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Cancer Centers of North Carolina Offers HDR Brachytherapy for Treatment of Cancerous Tumors

... allows physicians to deliver precise radiation treatment to a patient's cancerous tumor and is ... types of cancer. With HDR brachytherapy, radiation is delivered directly to the cancer target ... are preferentially spared from high doses of radiation and side effects may be reduced. Unlike ...

Amgen Announces Positive Top-Line Results for Denosumab in Trial for Delay of Skeletal Related Events in Bone Metastases Patients Compared to Zometa(R)

... to first skeletal-related event (SRE) (fracture, radiation to bone, surgery to bone, or spinal cord ... use a composite endpoint of four SREs - fracture, radiation to bone, surgery to bone, and spinal cord ... events (SREs). These include fracture of a bone, radiation to bone, surgery to bone, or spinal cord ...

First Skin Cancer Patients Treated With Electronic Brachytherapy (eBx) At University of Wisconsin Riverview Cancer Center

... of James S. Welsh, M.S., M.D., the center's radiation oncologist and a clinical professor in the ... the course of treatment and precisely conform the radiation dose to the cancerous cells to preserve healthy ... tissue. This is safer both for patients and for radiation therapy staff who are able to remain in the room ...

Denosumab Demonstrates Superiority Over Zometa(R) in Pivotal Phase 3 Head-to-Head Trial in Breast Cancer Patients With Bone Metastases

... on-study Skeletal Related Events (SREs)(fracture, radiation to bone, surgery to bone, or spinal cord ... use a composite endpoint of four SREs - fracture, radiation to bone, surgery to bone, and spinal cord ... events (SREs). These include fracture of a bone, radiation to bone, surgery to bone, or spinal cord ...

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, the Most Common Childhood Cancer, Is Curable Without Preventive Cranial Radiation

... can improve cure rate and avoid the use of radiation in acute lymphoblastic leukemia treatment ... Children's Research Hospital have found. Such radiation of the brain was once a standard ALL treatment to ... spinal fluid, have enabled clinicians to reduce radiation use, and only patients at highest risk for ...

Paclitaxel Poliglumex (OPAXIO(TM)) Added to Cisplatin and Radiation Produces 45% Pathologic Complete Remissions in Patients With Esophageal Cancer

... Promising Preliminary Results on radiation Sensitization from Phase II Trial May Serve as ... Concurrent chemotherapy with 50.5 Gy of radiation is the standard pre-surgical therapy for patients ... cancer. Although the addition of chemotherapy to radiation is beneficial, the cure rate for esophageal ...

Study Showed Lilly's GEMZAR(R) (gemcitabine HCl for injection) Improved Progression-Free Survival in Cervical Cancer Patients

... cancer consists of the chemotherapy cisplatin and radiation (chemoradiation). This has been the recommended ... for six doses along with concurrent external radiation (50.4 Gy: 1.8 Gy/day, 5 days per week), followed ... for six doses along with concurrent external radiation (50.4 Gy: 1.8 Gy/day, 5 days per week), followed ...

Muscadine Grape Skin Dietary Supplement Protects against Cancer Therapy Radiation Side Effects

... /), provided significant protection against radiation damage in an independent study conducted on mice. ... The mice consumed the powder two days before radiation and showed significantly improved radiation protection when compared to mice that received no ...

Walter Reed Army Medical Center offers HIFU for Qualifying Men with Locally Recurrent Prostate Cancer in a Phase III Clinical Trial

... prostate cancer following failed external beam radiation therapy (EBRT). The technology of using HIFU ... High Intensity Focused Ultrasound does not use radiation and is non surgical. In a small U.S. safety ... men with prostate cancer who are treated with radiation therapy have a return of their cancer as ...

Varian Medical Systems to Exhibit Cancer Treatment and X-ray Imaging Technologies at China Med Exhibition

... ranging from treatment planning software for radiation therapy to flat panel detectors for filmless ... The Clinac iX medical linear accelerator, a radiation therapy machine that was introduced into China ... which is a way of treating cancer by placing tiny radiation sources directly into a targeted tumor. ...

YM BIOSCIENCES ANNOUNCES NIMOTUZUMAB PRESENTATIONS TO BE MADE AT THE 100TH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR CANCER RESEARCH AND EUROPEAN SOCIETY FOR MEDICAL ONCOLOGY

... toxicities of Erbitux(R), particularly Grade IV radiation dermatitis in head and neck cancer, reportedly not previously observed with radiation alone. These presentations by YM help to ... tumor types primarily in combination with radiation and chemoradiation. It is significantly ...

Freezing Prostate Cancer Does a Man's Body Good

... as any other treatment -- including surgery, radiation and hormone therapy -- but it is less invasive ... or freezing the entire prostate or using radiation on the entire prostate, interventional ... 'watchful waiting,' get mapped. If you're having radiation or hormone therapy or thinking about getting a ...

Next Generation Proton Therapy System for Cancer Treatment Set for Release This Year

... regarded as the next evolutionary step in the radiation treatment of cancer, has seen unprecedented interest from the radiation oncology and patient communities in recent years. ... has incorporated the latest advancements in radiation therapy patient management with its innovative ...

Breast Cancer Patients May Have a New Treatment Option When Cancer Spreads

... treatment, which can include up to 10 sessions of radiation therapy. The study looked at alternative -- ... procedure that would eliminate the need for 10 radiation therapy sessions, making it more convenient for ... normal tissues than conventional external beam radiation therapy, potentially improving the clinical ...

Update of Long-Term Data on Brain Cancer Patients Receiving DCVax(R)-Brain Continues to Show Striking Improvements in Delay of Disease and Survival

... who receive full standard of care (surgery, radiation and chemotherapy) without DCVax(R)-Brain have a ... Beyond surgery to remove the brain tumor and radiation therapy, there are only two treatments for ... GBM has been surgery followed by a combination of radiation and Temodar(R). The studies that defined this ...

Winning the War on Cancer: The Critical Role of Radiation Oncology

... radiation Oncology Community Gathers with House Cancer ... Hill to Raise Awareness of Benefits of Targeted radiation to Treat, Cure Cancer WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A group of radiation oncology providers, manufacturers and patient ...

YM BioSciences Announces Milestone Payment For Approval Of Nimotuzumab In The Philippines And Indonesia

... In addition to Grade III/IV rash, Grade IV radiation dermatitis, another serious and debilitating ... marketed EGFR-targeting antibody together with radiation while absent in patients treated with radiation alone." In none of the clinical trials of ...

Photos: Sentara Joins 4 U.S. Hospitals in International 'TARGIT' Breast Cancer Trial

... - TARGIT Procedure May Eliminate 6 Weeks of radiation Therapy - Event: Watch Single-Dose radiation Treatment over the Internet Wednesday, October ... the tumor removed or her entire breast? How about radiation or chemotherapy? To view the Multimedia News ...

NeoVista Unveils 18-month Data on Novel Wet AMD Therapy at Retina Society Meeting

... data show that NeoVista's targeted radiation therapy can be safe for both the patient and the ... of Avastin, one dose prior to or at the time of radiation delivery and another one month later, depending ... To date, no instances of radiation toxicity have been reported by the Doheny reading ...

Experts Assert That Varian Technologies Deliver Speed and Clinical Accuracy in Treating Cancer Patients

... in the fields of medical physics and radiation oncology. In his talk entitled "Affirming the ... an optimal way of delivering the desired radiation dose in three dimensions. 3) Improvements to ... multileaf collimators that continually shape the radiation beam so it matches the shape and size of the ...

Radioactive Seed Therapy Shows Significant Reduction in Lung Cancer Recurrence

... Outcomes PITTSBURGH, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- radiation oncologists at Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) ... radioactive seeds. The seeds emit a low dose of radiation over a prolonged period of time in an effort ... recurrence," said Athanasios Colonias, MD, an AGH radiation oncologist and the study's principal ....

Xoft Showcases Interim Clincal Results for Breast Cancer Product and New Indications for Electronic Brachytherapy(eBx) at Astro Meeting

... therapy directly to cancer sites with minimal radiation exposure to surrounding healthy tissue, will ... treatment of other cancers or conditions where radiation therapy is indicated. To date, more than ... at Swedish Cancer Center in Seattle and radiation Oncology Principal Investigator for the study. ...

Breast MRI Scan Could Determine Need for Radiation Therapy

... method for determining whether those women need radiation therapy to treat their disease, according to a ... past five years. In the past, decisions regarding radiation therapy were made after surgery and ... Loiselle, M.D., a resident in the Department of radiation Oncology at UW Medical Center. Today, increasing ...

Despite Advances in the Accuracy of CT Colonography in Detecting Polyps, Digestive Health Experts Urge Patients to Consider Risks and Realities

... correlating patient risks (in this case from radiation exposure), frequency of exams and the economic ... colonoscopy to remove polyps 6 mm or larger. radiation Risk The issue of radiation exposure risk are long-term and lifetime ...

Electronic Brachytherapy a Viable Option for Early Stage Breast Cancer, According to Study Presented at ASCO Breast Cancer Symposium

... Delivery System Has Potential to Help Solve radiation Therapy Access and Treatment Disparities Reported ... partial breast irradiation," said Dr. Mehta, radiation oncology principal investigator for the study. ... the heavily-shielded vaults required by existing radiation ....

Diffusion Pharmaceuticals Announces Initiation of a Phase I/II Clinical Trial in Patients with Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)

... significantly enhances the tumor killing power of radiation therapy in a rat brain cancer model. The ... in oncology by improving the efficacy of radiation therapy in cancerous tumors. A Phase I study for ... trials using TSC in patients who are undergoing radiation therapy. Diffusion Pharmaceuticals, which is ...

Image Guided Radiation Therapy in Latham, NY. Now Fighting Cancer Using Fast and Precise RapidArc(TM) Radiotherapy Technology

... -- Clinicians from the Image Guided radiation Therapy program at Community Care Physicians ... Arun Puranik, MD, director of the Image Guided radiation Therapy program. "With RapidArc technology, we ... it only takes two minutes." The Image Guided radiation Therapy program at Community Care Physicians was ...

New CyberKnife Technologies Demonstrate Dramatic Reduction in Treatment Times

... quality treatments almost as fast as radiation therapy," said Greg Spurlock, chief operating ... of 30 to 40 treatments required with conventional radiation therapy, the CyberKnife System clearly benefits ... greater patient throughput. "For all radiation delivery systems, plan quality and treatment ...

Seattle's Swedish Cancer Institute First in U.S. to Treat Cancer Patient with Elekta VMAT

... increases the likelihood of delivering radiation beams more accurately and safely. From the ... were among the first to begin using Image Guided radiation Therapy (IGRT) utilizing cone Beam CT technology ... medical technology group, providing oncologists, radiation therapists, neurosurgeons and many other ...

Bradmer reports progression free survival data from previous Phase II glioblastoma multiforme trials

... consisting of surgery, temozolomide and external radiation therapy (study 01128; n = 21 (Reardon et al., J ... standard of care therapy, consisting of surgery, radiation and adjuvant chemotherapy (temozolomide), for ... GBM patients is surgical resection followed by radiation and temozolomide. GBM tumors typically have ...

First Breast Cancer Patient Receives Treatment in National Electronic Brachytherapy Registry Launched by Three Physician Societies

... of Breast Surgeons and American College of radiation Oncology ... Surgeons (ASBrS), and the American College of radiation Oncology (ACRO). The first patient was ... breast cancer. For many women, post lumpectomy radiation therapy can now be completed in one week with ...

CB1400, Patented by Canopus BioPharma, Enters Phase II Clinical Trials for the Prevention of Mucositis in Patients With Cancer of the Head and Neck

... debilitating, and sometimes fatal, side-effect of radiation therapy and cancer chemotherapy. No preventative ... CB1400 (100 mg/kg/day). Even with high doses of radiation (10Gy), there was no evidence of mucositis: ... head and neck cancer patients who are receiving radiation and/or chemotherapy. About Canopus BioPharma, ...

Phase 1/2 Trial of Motexafin Gadolinium Plus Antibody Targeted Radiation Therapy Demonstrates High Complete Response Rate in Patients With Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

... an approved antibody-targeted radiation therapy. The data were presented during the 10th ... activity in lymphoma and is synergistic with radiation therapy. This study shows a high rate of durable ... synergy with radiation, especially with targeted radiation therapy given over a short time as is the case ...

Data To Be Presented at ASCO Supports Potential of Peregrine's Cotara(R) for the Treatment of Brain Cancer

... -Study Results Show 100-Fold More radiation Delivered to Tumor as Compared ... brain tumors at high concentrations with minimal radiation exposure to other organs. Cotara is a ... to brain tumors while minimizing radiation exposure to healthy organs have enabled us to ...

CAPHOSOL(R) Relieves Oral Mucositis (OM) and Improves Quality-of-Life in Cancer Patients Receiving Chemoradiation

... for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy and radiation therapy. These data were reported in two separate ... by cancer patients receiving chemotherapy and radiation therapy," commented principal investigator ... PhD, RN, CNS, ANP-C, Nurse Practitioner, Mountain radiation Oncology, Asheville, N.C. "As layers of ...

Elekta's New Line of Stereotactic Treatment Solutions is Redefining Excellence in Stereotaxy, a Case at a Time

... converge to deliver a single, therapeutic dose of radiation with pin-point accuracy to the most difficult ... medical technology group, providing oncologists, radiation therapists, neurosurgeons and many other ... for advanced intensity modulated and image guided radiation therapy, as well as the MOSAIQ(TM) suite of ...

Alfacell's ONCONASE(R) Shows Potential as Radiation Sensitizer for Lung Cancer Treatment

... ONCONASE (ranpirnase) could be a promising radiation sensitizer for lung cancer treatment. Dr. Lee ... Diego. In the poster titled "The inhibition of radiation repair by ranpirnase +/- I-buthionine sulfoximide ... without increases in skin reaction, compared to radiation alone. Additionally, in vivo and in vitro data ...

NeoVista Presents One Year Data on Novel Wet AMD Therapy at Macula Society

... and vitreous hemorrhage). No events related to radiation toxicity have been reported to date. Jeffrey S. ... said Dr. Heier. "Unlike previous attempts with radiation therapy, NeoVista has developed a means of delivering targeted beta radiation to choroidal neovascular membranes with minimal ...

Three Year Analysis of Treatment Efficacy, Cosmesis, and Toxicity Support use of the Hologic Mammosite Radiation Therapy System

... of a study evaluating the Hologic MammoSite(R) radiation Therapy System (RTS), one-, two- and three-years ... seromas. The authors note that the MammoSite radiation Therapy System is "logistically simpler, ... patient population treated with the MammoSite radiation Therapy System," said Ellen Sheets, M.D., Chief ...

Harris Corporation Teams with Cancer Treatment Services International to Advance Oncology Treatment

... will significantly advance radiation oncology," said Dr. Jeff Shogan, MD and chairman ... expertise to deliver enterprise intelligence to radiation oncology." CTSI L.P. is a provider of ... a main focus on medical oncology and radiation oncology. The company was founded by a core group ...
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