CMS: Medicare Program: Specialty Care Models to Improve Quality of Care and Reduce Expenditures
Notice of a final rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services implementing two new mandatory Medicare payment models: the Radiation Oncology Model (RO Model) and the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Treatment Choices Model (ETC Model). The RO Model will test whether prospective episode payments to hospital outpatient departments and freestanding radiation therapy centers for radiation therapy episodes of care preserves or enhances the quality of care furnished to Medicare beneficiaries while reducing Medicare program spending. The ETC Model adjusts Medicare payments on certain dialysis and dialysis-related claim...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - September 29, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Public Inspection: CMS: Medicare Program: Specialty Care Models to Improve Quality of Care and Reduce Expenditures
Pre-publication notice of a final rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services implementing two new mandatory Medicare payment models: the Radiation Oncology Model (RO Model) and the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Treatment Choices Model (ETC Model). The RO Model will test whether prospective episode payments to hospital outpatient departments and freestanding radiation therapy centers for radiation therapy episodes of care preserves or enhances the quality of care furnished to Medicare beneficiaries while reducing Medicare program spending. The ETC Model adjusts Medicare payments on certain dialysis and dialys...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - September 22, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

UA Board of Trustees Approve Joint Hospital Ventures
The University of Arkansas Board of Trustees on Friday approved joint ventures between the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Baptist Health and Arkansas Children’s to expand access to radiation therapy as well as to establish the state’s first proton therapy center. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - September 21, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Medicare Will Test Pay Models for Radiation Oncology, Dialysis Medicare Will Test Pay Models for Radiation Oncology, Dialysis
CMS unveiled a final rule allowing Medicare to next year begin a test of bundled payment for radiation therapy. The rule also approves a kidney care model that encourages use of home-based treatments.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - September 18, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

China extends tariff exclusion for Varian for a year
Radiation therapy vendor Varian Medical Systems will remain exempt from paying...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Varian releases update to proton therapy software Varian names Toth as president and COO Siemens raises $3.2B to fund Varian acquisition Why Siemens-Varian deal is a win-win for both companies Siemens to buy Varian in $16B deal (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 16, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Androgen Deprivation Appears Beneficial in Unfavorable Intermediate-Risk PC Androgen Deprivation Appears Beneficial in Unfavorable Intermediate-Risk PC
Androgen-deprivation therapy may benefit patients with unfavorable intermediate-risk disease when combined with radiation therapy, new research suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - September 14, 2020 Category: Radiology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

High-intensity focused ultrasound for prostate cancer: First US study shows promising outcomes
(Wolters Kluwer Health) High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) - a technology used to treat localized prostate cancer - has shown adequate control of prostate cancer while avoiding major side effects of surgery or radiation therapy, according to a new study in the Journal of Urology ® , Official Journal of the American Urological Association (AUA). The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

10,000th Patient Receives Treatment with ViewRay's MRIdian System
MRI-Guided Radiation Therapy Brings Cutting-Edge Cancer Treatment to Patients Around the World CLEVELAND, Sept. 1, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- ViewRay, Inc. (Nasdaq: VRAY) announced today that 10,000 patients have been treated to ... Devices, Radiology ViewRay, MRIdian, MRI-guided radiation therapy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 1, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

IntraOp and Ohio State announce collaboration in FLASH
(MediaSource) Pre-clinical testing has demonstrated that FLASH radiotherapy has a number of biological benefits and an improved therapeutic index by producing a protective effect for normal tissue. This technology represents a paradigm shift in the field of oncology with the potential to both expand and improve the role of radiation therapy in the treatment of cancer patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cancer Radiation Can Safely Proceed During COVID-19 Pandemic: Study
THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2020 -- Cancer patients who need radiation therapy shouldn't let fear of COVID-19 delay their treatment, one hospital study suggests. Over six days in May, during the height of the pandemic in New Jersey, surfaces in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 27, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

City of Hope first in Southern California to adopt novel radiation technology
(City of Hope) City of Hope is among the first in the nation to adopt a new radiotherapy technology that is expected to one day change the way metastatic cancer patients are treated. The newly purchased machine is the first-ever platform that will combine targeted radiation therapy with PET imaging. The hope is that the machine will one day enable doctors to deliver biology-guided radiotherapy, a treatment where tumor byproducts are detected in real-time and destroyed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Discovery of new genes that influence the success of cancer treatment
(University of Bern) One of the great mysteries of cancer research is why certain patients respond better to radiation therapy than others. Researchers at the University of Bern have now discovered which genes play an important role in this. This results in new findings for cancer treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Gene targeting helps overcome the resistance of brain cancer to therapy
(McGill University) New insight into a gene that controls energy production in cancer stem cells could help in the search for a more effective treatment for glioblastoma. A McGill-led study published in Nature Communication reveals that suppressing the OSMR gene can improve the effectiveness of radiation therapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Accuray's Q4, fiscal year revenues decline
Radiation oncology firm Accuray has released financial results for its fourth...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Accuray launches CyberKnife S7 system Accuray secures Mo. contract Accuray touts 2 radiation therapy studies Accuray posts mixed Q2 results Accuray touts CyberKnife study results (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 14, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health Begins Patient Treatments with ViewRay's MRIdian Linac
Brings Benefits of MRI-Guided Radiation Therapy Closer to Home for Cancer Patients in New England CLEVELAND, Aug. 13, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- ViewRay, Inc. (Nasdaq: VRAY) announced today that Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health in New ... Devices, Radiology, Oncology ViewRay, MRIdian, MRI-guided radiation therapy, radiotherapy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - August 13, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Radiation to treat pediatric cancers may have lasting impact on heart and metabolic health
(American Association for Cancer Research) Adult survivors of childhood abdominal and pelvic cancers who had been treated with radiation therapy experienced abnormalities in body composition and had worse cardiometabolic health compared with the general population. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 13, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Delaying prostate cancer radiation therapy offers room for flexibility in pandemic peak
(Brigham and Women's Hospital) A new study by investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital found that for men with unfavorable intermediate-risk or high-risk localized prostate cancer, who are receiving radiation and hormone therapy, delaying radiation while remaining on hormone therapy is unlikely to impact survival. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 13, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Varian posts lower revenue, net income
Radiation therapy firm Varian Medical Systems posted a 16% drop in revenue...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Report: Varian to lay off more than 100 employees RaySearch, Varian partner to track radiation therapy Varian adds COVID-19 screening to Noona app COVID-19 affects Varian's Q2 results Varian debuts new version of Eclipse with AI (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 4, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Siemens to buy Varian in $16B deal
In what's being called the biggest healthcare acquisition of the year, Siemens...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Report: Varian to lay off more than 100 employees ImageBiopsy Lab inks Siemens agreement Siemens launches Ysio X.pree x-ray system Siemens moves ultrasound HQ to Wash. RaySearch, Varian partner to track radiation therapy Varian adds COVID-19 screening to Noona app (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 2, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Study suggests new approach to improve radiation therapy resistance in glioblastoma
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) Laboratory research paves the way for a clinical trial to see if an FDA-approved drug used to prevent organ transplant rejection can work against glioblastoma, an aggressive type of brain tumor. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 30, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

ASTRO Issues First Guideline on Radiation Therapy for Cervical Cancer
FRIDAY, July 24, 2020 -- There is strong evidence supporting the use of radiation therapy (RT) for nonmetastatic cervical cancer, according to a clinical practice guideline from the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) published in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

UAlberta researchers make real-time tumor tracking in radiation therapy 5 times faster
(University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine& Dentistry) A team of University of Alberta researchers has developed a faster way of tracking the movement of tumors in the body during radiation therapy, which could significantly improve outcomes for cancer patients. The team's work builds on the Linac-MR project, a radiation beam (linear accelerator or 'linac') and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) hybrid machine developed by researchers at the Cross Cancer Institute in 2013. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 22, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Leukemia drug shows the potential to treat aggressive pediatric brain c â ncer
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) When tested in vitro, arsenic trioxide killed tumor cells and prevented the formation of new colonies. This leukemia drug also boosted the effect of radiation therapy on medulloblastoma, a type of central nervous system tumor most common in children. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Report: Varian to lay off more than 100 employees
Radiation therapy vendor Varian Medical Systems plans to lay off 101 employees...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: RaySearch, Varian partner to track radiation therapy Varian adds COVID-19 screening to Noona app COVID-19 affects Varian's Q2 results Varian debuts new version of Eclipse with AI Varian gets FDA nod for Ethos adaptive therapy unit (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 21, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

RaySearch, TAE Life Sciences partner on cancer therapy
Radiation therapy software developer RaySearch Laboratories has entered into...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI algorithm boosts Swedish clinic's workflow RaySearch unveils new RayStation release RaySearch, Varian partner to track radiation therapy RaySearch inks Australian contract Accuray, RaySearch treat 1st patients in Asia-Pacific (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 16, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Terumo Acquires Quirem Medical to Enhance Its Interventional Oncology Field
TOKYO and DEVENTER, Netherlands, July 15, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Terumo Corporation (TSE: 4543) today announced it has completed the acquisition of Quirem Medical B.V., a Netherlands-based healthcare startup specializing in the ... Devices, Interventional, Oncology, Mergers & Acquisitions Terumo , Quirem Medical, Selective Internal Radiation Therapy, radiotherapy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - July 15, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) to host virtual Annual Meeting, October 25-28
(American Society for Radiation Oncology) The American Society for Radiation Oncology's (ASTRO) 62nd Annual Meeting will be held October 25-28 via an interactive virtual platform. The meeting, 'Global Oncology: Radiation Therapy in a Changing World,' will feature reports from the latest clinical trials; panels on global oncology, health disparities and the novel coronavirus; and an immersive attendee experience in a virtual convention center. Media resources are available at www.astro.org/astro2020press, and attendee registration is available at www.astro.org/annualmeeting. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

RefleXion, Telix partner on high-risk cancer treatments
Radiation therapy equipment developer RefleXion Medical and radiopharmaceutical...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: RefleXion to collaborate with Merck on clinical trial RefleXion raises $100M in equity round RefleXion sells first X1 rad therapy machine RefleXion gets FDA nod for rad therapy Meet the Minnies 2019 semifinal candidates (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 8, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

MIM Software launches practice improvement tool
Medical imaging software developer MIM Software has launched MIM Harmony, a...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: DocPanel picks MIM software MIM Software, Sitex team up to treat cancer IsoRay, MIM Software team on treatment for head, neck cancer MIM Software adds to customer list Philips, MIM to collaborate on radiation therapy (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 7, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Coronavirus Could Upend Cancer Trends in the U.S.
Liz Satterfield has a ritual for every time she returns home after leaving the house. Diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in 2016, the Kirkland, Washington resident recently learned that the cancer that had spread to her brain in 2018 was still growing. Throughout the pandemic, she’s had to visit the hospital at least once every three weeks, often more frequently, for treatments to control her disease. “I have a pair of shoes in a paper bag that I keep in the trunk of my car or a rack in the garage. I only wear those shoes when I’m going in to get treatment,” she says. “When I come home, I...
Source: TIME: Health - June 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

ViewRay highlights results from prostate cancer study
Image-guided radiation therapy vendor ViewRay is highlighting the results of...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ViewRay, VieCure team up for cancer care ViewRay's revenue spikes in 2019, despite slow Q4 ViewRay expects revenue growth in 2019, despite slow Q4 ViewRay inks deal with Elekta, Medtronic ViewRay subject to class-action lawsuits (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 25, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Low-Dose Radiation Therapy May Help COVID-19 Patients Low-Dose Radiation Therapy May Help COVID-19 Patients
The radiation, which works to offset immune system'cytokine storm,'may reduce inflammation in the lungs of severely ill COVID-19 patients enough to wean them off a ventilator or avoid it altogether.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - June 18, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Radiology News Source Type: news

Low-Dose Radiation Therapy May Help COVID Patients
Researchers are testing low-dose chest radiation to reduce inflammation in the lungs of severely ill COVID-19 patients enough to wean them off a ventilator or avoid it altogether. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Accuray launches CyberKnife S7 system
Radiation oncology firm Accuray has launched CyberKnife S7 system, the latest...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Accuray secures Mo. contract Accuray touts 2 radiation therapy studies Accuray posts mixed Q2 results Accuray touts CyberKnife study results Accuray makes 1st Radixact install in Utah (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 17, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Without intervention, a 70% reduction in strokes or death in patients with brain AVMs
(University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM)) For people with a brain arteriovenous malformation (AVM), a congenital vascular system defect, fate has a name: stroke. To avoid this risk, patients sometimes undergo interventions to remove the malformation. But is this very beneficial? Not necessarily. According to an international clinical trial, co-directed by researchers from the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM), interventional treatment--by neurosurgery, neuroradiology or radiation therapy--could be more dangerous than the disease itself. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

AIIMS conducts pilot study to assess effect of radiation therapy on COVID-19 patients
Dr D N Sharma, head of the Radiation Oncology department at AIIMS and the principal investigator of the research project, said two COVID-19 patients who were on oxygen support were given the therapy last Saturday and their condition has improved since then. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - June 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

RaySearch unveils new RayStation release
Radiation therapy software developer RaySearch Laboratories has introduced...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: RaySearch, Varian partner to track radiation therapy RaySearch inks Australian contract RaySearch reports RayStation milestone in Latin America RaySearch expands customer base with China contract Accuray, RaySearch treat 1st patients in Asia-Pacific (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 16, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Antibodies against sugars, internal radiation: Powerful package against cervical cancer
(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) The sugar coating on cancer cells helps them thrive, and a new study indicates patients with cervical cancer who make antibodies to those sugars appear to do better when they also receive internal radiation therapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 16, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

ASTRO issues first clinical guideline on radiation therapy for cervical cancer
(American Society for Radiation Oncology) A new clinical guideline from the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) provides recommendations for radiation therapy to treat patients with nonmetastatic cervical cancer. The guideline--ASTRO's first for cervical cancer--outlines indications and best practices for external beam radiation therapy and brachytherapy in the postoperative and definitive settings. Recommendations also address other treatments including chemotherapy and surgery when used in combination with radiation. The guideline is published online in Practical Radiation Oncology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 10, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Largest ever study of radiosurgery for brain metastases from small cell lung cancer
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) The international First-line Radiosurgery for Small-Cell Lung Cancer (FIRE-SCLC) analysis led by University of Colorado Cancer Center researchers and published today in JAMA Oncology shows no overall survival benefit with whole-brain radiation therapy compared with radiosurgery in patients with small cell lung cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 4, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

RefleXion to collaborate with Merck on clinical trial
Radiation therapy equipment developer RefleXion Medical has announced a clinical...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: RefleXion raises $100M in equity round RefleXion sells first X1 rad therapy machine RefleXion gets FDA nod for rad therapy RefleXion files 510(k), opens manufacturing facility RefleXion Medical secures $60M loan (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 29, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

RaySearch, Varian partner to track radiation therapy
Radiation therapy software developer RaySearch Laboratories and radiation oncology...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: RaySearch inks Australian contract RaySearch reports RayStation milestone in Latin America RaySearch expands customer base with China contract Brazil hospital uses Varian's Calypso system Varian opens education center in Japan Varian debuts HyperArc at ASTRO 2016 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 28, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Imaging agent for breast cancer PET gets FDA nod
Siemens Healthineers subsidiary PETNet Solutions and Zionexa have announced...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ASTRO: Radiation therapy slashes breast cancer recurrence MRI + mammography detects recurrent breast cancer Blue Earth, PETNet expand Axumin distribution SNMMI: FDG-PET predicts breast cancer outcomes Blue Earth, PETNet roll out Axumin (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 28, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Providence Portland Medical Center Begins Patient Treatments with ViewRay's MRIdian Linac
First MR-Linac in the Pacific Northwest Expands Cancer Patients' Access to MR-Guided Radiation Therapy CLEVELAND, May 27, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- ViewRay, Inc. (Nasdaq: VRAY) announced today that Providence Portland Medical Ce... Devices, Oncology ViewRay, MRIdian, MRI-guided radiation therapy, radiotherapy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 27, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Varian adds COVID-19 screening to Noona app
Radiation therapy vendor Varian Medical Systems has added new features to its...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: COVID-19 affects Varian's Q2 results Varian gets FDA nod for Ethos adaptive therapy unit Varian posts strong Q1 sales growth as profit slips Varian installs systems in Africa, U.S. Varian awarded Mich. cancer software contract Varian posts continued revenue gains in Q4, fiscal 2019 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 22, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

ASTRO Survey Reports Continued Radiation Therapy Services During Pandemic
The American Society for Radiation Oncology recently conducted an online survey of 222 US based, practicing radiation oncologists, finding that 100% continued to provide radiation therapy services during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - May 21, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Hannah Slater Source Type: news

ASTRO survey: Fewer patients despite enhanced safety measures at radiation oncology clinics
(American Society for Radiation Oncology) Despite facing challenges such as limited access to PPE during the COVID-19 outbreak, radiation oncology clinics quickly implemented safety enhancements that allowed them to continue caring for cancer patients, according to a new national survey from the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). All 222 physician leaders in the survey collected April 16-30 said their practices continued to provide radiation therapy, yet 85% also reported declines in patient visits, and by an average of one-third. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 20, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Catheter-Free VT Radio-Ablation'Safe, Effective' at 2 Years Catheter-Free VT Radio-Ablation'Safe, Effective' at 2 Years
Durability and long-term safety, all the more important to consider after radiation therapy, remains promising for the technique used for intractable VT; but it's still early days for the procedure.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - May 18, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

ERLEADA ® (apalutamide) Significantly Improved Overall Survival in Patients with Non-Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer
RARITAN, NJ, May 13, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today results from the final analysis of the pivotal Phase 3 SPARTAN study demonstrating ERLEADA® (apalutamide) in combination with androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) significantly improved overall survival (OS), compared to ADT alone, in patients with non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (nmCRPC) who were at high risk of developing metastases.[i] Results will be presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Virtual Scientific Program (Abstract #5516) beginning May 29th. ERLEADA® ...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - May 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Developing microbeam radiation therapy (MRT) for inoperable cancer
(University of Saskatchewan) An innovative radiation treatment that could one day be a valuable addition to conventional radiation therapy for inoperable brain and spinal tumors is a step closer, thanks to new research led by University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers at the Canadian Light Source (CLS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 13, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news