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2011-04-11 07:00:00

MADISON, Wis., April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ScandiDos, Inc. U.S. Offices are officially open and plans to expand in North America are under way. U.S. Sales Director, Matthew Douglass states, "Opening an office in the U.S. will allow ScandiDos to best serve current and future customers with the Delta 4 family of products." ScandiDos U.S. Sales and Support are now based from the Madison, WI office. ScandiDos was founded in 2002 by a group of physicists and engineers, each one with...

2011-04-05 08:55:00

COLLEGE PARK, Md., April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) is pleased to announce that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has named AAPM member Michael D. Mills, Ph.D., M.S.P.H., to serve a two-year term on the Medicare Evidence Development & Coverage Advisory Committee (MEDCAC). Dr. Mills will serve his first term beginning June 1, 2011, and ending May 31, 2013. MEDCAC reviews and evaluates medical...

2011-03-09 10:08:00

CLEVELAND, March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center (UWCCC) in Madison, Wisconsin, will soon become one of the first oncology research centers to acquire a radiotherapy system from ViewRay(TM), Inc., a privately held medical device company. ViewRay's new research radiation therapy system features a unique combination of radiotherapy delivery and simultaneous magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The ViewRay system is being designed to provide continuous...

2011-03-07 06:00:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif. and MADISON, Wis., March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Accuray (Nasdaq: ARAY), a global leader in the field of radiosurgery, and TomoTherapy Incorporated (Nasdaq: TOMO), creator of advanced radiation therapy solutions for cancer care, today announced that they have signed a definitive agreement under which Accuray will acquire TomoTherapy for $4.80 per share in cash and stock, or a total of approximately $277 million. The transaction combines the best-in-class technologies...

2011-02-02 01:18:03

Medical physicists at Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson's Kimmel Cancer Center have demonstrated a new real-time tumor tracking technique that can help minimize the amount of radiation delivered to surrounding healthy tissue in a patient"”up to 50 percent less in some cases"”and maximize the dose the tumor receives. Respiratory and cardiac motions have been found to displace and deform tumors in the lung, pancreas, liver, breast, and other organs. Because of this,...

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...

2010-12-14 15:18:00

SEATTLE and AVENTURA, Fla., Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Swedish Cancer Institute (SCI) has embarked on a bold approach to rapidly restore community-based radiotherapy cancer treatment in the Ballard community utilizing state-of-the-art building technology that is swift and green. The patented factory fabricated radiotherapy treatment vault and clinic by RAD Technology Medical Systems (RAD) will enable SCI to cut traditional building schedules in half while constructing a facility in...

2010-12-13 07:00:00

HONG KONG and PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Prince of Wales Hospital in Hong Kong, China, has become the first treatment center in Asia to commence treating cancer patients using the UNIQUE(TM) medical linear accelerator from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR). Clinicians used the new device for the first time last week, to deliver an image-guided RapidArc® treatment for a patient battling hypopharyngeal cancer, a tumor in the lower part of the throat...

2010-12-09 17:31:21

A new study shows that a new type of targeted radiation therapy called stereotactic radiation therapy is just as good as surgery for patients aged 75 and older with early-stage lung cancer, according to research presented at the 2010 Chicago Multidisciplinary Symposium in Thoracic Oncology. This symposium is sponsored by the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (ISLAC) and...

2010-11-02 09:30:00

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Men battling prostate cancer who receive Image Guided Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy after undergoing prostatectomy have an excellent chance of retaining sexual function, according to a study by Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) cancer specialists presented this week at the annual meeting of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiation and Oncology in San Diego. Each year in the United States about 200,000 men are diagnosed with...


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bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
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  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
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This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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