Duke Study Suggests Radiation Does Not Extend Mesothelioma Survival
A dual registry analysis by the esteemed Duke University Medical Center has concluded that adjuvant hemithoracic radiation does not improve survival when combined with aggressive surgery for patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma. Although the U.S. National Comprehensive Cancer Network and the European Society for Medical Oncology recommend the adjuvant radiation – as do many specialists – the Duke research team has challenged the conventional treatment with this report. “The receipt of adjuvant hemithoracic radiation was not associated with improved survival when compared to no radiation,” the authors ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - August 9, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Source Type: news

3-year-old takes on rare cancer with a little help from his friends
Proton beam therapy benefits patients with tumors located next to critical organs with potentially fewer severe side effects and complications, compared to other forms of radiation therapy. This is especially important for children with cancer ― children like 3-year-old Rhett Flaten who in May became the 5,000th patient to receive the cutting-edge treatment since the Rochester Proton Beam Therapy Program began six years ago. Watch: With a little help from his "friends", 3-year-old takes on… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 29, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Women in rural areas face barriers in breast cancer screening
Women living in rural areas face multiple barriers to effective breast cance...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: COVID-19 pandemic caused decline in preventive services Mortality gap in breast cancer narrows, but disparities persist Rural areas lack access to CT lung cancer screening COVID-19 widens disparities in breast screening Radiation therapy access grows, but not in rural areas (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 28, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

IMV: Most U.S. hospitals plan to buy an x-ray system
Good news for x-ray equipment manufacturers: Most hospitals in the U.S. pla...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Canon nabs top award from IMV's ServiceTrak IMV: MRI procedure volume fell 35% in 2020 IMV: CT procedure volume fell 20% in 2020 IMV: Radiation therapy volume stays steady despite COVID-19 IMV: COVID-19 cuts ultrasound exam volume by 50% (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 27, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

CMS changes to RO Model draw ASTRO's ire
A proposal by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to mak...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ASTRO commits to October in-person annual meeting in Chicago ASTRO survey finds rise in advanced-stage cancer ASTRO lauds Biden's CMS administrator nomination CMS to delay start of RO Model for radiation therapy CMS releases new payment model for radiation oncology (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 21, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

WVU researcher leads effort to reduce data-transfer error in radiation therapy
(West Virginia University) As the complexity of radiation therapy has grown, so too has the amount of data that goes into treatment machines. With more data comes more opportunity for errors in data transfer. Ramon Alfredo Siochi--WVU's director of medical physics--is working to make those errors less likely. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 13, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

ASTRO commits to October in-person annual meeting in Chicago
The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has announced that it i...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Live or virtual education? Radiology educators want both ASTRO survey finds rise in advanced-stage cancer ASTRO lauds Biden's CMS administrator nomination ASTRO endorses COVID-19 vaccine for cancer patients ASTRO lauds delay of radiation therapy payment reform (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 8, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Carbogen and Nicotinamide With Radiation Feasible for Bladder Cancer
THURSDAY, July 8, 2021 -- The use of concurrent carbogen and nicotinamide (CON) with radiation therapy is feasible for patients with muscle invasive bladder cancer (MIBC) in the Australian setting, according to a study published online June 30 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 8, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

RaySearch brings RayStation 9 to China
Radiation therapy software developer RaySearch Laboratories has received regulator...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: RaySearch secures $2.2M Swiss contract RaySearch releases update of RayStation software RaySearch, TAE Life Sciences partner on cancer therapy AI algorithm boosts Swedish clinic's workflow RaySearch unveils new RayStation release (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 6, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

MD Anderson research highlights for June 30, 2021
(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center's Research Highlights provides a glimpse into recently published studies in basic, translational and clinical cancer research from MD Anderson experts. Current advances include expanded use of a targeted therapy for a new group of patients with leukemia, molecular studies yielding novel cancer therapeutic targets, insights into radiation therapy resistance and a community intervention to reduce cervical cancer rates. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 30, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

B dot Medical touts proton beam-bending magnet technology
B dot Medical is highlighting the successful performance of a superconductin...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Proton therapy cuts radiation-induced heart disease risk IMV: Radiation therapy volume stays steady despite COVID-19 IMV: Imaging boosts precision in radiation therapy New studies laud benefits of proton therapy for kids Proton therapy works well for pediatric brain tumors (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 29, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

B dot Medical touts proton beam bending magnet technology
B dot Medical is highlighting the successful performance of a superconductin...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Proton therapy cuts radiation-induced heart disease risk IMV: Radiation therapy volume stays steady despite COVID-19 IMV: Imaging boosts precision in radiation therapy New studies laud benefits of proton therapy for kids Proton therapy works well for pediatric brain tumors (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 28, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Opens Novel Clinical Trial for Mesothelioma
Researchers at the much-acclaimed Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, have opened the first clinical trial for mesothelioma patients that combines a recently approved immunotherapy treatment with targeted radiation. Potential for extending survival is there. This single-center phase I clinical trial opens June 24, and is expected to enroll at least 20 participants. It will study the safety and effectiveness of stereotactic body radiation therapy, known as SBRT, when added to the immunotherapy combination of Opdivo and Yervoy. “The reasoning behind this study is that we need to build upon the success we’ve see...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - June 23, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Lynette Zilio Source Type: news

RaySearch secures $2.2M Swiss contract
Radiation therapy software developer RaySearch Laboratories has secured a $2.2 millio...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: RaySearch releases update of RayStation software RaySearch's new planning system treats 1st patients in Japan Canon Medical, RaySearch expand partnership RaySearch, TAE Life Sciences partner on cancer therapy AI algorithm boosts Swedish clinic's workflow (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 21, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Elekta radiotherapy system designed for changing cancer landscape now available for U.S. patients
Elekta Harmony linear accelerator cleared by U.S. Food and Drug Administration ATLANTA, June 17, 2021 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Elekta (EKTA-B.ST) announced today that its Elekta Harmony* radiation therapy system recently received U.... Devices, Oncology, FDA Elekta, Elekta Harmony, radiotherapy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 17, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news