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Holy Family Memorial Health Network Bolsters Patient Care Quality and Safety in Achieving Stage 6 on HIMSS Analytics EMR Adoption Model(SM) Scale

MANITOWOC, Wis., July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Holy Family Memorial Health Network (HFM) has achieved Stage 6 on the HIMSS Analytics (Health Information Management Systems Society) Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Adoption Model scale. The achievement is the latest in a series of ...

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

ANAHEIM, Calif., July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- At the 2009 American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) annual meeting, July 26-30 in Anaheim, California, Elekta will demonstrate how the company's comprehensive VMAT solution can help health care providers deliver superior cancer ca...

Abatement Technologies Sees Strong Demand as Hospitals Prepare for Stage 6 Flu Pandemic

Abatement Technologies®, Inc. sees strong demand for their HEPA-CARE® Air Filtration Systems and Germicidal UV Modules from healthcare facilities as they activate their emergency pandemic preparedness plans. Suwanee, Georgia (PRWEB) July 9, 2009 -- Abatement Tec...

Nephros Receives 510k Approval for Dual Stage Ultrafilters

RIVER EDGE, N.J., July 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nephros, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: NEPH), a medical device company developing and marketing filtration products for therapeutic applications, infection control, and water purification, today reported that is has received 510k approval from the U...

Boston Heart Lab Named 'Most Promising Early Stage Company' 2009 by Silicom Ventures

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Heart Lab, a pioneer in specialized diagnostics for patients with heart disease, was named "Most Promising Early Stage Company" by Silicom Ventures at the angel investment organization's 2009 Investment Summit, which took place June 2-3, 2009, at ...

MDS Announces Strategy to Focus MDS Pharma Services on Early Stage Operations - Discovery Through Phase IIa

Company to Divest Late Stage Operations, Signs Agreement to Sell Phase II-IV Operations to INC Research TORONTO, June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - MDS Inc. (TSX: MDS; NYSE: MDZ ), a leading provider of products and services to the global life sciences markets, today announced that i...

Avastin Shows No Benefit Against Early Stage Colon Cancer

'Disappointing' results may yet be reversed with longer-term study, researchers say SATURDAY, May 30 (HealthDay News) -- The cancer drug Avastin, widely used for lung, breast and metastatic colorectal cancers, appears ineffective for patients with early stage colon cancer, a result the...

Avastin Unsuccessful as Adjuvant Therapy in Setting of Stage II and III Colon Cancer but May Be Effective if Given for Longer Duration

Cancer researchers from the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP) and Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) in Pittsburgh reported today at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in Orlando that use of the drug bevacizumab (Avastin) in combination ...

Genomic Health's Oncotype DX(R) Colon Cancer Test Predicts Individualized Recurrence Risk for Stage II Colon Cancer Patients

-Positive Results from Landmark Validation Trial Highlighted Today at American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Presscast- -Genomic Health Plans to Launch Oncotype DX Colon Cancer Test in Early 2010- REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Genomic Health, I...

A new light on the mechanisms of early stage liver reperfusion injury

Reperfusion of a previously ischemic tissue is associated with additional injury leading to structural and functional alterations in many organs including the liver. The injury induced during reperfusion is evolved a biphasic pattern consisting of an early stage started upon reoxygenation and a de...

Radiation device in the breast reduces complications for early stage breast cancer patients

A new study shows that the SAVI applicator, a small, expandable device inserted inside the breast to deliver partial breast irradiation, carries a low infection risk, a potential complication of such devices. The research, led by radiation oncologists and surgeons at the Moores UCSD Cancer Center ...

MRI: Effective tool for determining pathologic stage of prostate cancer

In patients with prostate cancer undergoing prostatectomy, MR imaging plays an important role in determining if the cancer is restricted to the prostate gland or if it has spread beyond the capsule, according to a study performed at the University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA. ...

Medifocus Inc. Reports Improved Clinical Efficacy for its Phase II, Randomized Clinical Study for the Treatment of Early Stage Breast Cancer Tumors

VANCOUVER, April 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Medifocus Inc. (TSXV:MFS) announced that positive clinical results when using the Company's proprietary focused heat treatment prior to surgery for the treatment of early stage breast cancer tumors, were presented during the Market Opening Ceremony of M...

More women with early stage breast cancer choosing double mastectomies

A University of Minnesota cancer surgeon and researcher has found a dramatic increase in the number of women diagnosed with the earliest stage of breast cancer choosing to have both breasts surgically removed. The rate of contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM) surgery among U.S. women with ...

Interviewed Experts Expect Taxotere to Increase Overall Survival More Than Other Drugs, Including Lupron Depot, in Stage III Prostate Cancer

A Drug That Improves Survival Would Earn a 50 Percent Patient Share in the U.S. and a 40 Percent Patient Share in Europe , According to a New Report from Decision Resources WALTHAM, Mass., April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms ...

Hospital Build Asia Exhibition and Congress 2009 Sets the Stage for the Future of Healthcare

SINGAPORE, April 1 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Hospital Build Asia Exhibition and Congress 2009 starts today at Suntec International Conference and Exhibition Centre, Singapore, from April 1-3 2009. Dedicated to the business of managing hospitals in Asia, Hospital Build Asia is opened by John Hassett...

Answers for Life: Siemens' Latest Cutting-Edge Health IT Technology Takes Center Stage at HIMSS 2009

The healthcare industry's innovation leader reveals its newest solutions to support and enhance healthcare delivery. CHICAGO, March 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Anchored by a broad portfolio and bolstered by 35 years of healthcare IT experience, Siemens Healthcare ( www.siemens.com/heal...

Salt Takes Center Stage in Chicken Producer's New Consumer Campaign

West Coast-based Foster Farms Reaffirms Commitment to Never Injecting Its Fresh Chicken with Saltwater LIVINGSTON, Calif., March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- As leaders from the medical, health and food industries gather today at an Institute of Medicine meeting to explore strategies to reduce sodium i...

Early results favorable for 5-day radiation treatment of early stage prostate cancer

Preliminary results show that a shortened course of radiation therapy for prostate cancer called stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) provides good PSA response for early-stage prostate cancer and has the same side effects as other treatments, according to a March 15 study in the Internatio...

Honored for EMR Sophistication, HIMSS Analytics Announces Stage 6 Hospitals

Only 42 out of the more than 5,000 US hospitals tracked by HIMSS Analytics has achieved this recognition for implementation of the electronic medical record Chicago (Vocus) February 26, 2009 -- As the country moves to transform healthcare with the passing of the America...

OHSU vaccine research targets HIV in the slower, early stage of infection

PORTLAND, Ore. New research at Oregon Health & Science University's Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute suggests vaccines that specifically target HIV in the initial stages of infection before it becomes a rapidly replicating, system-wide infection - may be a successful approach in limiting the ...

Tracon Pharmaceuticals to Present Clinical Stage Programs at AACR 2009

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Tracon Pharmaceuticals, a biotechnology company that develops targeted therapies for oncology and related diseases, announced today that its three clinical stage cancer therapeutics (TRC105, TRC102, and TRC093) will be presented at the 100th Annual Meeting of the...

Peregrine Pharmaceuticals' Bavituximab Achieves Primary Endpoint in First Stage of Phase II Breast Cancer Study

--Preliminary Data from Ongoing Study Shows Seven of 14 Evaluable Patients Achieved Objective Tumor Response by the End of Two Treatment Cycles-- --Bavituximab Has Now Produced Positive Early Results in All Three Ongoing Phase II Combination Therapy Cancer Trials-- TUSTIN, Calif., Feb. 1...

GlaxoSmithKline and Genmab Submit Arzerra(TM) (Ofatumumab) Application to FDA for the Treatment of Advanced Stage Blood Cancer

Three New Studies Initiated in Other Oncology Settings LONDON and COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Jan. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Genmab A/S (OMX: GEN) announced today the submission of a Biologics License Application (BLA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for ...

A Stage IV Malignant Melanoma Drug That Increases Overall Survival Would Earn a Higher Patient Share in the U.S. Than in Europe

Ipilimumab Will Earn Decision Resources' Clinical Gold Standard for Stage IV Malignant Melanoma in 2012, According to a New Report from Decision Resources WALTHAM, Mass., Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical an...

Celebrity Mental Health Musings Take Center Stage as Psych Central Adds New Blog

Alicia Sparks to Set Mental Health Blogging on Fire with 'Celebrity Psychings' NEWBURYPORT, Mass., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Sex, drugs, and rock & roll was only the beginning. Today Psych Central(R) ( www.PsychCentral.com ) announced the addition of "Celebrity Psychings," a new blog d...

Cephalon and ImmuPharma Sign a $15 million Option Agreement for Late- Stage Experimental Lupus Medication

FRAZER, Pa. and LONDON, Nov. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cephalon, Inc. (Nasdaq: CEPH ) and ImmuPharma PLC (LSE: IMM), a European pharmaceutical company, today announced that the companies have signed an Option Agreement providing Cephalon with an option to obtain an exclusive, worldwide licens...

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Takes Center Stage at Yakult's 17th Intestinal Flora Symposium

- Probiotics may offer sufferers non-drug option for symptom relief - TOKYO, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Last Friday, the 17th Annual Symposium on Intestinal Flora at Yakult World Headquarters Hall in Tokyo gathered physicians, researchers and company associates from 19 countries, including the U...

Conde Nast Media Group Announces Performance of 'Just Stand Up' to be Fed Live from the Stage at FASHION ROCKS to ABC, CBS and NBC's Simultaneous Broadcast of Stand Up To Cancer Nationwide Fund-Raising Event On September 5th

Ashanti, Carrie Underwood, Ciara, Fergie, Keyshia Cole, Leona Lewis, Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige, Miley Cyrus, Rihanna, Natasha Bedingfield and Sheryl Crow To Perform NEW YORK, Sept 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Conde Nast Media Group announced today that Ashanti, Carrie Underwoo...

Kidney Community Thanks Congress for Passing Landmark End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Reform

Legislation Significantly Improves Kidney Care in America for Over 26 Million Americans Suffering from Kidney Disease; Community Commends Legislators for Their Support WASHINGTON, July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to today's passage of the Medicare bill (H.R. 6331), Kidney Care ...

Kidney Community Applauds Senate for Passage of End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Improvements

Legislation Significantly Improves Kidney Care in America--Increased Kidney Care Education and Updates for Kidney Dialysis Benefit WASHINGTON, July 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to the passage of the Medicare bill (H.R. 6331) yesterday, Kidney Care Partners (KCP) -- an alliance o...

Ivy Foundation Funds New Brain Cancer Research Consortium : $3M Stage I Project Aims to Improve Personalized Medicine for Patients

Today, the Ben and Catherine Ivy Foundation (Ivy Foundation), a newly formed family foundation dedicated to improving survival and quality of life for patients with brain tumors, announced funding for the Ivy Genomics-Based Medicine Project. PALO ALTO, Calif. (Business...

Risk of death after cancer diagnosis; shift in stage of breast cancer diagnosis

EMBARGOED UNTIL 12:01 AM ET MONDAY JUNE 23, 2008 LOW SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS INCREASES RISK OF DEATH AFTER CANCER DIAGNOSIS Cancer patients with low socioeconomic status (SES) have more advanced cancers at diagnosis, receive less aggressive treatment, and have a higher risk of dying in the fi...

Lack of CHFR gene expression sets stage for breast cancer

ANN ARBOR, Mich. A University of Michigan study reveals in detail how breast cells produce new cells that are predisposed to become cancerous, unless they receive the protective action of the CHFR gene. CHFR expression is missing in more than a third of breast cancers. Analysis of this gene i...

Breast-Specific Gamma Imaging (BSGI) Found to Be Highly Sensitive for Early Stage Breast Cancer

Researchers Determine BSGI a Useful Tool in Detection, as Sensitive as MRI for Invasive Cancers and Perhaps More So for DCIS NEWPORT NEWS, Va., May 29 /PRNewswire/ -- According to an article in the June issue of Radiology, researchers at The George Washington University Medical Center...

Crisis in Myanmar Relief Camps: Mass Exodus Sets Stage for Public Health Emergency

- Hundreds of thousands of homeless forced to migrate north for aid - World Vision has assisted 78,000 people so far with water, rice, survival items YANGON, Myanmar, May 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The lives of thousands of cyclone survivors are at extreme r...

Omron Makes Blood Pressure Monitoring Easy for Women at Any Stage of Life, Including Pregnancy

New Women's Advanced Blood Pressure Monitor Elite 7300W is Designed and Clinically Validated Specifically for Women BANNOCKBURN, Ill., May 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Heart disease is the number one cause of death for women over the age of 25, more than all cancers combined, according to th...

ACT Biotech Acquires Clinical and Early Stage Oncology Portfolio Licenses From Bayer Healthcare

NGN Capital leads $12 Million in Series A First Tranche Financing SAN FRANCISCO and NEW YORK, May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- NGN Capital announced today the formation of ACT Biotech Inc., a new company dedicated to developing and commercializing targeted oral cancer drugs. ACT Biotech has entered in...

Workers' Memorial Day Event to Stage Mock Public Funeral Procession to Pay Tribute to Fallen Workers

On An Average Day in the Workplace, 153 Workers Lose Their Lives, Another 11,233 Are Injured LOS ANGELES, April 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Organizers for the annual Workers' Memorial Day sponsored by The Southern California Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health (SoCalCOSH), UCLA-...

Latona Announces the Acquistion of Patent Rights and Orphan Drug Status to Novel Late Stage Drug Compound for Juvenile and Adult Rheumatoid Arthritis

PHOENIX, April 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Latona Life Sciences Inc. (Latona) announced today that it has entered into two agreements for the acquisition of patent rights and orphan drug status to a novel late-stage drug, trademarked "Oralgam," for the treatment of Juvenile and Adult Rheumatoid Arthrit...
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