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Chindex International, Inc. Launches World-Class Cancer Treatment Center

... to launch a comprehensive, international-standard oncology program, called "New Hope," at a stand-alone ... Family Hospital ("BJU"). The New Hope oncology program will be the first of its kind in China ... support services. The New Hope Center's oncology program also will utilize established resources, ...

US Oncology Reports Second Quarter Operating Results

... three months ended June 30, 2009. US oncology Second Quarter Results Adjusted ... increases in patient volumes in medical oncology and radiation, coupled with lower general and ... relationships, which include one or more of our oncology Pharmaceutical ...

US Oncology Announces Retirement of R. Dale Ross and Appointment of Bruce Broussard as Chairman of the Board

... -- Today, the Board of Directors of US oncology Holdings, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary, ... "Almost seventeen years ago, I founded US oncology with the mission of increasing access to and ... said Ross. "Over the course of those years, US oncology has refined and enhanced its strong practice ...

Clarient Reports Second Quarter Revenue Up 40 Percent

... period in 2008. The Company's customer base of oncology and pathology practices in the U.S. increased to ... individualized medicine as the new direction in oncology has created the need for a centralized resource ... cancer laboratory providing the most advanced oncology testing and diagnostic services available both ...

Boehringer Ingelheim to Commence Phase III Study Investigating the Role of BIBW 2992 as First-Line Treatment for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) Patients with EGFR Mutations

... included patients with an Eastern Cooperative oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of 0-2 with ... progress for Boehringer Ingelheim's evolving oncology pipeline. In addition to BIBW 2992 and BIBF 1120, Boehringer Ingelheim has several oncology compounds in earlier clinical and pre-clinical ...

Advanced targeted therapies effective as first-line treatment for lung cancer

... Mok, M.D., lead author and professor of clinical oncology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. "Most ... and vice director of the Department of Medical oncology at Instituto Clinico Humanitas in Milan, Italy. ... Ph.D., head of the Department of Hematology, oncology and Immunology at Schwarzwald-Baar Clinic in ...

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

... 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 12206 ... addition to the new, state of the art, radiation oncology facility opening in Tampa on Bruce B Downs, TBRO ...

ASTRO announces 2009 Fellows

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

Mathematical modeling predicts response to Herceptin

... M.D., Ph.D., scientific director of the Breast oncology Program at the University of Michigan ... Research, said the potential of mathematical oncology is nothing short of revolutionary. These landmark ... now have a potential forum in the Mathematical oncology section of Cancer Research , whose wide ...

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

... committed to sign the letter. "Radiation oncology is critical for the effective treatment of our ... these cuts," Rep. Myrick said. "Radiation oncology helps many people survive and even thrive after ... . ASTRO is the largest radiation oncology society in the world, with more than 10,000 ...

Men Who Have Prostate Cancer Surgery Do Well

... in the July 27 issue of the Journal of Clinical oncology . "Patients with what we thought of as ... said Dr. Andrew Stephenson, head of urological oncology at the Cleveland Clinic's Glickman Urological and ... Ohio; July 27, 2009, Journal of Clinical oncology , online ...

Oral Chemotherapy Offers Patients a More Convenient, Less Invasive Treatment Option

... Cancer Network (NCCN) that 25 percent of oncology drugs will be in oral form by 2013--raise ... nine hospital-based cancer centers in the Aptium oncology Network. "Until recently, health care providers ... or transportation issues. About Aptium oncology ...

The Community Oncology Alliance Responds to President Obama's Press Conference Comments Regarding Cancer Patients

... WASHINGTON, July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The Community oncology Alliance (COA), a national non-profit ... of the price for health care reform. Community oncology practices have already contributed more than ... cancer care demonstration project, open to all oncology clinics, which would refine quality metrics ...

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

... Optimize treatment with the market-leading oncology EMR Built upon 15 years of development, ... is the next major milestone in the development of oncology information systems," said Jay Hoey, Executive ... cancer care. Today, Elekta solutions in oncology and neurosurgery are used in over 5,000 hospitals ...

PRA International to Host Audio Conference: Oncology Trials in 2009 - Challenges & Innovative Approaches

... address key strategies for successfully executing oncology trials. These strategies include evaluating the ... guidelines and innovative ideas for conducting oncology trials in the current environment. To register ... PRA has conducted more than 140 oncology studies and 60 hematology studies since 2004, ...

US Oncology to Report 2009 Second Quarter Operating Results

... patient access to advanced cancer care. US oncology supports one of the nation's foremost cancer ... the efficiency and safety of cancer care. US oncology is affiliated with 1,227 physicians operating in 468 locations, including 95 radiation oncology facilities in 39 states. For more information, ...

US Oncology Research Network Participates in Phase III Follow-up Study to BiPar's Investigational Cancer Drug BSI-201

... US Oncology, Inc . today announced that US oncology Research will participate in the BiPar ... Joyce O'Shaughnessy, M.D. , co-chair of the US oncology Breast Cancer Research Committee, associate director for clinical research for US oncology and co-director of the Breast Cancer Research ...

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

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

Abbott Reports Strong Second Quarter Results; Confirms Double-Digit Earnings Growth Outlook for 2009

... in vascular devices, biologics, neuroscience, oncology and HCV. Ongoing SG&A expense, excluding ... in the United States. oncology Abbott's oncology pipeline includes therapies that represent ...

Research identifies successful new treatment for Hodgkin's lymphoma, reduces long-term risks

... Schwartz and the researchers of the Children's oncology Group have published their findings in the ... in an online first edition). The Children's oncology Group's Hodgkin Lymphoma Committee, led by ... with RER. The study was conducted at Children's oncology Group sites between 1997 and 2001. Schwartz ...

Abbott and Oasmia Pharmaceutical Announce Exclusive Distribution Agreement for Paccal(R) Vet, a New Chemotherapeutic Agent for Dogs

... veterinary use. The move into veterinary oncology adds a new focus area to Abbott's existing Animal ... which is why Abbott is entering the veterinary oncology arena," said Lynn Bromstedt, divisional vice ... veterinary use. The broad portfolio is focused on oncology and contains several promising products in the ...

Perceptive Informatics Enhances CNS and Oncology Medical Image Processing and Analysis Capabilities Through Alliance With Biospective

... images for central nervous system (CNS) and oncology related clinical trials through an alliance with ... compounds in development. "With CNS and oncology research growing at a fast pace, Perceptive ... capabilities for early- and late-phase CNS and oncology trials." Biospective supplements the medical ...

Community Oncologists and Patients Stand Up for Cancer Care on Capitol Hill

... and oncologists, who are members of the Community oncology Alliance (COA), will meet on Capitol Hill to ... 6% cut in Medicare payments to community oncology practices. "Based on a query of only 50 ... the complexity of cancer care delivery and oncology practice expenses. Earlier this year, COA ...

National Survey: Americans Fear Paying for Cancer Treatment As Much As Dying of the Disease

... WASHINGTON, July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The Community oncology Alliance (COA) announced results of a national ... almost all of whom are treated in community oncology clinics close to their homes. About Community oncology Alliance (COA) COA is a non-profit ...

New Report Just Published: World Multiple Myeloma Therapeutics Market Report

... Kosan Biosciences, Ortho Biotech, Ziopharm oncology Inc and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-12 oncology and Hematology Market II-13 Table 10: Leading Players in the oncology and Hematology Market in the US (2008E): ...

Lilly Receives Fourth FDA Approval for ALIMTA(R) (pemetrexed for injection)

... vice president of cancer research and global oncology platform leader for Lilly. "It represents an ... presentation at the American Society of Clinical oncology (ASCO) annual meeting in Orlando, Fla. on May 31, ... from lung cancer each year.(7) About Lilly oncology For more than four decades, Lilly has been ...

Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Initiates Enrollment in a Phase 1/2 Study of MM-111, a Bispecific Antibody to ErbB2/3

... Merrimack Pharmaceuticals' second of five oncology pipeline candidates, MM-111, a bispecific ... Phase 1/2 clinical study of the Company's second oncology pipeline candidate, MM-111 , a bispecific ... a broad intellectual property position around its oncology therapeutic portfolio, including its bispecific ...

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

... journal of the American Society for Radiation oncology (ASTRO). Brachytherapy is the placement of ... Sinai Medical Center Departments of Radiation oncology and Urology in New York followed 742 prostate ... author of the study and chairman of radiation oncology at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, said. "Late ...

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

... journal of the American Society for Radiation oncology (ASTRO). Brachytherapy is the placement of ... Sinai Medical Center Departments of Radiation oncology and Urology in New York followed 742 prostate ... author of the study and chairman of radiation oncology at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, said. "Late ...

Oncology Group's Pharmaceutical Services Agreement Enhances Efficiency of Drug Management Program

... they have entered into an agreement with oncology Pharmaceutical Services (OPS) to secure its oncology drug purchasing, distribution services, and the ... and many support staff with the knowledge of an oncology pharmacist team that share a vision of optimizing ...

MDOUTLOOK(R) Quick Polls Report on Clinical Integration of Key Oncology Developments Following ASCO 2009

... 24 /PRNewswire/ -- MDOUTLOOK(R), the innovative oncology intelligence platform, today announced the ... meeting of the American Society of Clinical oncology (ASCO) in Orlando, Florida. Based on patient ... and other renowned medical experts, selected key oncology developments presented in Orlando for each of the ...

US Oncology Offers Electronic Health Records Informative Webinar

... Medicare HIT Incentives for the Community oncology Practices THE WOODLANDS, Texas, June 23 ... directors, nurses and other community oncology staff WHAT: Informative Webinar ... collaboration between community-based oncology physicians. Today's iKnowMed goes beyond ...

Medco's Advanced Pharmacy Adds 162 New Jobs for Total of 1,400

... - Medco expands Indiana pharmacy to include " oncology Therapeutic Resource Center " ... Medco Therapeutic Resource Center(R) (TRC) for oncology patients - adding an additional 162 professional ... Medco president and chief operating officer. "The oncology TRC in Indiana will be home to specialist ...

Oncology Care Quality Improvement Program Introduced by Bipartisan Coalition Dedicated to Better Cancer Care Nationwide

... by National Patient Advocate Foundation and US oncology WASHINGTON, June 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ ... a bill late yesterday aimed at improving oncology care in the United States by refocusing efforts ... identify major areas of potential improvement to oncology care, including error reduction, increased ...

House Bill to Provide Cancer Patients With Solution for Quality Cancer Care Within an Equitable Medicare Model

... Members of Congress Seek oncology Best Practices as First Step in Cancer Care ... Demonstration (QCCD) project. The Community oncology Alliance (COA), a nonprofit group of medical ... experts to evaluate the crisis of community oncology and public and private payment systems. The ...

Leading Healthcare Group Selects Varian Medical Systems to Supply Cancer Treatment Technology for Treatment Centers Across the Western United States

... said Keri Moeller, manager of radiation oncology at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, ... at Sacred Heart are members of the PH&S oncology Services group, which played an instrumental role ... cancer clinics, radiotherapy centers and medical oncology practices. Varian is a premier supplier of tubes ...

Gene findings revealing reasons for neuroblastoma risk

... said study leader John M. Maris, M.D., chief of oncology and director of the Cancer Center at The ... from around the world through the Children's oncology Group. The BARD1 gene had already attracted attention from oncology researchers because it is associated with the ...

Clarient Launches New Gene Mutation Test to Help Select Therapy for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

... last week's annual American Society of Clinical oncology (ASCO) meeting. "This information can help ... individualized medicine as the new direction in oncology has created the need for a centralized resource ... cancer laboratory providing the most advanced oncology testing and drug development services available ...

Cancer Related Educational Video Sharing and Interactive Community Launches Online

... future. CancerTV Talk features interviews with oncology thought-leaders, prominent physicians, ... team is available to apply its expertise in oncology content to produce videos on behalf of ... own. "CancerTV is proud to offer the only oncology focused web-based repository of educational ...

Senate Bill to Protect Patients' Healthcare by Amending Medicare Coverage

... almost all of whom are treated in community oncology clinics close to their homes. "Community ... Part B drug reimbursement rates for community oncology clinics, jeopardizing the viability of these ... not reimbursed by Medicare. The Community oncology Alliance (COA) has aggressively advocated for the ...
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