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Radiation Therapy Centre Celebrates One Year

130 people have been treated at Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre’s [BCHC] radiation therapy [RT] unit in the first 12 months, since opening its doors in May 2017. BCHC’s RT unit, which is able to treat 95% of cancers where radiation would be beneficial ...

Source: Bernews
Published: 18 May 2018

Global Radiation Therapy Market Anticipated to Grow Rapidly in Coming Years

A new market study, titled “Radiation Therapy Global Market – Forecast To 2024”, has been featured on WiseGuyReports. Radiation is one of the most common treatments for cancer and may be delivered by a machine outside the body (external-beam ...

Source: Medgadget
Published: 10 May 2018

Biggs Radiation Oncology Dressing Rooms dedicated

Former Paducah Mayor Gerry Montgomery remembers her late father, James Biggs Sr., as a man always willing to lend a helping hand, especially to those who needed it the most. It's no wonder then that she and her husband, Dr. Wally Montgomery, wanted to ...

Source: The Paducah Sun
Published: 12 May 2018

Cureus Announces Winners of Case Report Publishing Competition Aimed at Advancing MR-Guided Radiation Therapy

SAN FRANCISCO, May 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cureus Journal of Medical Science announced today the winners of a medical case report publishing competition aimed at advancing the clinical practice of MR-guided radiation therapy. The competition ...

Source: PR Newswire
Published: 15 May 2018

New radiation therapy is available to treat certain types of skin cancers

There's no shortage of skin cancer to treat in Berks County or the nation as a whole. Skin cancer remains the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the U.S., according to the American Cancer Society. Estimates vary, but as many as 5.4 million cases were ...

Source: Reading Eagle
Published: 08 May 2018

ASTRO calls for more clinical trials combining radiation therapy with promising new cancer drugs

ARLINGTON, Va., May 10, 2018 – The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) today issued the following statement in support of findings from an ASTRO-commissioned task force to review opportunities to improve outcomes for cancer patients by ...

Source: DOTmed
Published: 15 May 2018

Radiation oncologist to serve as American Radium Society’s president-elect

Benjamin Movsas, MD, has been named president-elect of the American Radium Society. Movsas — chair of the department of radiation oncology at Henry Ford Cancer Institute — began his 1-year term this month. He will become society president next spring.

Source: Healio
Published: 17 May 2018

To Radiation With Love: A Bench-to-Bedside Immunotherapy Story

More than 20 years ago, I was a younger immunologist training in radiation oncology at Montefiore Health System, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, in Bronx, New York, one of the country’s leading institutions for medical education, basic research ...

Published: 18 May 2018

David John de Harter, MD, Recognized for Contributions to Radiation Oncology

With more than four decades of professional work, first in the US Navy and afterward in oncology, Dr. de Harter was a radiation oncologist with Mid-Florida Radiation Oncology Associates prior to retirement. In this position he directed the St. Lucie Cancer ...

Source: PR Newswire
Published: 15 May 2018

Inspira to open third radiation oncology imaging center

Inspira Health Network has opened a radiation oncology center on its Medical Center Woodbury campus. The center will be one of the first in the U.S. to offer Veritas Medical Solutions’ SmartVue Natural Light Solution, which allows natural light into ...

Source: NJBIZ
Published: 14 May 2018

Targeted Radiation Therapy Found To Work Against Otherwise Untreatable Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer kills more people than breast cancer in the UK, yet it's been relatively neglected compared to diseases that affect parts of the body people prefer talking about. Now, however, the first trial of a newish form of radiation therapy has ...

Source: IFLScience
Published: 10 May 2018

Mercy Advances Cancer Care in Missouri with Multi-System, Multi-Hospital Agreement for Accuray Radiation Therapy Systems

SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY) announced today that the company has signed a multi-system, multi-hospital agreement with Mercy for the acquisition of Accuray Radixact ® and CyberKnife ® M6™ Systems ...

Source: The Business Journals
Published: 09 May 2018

Machine learning objectively contours CT scans, saves time for radiation oncologists

Results were published in the June 2018 issue of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics. “By implementing a Dice similarity coefficient (DSC)-based threshold selection function, our DNN auto-delineation algorithm accurately ...

Source: Health Imaging
Published: 11 May 2018

INTERVIEW: What Nigerian youth must do to salvage country (II) – Nuclear Scientist

Compared to radiation therapy, application of radioimmuno-pharmaceuticals is specific to the disease cells and forgiving of the healthy cells. It works by precise binding of the mAb to its recognised tumour antigen (wherever it may be in the body even in ...

Source: Premium Times
Published: 19 May 2018

UW-Madison Carbone Cancer Center: Next generation cancer trials should combine radiation therapy with newer drugs

MADISON, Wis. – Patients could see powerful benefits if cancer research included more clinical trials that combined radiation with new targeted therapies and immunotherapy drugs, according to a white paper authored by leading University of Wisconsin ...

Source: Wis Business
Published: 11 May 2018

Cleveland Clinic Researcher Receives $2M Grant to Study Role of Cancer’s Genetic Composition in Predicting the Effectiveness of Radiation Therapy

Can the genetic makeup of their cancers predict how patients with lung cancer will respond to radiation therapy? And can this information be used to advance a genetically guided strategy for patients with these tumors? Cleveland Clinic researcher and ...

Published: 17 May 2018

Eminent radiation oncology expert in Sri Lanka 8-12 May

(PRESS RELEASE) – An eminent international expert in radiological physics in the treatment of cancer will be in Sri Lanka from 8 th to 12 th May to conduct training on Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) for local Consultant Oncologists and ...

Source: Lanka Business Online
Published: 04 May 2018

Actinium Pharmaceuticals: Neglected Assets In Niche Oncology

Figure 4: Gordon Isaacs, the first patient treated with linear accelerator radiation therapy (in this case an electron beam) for retinoblastoma in 1957. Source Moving away from the application of external beams, approaches to delivering radioactive ...

Source: Seeking Alpha
Published: 04 May 2018

Kettering Health Network celebrates completion of radiation therapy center

BEAVERCREEK — Kettering Health Network is celebrating the completion of the new radiation therapy center at Soin Medical Center with a ribbon cutting ceremony on May 3 for members of the media. The public is invited to a community open house for its ...

Source: WHIO
Published: 25 Apr 2018

South Florida Radiation Oncology Treats First Cancer Patients Using Its New CyberKnife@ M6T System

experience with the CyberKnife platform to help improve the lives of people who have been diagnosed with cancerous or non-cancerous tumors. "I've used the CyberKnife System for more than 10 years. It is my 'go to' radiation therapy device for treating ...

Source: Hickory Daily Record
Published: 24 Apr 2018

Philips showcases dedicated radiation oncology workflow solutions spanning image acquisition to treatment planning at ESTRO 2018

Collaboration with Sun Nuclear helps improve the quality, consistency and efficiency of radiation oncology treatment planning AMSTERDAM and BARCELONA, Spain, April 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health ...

Source: Yahoo Finance
Published: 19 Apr 2018

Study finds medical students receive little formal instruction in radiation oncology

Researchers who surveyed radiation oncology departments at academic medical centers found that only 41 percent of departments reported that at least one faculty member taught a topic related to radiation oncology. In only 25 percent of departments, a ...

Source: Medical Xpress
Published: 22 Mar 2018

Global Radiation Oncology Market Report 2018: By Product, Application, Manufacturer, Sales and Segmentation

The new research from Global QYResearch on Global Radiation Oncology Market Report for 2018 intends to offer target audience with the fresh outlook on market and fill in the knowledge gaps with the help of processed information and opinions from industry ...

Published: 30 Mar 2018

ASTRO American Society for Radiation Oncology : Three giants in the field of radiation oncology named 2017 ASTRO Gold Medalists

The American Society for Radiation Oncology is pleased to announce the 2017 ASTRO Gold Medalists. Søren M. Bentzen, DSc, PhD; Louis B. Harrison, MD, FASTRO; and Michael L ...

Source: 4-Traders
Published: 27 Jun 2017

For aggressive prostate cancer, high-dose radiation therapy is as good as surgery

A study by researchers at the UCLA provides convincing evidence that radiation-based treatments and surgery are equally effective treatments for aggressive prostate cancer. It also suggests that a particular form of radiation therapy, consisting of ...

Source: Knowridge
Published: 25 Jul 2017