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2013-07-09 16:01:45

Orthopedic oncologists and surgical oncologists, who have been trained in the complex procedures required to remove sarcomas located deep in the muscles and other soft tissues of the limbs, conducted only 52 percent of these operations at 85 academic medical centers during a three year period, according to an analysis of national data by UC Davis researchers that is published online today in the Journal of Surgical Oncology. The remaining 48 percent of these sarcoma surgeries were...

2013-07-04 23:02:39

The Firm is investigating da Vinci surgery lawsuits on behalf of individuals who suffered serious robotic surgery complications during procedures involving the da Vinci Surgical System, including those who underwent a da Vinci prostatectomy. New York, New York (PRWEB) July 04, 2013 As da Vinci lawsuit claims alleging injury due to the use of the da Vinci Surgical System continue to move forward in courts throughout the country, Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes that a new study has found that...

2013-06-27 23:25:38

Mike Peters' Rock and Roll Cancer Foundation, Love Hope Strength, Has Raised $3 Million, Expanded Registries and Harvested 35,000 Blood Stem Cell and Bone Marrow Donors Resulting In 560 Matches in Three Years. This Summer He is Documenting his US Tour with Scottish Band Big Country Hosting Donor Drives, Expeditions, Meeting with Politicians, Supporters, All While Undergoing Chemotherapy Wales, United Kingdom (PRWEB) June 27, 2013 Love Hope Strength Foundation(LHSF), the world's...

2013-06-27 23:01:06

In a new report for public television, audiences will see how new technology allows physicians to operate in ways that were previously impossible. Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) June 27, 2013 Ever since the dawn of modern medicine, certain stigmas have been applied to various procedures based on their accuracy, invasiveness, and subsequent recovery time. Many major elective and non-elective surgeries have been passed on by ailing patients specifically for the reason that the recovery associated...

2013-06-26 13:28:26

When a breast tumor is detected, many women opt to have a lumpectomy, which is surgery designed to remove the diseased tissue while preserving the breast. But during this procedure, doctors cannot learn right away whether all of the cancerous tissue has been removed, with no microscopic signs that cancer cells were left behind. Because of this delay, one in five of these women—up to 66,000 patients annually in the U.S. alone—must return for a second surgery to remove remaining cancer....

2013-06-26 12:59:24

Use of advanced treatment technologies for prostate cancer, such as intensity-modulated radiotherapy and robotic prostatectomy, has increased among men with low-risk disease, high risk of noncancer mortality, or both, a population of patients who are unlikely to benefit from these treatments, according to a study in the June 26 issue of JAMA. "Prostate cancer is a common and expensive disease in the United States. In part because of the untoward morbidity of traditional radiation and...

2013-06-25 12:32:06

Study by Mayo Clinic, others also finds rural women likelier to choose mastectomy Rural women with breast cancer are less likely than their urban counterparts to receive recommended radiation therapy after having a lumpectomy, a breast-sparing surgery that removes only tumors and surrounding tissue, a study by Mayo Clinic and others found. The difference is one of several rural disparities in breast cancer diagnosis and treatment the researchers discovered. The findings are being presented...

2013-06-25 08:29:11

First to Prospectively Assess Outcomes of Pulmonary Vein Isolation with Balloon Ablation Catheters in Persistent AF Population MARLBOROUGH, Mass., June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CardioFocus, Inc., developer of the HeartLight® Endoscopic Ablation System for the treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF), announces that its HeartLight technology is the focus of a multicenter European clinical study for the treatment of drug-refractory persistent AF. The study, taking place at five centers...

2013-06-25 08:29:06

Decipher genomic test independently forecasts risk of metastatic disease better than PSA, Gleason Score, and other commonly used risk assessment tools as determined by clinical outcomes SAN DIEGO, June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- GenomeDx Biosciences today announced the publication of data demonstrating its Decipher(TM) test outperformed existing risk assessment tools for predicting metastatic prostate cancer in patients following prostate surgery. Decipher more accurately...

2013-06-20 23:00:16

Mercy continues to explore the latest modalities for treating disease, as hospital known for women's health care announces new National Institute for Robotic Surgery, and is also first medical center in Maryland to provide breast cancer patients with Intraoperative Radiation Therapy (IORT). Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) June 21, 2013 Dr. Dwight Im, Director of Mercy´s Center for Gynecologic Oncology, has formed the new National Institute of Robotic Surgery at Mercy Medical Center at 345 St....