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2008-07-30 12:01:17

Regulatory News: A patient with pancreatic cancer recently became the first person in the United States to receive treatment using Elekta VMAT (Volumetric intensity Modulated Arc Therapy) at Seattle's Swedish Cancer Institute. This revolutionary new technology dramatically decreases treatment times - delivering a higher dose to the tumor target without compromising coverage and patient safety. From the patient's perspective, faster treatment times often mean improved comfort, which...

2007-08-01 21:03:41

SEATTLE, Aug. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Swedish Cancer Institute (SCI) has taken the first major step toward acquiring a powerful, cost-effective proton therapy delivery system designed to aid patients who need highly targeted radiation therapy. Swedish is now beginning to speak with local medical providers and other organizations that may be interested in partnering to employ this revolutionary technology. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070801/DCW160 ) SCI executives...


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toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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