IMV: DR now makes up 80% of radiography installed base
Pushed by radiology's move to digitization and federal reimbursement changes,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI scan volume drops in 2017, but new purchases planned IMV: Imaging sites happiest with mammo systems Medicare to cut analog x-ray payments starting in 2017 IMV: Technology drives radiation therapy market Report: MRI scanner installed base is long in the tooth (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 24, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Lessons from Hurricane Maria: Doctors offer tips to better prepare clinics for catastrophe
(American Society for Radiation Oncology) In the wake of Hurricane Maria, radiation oncologists from the mainland United States and Puerto Rico prepared a set of crisis-planning tips for radiation therapy clinics to minimize gaps in cancer treatment after a catastrophic event. Their emergency preparedness suggestions were published online April 15 in Practical Radiation Oncology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 22, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

ViewRay inks Canadian distribution deal
Image-guided radiation therapy developer ViewRay has signed a distribution...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ViewRay secures FDA clearance for MRIdian upgrades New orders drive ViewRay revenue growth in 2018 ViewRay adds to revenue and net loss in Q3 ViewRay to launch pancreatic cancer trial ViewRay taps new CCO (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 19, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

ViewRay inks Canadian distribution agreement
Image-guided radiation therapy developer ViewRay has signed a distribution...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ViewRay secures FDA clearance for MRIdian upgrades New orders drive ViewRay revenue growth in 2018 ViewRay adds to revenue and net loss in Q3 ViewRay to launch pancreatic cancer trial ViewRay taps new CCO (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 18, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

ViewRay Partners with Leading Canadian Distributor to Bring MRI-guided Radiation Therapy to Canada
Minogue Medical to Serve as Exclusive Canadian Distributor for ViewRay's MRIdian System CLEVELAND, April 18, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- ViewRay, Inc. (Nasdaq: VRAY) announced today that the company has partnered with Minogue Medi... Devices, Radiology, Oncology, Distribution ViewRay, Minogue Medical, MRIdian, MRI-guided, radiotherapy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - April 18, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

ViewRay Partners with Largest Independent Distributor in Australia and New Zealand to Bring Benefits of MRI-Guided Radiation Therapy to the Region
Device Technologies Australia to Help Expand Global MRIdian Adoption CLEVELAND, April 17, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- ViewRay, Inc. (Nasdaq: VRAY) and Device Technologies Australia Pty Ltd (Device Technologies) announced today a p... Devices, Oncology, Distribution ViewRay, Device Technologies, MRIdian, MRI-guided, radiotherapy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - April 17, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Three studies show how tumors hijack the immune system to resist radiation therapy
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) Treg cells turn off the immune system. Three recent studies show that targeting tregs may increase the effectiveness of anti-cancer immunotherapies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 16, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Magic mouthwash effective treatment for mouth sore pain caused by radiation therapy
(Mayo Clinic) 'Magic mouthwash,' an oral rinse containing diphenhydramine, lidocaine and antacids, significantly reduced pain from oral mucositis, mouth sores, in patients receiving radiation therapy for cancers of the head and neck when compared to plaecbo. These were the findings of a multi-institution, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase III clinical trial, led by Robert Miller, M.D., an emeritus Mayo Clinic radiation oncologist. Dr. Miller and his colleagues published their findings on Tuesday, April 16, in JAMA. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 16, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Magic Mouthwash effective treatment for mouth sore pain caused by radiation therapy
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- "Magic mouthwash," an oral rinse containing diphenhydramine, lidocaine and antacids, significantly reduced pain from oral mucositis, mouth sores, in patients receiving?radiation therapy for cancers of the head and neck when compared to placebo. These were the findings of a multi-institution, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase III clinical trial, led by Robert Miller, M.D., [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 16, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Alpha Tau receives ISO certification
Israeli radiation therapy technology developer Alpha Tau Medical said it has...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Alpha Tau prepares clinical trials for Alpha DaRT (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 11, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Medicaid reimbursement to treat cancer patients with radiation therapy varies widely
(American Society for Radiation Oncology) A new study finds wide state-by-state variations in Medicaid reimbursements to physicians who treat cancer patients with radiation therapies. These differences could compound existing disparities in access to health care in rural communities, which tend to have higher Medicaid coverage rates than metropolitan areas. The study is available for free access through April 24 in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics (Red Journal). (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 11, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Varian Medical joins embolic therapy tech dev ABK Biomedical ’ s $30m Series B
Varian Medical (NYSE:VAR) has joined a $30 million Series B round of financing for embolic therapy tech developer ABK Biomedical. Palo Alto, Calif.-based Varian Medical Systems led the round alongside F-Prime Capital, Halifax, Nova Scotia-based ABK Biomedical said. “ABK has a unique approach to address a large unmet need for patients with non-resectable liver tumors. This technology is aligned with our goal of delivering innovative solutions in cancer care,” Varian strategy & biz dev VP Gregory Sorensen said in a press release. “We are impressed with the ABK Biomedical team and believe the compan...
Source: Mass Device - April 9, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Oncology Radiosurgery/Radiation therapy Wall Street Beat abkbiomedical Varian Medical Systems Source Type: news

Proton therapy shows efficacy, low toxicity in large cohort of children with high-risk neuroblastoma
(Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) Researchers from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania analyzed the largest cohort to date of pediatric patients with high-risk neuroblastoma treated with proton radiation therapy (PRT), finding both that proton therapy was effective at reducing tumors and demonstrated minimal toxicity to surrounding organs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

3D Ultrasound gives clinicians clearer picture to treat gynaecological cancer
(University of Western Ontario) By transforming a conventional ultrasound probe, already found in most clinics, the technology can provide a 360-degree, three-dimensional view of surgical tools and surrounding tissue and organs. It provides a clearer and more accurate picture in the operating room for clinicians who need to precisely insert needles into the tumour for a procedure called interstitial brachytherapy, a type of targeted radiation therapy that uses intense energy to kill cancer cells in the tumour from the inside out. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

3D ultrasound gives clinicians clearer picture to treat gynecological cancer
(University of Western Ontario) By transforming a conventional ultrasound probe, already found in most clinics, the technology can provide a 360-degree, three-dimensional view of surgical tools and surrounding tissue and organs. It provides a clearer and more accurate picture in the operating room for clinicians who need to precisely insert needles into the tumor for a procedure called interstitial brachytherapy, a type of targeted radiation therapy that uses intense energy to kill cancer cells in the tumor from the inside out. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 9, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Varian opens South Africa office
Radiation therapy firm Varian Medical Systems opened a new office on March...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Varian touts preclinical Flash therapy results at AACR Varian's Halcyon treats 1st patient in Malaysia 1st South Korean patient receives Halcyon treatment Varian holds inaugural meeting of FlashForward group Varian wins Nigerian contract (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 4, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Radiation oncology workforce study indicates potential threat to rural cancer care access
(American Society for Radiation Oncology) The newest study of America's radiation oncology workforce finds that gender and race gaps have narrowed slightly, although persistent and growing geographic disparities point to a need for more equity in access to radiation therapy care. Results of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) 2017 Radiation Oncologist Workforce Study are published in the March issue of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics (Red Journal), and an infographic summarizing the results is also available. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 4, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Varian touts preclinical Flash therapy results at AACR
Radiation therapy firm Varian Medical Systems is touting the results of a preclinical...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Varian's Halcyon treats 1st patient in Malaysia 1st South Korean patient receives Halcyon treatment Varian holds inaugural meeting of FlashForward group Varian wins Nigerian contract Varian's FlashForward Consortium adds new member (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 4, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

New Pancreatic Cancer Therapies Extending Lives
New chemotherapy regimens have given people with inoperable pancreatic cancer a fighting chance when delivered appropriately in conjunction with radiation therapy and surgery, according to a new study. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breakthrough alpha-ray treatment of cancer without external radiation
(Osaka University) Radioactive iodine has been used for treatment of thyroid cancer. However, some thyroid tumors become resistant to iodine treatment. An Osaka University research team used a large accelerator to produce sodium astatide for injection, which emits highly therapeutic alpha rays that can be used in cancer treatment. This systemic alpha-ray exposure may enable breakthrough outpatient treatment of cancerous lesions throughout the body without involving external radiation therapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 2, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Genetic variant linked to increased stroke risk in childhood cancer survivors treated with CRT
(American Association for Cancer Research) A common single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) was associated with increased risk for developing stroke in childhood survivors who received cranial radiation therapy (CRT) for their primary cancer, according to results presented at the AACR Annual Meeting 2019, March 29-April 3. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 2, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Deborah Norville reveals she has a cancerous thyroid nodule
Norville, who has been on Inside Edition since 1995, said she will make a speedy recovery and will not need chemotherapy or radiation therapy, but she will be off the show for some time. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AngioDynamics wins expanded FDA clearance for OARtrac radiation dose monitor
AngioDynamics (NSDQ:ANGO) said late yesterday that it won expanded FDA 510(k) clearance for its OARtrac radiation dose monitoring system. With the new clearance, the Latham, N.Y.-based company’s OARtrac system is cleared for use with patient-specific, pre-calibrated Plastic Scintillating Detector sensors used during cancer treatments to monitor photon and electron radiation therapy as an adjunct to treatment planning. AngioDynamics’ OARtrac system is designed to enable the measurement and validation of targeted radiation doses to improve accuracy and allow for more informed dosing. “This expanded cle...
Source: Mass Device - March 29, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Radiosurgery/Radiation therapy Regulatory/Compliance AngioDynamics Source Type: news

Better Muscle Mass Linked to Improved Immunotherapy Response
Researchers at Osaka University in Japan have identified a key component of physical health associated with response to immunotherapy drugs. Among people with non-small cell lung cancer, higher levels of muscle mass predicted a better response to PD-1 inhibitor immunotherapy. Sarcopenia — the term used to describe low muscle mass levels — appears to reduce the benefits a person receives from immunotherapy cancer treatment. “Sarcopenia at baseline is a significant predictor of worse outcome in patients with advanced NSCLC [non-small cell lung cancer] receiving PD-1 blockade,” the study investigators ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - March 28, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Female radiation oncologists earn less than men
Female radiation oncologists submit fewer Medicare charges and collect less...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Interventional radiologists pull down highest salaries ASTRO updates radiation oncology safety guide Radiation therapy gets boost in Guatemala Stereotactic radiation extends long-term survival What can rad onc residents expect in the job market? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 27, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Low-dose radiation therapy improves delivery of therapeutic nanoparticles to brain tumors
(Massachusetts General Hospital) A new study led by Massachusetts General Hospital investigators finds that radiation therapy may increase the uptake of therapeutic nanoparticles by glioblastomas, raising the possibility of using both growth-factor-targeted and immune-system-based therapies against the deadly brain tumor. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 27, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Elekta gets Canadian clearance for Unity MR
Radiation oncology vendor Elekta has received a Medical Device License from...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Elekta initiates study on MR radiation therapy for cancer FDA clears Elekta's Unity MR radiation therapy system Elekta highlights Unity abstracts at ASTRO Elekta acquires software firm Acumyn York Instruments buys Elekta's MEG business (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 25, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Elekta wins Health Canada approval for Elekta Unity MR radiation therapy system
Elekta (STO:EKTA B) said today that it won Health Canada approval for its Elekta Unity magnetic resonance radiation therapy system. The Elekta Unity system consists of a high-field 1.5 Tesla MRI scanner and a linear accelerator alongside integrated real-time dose planning software for target monitoring, the Stockholm-based company said. Elekta added that its Elekta Unity device has the ability to reshape doses based on daily changes in shape, size and the position of the tumor and surrounding healthy anatomy. “We are pleased to have achieved this important milestone toward making Elekta Unity available in C...
Source: Mass Device - March 25, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Oncology Radiosurgery/Radiation therapy Regulatory/Compliance Elekta Source Type: news

Brachytherapy Boost Ups Survival in Locally Advanced Cervical Cancer
MONDAY, March 25, 2019 -- The current standard of care (SOC) for advanced cervical cancer -- external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) and chemotherapy in combination with brachytherapy -- provides significantly higher overall survival over... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 25, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Triple drug treatment beats bowel cancer resistance
And researchers say combination therapy could also attack other cancers Related items fromOnMedica Faecal blood testing best to spot cancer and cost-effective Cetuximab with chemo shrinks more secondaries Benefits of aspirin to treat bowel cancer Surgery after radiation therapy effective for rectal cancer Invest in workforce to roll out bowel cancer screening, urges former health secretary (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 25, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Laser-targeted removal of prostate tumors works as well complete removal of prostate
(University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston) Researchers from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, led by prostate cancer treatment pioneer Dr. Eric Walser, have shown that selectively destroying cancerous prostate tissue is as effective as complete prostate removal or radiation therapy while preserving more sexual and urinary function than the other treatments. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 20, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Immunosuppression, Extracapsular Extension Tied to Worse mcSCCHN Survival (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Use of radiation therapy post-surgery improved survival (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - March 15, 2019 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Can radiation therapy and cremation safely coexist?
An increasing number of cancer patients are undergoing advanced radiation therapy...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Ontario ban on cremation after brachytherapy draws scrutiny ACR, AAPM address radiation incident in Ariz. crematory Radiotracer contaminates crematorium after patient dies Brachytherapy error halts treatment at Canadian center SNMMI: New therapy aids patients with neuroendocrine tumors (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 14, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

ASTRO updates radiation oncology safety guide
The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has published an updated...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ASTRO lauds selection of Shah for senior role at CMS ASTRO releases new prostate radiation therapy guideline ASTRO elects new board president-elect Radiation oncologists prepare to meet with Congress ASTRO urges CMS to shorten MIPS reporting period (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 13, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

ASTRO releases updated radiation oncology safety guide
(American Society for Radiation Oncology) In conjunction with Patient Safety Awareness Week, the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) published an update today to its framework for safe and effective radiation therapy treatment. The comprehensive reference guide, Safety is No Accident: A Framework for Quality Radiation Oncology and Care, is available for download. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mesothelioma Treatment Combines Proton and Photodynamic Therapy
Intraoperative photodynamic therapy combined with novel proton radiation improved survival time significantly for recent patients with advanced-stage pleural mesothelioma. The study — the first to measure the impact of this combination — involved 10 consecutive patients treated at the University of Pennsylvania’s Abramson Cancer Center. The treatment regimen resulted in a 90 percent, two-year disease control rate and an impressive 30.3-month median overall survival from the time of diagnosis. All 10 patients were diagnosed before treatment began with stage 3 or stage 4 disease, which typically results in ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - March 12, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Smart Biopsy Device Could Diagnose Breast Cancer Using Miniature Radiofrequency Sensors
Normally, when a physician notices a suspicious mass or lesion on a mammogram, he or she will request an ultrasound to explore it further. Based on those results, a biopsy may be performed to determine whether the mass is cancerous. “Unfortunately, right now, in some cases, physicians either overdiagnose or underdiagnose based on that biopsy, because with ultrasound they can only see so much,” said Lori Chmura, CEO of Dune Medical Devices. “The doctor is essentially going in blindly, trying to see what looks like the most suspicious area, and they’re t...
Source: MDDI - March 12, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Susan Shepard Tags: Business Source Type: news

Imaging technique finds differences between radiation-sensitive and resistant tumors
(University of Arkansas) Researchers have begun pilot clinical trials using an imaging technique called Raman spectroscopy, which offers promise for guided cancer treatment and could spare some patients of the toxic side effects of ineffective radiation therapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 11, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Elekta Hits Radiotherapy Milestone With 5,000th Linear Accelerator Manufactured
Radiation therapy system delivered to Korea's Hallym University Kangnam Sacred Heart Hospital STOCKHOLM, March 8, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- With the number of new cancer cases globally expected to rise by about 70 percent over t... Devices, Oncology Elekta, linear accelerator, radiotherapy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - March 8, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Is WBRT or ASCT Better Consolidation for Younger Patients With CNS Lymphoma?
The PRECIS study looked at consolidation treatment with autologous stem cell transplantation vs whole-brain radiation therapy in younger patients with CNS lymphoma. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - March 7, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Source Type: news

Pancreatic Cancer: Dr. Mallika Marshall On Alex Trebek ’ s Diagnosis
BOSTON (CBS) — “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek announced Wednesday that he is battling stage 4 pancreatic cancer.  A Message from Alex Trebek: pic.twitter.com/LbxcIyeTCF — Jeopardy! (@Jeopardy) March 6, 2019 The 78-year-old Trebek, who has hosted the popular quiz show since 1984, vowed to keep working and said “I plan to beat the low survival rate statistics for this disease.” WBZ-TV’s Dr. Mallika Marshall sat down with David Wade and Lisa Hughes to answer questions about this deadly cancer. What Is The Pancreas? It’s an organ that sits behind the stomach. It produces ho...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Alex Trebek Dr. Mallika Marshall Pancreatic Cancer Source Type: news

Xstrahl features Radiant x-ray therapy device at AAD 2019
X-ray and radiation therapy technology developer Xstrahl is highlighting its...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Xstrahl lands FDA nod for superficial x-ray therapy Xstrahl sells 20th small-animal system Elekta adds Xstrahl interface Gulmay Medical becomes Xstrahl (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 1, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

iCAD partners with Swedish team on AI for breast cancer
Computer-aided detection (CAD) developer iCAD will collaborate with researchers...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: iCAD to highlight AI for tomosynthesis at ECR iCAD touts clinical results with Xoft Axxent brachytherapy iCAD highlights study results of DBT software FDA OKs iCAD's breast density AI software iCAD touts study on radiation therapy savings (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 28, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Sensus Healthcare Appoints Dr. Ziv Karni as Chief Scientific Officer
Medical Laser Pioneer and Veteran Entrepreneur Brings Over 30 Years of Experience to Company BOCA RATON, Fla., Feb. 28, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Sensus Healthcare, Inc. (NASDAQ: SRTS), a medical device company specializing in h... Devices, Oncology, Dermatology, Personnel Sensus Healthcare, superficial radiation therapy, skin cancer, Keloids (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 28, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Shedding light -- literally -- on resistance to radiation therapy
(Johns Hopkins University) A new Johns Hopkins study offers promise towards someday being able to non-invasively examine changes in cancerous tumors to determine whether they'll respond to radiation treatment, before treatment even begins. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 28, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Canon releases new Aplio transducer, CT software
Canon Medical Systems has introduced a new 33-MHz linear transducer for its...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AHRA, Canon award Putting Patients First grants Canon extends radiation therapy CT simulation offerings Canon debuts global illumination at Arab Health Canon announces upgrades to Celesteion PET/CT Canon launches new CT scanner at Arab Health (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 27, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Adventist Health Castle project would start with cancer center for Windward Oahu
Adventist Health Castle plans to redevelop the 132-acre Hawaii Loa campus in Kaneohe it purchased from Hawaii Pacific University over a 15-year period, starting with Windward Oahu ’s first cancer center offering radiation therapy in the first of three phases. The project, whose cost was not disclosed, envisions adding new buildings for outpatient services such as medical office space and ambulatory surgery spaces and will be complete with the construction of a new 160-bed acute-care hospital, according… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 27, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Janis L. Magin Source Type: news

Adventist Health Castle project would start with cancer center for Windward Oahu
Adventist Health Castle plans to redevelop the 132-acre Hawaii Loa campus in Kaneohe it purchased from Hawaii Pacific University over a 15-year period, starting with Windward Oahu ’s first cancer center offering radiation therapy in the first of three phases. The project, whose cost was not disclosed, envisions adding new buildings for outpatient services such as medical office space and ambulatory surgery spaces and will be complete with the construction of a new 160-bed acute-care hospital, according… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - February 27, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Janis L. Magin Source Type: news

Cancer patient's treatment leaves radiation contamination in crematory
Radioactivity was detected on the oven, vacuum filter and bone crusher of an Arizona crematory where a deceased man who'd received radiation therapy was incinerated, according to a new case report. Worse still, a radioactive compound unrelated to the dead man was detected in the urine of an employee there. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stereotactic Radiation Feasible for Oligometastatic Cancer
TUESDAY, Feb. 26, 2019 -- Stereotactic ablative radiation therapy (SABR) for recurrent oligometastatic cancer is a feasible and tolerable treatment option, according to a phase 2 study published in the January issue of the International Journal of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 26, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news