved. The findings will be published in the January 15 print edition of Cancer Research. "This research is...