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London's Barts Hospital Selects Varian Equipment to Offer Advanced Radiotherapy to More Cancer Patients

...e new machines, ordered in June and all equipped with On-Board Imager(R) devices and RapidArc(R) capability, will enable Barts to expand its intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) program and offer advanced treatments to more patients. The new machines will replace three older devices and will be joined by a ...

Elekta Provides VMAT and Radiosurgery Solutions for New Jersey Health System

...aState Medical Center (Freehold, New Jersey) has purchased two new state-of-the-art Elekta radiation therapy treatment systems, both with Volumetric modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT). The first site in the world to have both Elekta Axesse and Elekta Infinity , CentraState will offer the most advanced can...

Varian's RapidArc Radiotherapy Technology Enables Pioneering Cancer Treatments at Top Dutch Oncology Center

... RapidArc capability. The clinical team has published scientific papers on early RapidArc treatments, including research comparing RapidArc volumetric modulated arc therapy with conventional IMRT, in peer review journals. Dr. Ben Slotman, chairman of the hospital's department of radiation oncology, says,...

Dad Offers Personal Father's Day Message on Importance of Prostate Cancer Screenings

... offers the most advanced treatments for prostate cancer, including the da Vinci® robotic surgical system, CyberKnife® radiosurgery, intensity modulated radiation therapy, Brachytherapy and Cryotherapy. After being presented with his treatment options, Stern decided to undergo da Vinci robotic pro...

Investigation finds that cigarette smoking does not affect everyone in same way

...r for a different investigation on COPD, where scientists learn more about the immunological processes and how these processes could be controlled and modulated to eventually provide the right treatment." ...

The Ottawa Hospital and Elekta Forge Long-Term Strategic Partnership Agreement

...te 2009. "Our goal is to use the Elekta Synergy systems to perform advanced methods, such as Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) and Intensity modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) as soon as possible in appropriate cases," Doiron said. The Cancer Centre also will acquire MOSAIQ(R) software solu...

Cancer Patients in North Wales to Gain Access to Varian's RapidArc Radiotherapy Treatments

...h On-Board Imager(R) devices for advanced X-ray imaging and RapidArc capability, the new machines will be used to deliver image-guided IMRT (intensity modulated radiotherapy) up to eight times more quickly than with conventional IMRT. Faster treatments have significant benefits in terms of precision, since the...

Ajou University Hospital Becomes First in Korea to Treat Using RapidArc(TM) Radiotherapy Technology from Varian Medical Systems

... fraction, or treatment session. By comparison conventional IMRT (intensity modulated radiotherapy) treatment sessions would have taken 8-15 minutes, according t...he patient and makes it possible to deliver advanced image-guided intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) up to eight times faster than is possible with conventi...

Elekta Contract Provides MAGNET Cooperative Access to Leading Radiation Therapy Solutions

... tools. Elekta Infinity, a new advanced radiation therapy system for cancer treatments. Elekta Infinity incorporates Elekta VMAT (Volumetric modulated Arc Therapy), an innovative technique for delivering radiation treatments in significantly shorter treatment times while providing more precise contro...

Yashoda Cancer Institute Treats First Patient in India Using RapidArc Radiotherapy Technology

... (NYSE: VAR ) at Yashoda Cancer Institute in Hyderabad. Varian's RapidArc technology makes it possible to deliver image-guided IMRT (intensity modulated radiotherapy) two to eight times faster than is possible with conventional IMRT. RapidArc delivers a precise and efficient treatment in single or mult...
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First Clinical Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy Treatment Completed With Elekta Synergy(R) S at General Hospital Vienna

ATLANTA, Feb. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- On Thursday, January 31, General Hospital Vienna successfully completed its first Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT)* treatment. The hospital is one of the first in the world to carry out this innovative cancer treatment option. (Logo: http://www.newsco...

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

...art diagnostic and therapeutic services including administration of chemotherapy, biologic and targeted therapies, Computed Tomography (CT), Intensity modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), laboratory and pharmacy services, and an extensive clinical trials program connecting patients to leading cancer investigato...

Pieris Reports Development Progress for Anticalin(R) PRS-050, a Next Generation VEGF Antagonist

...ustable serum half-life. Moreover, Anticalins have been developed as Duocalins(R), whose dual targeting format allows multiple targets to be bound and modulated through a single molecule. Pieris exclusively owns the Anticalin patent estate, which offers complete freedom to operate outside the patent boundaries...

Symposium Highlights Yale Study Indicating Role of AHCC(R) for Immune System Enhancement and as a Promising Cancer Preventative

...lin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), the Klebsiella pnuemoniae and the Candida albicans viruses. It was reported that supplementation with AHCC modulated immunity and delivered positive results in response to acute infections. "AHCC continues to demonstrate its essential role for healthy immune functi...

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

...-- A patient with pancreatic cancer recently became the first person in the United States to receive treatment using Elekta VMAT (Volumetric intensity modulated Arc Therapy) at Seattle's Swedish Cancer Institute. This revolutionary new technology dramatically decreases treatment times -- delivering a higher do...

Anadys Pharmaceuticals Resumes Clinical Investigation of TLR7 Mechanism in HCV

...le of immune stimulation resulting from TLR7 activation can be dramatically modulated by altering the schedule of administration," said James Freddo, M.D., Anady...can elicit desired immune responses and that the profile of response can be modulated by both dose and schedule of administration. Results of recently completed ...

Data Show SuperGen's MP-470 is Safe in Humans

...ighlights data indicating that MP-470 can be safely administered in doses of up to 900 mg per day. Additionally, it was found that Rad51 expression is modulated in a dose-dependent manner. This is consistent with preclinical studies where MP-470 was shown to sensitize cancer cells to DNA damaging agents and ra...

Beaumont Patients 1st to get Next Generation of Radiation Treatment

...osis is cancer and radiation treatment is needed, the hospitals' Radiation Oncology department offers the most advanced therapies, including intensity modulated radiation therapy and image-guided radiation treatment, whether external-beam or brachytherapy (internal radiation). The department is a world-renowne...

Pieris Progresses Development of its Proprietary Biotherapeutics Platform: Successful Demonstration of Dual Targeting With Duocalin(R) Technology

...ieris to develop therapeutic and diagnostic product candidates with custom designed functionality. Duocalins(R) allow multiple targets to be bound and modulated through a single molecule, which is particularly advantageous in diseases known to involve more than a single causative factor. Moreover, bi- or multi...
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Sovereign with WhiteStar Cold Phaco Technology

Description:... The SOVEREIGN System offers new WHITESTAR Technology, which transforms traditional ultrasound into digitally modulated phaco. WHITESTAR Technology dramatically reduces the amount of phaco energy directed into the eye while still providing full ultrasound cutting effici...
Company:Advanced Medical Optics, Inc.

PEACOCK

Description:... PEACOCK from NOMOS is a complete treatment planning and delivery system exclusively designed to support intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). PEACOCK is comprised of two breakthrough technologies from NOMOS....
Company:North American Scientific

Novalis

Features:...ntly. Novalis proven photon beam technology and integrated beam shaper is the optimal tool to effectively and safely perform high resolution Intensity modulated RadioSurgery (IMRS )....
Company:BrainLAB Inc.

Oncor

Features:...piratory gating Intelligent collision avoidance Optimized Intensity modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) and Intensity modulated Radiosurgery (IMRS) ...
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For the first time: Longevity modulated without disrupting life-sustaining function

Within a hormone-triggered cascade of molecular signals that plays a crucial for a wide range of physiological functions, researchers for the very first time have identified a protein that functions specifically to extend lifespan and youthfulness -- without disrupting fertility, immunity or the or...

Face perception is modulated by sexual orientation

New research indicates that an area of the brain thought to act in reward circuitry may represent a phase in visual processing during which sexual orientation modulates how we perceive individual faces. The findings are reported by Felicitas Kranz and Alumit Ishai of the University of Zurich. Of...

Tummy troubles -- gastrin key in bacterial-induced stomach cancer

...portant for Helicobacter -associated gastric carcinogenesis. These include specific cytokines and chemokines induced by Helicobacter infection, and modulated by gastrin, that link inflammation and cancer. In addition, they plan to study the role of other non- Helicobacter bacteria that colonize the stomach...

Protein regulates movement of mitochondria in brain cells

...D., the lead author of the study. "We know that in some disease states that mitochondria function is modified, so understanding how their activity is modulated is important to understanding how the brain responds to a pathological state." Mitochondria are cellular power plants that generate most of the ce...

Healing wounds with lasers, vehicles that drive themselves, other cutting-edge optics

...ight spectrum. This is accomplished by first encoding the X-ray signal onto an optical beam using an optical device (a Fabry-Perot cavity) that can be modulated at picosecond timescales. This makes SLIDER potentially valuable for monitoring the brilliant bursts of X-rays streaming from fusion targets at the co...

April 2009 Geology and GSA Today media highlights

...ases as evidence for their co-occurrence in the southern middle latitudes in Patagonia, and hypothesize that the position of the Antarctic Polar Front modulated the strength of these cold events in regions to the north or south of it. GSA Today Science Article Understanding the Great Ordovician Biodi...

Novel electric signals in plants

...gulating evaporation and gas exchange. The scientists found out that the new electrical signal they called "system potential" was induced and even modulated by wounding. If a plant leaf is wounded, the signal strength can be different and can be measured over long distances in unwounded leaves, depending o...

New light shed on marine luminescence

... photocytes. These are aggregated into complex light organs, in which the intensity of light is regulated by nerve impulses, and in which light can be modulated with the help of reflectors, lenses and filters. By these means, organisms can adjust the wavelength, diffusion and intensity of light according to ne...

January GEOLOGY media highlights

... it therefore has the potential to influence cloud formation, rainfall, and climate. Since the amount of GCR particles entering the atmosphere is also modulated by the Sun, the cosmic-ray-climate theory is central to the ongoing scientific debate regarding the role of the Sun in climate change. Knudsen and Rii...

Proteomics study yields clues as to how tuberculosis might be thwarting the immune system

...engage in." The LC3-II protein is a critical component of the autophagy machinery and the discovery that the level of its presence in phagosomes is modulated by autophagic activity (along with several other newly identified phagosome proteins not previously associated with autophagy), points to autophagy pl...
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Elekta Announces First Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy Cancer Treatment at Royal Marsden Hospital

ATLANTA, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- On Monday, January 28, The Royal Marsden Hospital (Sutton, Surrey, UK) successfully completed the first Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT)* treatment in the world using a commercially produced product. To facilitate the treatment, the hospital used its exi...

Elekta Displays Complete Volumetric Intensity Modulated Arc Therapy Solutions at ESTRO

BARCELONA, Spain, Sept. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Elekta is pleased to announce the development of a comprehensive solution for planning and performing Volumetric Intensity Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT)*. The complete offering of Elekta VMAT solutions are being featured in the Elekta booth at this yea...

New Report Just Published: World Prostate Cancer Therapeutics Market Report

...II-42 Cryosurgery II-43 Advantages of Cryosurgery II-43 Disadvantages of Cryosurgery II-43 Other Treatment Options II-43 Intensity modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) II-43 Benefits of IMRT II-44 Drawbacks of IMRT II-44 Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT) II-44 High Dose Radia...

It's Not Just the Sun: deCODE Discovers Sequence Variants Affecting Susceptibility to Skin Cancer

..., confers greater risk if inherited from the father than from the mother. "It is important to find genetic causes of BCC that do not appear to be modulated directly by sensitivity to the sun. This may bring us closer to understanding the underlying biology of a very common form of cancer, and KRT5 in part...

Nucletron Releases Comprehensive Film-and Volume-Based Planning System for Wide Variety of Brachy Solutions

...treatment planning. The system allows for planning of a wide variety of brachytherapy treatments. Oncentra Brachy is fully geared up towards Intensity modulated Brachytherapy (IMBT). "We have set a new benchmark in brachytherapy treatment planning," said Jos Lamers, chief executive officer of Nucletron....

Oregon Health & Science University Knight Cancer Institute Enhances Patient Care With Monaco(R) Radiation Treatment Planning System

...Knight Cancer Institute has purchased Monaco, the next-generation Intensity modulated Radiotherapy ( IMRT ) treatment planning system. Featuring biological ...ning technologies, they intend to review the soon-to-be-released Volumetric modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT)* planning functionality in Monaco. With the addition of ...

Team develops new metamaterial device

...t defy accepted electromagnetic principles. Previously, in systems known as THz time domain spectrometers, the flow of terahertz radiation has been modulated indirectly by optical choppers, mechanical devices that either blocked a laser or allowed it to pass through. This "all or nothing" approach similar ...

ProCure Signs Agreement with .decimal, Inc. to Purchase Patient-Specific Devices for Its Proton Therapy Center in Oklahoma City

...ities, .decimal, Inc. supplies close to 200 radiation oncology facilities nationwide with patient-specific devices used in Compensator-Based Intensity modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), including 21st Century Oncology sites and H. Lee Moffitt Cancer and Research Center. With the addition of the facilit...

Pioneering Cancer Center Introduces Advanced Varian RapidArc(TM) Treatments for Cancer Patients in Central Germany

...nt treatment in a single or multiple arcs of the treatment machine around the patient and makes it possible to deliver advanced image-guided intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) two to eight times faster than is possible with conventional IMRT. At Sudharz Krankenhaus Nordhausen, doctors have been able to re...

Prostate Cancer Patient in Montpellier Becomes First Cancer Patient in France Treated with Varian's RapidArc(TM) Radiotherapy

... first person in France to be treated using RapidArc(TM) technology from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR ) for fast and precise forms of intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT). Each of his treatments at the CRLC Val D'Aurelle - Paul Lamarque in the city took just 75 seconds, several times faster than conv...
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MicroVigene from VigeneTech, Inc.

Description:...actual spot boundary, flexible grid, regional 2D-curve fitting background correction and dust removal, enhancing the accuracy of spots quantification. modulated quantitative and qualitative protein array data analysis are completely integrated with image analysis to provide a single end-to-end solution. The fi...
Company:VigeneTech, Inc.
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