7 medtech stories we missed this week: May 5, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From Biomerics’s $38.5 million expansion in Salt Lake City to new study results and partnerships, here are 7 medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Biomerics opening new corporate HQ Biomerics announced in a May 1 press release that it is moving its corporate headquarters in Salt Lake City. The new facility will be 230,000 sq. ft and will be located in the International Center. It will have corporate offices, engineering offices, research and development labs and cleanroom manufacturing. Biomerics is expected to invest $38.5 million in the expansi...
Source: Mass Device - May 5, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Clinical Trials Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Pre-Market Approval (PMA) Regulatory/Compliance Research & Development Accuray Inc. Biomerics Glytec medPhoton MedTech Mevion Medical Systems Neural Analytics RAPS Refocu Source Type: news

PET/CT helps assess pediatric brain tumor therapy
In a new study published in the May issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SNMMI: FDOPA-PET/MRI monitors pediatric brain tumors SNMMI: PET, MRI may predict pediatric brain tumor outcomes SNMMI: FET-PET aids pediatric brain cancer patients SNM: PET/MRI helps tumor staging for pediatric patients Proton therapy offers hope to pediatric brain cancer patients (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 3, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

IMRT vs Proton Therapy in Esophageal Cancer
This video reviews the advantages and disadvantages of IMRT and proton therapy for the treatment of esophageal cancer. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - May 3, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Steven H. Lin, MD, PhD Tags: Videos Gastrointestinal Cancers Source Type: news

Mevion joins forces with MedPhoton
Proton therapy developer Mevion Medical Systems has inked a strategic agreement...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Mevion completes milestone installation Mevion completes Fla. installation Mevion, RaySearch partner on info system Mevion to sharpen pencil-beam scanning at ASTRO ProNova joins forces with MedPhoton (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 2, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Proton therapy dev ProTom Int ’ l raises $30m
Proton therapy tech developer ProTom International said today it raised $30 million in a new round of funding. The funding round will provide $30 million to the company by the end of June 2017, with $10 million already funded as of March, the company said in a press release. ProTom produces the Radiance 330 proton therapy system, designed to offer focused proton therapy treatments to cancer patients. The company said that Massachusetts General Hospital is slated to install a Radiance 330 system, which it expects will be operational in late 2017. “ProTom’s Radiance 33 is a disruptive technology that signifi...
Source: Mass Device - April 7, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Oncology ProTom International Source Type: news

IBA Molecular forms Curium as new radiopharmacy player
Radiopharmacy vendor IBA Molecular has combined with recent acquisition Mallinckrodt...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: IBA posts healthy revenue for fiscal 2016 IBA, partners to bring proton therapy to Ala. IBA Molecular finalizes purchase of Mallinckrodt unit IBA, Nelco ink North American deal IBA cyclotron opens ahead of schedule (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 6, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Varian Medical Systems Names New CFO
PALO ALTO, Calif., April 5, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Varian Medical Systems (VAR) today announced it has named Gary E. Bischoping, Jr. of Dell Technologies as Chief Financial Officer effective May 8, 2017. Bischoping, 49, will re... Devices, Oncology, Personnel Varian Medical Systems, ProBeam, proton therapy, radiotherapy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - April 5, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

From the room next door to the next planet over
The new Albert Chadwick Research Room inside the Roberts Proton Therapy Center is no ordinary laboratory space. In fact, there ’s nothing else quite like it anywhere else in the United States, and whether it’s treating patients with cancer or helping NASA with its plans to send astronauts to Mars, the discoveries that could propel scientists forward will happen right here. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 27, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Cancer therapy: Tracking real-time proton induced radiation chemistry in water
Proton therapy is a promising form of radiation treatment used to kill cancerous cells and effectively halt their rapid reproduction, and the fundamental understanding for it is contained in the radiation induced water chemistry that occurs immediately after the interaction. The ensuing processes are therefore a subject of considerable scientific interest. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 27, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Tracking real-time proton induced radiation chemistry in water
(American Institute of Physics) Proton therapy is a promising form of radiation treatment used to kill cancerous cells and effectively halt their rapid reproduction, and the fundamental understanding for it is contained in the radiation induced water chemistry that occurs immediately after the interaction. The ensuing processes are therefore a subject of considerable scientific interest. Researchers describe their work exploring this ionization with an experimental setup, with enhanced temporal resolution, in this week's Applied Physics Letters. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 27, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

IBA posts healthy revenue for fiscal 2016
Proton therapy developer Ion Beam Applications (IBA) has posted healthy revenue...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: IBA, partners to bring proton therapy to Ala. IBA, Nelco ink North American deal Japan OKs IBA's proton therapy system IBA reaches treatment milestone, wins UAE order IBA wins proton therapy contract in China (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 23, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Proton Therapy Improves Outcomes in Recurrent Lung Cancer Proton Therapy Improves Outcomes in Recurrent Lung Cancer
Reirradiation with intensity-modulated proton therapy appears safe and improved outcomes in patients with recurrent lung cancer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Proton Therapy Reirradiation Safe, Effective for Recurrent Thoracic Tumors
The use of reirradiation with intensity-modulated proton therapy yielded strong overall survival with limited toxicity in patients with thoracic tumors, potentially offering a new option in this patient population. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - March 20, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Tags: Lung Cancer News Source Type: news

Advanced form of proton therapy shows promise for treating lung cancer recurrence
An advanced form of image-guided radiation therapy, known as intensity modulated proton therapy (IMPT), has shown early promise for the treatment of recurrent lung cancer, according to new research. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 17, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Advanced form of proton therapy shows promise for treating lung cancer recurrence
(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) An advanced form of image-guided radiation therapy, known as intensity modulated proton therapy (IMPT), has shown early promise for the treatment of recurrent lung cancer, according to new research from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 17, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Proton therapy offers new treatment possibility for recurrent lung cancer
(American Society for Radiation Oncology) A new study offers hope for patients with recurrent lung cancer, who historically have been considered ineligible for curative treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 16, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Personalized medicine, proton therapy, more advances in lung cancer at upcoming symposium
(American Society for Radiation Oncology) The press program for next week's 2017 Multidisciplinary Thoracic Cancers Symposium features research advances in lung cancer including immunotherapy, proton therapy and liquid biopsy, among others. Researchers will share their findings in a series of news briefings that will be held on-site and simultaneously webcast from the San Francisco Marriott Marquis. Embargoed study releases will be provided to registered reporters before the briefings, and outside experts in lung cancer are available on request. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 9, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Proton center at St. Vincent ’s gets OK
Birmingham's Providence Proton is partnering with St. Vincent's - Birmingham to bring a new advanced proton therapy cancer treatment to the Magic City. As we previously reported, UAB is also enjoying a $50 million proton therapy partnership and plans to bring a new proton treatment building into its health care arsenal. "In life, everyone will at some point be touched by cancer either personally or through family or friends. Providence Proton is honored to be part of this team of partners," said… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 7, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tim Steere Source Type: news

IBA, partners to bring proton therapy to Ala.
Proton therapy developer Ion Beam Applications (IBA) is partnering with several...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: IBA, Nelco ink North American deal Japan OKs IBA's proton therapy system IBA reaches treatment milestone, wins UAE order IBA wins proton therapy contract in China IBA cyclotron opens ahead of schedule (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 6, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

UAB to bring proton therapy for advanced cancer treatment to Birmingham
(University of Alabama at Birmingham) The University of Alabama at Birmingham will partner with Proton International to bring proton therapy, one of the most technically advanced forms of cancer-killing radiation, to Alabama. Proton therapy delivers a more precise dose of radiation to a tumor and can avoid damage to healthy surrounding tissue better than conventional X-ray radiation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 16, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

ZDi Solutions, LLC Announces Justin Sims as Executive Vice President of Sales
KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 30, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- ZDi Solutions, LLC announced today that Justin Sims has joined the team as the new Executive Vice President of Sales. Justin brings over 25 years of domestic and international sa... Devices, Oncology, Personnel ZDi Solutions, Z-System, patient positioning, radiotherapy, proton therapy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - January 30, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

IBA, Nelco ink North American deal
Proton therapy developer Ion Beam Applications (IBA) has signed a comarketing...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Japan OKs IBA's proton therapy system IBA reaches treatment milestone, wins UAE order IBA wins proton therapy contract in China IBA cyclotron opens ahead of schedule IBA awarded Chinese proton therapy contract (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 25, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Varian Medical Systems Announces Distribution Ratio And Record Date For Separation Of Imaging Components Business
PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 10, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Varian Medical Systems (VAR) today announced that its Board of Directors approved the previously announced separation of the company's Imaging Components business. The separati... Devices, Radiology, Oncology Varian Medical Systems, Varex Imaging, radiotherapy, proton therapy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - January 10, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Prostate cancer news: Patient chose THIS treatment to 'protect sex life’
A PROSTATE cancer patient has shunned NHS treatment in favour of proton therapy abroad in a bid to protect his sex life and reduce potential side-effects. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

​Emory Proton Therapy Center acquisition valued at $350 million
The Emory Proton Therapy Center is getting back on track after being acquired by nonprofit Provident Resources Group for a reported $350 million, according to the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report. Baton Rouge, La.-based Provident is taking control over the stalled $200 million center after original developer, Advanced Particle Therapy, could not finance the project. Advanced Particle Therapy is no longer involved. Provident will need to invest about $300 million to complete the center, but it… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 9, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ellie Hensley Source Type: news

Texas Innovations in Health Care: Proton therapy center a statewide asset
This article is part of a special series produced jointly by the Business Journals in Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio, highlighting the contributions those markets are making to the state’s health care industry. North Texas’ first cancer center using proton beam therapy opene d a year ago, and it filled its medical staff with some top names in the field. One of them is Dr. Andrew Lee, medical director at the $111 million Texas Center for Proton Therapy in Irving. Before… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 9, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bill Hethcock Source Type: news

Texas Innovations in Health Care: Proton therapy center a statewide asset
This article is part of a special series produced jointly by the Business Journals in Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio, highlighting the contributions those markets are making to the state’s health care industry. North Texas’ first cancer center using proton beam therapy opene d a year ago, and it filled its medical staff with some top names in the field. One of them is Dr. Andrew Lee, medical director at the $111 million Texas Center for Proton Therapy in Irving. Before… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 9, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Bill Hethcock Source Type: news

Japan OKs IBA's proton therapy system
Proton therapy developer Ion Beam Applications (IBA) has received Japanese...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: IBA reaches treatment milestone, wins UAE order IBA wins proton therapy contract in China IBA cyclotron opens ahead of schedule IBA awarded Chinese proton therapy contract IBA wins Fla. cyclotron installation (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 8, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

‘Cyclotron’ zaps tumors, boosts Cincinnati’s profile
A new medical center designed to zap cancer with particles that travel faster than a bolt of lightning finished treating its first patient this month in Butler County. A Deerfield Township woman underwent proton beam therapy to destroy brain tumors. Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and UC Health teamed to build and operate the $120 million proton therapy center, which treats both kids and adults. “I really didn’t mind being the first patient because I knew they would be extra… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 25, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

‘Cyclotron’ zaps tumors, boosts Cincinnati’s profile
A new medical center designed to zap cancer with particles that travel faster than a bolt of lightning finished treating its first patient this month in Butler County. A Deerfield Township woman underwent proton beam therapy to destroy brain tumors. Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and UC Health teamed to build and operate the $120 million proton therapy center, which treats both kids and adults. “I really didn’t mind being the first patient because I knew they would be extra… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 25, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Mevion touts new proton therapy tech
Mevion Medical Systems announced its latest development in proton therapy, touting improvements that could allow its Hyperscan system to treat tumors other proton therapy systems cannot. The announcement was made at the 58th annual ASTRO meeting this week in Boston. CEO Joseph Jachinowski told MassDevice.com that the Littleton, Mass.-based company’s Hyperscan system is now integrated with the Adaptive Aperture, a collimator which can narrow a beam of protons to 1-3 millimeters. The Hyperscan device is completely novel to proton therapy, Jachinowski told us, because it can scan 10-50 times faster than o...
Source: Mass Device - September 28, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Hospital Care Oncology Mevion Medical Systems Source Type: news

IBA's Proton Therapy Community Achieves the Next Big Milestone With 50,000 Cancer Patients Treated
With the Number of Treated Patients Growing by Over 20% Year by Year, Patient Access Will Double by 2020 LOUVAIN-LA-NEUVE, Belgium, September 27, 2016 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- IBA, the worldwide leading expert in proton therapy is p... Devices, Oncology IBA , Ion Beam Applications, proton therapy radiotherapy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 27, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

ASTRO: OK to cut RT dose for primary medulloblastoma
Reduced doses for radiation therapy (RT) for pediatric medulloblastoma at the...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Pediatric proton therapy treatments on the rise SNMMI: PET, MRI may predict pediatric brain tumor outcomes ASTRO: Study lauds proton therapy Imaging advances therapy assessment Proton therapy offers hope to pediatric brain cancer patients (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 26, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

IBA to Open the Path Towards Adaptive Proton Therapy
IBA Launches Groundbreaking Online Platform to Gather the Leading Experts in Adaptive Proton Therapy and Create a Community to Develop Research Open Source Software LOUVAIN-LA-NEUVE, Belgium, September 23, 2016 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) ... Devices, Oncology IBA , Ion Beam Applications, proton therapy, radiotherapy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 23, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

ZDI Introduces Patented Proton Therapy and Radiation Therapy Positioning Devices to Radiation Oncology Market
KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 23, 2016 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- ZDi Solutions, LLC announced today that it will soon market its Z-System™ patient positioning devices to proton therapy and conventional radiation therapy facilities in the U.S.... Devices, Oncology, Product Launch ZDi Solutions, proton therapy, radiotherapy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 23, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Mevion to sharpen pencil-beam scanning at ASTRO
Proton therapy developer Mevion Medical Systems plans to highlight an upgrade...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Mevion reaches milestone in Ohio Mevion proton system begins treating patients in Fla. Mevion delivers proton accelerator to DC hospital Mevion wins Calif. proton therapy contract Mevion, Washington University expand partnership (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 22, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Proton therapy demand wave drives expansion of Belgium ’ s IBA
(Reuters) – When Yves Jongen stood at the controls of his proton therapy machine 15 years ago to treat a cancer patient for the first time he was petrified. Now Jongen’s company IBA is hiring 400 engineers to cope with demand for the technology, increasing its workforce by a third, and expanding its production capacity to make up to 30 machines a year, from a maximum of 8 now. “It is such a responsibility to send a beam of potentially lethal particles into the body of a fellow human being. It is exciting but scary at the same time,” he said. Proton therapy made the front pages in Britain l...
Source: Mass Device - September 1, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Radiosurgery IBA Source Type: news

Proton therapy demand wave drives expansion of Belgium's IBA
LOUVAIN LA NEUVE, Belgium (Reuters) - When Yves Jongen stood at the controls of his proton therapy machine fifteen years ago to treat a cancer patient for the first time he was petrified. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Parents' heartbreak as NHS 'deny' five-year-old Nell life-saving proton therapy
ANXIOUS parents are racing against time to raise money for their daughter, who has been refused NHS funding for potentially life-saving overseas cancer treatment - proton beam therapy. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Judy Bruner Appointed to Board of Directors of Varian Medical Systems; Venkatraman Thyagarajan Retires from Varian Board
PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 22, 2016 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (VAR) today announced that Judy Bruner, retired Executive Vice President, Administration and Chief Financial Officer of SanDisk Corporation, has bee... Devices, Oncology, Personnel Varian Medical Systems, proton therapy, radiotherapy, radiosurgery (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - August 22, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Global x-ray detector market to reach $3B by 2021
The global market for digital x-ray detectors is expected to reach $3 billion...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: U.S. breast localization market to reach $878M by 2020 Global ultrasound market expected to grow 5% by 2021 South Korean proton therapy market to grow Global fluoro market to reach $804M by 2020 Physician shortage will drive global telemed market (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 10, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Photos: $120M cancer-zapping facility opens in Butler County
A $120 million Proton Therapy Center is to begin treating cancer patients next month, and a first look at the tumor-zapping facility in Butler County was provided today by officials with UC Health and Cincinnati Children ’s Hospital Medical Center. “This important investment will transform cancer care for children and adults and generate a new wave of discovery,” said Michael Fisher, CEO of Cincinnati Children’s, which covered 90 percent of the cost of the facility on its Liberty Township… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 9, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

FIRST LOOK: $120M cancer-zapping facility opens in Greater Cincinnati
A $120 million Proton Therapy Center is to begin treating cancer patients next month, and a first look at the tumor-zapping facility in Butler County was provided today by officials with UC Health and Cincinnati Children ’s Hospital Medical Center. “This important investment will transform cancer care for children and adults and generate a new wave of discovery,” said Michael Fisher, CEO of Cincinnati Children’s, which covered 90 percent of the cost of the facility on its Liberty Township… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 8, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

IBA cyclotron opens ahead of schedule
Proton therapy and radiopharmacy vendor Ion Beam Applications (IBA) said that...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: IBA awarded Chinese proton therapy contract IBA wins Fla. cyclotron installation IBA unveils new cyclotron at SNMMI 2016 IBA appoints new executives IBA achieves Q1 revenue growth (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 5, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Varian Medical shares rise after Street-beating Q3
Varian Medical (NYSE:VAR) saw shares rise 5% after releasing 3rd quarter earnings that handily beat the Street’s expectations. The Palo Alto, Calif.-based company reported profits of $98.9 million, or $1.04 per share, on sales of $789.4 million for the 3rd quarter. The bottom-line shrunk 12.9% as sales grew 0.7% compared to the same quarter in 2015. Adjusted earnings per share were $1.22, topping analysts on Wall Street’s expectations of $1.17 per share. The street was looking for sales of $779.9 million for the round, which Varian topped by more than $9 million. Shares have risen 5% to trade at ...
Source: Mass Device - July 28, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Varian Medical Systems Source Type: news

First cancer patient in Ohio receives proton therapy treatment
( University Hospitals Case Medical Center ) Mevion Medical Systems, the leader in compact proton therapy, is announcing that University Hospitals in Cleveland used the industry-leading MEVION S250 proton therapy system to treat its first patient, a 24-year-old woman with, rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare form of sarcoma. The proton therapy treatment made history by being the first in the state of Ohio. The new proton therapy center is located on the main campus of UH, directly between UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital and UH Seidman Cancer Center. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 27, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Living With Cancer: Keep Cool in the Summer Heat
Tips for cancer survivors to keep cool in the summer heat Some cancer treatments can increase your risk of dehydration and sunburn. Here's how to stay safe and comfortable this summer. Proton therapy Get the facts about this radiation therapy that uses high-energy beams to treat tumors. Bone cancer Learn more about the signs, symptoms [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 1, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Pencil Beam Protons Zap Cancer
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Radiation treatment for cancer has become as precise as the tip of a pencil. With pencil beam proton therapy, doctors can pinpoint tumors more accurately than ever before, while greatly reducing the number of treatments and the risk of damaging healthy cells. (Source: Medical Headlines From Ivanhoe.com)
Source: Medical Headlines From Ivanhoe.com - June 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Finally, RCT Results for Proton Therapy in a CancerFinally, RCT Results for Proton Therapy in a Cancer
Results from the first randomized controlled trial of proton therapy indicate that the new technology is no better than IMRT in the treatment of lung cancer. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - June 21, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

IBA unveils new cyclotron at SNMMI 2016
Ion Beam Applications (IBA) is showcasing its Cyclone Kiube cyclotron this...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: IBA achieves Q1 revenue growth IBA signs deal with University of Florida IBA to install proton therapy center in India IBA forecasts revenue, earnings growth IBA sells last of IBA Molecular (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 13, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news