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

LONDON, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Developers behind an ambitious project to redevelop one of London's leading cancer centers have ordered four new radiotherapy treatment machines from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR ). Barts and The London NHS Trust is acquiring the new Clinac...

Varian Medical Systems Receives 510(k) Clearance for Fast and Accurate Acuros(TM) Radiotherapy Treatment Planning Capability

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., July 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR ) today announced that it has received FDA 510(k) clearance for the Acuros(TM) capability offered initially in its brachytherapy treatment planning system. The Acuros clearance was awarded as pa...

Cancer Patients Benefit From Speed, Accuracy of RapidArc Radiotherapy Treatments

PALO ALTO, Calif., July 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Peter Campbell, 65, was struggling to find the words to communicate. When his wife asked what his name was and where he lived, he couldn't think of the answers. Following a CT scan of his brain, he learned that an aggressive type ...

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

BEIJING, July 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cancer patients in mainland China are gaining access to fast and efficient radiotherapy treatments with the introduction of RapidArc(R) radiotherapy technology from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR ) at the Beijing Cancer Hospital. BCH is ...

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

AMSTERDAM, June 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Doctors in the Netherlands have developed new ways to perform radiosurgery on benign acoustic tumors using fast and precise RapidArc(TM) radiotherapy technology from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR ). This is among the findings in several papers pub...

Prostate Cancer Patient Receives First RapidArc Radiotherapy Treatment at Major Danish Hospital

HERLEV, Denmark, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- A leading Danish cancer hospital has treated its first patient using RapidArc(R) radiotherapy after installing eight advanced radiotherapy treatment machines from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR ) of Palo Alto, California. Herlev Hospital, to the nor...

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

RHYL, North Wales, May 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Glan Clywd Hospital will soon offer local cancer patients across North Wales more advanced radiotherapy treatments using RapidArc(TM) radiotherapy technology on two new treatment machines from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR ). When the Clina...

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

SUWON, Korea, May 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --Korea's leading university hospital has begun treatments using a new, faster form of radiotherapy that potentially enables doctors to improve outcomes while extending modern care to more patients. A 17-year-old female with cancer in her salivary gland w...

RapidArc Radiotherapy Technology Enabling Fast, Accurate Treatments for Pennsylvania Cancer Patients

Prostate and brain cancer patients were the first in the area to benefit PALO ALTO, Calif., April 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Two patients, both in their 70s, have become the first people in Allentown, Pennsylvania, to receive a new, faster, more precise form of radiotherapy for cancer. A 72...

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

HYDERABAD, India, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Clinicians in India have carried out the country's first treatment using a new, faster form of radiotherapy that extends more advanced care to more patients. A 72-year-old bladder cancer patient received the pioneering treatment using RapidArc radioth...

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Radiotherapy in Medical Technology

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

Patient calls it a 'miracle' LATHAM, N.Y., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Clinicians from the Image Guided Radiation Therapy program at Community Care Physicians in Latham have commenced treating cancer patients using RapidArc(TM) radiotherapy technology from Varian Me...

Genmab Initiates Study of Zalutumumab With Radiotherapy in Head and Neck Cancer

Summary: Genmab Initiates a Phase I/II Study of Zalutumumab in Combination With Radiotherapy for the Treatment of Advanced Head and Neck Cancer. COPENHAGEN, June 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Genmab A/S (OMX: GEN) announced today it has initiated a Phase I/II study of zalutumumab (HuMax-EGFr(...

Aranesp Phase 3 Study in Patients with Active Cancer Not Receiving Concurrent Chemotherapy or Radiotherapy Presented at AACR Annual Meeting

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 16, 2007 - Amgen (Nasdaq:AMGN) today presented the results from a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase 3 study evaluating the efficacy and safety of Aranesp(R) (darbepoetin alfa) for the treatment of anemia in patients with active cancer not...

YM BioSciences Announces Preclinical Data Confirming Nimotuzumab Binds to the EGF Receptor and Potentiates Radiotherapy

MISSISSAUGA, ON, July 09, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - YM BioSciences Inc. , an oncology company that identifies, develops and commercializes differentiated products for patients worldwide, today announced that a study presented by investigators from Kinki University School of Medicine and Kyoto ...

BioVex to Report Phase I/II Clinical Trial Results for the Front Line Treatment of Head and Neck Cancer With OncoVEX GM-CSF at the 2009 American Society of Clinical Oncology Meeting

...VEX GM-CSF was administered by direct injection, at three dose levels, into tumor containing lymph nodes in combination with standard first line chemo radiotherapy every three weeks for four cycles. All patients then went for surgery. Of the 17 Stage III/IVA (N1-3) patients treated, 16 had N2 or N3 disease. ...

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

...les doctors to deliver highly-precise image-guided radiotherapy treatments two to eight times faster than was prev...g medical software products, including Eclipse(TM) radiotherapy treatment planning software and ARIA(R) cancer tre...ond." "Varian is pleased to be showcasing its radiotherapy and X-ray products at China Med this year and to b...

Access Licenses ProLindac(TM) and MuGard(TM) to JCOM Ltd, an Affiliate of DONG-A Pharmaceuticals in Korea

...Gard treated group. Up to 40% of all patients receiving chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy develop moderate to severe mucositis, and almost all patients receiving radiotherapy for head and neck cancer and those undergoing stem cell transplantation dev...

Phase 1 Trial of Quadramet in Combination with Velcade Shows Positive Results

... determine efficacy and safety among patients who had been previously treated. This groundbreaking study marks the first attempt to evaluate targeted radiotherapy with the potent myeloma drug Velcade for myeloma patients. Dr. Berenson reports, "By using less Velcade than in previous studies along with Qua...

DNA Therapeutics Closes 2.2 Million EUR Series A Financing Round

... In current cancer treatment, the effectiveness of radiotherapy and chemotherapy are often limited by the action o... period. Thus siDNA increases the effectiveness of radiotherapy and chemotherapy without adding any cytotoxic effe...NA repair pathways that cancer cells use to resist radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Its lead product, Dbait, will be...

CHMP Recommends Approval in the European Union (EU) for New Options for Patients With Certain Primary Brain Tumors

...d glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) concomitantly with radiotherapy and subsequently as monotherapy, and for patients ...tients with newly diagnosed GBM concomitantly with radiotherapy and then as maintenance treatment, as well as for ...tients with newly diagnosed GBM concomitantly with radiotherapy and subsequently as monotherapy treatment. The TEM...
Radiotherapy in Medical Products

Gamma Knife

Description:... Gamma Knife Surgery is a non-invasive, virtually pain-free alternative to conventional open surgery and whole brain radiotherapy for selected indications. With Leksell Gamma Knife C the latest development in computing and patient positioning improves the ability to mould the rad...
Company:Elekta Inc.

Novalis

Description:... Novalis, BrainLAB's dedicated system for non-invasive stereotactic radiosurgery and radiotherapy (SRS/SRT), represents cutting-edge technology for highly precise treatments of brain as well as head & neck tumors, arteriovenous malformations and ce...
Company:BrainLAB Inc.

Relocatable Non-Invasive Frame (for fractionation)

Description:... Relocatable frame has been designed specifically for fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy treatments. It provides a fast, non-invasive and reproducible fixation of the patient....
Company:3D Line USA Inc.

Clinac 2300 C/D Family

Features:... The unique power behind the Clinac 2300 C/D is a combination of proprietary core technologies, unmatched in the radiotherapy field and enhanced to provide dynamic capabilities. Collectively, these technologies enable the linearity, high dose rates, fast beam response and pre...
Company:Varian Medical Systems, Inc.

Clinac 2100 C/D Family

Features:... The unique power behind the Clinac 2100 C/D is a combination of proprietary core technologies, unmatched in the radiotherapy field and enhanced to provide dynamic capabilities. Collectively, these technologies enable the linearity, high dose rates, fast beam response and pre...
Company:Varian Medical Systems, Inc.
Radiotherapy in Medical Definition

Medical procedure

...rapy Low-dose chemotherapy Monoclonal antibody therapy Photodynamic therapy Radiation therapy Targeted therapy Unsealed source radiotherapy Virtual reality therapy Physical therapy Speech therapy Phototerapy Hydrotherapy Heat therapy Shock therapy Insulin s...
Radiotherapy in Medical Dictionary

Radiation therapy

...ng radiation as part of cancer treatment to control malignant cells . radiotherapy may be used for curative or adjuvant cancer treatment. It is used as pal...on Therapy for breast cancer ... Radiation therapy — also called radiotherapy — is ... Ask-the-Expert Conference: March 2004: Radiation Therapy Updat...

Primary lung cancer

...nditions > Primary Lung Cancer ... Primary lung cancer is a very serious respiratory disorder that begins in the ... Stereotactic radiotherapy for primary lung cancer and pulmonary metastases: a ... The primary sites of metastatic lung cancer were the colon in 4, tongue in 2...

MIBG

... noninvasive in vivo ... 123I- MIBG imaging in diabetic CAN is also reviewed, highlighting the advantages ... A Pilot Phase II Study of Targeted radiotherapy with 131I- MIBG and Arsenic Trioxide in Patients with Resistant Neuroblastoma or Malignant Chromaffin Cell Tumors ... ...

Inoperable

...tumor was choking ... Safety and Efficacy of Hypofractionated Radial radiotherapy Confirmed for Medically Inoperable Non-S ... radiotherapy for medically inoperable non-small cell ... March 24, 2008 - Surgeo...

Groin

...njuries" are well known in pages of the sports ... Primary groin irradiation vs primary groin surgery for early vulvar cancer. ... Primary radiotherapy to the groin is expected to result in lower morbidity. ... Proper treatment of a groin pull can help speed your ... The groin muscles, cal...
Radiotherapy in Biological News

Breakthrough in radiotherapy promises targeted cancer treatment

Current radiation therapy treatment damages a patient's healthy tissue as well as eradicating the tumour it is intended to destroy, making the treatment especially invasive and often causing nasty side effects. A new development in radiotherapy will enable a far more precise and accurate treatm...

Two-day symposium in Baltimore to tackle the promises and perils of proton radiotherapy

College Park, Maryland -- April 3, 2009 -- Proton therapy has been hailed as a revolutionary cancer treatment, with higher cure rates and fewer side effects than traditional X-ray photon radiotherapy. Proton therapy is the modality of choice for treating certain small tumors of the eye, head, head...

Joining forces to improve lung cancer treatment

... clinical trials. Combinations of chemotherapy and radiotherapy are also improving outcomes of loco-regional non-s...these developments, including: A study comparing radiotherapy alone to sequential chemotherapy and radiation in ...rated hypofractionated three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy (3D-CRT) with dose-per-fraction escalation for tre...

6th ESOU Meeting

...rganiser said: "On Friday, 16 January, an interesting pro-contra debate is organised entitled 'Should hormones (adjuvant/neo-adjuvant) be dedicated to radiotherapy and abandoned in patients to be treated with surgery?' Furthermore, the lecture by Prof. Theo de Reijke of the European Organisation on the Research a...

NPL unveils new equipment to make cancer treatment safer

...(NPL) today will help improve the success rates of radiotherapy cancer treatments. The new clinical electron linea... are treated with accurate doses of radiation. radiotherapy treats cancer, by using ionising radiation such as...cer cells. Every hospital needs to ensure that its radiotherapy equipment is stable and accurate because deliverin...

European researchers harness unique properties of boron to develop new drugs and diagnostics

...g to its convenor Zbigniew Lesnikowski, the ESF workshop set the stage for a new era of boron therapies going beyond the current application in cancer radiotherapy via boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT), in which the element is used to help translate beams of neutrons into radiation that targets tumour cells wi...

When the ill need protection from the cure

...hnologies are not providing the amount of patient protection that medical professionals had expected. This comes from continued radiation accidents in radiotherapy facilities, and continued reports of unnecessary radiation doses to patients in those diagnostic examinations," says the IAEA's Madan Rehani, a Radiat...

In Vietnam, alongside progress, a battle for life

...my, followed by chemotherapy, then 25 fractions of radiotherapy spread over five weeks. Women Most at Risk ...all groups, whiling away the time until their next radiotherapy session. Most have taken loans to pay the patients...in months. Enlisting Partners in the Fight radiotherapy is a powerful tool in the treatment of breast canc...

Treatment delays result in poor outcomes for men with breast cancer

...s the likelihood of metastatic spread to other parts of the body. All the men underwent surgery to remove their cancer. After surgery, 48 received radiotherapy and 100 received adjuvant chemotherapy or hormone therapy. After a median follow-up of 5.2 years, the estimated 10-year disease-free survival rates we...

New oral angiogenesis inhibitor offers potential nontoxic therapy for a wide range of cancers

...470 in Phase I and II clinical trials opened up anti-angiogenesis as an entirely new modality of cancer therapy, along with conventional chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgical approaches," says Ingber, now co-interim director of the Vascular Biology Program at Children's. TNP-470 was first reformulated severa...
Radiotherapy in Biological Technology

Varian Medical Systems to Showcase a Wide Spectrum of New and Updated Products That Improve Radiotherapy Treatment Processes at 2009 AAPM Meeting

ANAHEIM, Calif., July 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR ) will showcase a wide spectrum of new and updated products that improve and simplify the processes of radiotherapy and radiosurgery. Among the products on display will be a new version of the Ec...

Varian Medical Systems Acquires Assets of IKOEmed and IKOEtech; Acquisition to Add Software for Accelerating Radiotherapy Treatment Planning

PALO ALTO, Calif., June 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Varian Medical Systems, Inc., (NYSE: VAR ) today announced it has acquired the assets of Houston-based IKOEmed and IKOEtech, privately-owned suppliers of software used in the planning of radiotherapy and radiosurgery treatments. The acq...

AEterna Zentaris Discloses Preliminary Phase 2 Trial Results for Perifosine in Combination with Radiotherapy for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

QUEBEC CITY, June 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - AEterna Zentaris Inc. (NASDAQ: AEZS , TSX: AEZ), a global biopharmaceutical company focused on endocrine therapy and oncology, today disclosed preliminary results for the Company's European multi-center Phase 2 trial in non-small cell lung cancer (NSC...

Leading Middle East Cancer Hospital Acquires Advanced Radiotherapy Capability from Varian Medical Systems

Only Radiotherapy Department in State of Qatar to Introduce State-of-the-Art Treatments including RapidArc(TM) Technology DOHA, Qatar, March 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- One of the leading cancer centers in the Middle East has acquired two advanced radiotherapy devices from Varian Medical Sys...

Cancer Care of Western New York Becomes First Center in Western New York to Treat Cancer with RapidArc(TM) Radiotherapy Technology from Varian Medical Systems

Fast form of precise radiotherapy targets tumors quickly and accurately while minimizing exposure of surrounding healthy tissue PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- During his annual physical check-up in March, David Kelver's doctor noticed he'd never had his tonsils out,...

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

Full spectrum of technologies showcased at the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO) meeting in Boston, September 21-24, 2008 BOSTON, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ASTRO Booth # 547 -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR ), world l...

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 ...

Doctors in the US and Netherlands Using Fast RapidArc Radiotherapy Technology to Help Fight Cancer are Now Treating Tumors of the Head and Neck

Technology Targets Tumors with Precise Image-Guided IMRT to Spare Healthy Surrounding Tissue PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Doctors at cancer treatment centers in the United States and the Netherlands are now treating head and neck cancer using R...

Brain Cancer Patients at Two Leading Hospitals Treated Using Fast and Efficient RapidArc Radiotherapy Technology from Varian Medical Systems

RapidArc Used to Deliver Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Brain Metastases PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Two leading cancer centers have carried out groundbreaking radiosurgery treatments for multiple brain metastases using new RapidArc radiotherapy technology from Varian M...

First European IGRT School Takes Place for Radiotherapy Practitioners in UK

CLATTERBRIDGE, England, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR ) and one of Europe's leading oncology centers are jointly hosting Europe's first IGRT (image guided radiotherapy) training school, enabling hospitals across Europe to be trained to use the latest and...
Radiotherapy in Biological Definition

Immunology

...s known as immunotherapy. Immunotherapy is most commonly used in the context of the treatment of cancers together with chemotherapy ( drugs ) and radiotherapy ( radiation ). However, immunotherapy is also often used in the immunosuppressed (such as HIV patients) and people suffering from other immune defi...
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