Navigation Links
New Drug that Delivers Targeted Radiation Minimizes Pain and May Extend Prostate Cancer Survival
Date:9/17/2013

CHICAGO, Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new treatment for advanced prostate cancer has been shown to minimize pain and extend life for prostate cancer patients with advanced disease that has spread to the bones.  The targeted radiation treatment, a radiopharmaceutical drug known as Xofigo, is injected into the body to precisely deliver radiation while minimizing damage to healthy tissue.  Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) at Midwestern Regional Medical Center (Midwestern) is among the first hospitals in the region to offer the breakthrough treatment.

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090612/CTCALOGO )

"To date there have been limited treatment options for prostate cancer with bone metastases," said Bernard Eden, MD, medical director of radiation oncology at CTCA at Midwestern.  "This is an important progression because Xofigo delivers a strong defense that helps improve quality of life and lengthen life for men fighting advanced stage prostate cancer."

Xofigo or radium-223 dichloride is an alpha emitter that mimics calcium and binds to the bone where cells are rapidly dividing.  It is administered through an intravenous line during an outpatient procedure and takes less than 10 minutes.  The drug destroys cancer cells while minimizing damage to surrounding healthy tissue since it only travels a short distance in the body.  Patients typically receive up to six Xofigo treatments over a six-month period, along with blood work and monitoring in between.  Side effects of the drug are minimal.

In 2013, nearly 30,000 men will die from the disease, and an estimated 239,000 new cases are expected according to the American Cancer Society.  As prostate cancer progresses, many men reach a point where hormone therapy is no longer effective in managing the
'/>"/>

SOURCE Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine technology :

1. Shire Delivers Strong First Quarter Performance and Reiterates its Expectation of Good Full Year Earnings Growth
2. Direct Relief Delivers Hurricane Packs As FEMA Urges Preparedness
3. Bayer Partnership Delivers Industry-First Dose Management Offering
4. Largest Public Hospital in Sydney Delivers First Treatment in Australia Using Advanced TrueBeam Radiotherapy and Radiosurgery Device
5. MIOT Hospital Delivers First TrueBeam STx Radiotherapy Treatment in Chennai
6. New Fluke intrinsically safe digital multimeter delivers extreme ruggedness for use in potentially explosive environments
7. Del Mar CEO Delivers Keynote Address at International Drug Discovery Science and Technology Conference
8. Cloudnine Group of Hospitals Delivers 12 Babies by Mid-day on 12/12/12
9. SIS Delivers Advanced Interoperability With Siemens Soarian Clinicals To Improve Efficiency, Communication
10. Study Delivers Investment Benchmarks across Key New Product Launch Activities in Pharmaceutical Sector
11. Shire Delivers Strong 2012 Results and Reiterates Confidence in 2013
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/30/2015)... -- Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISIS ) announces the ... StockholdersWhen:Tuesday, June 30 at 5:10 p.m. ET / 2:10 ... onto our website listed above.   If ... a replay of the webcast will be available for ... ABOUT ISIS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. Isis is exploiting ...
(Date:6/29/2015)... 30, 2015 , Gerresheimer will sell ... and Gerresheimer enter into a 10-year-supply agreement for pharmaceutical ... EUR 196m debt-free Corning and Gerresheimer will ... glass packaging market Gerresheimer,s outlook for the financial ... disposal of the tubing business , In line ...
(Date:6/29/2015)... 29, 2015  Nevro Corp. (NYSE: NVRO ), ... evidence-based solutions for the treatment of chronic pain, today ... Executive Officer of Intersect ENT (NASDAQ: XENT ), ... June 28, 2015. For the last ... Intersect ENT, a company dedicated to improving the quality ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Webcast Alert: Corporate Presentation at the 2015 Isis Pharmaceuticals Annual Stockholder Meeting 2Webcast Alert: Corporate Presentation at the 2015 Isis Pharmaceuticals Annual Stockholder Meeting 3Gerresheimer Will Sell Tubing Operations to Corning - Both Will Form a Joint Venture to Accelerate Innovations for Pharmaceutical Glass Packaging Market 2Gerresheimer Will Sell Tubing Operations to Corning - Both Will Form a Joint Venture to Accelerate Innovations for Pharmaceutical Glass Packaging Market 3Nevro Appoints Lisa Earnhardt to its Board of Directors 2
... HAIFA, Israel, November 11 Cardio Vascular,Medical ... advanced,cardiovascular surgery technology, today announced the completion of ... . , Cardio Vascular ... innovative,next-generation "steerable guidewire" applicable for all angioplasty (PCTA),procedures. ...
... ACCESS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (OTC Bulletin ... commercial launch of MuGard, an FDA approved treatment for oral ... Access intends to commercially launch MuGard in North America ... pertaining to the launch include: , Manufacturing : ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Cardio Vascular Medical Device Launches Corporate Website 2Access Pharmaceuticals Provides Update on MuGard Commercial Launch in North America 2Access Pharmaceuticals Provides Update on MuGard Commercial Launch in North America 3Access Pharmaceuticals Provides Update on MuGard Commercial Launch in North America 4
(Date:6/30/2015)... ... June 30, 2015 , ... ... Northwest ENT and Allergy Center . , Dr. Antunes is ... reconstructive, sinus and ear procedures. In addition to performing cosmetic and reconstructive surgery ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... June 30, 2015 , ... ... Surgery, Chief of Orthopaedic Oncology & Sarcoma surgery at HackensackUMC and Director of ... to announce the implementation and distribution of his online Orthopedic Oncology and Pathology ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... ... June 30, 2015 , ... Micro Com Systems has ... quality record management services for patient records. Medical imaging includes services such as ... and clinics. , With the increase in the acceptance level of electronic ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... Miami, FL (PRWEB) , ... June 30, 2015 , ... ... center specializing in affordable addiction care in Florida on June 12th. Holly ... The Fix - a website dedicated to reporting on trending addiction news ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... ... June 30, 2015 , ... Due to today’s housing market, many people cannot afford to “down ... have to make adjustments as to how to carry laundry or groceries from one level ... in the basement or first floor of the home, and the bedrooms are located on ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Atlanta Otolaryngologist Dr. Marcelo Antunes Joins Northwest ENT and Allergy Center 2Health News:Atlanta Otolaryngologist Dr. Marcelo Antunes Joins Northwest ENT and Allergy Center 3Health News:NJ Top Doc, Dr. James C. Wittig, has Enhanced his Education Portal on TumorSurgery.org 2Health News:NJ Top Doc, Dr. James C. Wittig, has Enhanced his Education Portal on TumorSurgery.org 3Health News:Micro Com Systems Ltd Now Specializes in Medical Imaging 2Health News:Harbor Village Detox’s Clinical Director Is Quoted as an Addiction Expert by The Fix 2Health News:Harbor Village Detox’s Clinical Director Is Quoted as an Addiction Expert by The Fix 3Health News:Butler Mobility Products announce a Solution to Carry Items from One Floor to the Next with a Dumbwaiter 2
... they,re not getting needed screenings for breast and cervical tumors ... of 32 studies suggests that obese women -- particularly white ... for breast and cervical cancer. , No one knows ... mammograms or Pap smears. And it,s not known why obesity ...
... 2008 WASHINGTON Millions of Americans took the advice to ... becoming infected with the flu. This flu season is ... strains of the virus, making other flu prevention steps even ... and The Clorox Company launched the inFLUenza Resource Center ...
... Alsius Corporation,(Nasdaq: ALUS ), the ... has received approval from regulatory authorities in,China ... management,(IVTM(TM)) systems and catheters in those countries. ... a computer-controlled temperature,regulation system that connects to ...
... you can walk at work instead., GRAND RAPIDS, ... to Work Day. Endorsed by the U.S. Department of ... turn their,commute into an exercise opportunity., (Photo: ... the U.S. Centers for Disease Control,and Prevention, the prevalence ...
... Restatement and Accounting Review ... Continued Trading, MCLEAN, Va., March 24 Sunrise Senior Living,Inc. ... filed its Form,10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006 with ... financial restatement and,accounting review. In addition, the Company announced that by ...
... Singapore to develop future lab-on-chip ... ... of the evaluation trials conducted at the prestigious National,University Hospital of ... commercial availability,of VereFlu(TM), a portable lab-on-chip application for rapid detection of,all ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Obese Women Less Likely to Be Tested for Some Cancers 2Health News:Longer flu season and unexpected strains make prevention plan key 2Health News:Alsius Corporation Receives Regulatory Approval in China and Mexico 2Health News:National Walk to Work Day is April 4 2Health News:Sunrise Files 2006 Form 10-K 2Health News:Sunrise Files 2006 Form 10-K 3Health News:Sunrise Files 2006 Form 10-K 4Health News:Sunrise Files 2006 Form 10-K 5Health News:STMicroelectronics and Veredus Laboratories Launch Market's First Lab-on-Chip for Rapid Molecular Flu Detection at Point of Need 2Health News:STMicroelectronics and Veredus Laboratories Launch Market's First Lab-on-Chip for Rapid Molecular Flu Detection at Point of Need 3
Shandon Microscope Slide Cabinet with Drawers...
... data from multiple sources is not ... ResultNet/Plus software allows you to concentrate ... communications network., ,ResultNet/Plus eliminates the complexity ... largescale or multi-site laboratories to host ...
The flexible EXXCEL ePTFE Vascular Access Graft material is designed to offer textile-like handling characteristics-cuts neatly for a clean edge, retains fully open lumen shape, and sutures smoothly....
ACE Control Serum provides the laboratory with vital information on the performance of the ACE chemistry assay....
Medicine Products: