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

FAIRFAX, Va., July 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new proposal from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to cut payments for radiation therapy treatments would cause many cancer centers to close, stop accepting Medicare patients, lay off support staff and reduce services...

Groundbreaking cancer studies to be unveiled at ASTRO annual meeting

The following are highlights of new cancer research being presented at the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology's (ASTRO) 50th Annual Meeting on September 21-25, 2008, in Boston. For full copies of the studies and press releases, contact Beth Bukata at bethb@astro.org or Ni...

SNM and ASTRO team up to advance molecular imaging and cancer research

RESTON, Va.SNM and the American Society for Therapeutic Radiation and Oncology (ASTRO) will cosponsor a symposium this fall examining the impact of translational advances on radiation oncology and cancer imaging. The two-day meeting, which takes place October 17-18, will bring together some of the...

The Kenneth B. Schwartz Center, ASTRO partner to raise awareness of cancer survivorship

As part of its continued effort to give back to the cancer communities in the cities visited during its annual scientific meeting, the Fairfax, Va.-based American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO) is partnering with the Kenneth B. Schwartz Center to raise awareness of cancer s...

Varian Medical Systems to Introduce RapidArc(TM) Radiotherapy Technology for Volumetric Arc Therapy at ASTRO 2007

PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ASTRO Booth # 419 -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR ) today announced that it has developed groundbreaking technology for faster, more precise cancer treatments using a unique form of volumetric arc therapy. Varian's new RapidArc(TM) rad...

Accuray Incorporated to Host Investor and Analyst Meeting at ASTRO 2007

Live Webcast on Monday, October 29 at 5:00 p.m. PDT (8:00 p.m. EDT) SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY ), a global leader in the field of radiosurgery, announced today that it will host an investor and analyst meeting in conjunction with ...

President of Uruguay to Speak at ASTRO Annual Meeting

FAIRFAX, Va., Oct. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology is pleased to announce that His Excellency Tabare Vazquez, M.D., President of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay, will present a special guest lecture at ASTRO's 49th Annual Meeting to be...

Cancer Hope Network, ASTRO Partner to Raise Awareness of Cancer Survivorship

As part of its continued efforts to give back to the cancer communities in the cities visited during its annual scientific meetings//, the Fairfax, Virginia-based American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO) is partnering with Cancer Hope Network, to raise awareness of cancer sur...

ASTRO announces 2009 Fellows

... Oncology is pleased to announce its 2009 class of astro Fellows. These 12 distinguished members will recei...n leadership roles," Patricia Eifel, M.D., FASTRO, astro chairman and a professor of radiation oncology at ...very deserving of this distinction." Members of astro are eligible to become a Fellow if they have been ...

Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM) Announces $100,000 in Contributions to Organizations Working to Assist Problem Gamblers

...ctavian International, Shuffle Master, Suzo-Happ Group, TCSJohnHuxley and Wells-Gardner Electronics. AGEM Bronze Members: Ainsworth Game Technology, astro Corp., Cadillac Jack, Cammegh Limited, CashCode / Crane Payment Solutions, Diamond Game, Digital Display Group, Euro Games Technology (EGT), GameTech ...

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

Scientific Presentations Take Center Stage at Educational Symposium as Xoft Launches New Oncology Products and Axxent(R) Xpress(TM) Transportable eBx Vehicles BOSTON, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Xoft, Inc., developer of the Axxent(R) Electronic Brachytherapy (eBx) Sy...

IBA and Elekta Initiate Global Particle Therapy Program at ASTRO

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.: Reuters IBAB.BR and Bloomberg IBAB.BB) and Elekta AB (publ) (Stockholm, Sweden: EKTA.ST), today announced a global particle therapy collaboration program to optimize the seamless integration of proton therapy delivery and in...

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

...lly mild, manageable, and expected. Dr. Mehta will also present further findings from this study at an educational symposium in conjunction with the astro Meeting in Boston on September 22. In addition to Dr Mehta's presentation, the program, titled "Electronic Brachytherapy: Innovation and Conversations...

Patient Navigators Help Minority, Low-Income Cancer Patients Get Life-Saving Treatments

...., Sunday, October 28, 2007. To speak to the lead study author, David Khan, M.D., please call Beth Bukata or Nicole Napoli October 28-31, 2007, in the astro Press Room at the Los Angeles Convention Center at 213-743-6222 or 213-743-6223. You may also e-mail them at bethb@astro.org or nicolen@astro.org ....

Demand for Spanish-Language Cancer Web Materials Quadruples; Internet Resources and Access Remain Scarce

...Sunday, October 28, 2007. To speak to the study author, Charles Simone, II, M.D., please call Beth Bukata or Nicole Napoli October 28-31, 2007, in the astro Press Room at the Los Angeles Convention Center at 213-743-6222 or 213-743-6223. You may also e-mail them at bethb@astro.org or nicolen@astro.org ....

New Resource Available for People With Lymphoma

... and hard copies can be purchased by visiting http://www.astro.org/shop/ . For a free sample copy of the brochure, e-mail communications@astro.org. astro is the largest radiation oncology society in the world, with 9,000 members who specialize in treating patients with radiation therapies. As the leadin...

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Varian to Showcase RapidArc(TM) Radiotherapy Technology Enhancements at ASTRO 2008

New features enable more versatile approaches to dose-sculpting for the accurate targeting of large, irregularly shaped, or awkwardly-positioned tumors BOSTON, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ASTRO Booth # 547 -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR ), world ...

Elekta Showcases Stereotactic Systems for Cancer Care at Astro 2007

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Elekta, a pioneer in the field of stereotactic radiosurgery, currently is showcasing the broadest portfolio of stereotactic technology in the industry at the 49th Annual Meeting of The American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO). Held Oc...

Elekta Announces New Cancer Care Solutions and Highlights Personalized Efficiency at ASTRO 2007

ATLANTA, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Elekta, a global leader in radiation oncology and non-invasive neurosurgery solutions, will feature advances in cancer care at the 49th Annual Meeting of The American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO) that dramatically reduce treatment time...

Accuray Incorporated to Host Investor and Analyst Meeting at ASTRO

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY ), a global leader in the field of radiosurgery, will host an Investor and Analyst Meeting in Boston, Mass. on Tuesday, September 23, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. EDT (11:00 a.m. PDT). This meeting will coincide with...

Varian Medical Systems Exhibits a New Version of RapidArc(TM) Radiotherapy Technology and Other Products for Fast, Precise Cancer Treatment

... 2008 BOSTON, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- astro Booth # 547 -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR ...Boston this week. In addition, the Varian booth at astro includes a glimpse into the company's vision of fu... from diagnosis to survivorship. On Display in the astro Booth On display in Varian's...

Nucletron Announces Market Release of First Commercially Available Software to Review and Share Dicom-Based Treatment Plans for Radiotherapy

...AL, Netherlands, September 15 /PRNewswire/ -- - Oncentra(R) RT Viewer* Officially to Launch at ESTRO 2008 in Gothenburg, Sweden, September 14-18 and astro 2008, Boston, USA, September 21-24 Nucletron, a knowledge-based leader in radiation oncology today announced the market release of Oncentra RT Viewe...

New TUMS(R) QuikPak(TM) Campaign Offers Innovative Heartburn Relief with a Little Help from the Jetsons

...h, Rosie the Robot opens his mouth, pours in a dose from a packet of TUMS QuikPak, and he experiences fast relief. The spot closes with the family dog astro singing, "Ruff, ruff, ruff, ruff, RUFF!," to the tune of the classic TUMS jingle. The TUMS "Bring It On" brand strategy succeeds the TUMS "Diner" br...

Varian Medical Systems Sponsors Special Broadcast of The Group Room(R), a Live Radio Talkshow About Cancer

...eles Convention Center during the astro meeting on Sunday, October 28 LOS ANGELES, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- astro Booth #2303 -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR ...e for The Group Room(R) to broadcast live from the astro meeting," says Schimmel. "The show enables the pub...

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