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2008-07-10 09:01:29

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., July 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Two prostate cancer patients became the first people in New York to receive a faster, more comfortable form of highly accurate radiotherapy in pioneering treatments at Radiation Oncology Associates of New York (a Division of Integrated Medical Professionals, PLLC). Using RapidArc(TM) radiotherapy technology from Varian Medical Systems , doctors at the clinic, which will be changing its name to Advanced Radiation Centers of New York in...

2008-07-10 09:01:29

By Darrell Hughes, The Sun News, Myrtle Beach, S.C. Jul. 10--The Carolina Regional Cancer Center has brought to the beach a techno-savvy form of cancer treatment that aims to rid people of cancer with fewer side effects. The Myrtle Beach center has added the TomoTherapy Hi-Art system, a $3.5 million piece of technology. It is one of three such units in the state, with about 200 of them in the United States. The system is unique in that cancer radiotherapy treatment is guided through...

2008-07-07 18:00:00

With the opening of the new Northern Centre for Cancer Care Newcastle is building on its international reputation for world- class cancer treatment. Back in 1948, Newcastle was identified as a premier centre in the UK for cancer care and received one of the very first radiotherapy machines. Today, we continue to be at the forefront of pioneering treatment. A cancer diagnosis is a hugely stressful time for patients and their families. Newcastle's new Northern Centre for Cancer Care...

2008-07-01 18:00:29

TomoTherapy Incorporated (NASDAQ:TOMO), maker of the TomoTherapy(R) Hi-Art(R) treatment system for advanced radiation therapy, today announced the close of its Treatment Quality Challenge. The company had offered $250,000 to any U.S. cancer center that could surpass the quality of a helical TomoTherapy(SM) treatment plan using a single-rotation Varian RapidArc(TM) plan delivered in two minutes or less. The three-month program ended on June 30, 2008, without a single entry. "For TomoTherapy,...

2008-06-30 09:03:37

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., June 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Center for Radiation Therapy of Beverly Hills became the first medical center in California yesterday to commence treating cancer patients with a revolutionary new technique utilizing RapidArc(TM) radiotherapy technology from Varian Medical Systems . A 77-year-old man with glioblastoma multiforme, a form of brain cancer, was the first to receive a two-minute RapidArc treatment at the center. "This patient was an ideal candidate,...

2008-06-17 12:00:58

DECATUR, Ill., June 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Decatur Memorial Hospital became the first medical center in Illinois, and the third in the United States, to treat a cancer patient using RapidArc(TM) radiotherapy technology from Varian Medical Systems . John Hosler, an 85-year-old prostate cancer patient, received his treatment in just under 90 seconds -- a treatment that would have taken 15-20 minutes using earlier treatment methods. "I was impressed with how quickly the treatment was...

2008-05-19 09:01:14

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, May 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Karolinska Hospital in Stockholm will become the first in Sweden to offer cancer patients advanced RapidArc(TM) treatments from Varian Medical Systems . Three RapidArc systems have been ordered along with four replacement Clinac(R) linear accelerators as moves continue to consolidate the city's radiotherapy software and hardware into an integrated network for greater efficiency. The orders for three Clinac(R) iX accelerators with On-Board...

2007-09-12 09:02:53

North American Scientific, Inc. (Nasdaq:NASI) announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its NOMOS® Radiation Oncology business to privately-held Best Medical International, Inc. in a transaction valued at approximately $3.6 million. The transaction is subject to customary conditions and is expected to close by September 17, 2007. "Our Agreement with Best Medical represents the achievement of a major milestone in our strategy to build...

2007-05-16 12:00:43

Doctors at the National Cancer Center (NCC) of Korea are now employing proton beams in their war against cancer using a newly installed $38 million proton therapy system from IBA. The first patient at the $51 million NCC Proton Therapy Center was treated for prostate cancer. More than 900 patients a year are expected to be treated at the proton therapy center for breast cancer, pediatric cancer, liver cancer, lung cancer, brain cancer and prostate cancer. The only facility of its kind...


Word of the Day
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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