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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....

2013-06-20 08:26:58

Duration of RFA Procedure Correlates with Meaningful Clinical Benefit LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J., June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Celsion Corporation (NASDAQ: CLSN) announced today that Professor Riccardo Lencioni, MD, FSIR, EBIR, 2013 ECIO Program Co-Chairman and the Director of the Division of Diagnostic Imaging and Intervention at Pisa University School of Medicine in Italy and Lead European Principal Investigator for the HEAT Study reviewed the clinical trial results from the Company's...

2013-06-18 10:28:32

Study suggests low-risk patients can forgo immediate treatment Many men with low-risk, localized prostate cancers can safely choose active surveillance or "watchful waiting" instead of undergoing immediate treatment and have better quality of life while reducing health care costs, according to a study by researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Massachusetts General Hospital. Writing in the June 18 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine, the authors said their statistical...

2013-06-07 23:02:30

A positive support system that includes mental health treatment is key to a successful elective mastectomy experience, according to a recent article published by the Birmingham Maple Clinic in Troy. Troy, MI (PRWEB) June 07, 2013 A positive support system that includes mental health treatment is key to a successful elective mastectomy experience, according to a recent article published by the Birmingham Maple Clinic in Troy. The article, which looks at the latest research on women who have...

2013-06-03 23:15:02

A less invasive technique called sentinel node resection is as safe and effective as traditional surgery of removing all lymph nodes from the underarm area for women with breast cancer, according to a new study being presented today at the American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 03, 2013 A less invasive technique called sentinel node resection is as safe and effective as traditional surgery of removing all lymph nodes from the underarm area for women with...

2013-05-29 12:27:29

Please visit BRAVEDAY.org to learn! NEW YORK, May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BRAVEDAY.org (Breast Restoration AdVocacy Education) applauds conversations that have been ignited amongst doctors, the media, breast cancer and at risk patients about what to expect when making decisions about mastectomy vs. lumpectomy along with what restoration options are available including reconstructive surgery, external bra prosthesis, and custom fitted bras. Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy OP Ed in...

2013-05-17 08:22:04

Genetic Testing is Surprisingly Easy and Affordable According to Author of New Gene Patch Medicine Book SAN FRANCISCO, May 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- When Angelina Jolie told the world about her double mastectomy, she expressed a wish for all women with a family history of breast cancer: "It is my hope that they, too, will be able to get gene tested, and that if they have a high risk they, too, will know that they have strong options." You may think that such a test is something only...

2013-05-16 23:32:55

Actress Angelina Jolie´s decision to undergo preventive surgery for breast cancer has sparked a frenzy of discussion regarding BRCA gene testing and the increasingly common preventive mastectomy. Did she make the right choice, and how young is “too young” to consider taking drastic action to avoid breast cancer? Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) May 16, 2013 The rate of women opting to undergo preventive mastectomies to avoid the risk of breast cancer has increased as much as 50...

2013-05-16 23:32:34

Angelina Jolie's courage to undergo breast cancer preventive double mastectomy creates headlines and the opportunity for greater awareness on the issue. Doctors of Physical Therapy help patients regain function and proper movement after the mastectomy -From Hands-On News. Astoria, NY (PRWEB) May 16, 2013 Over 230,000 women are diagnosed every year with invasive breast cancer as reported by the American Cancer Society. Mammograms, clinical breast exams and self-breast exams are some of the...

2013-05-16 23:31:08

INTIO's TipTRAC will be demonstrated at the World Congress of Interventional Oncology. Real-time visualization of probe placement enhances the interventional radiologist's ability to more accurately deliver ablative therapy. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 16, 2013 INTIO, Inc. is introducing TipTRAC, a new and significant feature of its 510(k) cleared ClearStart SVM system at the World Congress of Interventional Oncology in New York, May 16-19, 2013. TipTRAC, used in CT-guided ablative therapies,...