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California Cancer Specialists Medical Group, Inc. Opens Outpatient Cancer Center in South Pasadena, Calif., With Renowned Medical Staff, State-of-the-Art Technology

... outpatient services in medical, surgical and radiation oncology. In addition, the Center is the first of ... a new and highly advanced form of image-guided radiation oncology. "We are pleased to provide the ... time, we will be able to deliver an ultra-precise radiation treatment in less than three minutes. Besides ...

US Oncology Reports Second Quarter Operating Results

... quarter of 2008. These increases reflect higher radiation treatment and diagnostic scan volumes due primarily to additional radiation oncologists affiliated under comprehensive ... a continued shift toward advanced targeted radiation therapies that are reimbursed at higher rates and ...

Landauer, Inc. Reports Fiscal 2009 Third Quarter Results

... a recognized leader in personal and environmental radiation monitoring services, today reported financial ... to determine occupational and environmental radiation exposure. For more than 50 years, the Company has provided complete radiation dosimetry services to hospitals, medical and ...

Fox Chase researchers identify differences in treatments and outcomes of patients with second primary lung cancers versus those with one primary lung cancer

... likely to receive surgical treatment rather than radiation treatment. However, patients with SPLC have a 12% ... says Linna Li, M.D., resident physician in the radiation department at Fox Chase. It is recognized that ... 68% versus 87% with surgery, 31% versus 20% with radiation therapy, and 12% versus 12% with both surgery ...

Breast CT Scanner Could Improve Cancer Screen Comfort

... help some women avoid lumpectomy and follow-up radiation therapy. "The concept is good," said Dr. Chika Madu, an assistant professor of radiation oncology at Georgetown University Hospital in ... Cancer Center, Houston; Chika Madu, M.D., radiation oncologist and assistant ...

Sun exposure may trigger certain autoimmune diseases in women

... Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from sunlight may be associated with the ... also the first to evaluate and find a possible UV radiation association in autoimmune diseases in women. ... differences in how women and men respond to UV radiation may play a role in the development of certain ...

Tampa Bay Radiation Oncology Announces New Full Service Center at Bruce B Downs

... TAMPA, Fla., July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- (Tampa Bay radiation Oncology, Tampa, FL) - It is with great excitement and enthusiasm that Tampa Bay radiation Oncology announces the grand opening of their new full service radiation oncology center on August 17, 2009. Located at ...

ASTRO announces 2009 Fellows

... The American Society for radiation Oncology is pleased to announce its 2009 class of ... their careers to improving the specialty of radiation oncology and the care that cancer patients ... M.D., FASTRO, ASTRO chairman and a professor of radiation oncology at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson ...

Tanning Beds Get Highest Carcinogen Rating

... of the eye. The genetic mutation caused by UV radiation has previously been attributed to UVB radiation alone. However, the same mutation was found in the skin of mice exposed to UVA radiation, and that radiation caused the mice to develop tumors, the ...

Ongoing Study Shows That Endovascular Therapy is Associated With High Cure Rate for Childhood Eye Cancer

... physicians resort to intravenous chemotherapy or radiation therapy. Despite this wide array of treatment ... treatments, including intravenous chemotherapy or radiation therapy; nine patients had already had an eye ... consisting of intravenous chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Due to the overwhelming success ...

Medicare Cuts Will Force Many Cancer Centers To Close, Stop Seeing Medicare Patients, Lay Off Staff, According To ASTRO Survey

... and Medicaid Services (CMS) to cut payments for radiation therapy treatments would cause many cancer ... conducted by ASTRO, the American Society for radiation Oncology. New technology has allowed radiation oncologists to improve cancer cure rates while ...

Xoft Expands Cancer Treatment Platform With Launch of Skin Cancer Electronic Brachytherapy Trial at AAPM Meeting

... areas. There is also a wide variability in the radiation treatment for skin cancer in terms of the different radiation modalities and dose fractionation schemes. That ... help us gain a better understanding of the use of radiation therapy, specifically electronic brachytherapy, ...

Breast cancer research highlights from the American Association of Physicists in Medicine meeting in Anaheim, July 26-30

... risk for these secondary cancers. Minimizing the radiation from mammography is a way of mitigating this ... that the detectors could effectively lower radiation doses by half while still diagnosing cancers ... into a three-dimensional image. The total dose of radiation is the same as in a conventional mammogram. ...

First Customer Installs CyberKnife System in Existing Radiation Therapy Vault

... System in one of the hospital's existing radiation therapy vaults. This marks the first installation ... of CyberKnife Center of Chicago. Because radiation therapy systems are gantry-based machines, meaning they only rotate in a single rotational plane, radiation therapy vaults are typically smaller and require ...

Comprehensive VMAT Solution From Elekta on Center Stage at 2009 AAPM Annual Meeting

... a sophisticated set of tools to plan and deliver radiation treatments, Elekta booth 423 will highlight ... performing information product available for radiation and medical oncology." Distinguish ... tools and treatment planning systems for radiation therapy and radiosurgery, as well as workflow ...

Landauer, Inc. Sets Date and Time for Announcement of Fiscal Third Quarter 2009 Results

... to determine occupational and environmental radiation exposure. For more than 50 years, the Company has provided complete radiation dosimetry services to hospitals, medical and ... laboratories, and other industries in which radiation poses a potential threat to employees. ...

First CyberKnife System in Rhode Island Installed

... maximum benefit for the patient through focused radiation while also providing a shorter radiation cycle and a more comfortable experience with ... the CyberKnife System delivers high-doses of radiation to destroy tumors and minimize damage to ...

RI Hospital first in country to enroll patient in new study for recurrent chest wall breast cancer

... cannot be treated with further surgery, radiation or chemotherapy because their available treatment ... course of treatment. Brigid O'Connor, MD, PhD, a radiation oncologist at Rhode Island Hospital, is the ... a confirmed diagnosis of RCW disease, had prior radiation to their chest wall and received two chemotherapy ...

Award Honors Chicago Cancer Survivor Who Gives Back

... -- The American Society for radiation Oncology (ASTRO) is looking to recognize a cancer ... of training and education in the department of radiation oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital and ... residing within the Chicago area who received radiation therapy as part of treatment is eligible for the ...

Teaming Up to Tackle a Deadly Cancer

... The boy would also go on to endure 42 proton beam radiation treatments. About 300 Americans are diagnosed ... Most patients are males over 50, and surgery and radiation work in about half of all cases, Gardner said. ... He's now a dozen years beyond his surgery and radiation treatments. "Chordoma is no longer a constant ...

Beijing Cancer Hospital Becomes First Hospital in Mainland China to Introduce Fast and Precise RapidArc Radiotherapy Cancer Treatments

... in China," says Dr. Guangying Zhu, professor of radiation oncology at BCH. "We will be able to treat more ... Beijing Cancer Hospital's department of radiation oncology treats more than 2,000 new cancer ... Yu, chairman of the China Society for Therapeutic radiation and Oncology (CSTRO), said, "RapidArc is the ...

National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention Encourages Americans to Obtain Vitamin D Through Diet and Supplements

... lung and colon cancer. While UVB radiation is one source of vitamin D, the benefits of exposure to UVB radiation cannot be separated from its harmful effects. For ... exposure to natural sunlight and artificial UV radiation (tanning beds) as a means to obtain vitamin D. ...

American Academy of Dermatology Issues Updated Position Statement on Vitamin D

... not from unprotected exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun or indoor tanning devices, as UV radiation is a known risk factor for the development of ... literature that unprotected exposure to UV radiation from natural sunlight or indoor tanning devices ...

Combination Therapy Best for Aggressive Prostate Cancer

... Adding radiation and hormone treatment to brachytherapy improves ... Dr. Anthony D'Amico, chief of genitourinary radiation oncology at Brigham and Women's Hospital in ... it appears that five weeks of external beam radiation and at least four months of hormonal therapy ...

Increase in Thyroid Cancer Puzzles Experts

... Thyroid cancer can be caused by exposure to radiation but there has been no evidence of increased exposure to radiation among Americans. "People have looked at background radiation and nothing really has come of that that's very ...

Study estimates radiation dose, cancer risk from coronary artery calcium screening

... CHICAGO A study based on computer modeling of radiation risk suggests that widespread screening for the ... Republic of Korea, and colleagues estimated the radiation doses delivered to adult patients undergoing CT ... of differences in scanner models and techniques, radiation dose from a single scan varied more than 10-fold, ...

Coronary Calcium Scans Can Raise Cancer Risks

... University found that the average range of radiation exposure from having such a screening test every ... 100,000 women. However, given the wide range of radiation doses seen in the study, the increase could be as ... States," Einstein said. "The National Council on radiation Protection & Measurement estimates that 70 ...

New oral agents may prevent injury after radiation exposure

... types of tissue injury, including those caused by radiation exposure. Often, this kind of injury occurs months to years after radiation exposure. The BUSM researchers and their ... that prevent injury even when given after the radiation exposure. This paper describes a newer class ...

Health Physics Society 54th Annual Meeting

... VA, July 8, 2009 How does Hollywood impact radiation perception? Can we treat cancer with microscopic particles acting like a Trojan horse? How does the radiation exposure our astronauts receive during space ... Washington State University and others discussing radiation doses from internally deposited radionuclides. ...

Prostate cancer patients disease free after 5 years likely to be disease free after 10 years

... the July 1 issue of the International Journal of radiation Oncology*Biology*Physics , the official journal of the American Society for radiation Oncology (ASTRO). Brachytherapy is the placement ... at The Mount Sinai Medical Center Departments of radiation Oncology and Urology in New York followed 742 ...

Prostate cancer patients disease free after five years likely to be disease free after 10 years

... the July 1 issue of the International Journal of radiation Oncology*Biology*Physics , the official journal of the American Society for radiation Oncology (ASTRO). Brachytherapy is the placement ... at The Mount Sinai Medical Center Departments of radiation Oncology and Urology in New York followed 742 ...

Obese Get Higher Doses of Radiation for X-Rays

... are usually given higher-than-normal doses of radiation in order to obtain usable X-ray images, even ... increasing an overweight patient's exposure to radiation to improve the image quality." "Americans have ... the last half-century, and so as a result, our radiation dosages have gone up," she added. "Exposure can ...

ASTRO Accepting Survivor Circle Grant Applications

... -- The American Society for radiation Oncology (ASTRO) is now accepting applications ... An emphasis on helping patients receiving radiation therapy is preferred, but not required. ... . ASTRO is the largest radiation oncology society in the world, with more than ...

U-M study finds voice box can be preserved, even with the largest cancers

... their speech by opting for chemotherapy and radiation over surgery to remove the voice box. A new ... more rounds of chemotherapy, combined with daily radiation therapy. Those whose tumors did not respond ... Laryngoscope . While chemotherapy and radiation come with unpleasant and serious side effects, ...

Forsyth Medical Center's Derrick L. Davis Forsyth Regional Cancer Center to Take Part in Research Trial for Patients with Fast-Growing Brain Tumors

... in conjunction with standard chemotherapy and radiation treatments for patients newly diagnosed with ... in conjunction with standard chemotherapy and radiation treatments for patients newly diagnosed with ... treatments," says Volker Stieber, M.D., a radiation oncologist at the FRCC. "Phase III is the ...

For Kids With Leukemia, Radiation May Be Safe to Skip

... WEDNESDAY, June 24 (HealthDay News) -- radiation to the brain isn't necessary for most children ... than those who, in the past, had also been given radiation treatments. "Effective chemotherapy can cure ... treatment included chemotherapy plus preventive radiation of the brain, according to Pui. And, though the ...

Radiation dose drastically reduced during whole chest MDCT

... (ECG) gating can reduce the patient radiation dose by 71% using MDCT combined with prospective ... of several heart beats in real time and turns the radiation beam on only during alternate beats; ... the ECG signal of heartbeats but turns the radiation beam on throughout several consecutive beats, ...

American Academy of Dermatology Association Commends Texas for Enacting the Most Restrictive Indoor Tanning Law in the Country

... Human Services has stated that ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun and artificial sources, such as ... United States this year. Limiting exposure to UV radiation from the sun and artificial sources, such as ... and avoid excessive exposure to ultraviolet radiation will decrease their risk of skin cancer and other ...

Spinal Cancer Patient Finds New Hope at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation

... arriving at PAMF, Fry received conventional radiation therapy treatments for the new tumor at another ... re-treatment of the area with conventional radiation techniques. "They were worried about causing ... target," said Gordon Ray, MD, director of the radiation oncology department at PAMF. "In Karen's case, ...

US Brachytherapy Market to Reach $1.6 Billion by 2015, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

... rate of brachytherapy, and advent of advanced radiation technologies. San ... desirable results through surgery or external radiation therapy. With long-term clinical data offering ... awareness about risks of surgery and external radiation therapy are fostering advancements in ...
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