Medical News Today: Radiation for prostate cancer: Types and side effects
Radiation therapy is a common treatment for prostate cancer. In this article, learn about the types of radiation therapy, as well as the risks involved. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Prostate / Prostate Cancer Source Type: news

Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield Tops Big Private Companies List
Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Little Rock, with revenue doubling in the past five years to nearly $2.5 billion, has taken the top spot on Arkansas Business’ annual list of the state’s largest private companies. As always, that comes with an asterisk: Stephens Inc., the ultra-private investment bank in Little Rock, dropped to No. 2 based on a revenue that continues to be estimated at $2.25 billion. It is the least reliable number on the list and one of only six that have been estimated. Get the list of the largest private companies in Arkansas.Includes previous year's revenue, total employees and ...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 22, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Letter Reveals CARTI’s Plan for Improving Finances
The management company CARTI hired to help turn around the Little Rock cancer treatment organization recently released its strategy to slash costs, a plan that should result in a savings of about $7 million a year. The Berkeley Research Group LLC of Emeryville, California, said in its four-page letter, which was marked “Proprietary & Confidential,” that the nonprofit could save between $6 million and $8.1 million annually by focusing on five areas, including nonlabor expenses and its physician practice management. Central Arkansas Radiation Therapy Institute Inc. reported an operating loss of $13.8 million ...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 22, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

ASTRO's 59th Annual Meeting will explore the art and science of radiation oncology
(American Society for Radiation Oncology) Registration opens today for the 59th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), which will highlight advances in cancer research and clinical care involving radiation therapy, also known as radiotherapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 18, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

ViewRay sees drop in Q1 revenue
Image-guided radiation therapy developer ViewRay reported a drop in first-quarter...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ViewRay boosts borrowing capacity ViewRay lands FDA clearance for MRI linac ViewRay lands Japanese order ViewRay touts APBI study on MRIdian ViewRay sees drop in Q3 revenue (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 16, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Mommy And The Beast: Growing Up Under The Lingering Shadow Of Breast Cancer
Tomorrow she will graduate from kindergarten. I will be thankful that I was there, present in my mortal body, for at least one graduation of hers, be it from Montessori school. There will be no gowns or hats neither will she know what it means to me, but that is just fine. She is excited about wearing her pretty beaded dress and singing a “Good Bye Song”. I am planning not to wear mascara and to use a waterproof eyeliner. I will drag myself to get dressed and go as I am still exhausted from chemotherapy. I will take some Imodium so I can last through the 90 minutes without rushing to the restroom. She has been ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Helping paw: Malvern specialty center expands its high-tech care capabilities
A Chester County medical center has expanded its arsenal of high-tech equipment it uses to treat cancer patients. The facility purchased a linear accelerator, a device used to deliver radiation therapy treatments, to complement its existing CyberKnife stereotactic radiosurgical system. That system allows doctors to target a tumor and safely deliver radiation with sub-millimeter accuracy, which minimizes radia tion exposure to nearby healthy organs and tissues. What makes the Malvern treatment site… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 12, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

Targeted, High-Energy Cancer Treatments Get a Supercomputing Boost
Radiation therapy shoots high-energy particles into the body to destroy or damage cancer cells. Over the last century, the technologies used have constantly improved and it has become a highly effective way to treat cancer. However, physicians must still walk a fine line between delivering enough radiation to kill tumors, while sparing surrounding healthy tissue. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - May 12, 2017 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Imfinzi significantly reduces the risk of disease worsening or death in the Phase III PACIFIC trial for Stage III unresectable lung cancer
AstraZeneca and MedImmune, its global biologics research and development arm, today announced positive results for the Phase III PACIFIC trial, a randomised, double-blinded, placebo-controlled multi-centre trial of Imfinzi (durvalumab) as sequential treatment in patients with locally-advanced, unresectable (Stage III) non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who had not progressed following standard platinum-based chemotherapy concurrent with radiation therapy. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - May 12, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured AstraZeneca Business and Industry Source Type: news

Shockwave Medical picks up ex-HeartWare CEO Godshall | Personnel Moves – May 11, 2017
Shockwave Medical said today it tapped former HeartWare CEO Doug Godshall as its new prez & CEO. Godshall served as CEO of HeartWare for 10 years until the business was acquired by Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) for $1.1 billion last August, Fremont, Calif.-based Shockwave Medical said. Prior to his time at HeartWare, Godshall held various executive and leadership positions at Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX). “Shockwave represents a rather remarkable combination: the company’s Lithoplasty system is addressing significant unmet clinical needs using a truly novel approach to the problem; there is a near term, su...
Source: Mass Device - May 11, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Baxter Biolase California Life Sciences Association Elekta AB Haemonetics HeartWare International Inc. Intact Vascular personnel-moves reflexion-health Repro Med Systems Shockwave Medical Titan Spine Veril Source Type: news

New Data Reinforce Benefits of TomoTherapy(R) Platform for Mainstream Radiation Therapy Treatment Indications
Multiple Studies Presented at ESTRO 36 Demonstrate System Improves Tumor Control withReduced Toxicities SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 11, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Accuray Incorporated (NASDAQ: ARAY) announced today that studies contin... Devices, Oncology Accuray, TomoTherapy, radiotherapy, IMRT (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 11, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

' Adaptive Strategy' Curbs Pneumonitis in Lung Cancer Patients'Adaptive Strategy' Curbs Pneumonitis in Lung Cancer Patients
Adapting radiation therapy so that the tumor is targeted more precisely can significantly reduce the incidence of pneumonitis in patients with lung cancer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Japan approves Varian Medical ’ s ProBeam proton therapy
Varian Medical (NYSE:VAR) said today it won Shonin approval from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare for its ProBeam system designed for proton therapy. Proton therapy is designed for precise treatment of certain types of cancer while providing potentially fewer side effects than conventional radiation therapy, the Palo Alto, Calif.-based company said. Varian claims that its ProBeam system is the 1st to offer fully-integrated intensity modulated proton therapy. “We are very pleased that the ProBeam system has now received Shonin approval. This approval is an important step in the growing avai...
Source: Mass Device - May 10, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Oncology Regulatory/Compliance Varian Medical Systems Source Type: news

Optimizing Radiotherapy With Immunotherapy in Lung Cancer Treatment
In this video examines how the use of radiation therapy in patients on immunotherapy can trigger immunogenic cell death, and reviews some of the challenges related to unwanted immune responses from radiotherapy. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - May 10, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Ramesh Rengan, MD, PhD Tags: Radiation Oncology Videos Lung Cancer Source Type: news

Targeted, high-energy cancer treatments get a supercomputing boost
(University of Texas at Austin, Texas Advanced Computing Center) Radiation therapy shoots high-energy particles into the body to destroy or damage cancer cells, while sparing surrounding healthy tissue. New types of radiation systems are emerging that can better target cancer cells. These include proton beam therapy and MR-linac, which combines real-time imaging and radiation treatment in a single device. Scientists rely on supercomputers at the Texas Advanced Computing Center to virtually test, plan treatments, and understand the basic science of, these radiation therapies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 10, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

A Movie Instead of Anesthesia for Kids ’ Radiation Therapy
Videos promote relaxation and stillness without medication, study says (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 9, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Pediatrics, News, Source Type: news

A Movie Instead of Anesthesia for Kids' Radiation Therapy
TUESDAY, May 9, 2017 -- For children with cancer, watching movies during radiation therapy might eliminate their need for general anesthesia, a new study suggests. Kid-friendly movies such as " SpongeBob SquarePants " and " Cars " helped reduce the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 9, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

A Movie Instead of Anesthesia for Kids' Radiation Therapy
Title: A Movie Instead of Anesthesia for Kids' Radiation TherapyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/9/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/9/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - May 9, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

A Movie Instead of Anesthesia for Kids' Radiation Therapy
Videos promote relaxation and stillness without medication, study says (Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - May 9, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Elekta debuts MR-linac radiation therapy system at ESTRO
Radiation oncology vendor Elekta is using this week's annual meeting of the...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Varian, Elekta settle patent dispute Elekta nabs Canadian Medical Device License Elekta gets FDA clearance for brachytherapy applicator Elekta to support ASTRO safety initiative Varian claims favorable ruling in Elekta patent suit (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 8, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Varian launches Halcyon radiation therapy unit at ESTRO
Taking inspiration from diagnostic radiology, radiation oncology firm Varian...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Varian adds to revenues in Q2 Varian, Elekta settle patent dispute Brazil hospital uses Varian's Calypso system Varian wins Chinese contract Varian completes Imaging Components spin-off (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 6, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

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

Head & neck cancer recurrence following radiation associated w high tumor PD-L1 expression
(American Association for Cancer Research) Recurrence of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) negative for human papillomavirus (HPV) following radiation therapy was associated with high tumor levels of the protein PD-L1. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 5, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Head & neck cancer recurrence following radiation associated with high tumor PD-L1 expression
(American Association for Cancer Research) Recurrence of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) negative for human papillomavirus (HPV) following radiation therapy was associated with high tumor levels of the protein PD-L1. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 5, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Should IMRT Be the New Standard in Esophageal Cancer?
This video discusses the use of intensity-modulated radiation therapy and whether it should be the new standard for treating patients with 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

FDA Cracks Down on Fake Mesothelioma Treatments
Stories abound of a “cancer-curing” tea from the forests of Canada. Herbal blends claim to “attack cancer at the DNA level.” For many years, mesothelioma patients have turned to alternative medicines like these as treatment options for the rare asbestos-related cancer. Sometimes these options are a last resort, after traditional treatments fail. They may be used in conjunction with standard treatment (complementary medicine) or on their own as the main approach. But the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued warning letters to companies that manufacture or market products claimin...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - May 2, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Tags: Alternative medicine Asparagus Extract BioStar Technology International Budwig Protocol cancer supplements cannabis oil cancer CellAssure Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Chelated Boron Circulatory Detox & Support Syrup compl Source Type: news

Stereotactic radiation highly effective for kidney cancer
Kidney cancer patients may soon have more treatment choices that provide a higher quality of life, thanks to new research. A recent study showed that treating metastatic kidney cancer with an advanced and focused form of radiation called stereotactic ablative radiation therapy achieves more than 90 percent control of local tumors, and offers the possibility of safely delaying systemic therapy. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 2, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Three-week radiation therapy treatment given post mastectomy is safe and effective
A shorter course of radiation therapy given to breast cancer patients following mastectomy is safe and effective and cuts treatment time in half. That is according to data from a phase II clinical trial by investigators who examined a hypofractionated regimen given over three weeks versus the traditional six week course of treatment. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 2, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Stereotactic radiation highly effective for kidney cancer
(UT Southwestern Medical Center) Kidney cancer patients may soon have more treatment choices that provide a higher quality of life, thanks to research completed by physician scientists at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Their recent study showed that treating metastatic kidney cancer with an advanced and focused form of radiation called stereotactic ablative radiation therapy achieves more than 90 percent control of local tumors, and offers the possibility of safely delaying systemic therapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 2, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Triple-modality therapy foils rare breast cancer
Traditional triple-modality therapy for breast cancer also works for a rare...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ASTRO: Radiation boost cuts local recurrence in DCIS patients Choosing Wisely boosts use of short-course breast radiation therapy Accelerated RT with boost works well for breast cancer patients Bras aid positioning for large-breasted women during RT ASCO BSC: Long-term APBI outcomes are favorable (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 28, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Advanced liver cancer: Selective internal radiation therapy safer than sorafenib
A phase III trial of selective internal radiation therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma has found the treatment is safer and just as effective as sorafenib. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Henrietta Lacks' Cells Are Still Helping Protect Women From Cervical Cancer
When Henrietta Lacks was being treated for cervical cancer more than 60 years ago, her cells were taken for medical research without her consent. This ethical controversy became the subject of a 2010 best-selling book, Rebecca Skloot’s The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks, and now an HBO movie of the same name starring Oprah Winfrey. Despite radiation therapy and surgery, Lacks died from the cancer in 1951. But her cells, known to scientists as HeLa cells, have played a role in many scientific advancements ― and have helped protect other young women from the cervical cancer that took Lacks’ lif...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Henrietta Lacks' Cells Are Still Helping Protect Women From Cervical Cancer
When Henrietta Lacks was being treated for cervical cancer more than 60 years ago, her cells were taken for medical research without her consent. This ethical controversy became the subject of a 2010 best-selling book, Rebecca Skloot’s The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks, and now an HBO movie of the same name starring Oprah Winfrey. Despite radiation therapy and surgery, Lacks died from the cancer in 1951. But her cells, known to scientists as HeLa cells, have played a role in many scientific advancements ― and have helped protect other young women from the cervical cancer that took Lacks’ lif...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 21, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

AAPM boosts certification opportunities
The American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) said it has added...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AAPM: Mammo radiation dose 30% lower than thought AAPM: Fetal CT dose calculator offers easy, accurate estimates ACR, AAPM release radiation safety resource AAPM: Radiomics helps fine-tune radiation therapy dose AAPM: Data mining may improve cancer treatment (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 19, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Select Mesothelioma Patients Still Benefit from EPP Surgery
The controversial extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP) surgery should remain a viable option for select patients with malignant mesothelioma, despite a growing reluctance today among thoracic surgeons to recommend the procedure. When combined with intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), the EPP still can benefit some patients and improve survival times significantly, according to a recent study at the Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Temple, Texas. The retrospective look at 18 patients who underwent the EPP/IMRT combination found an average, overall survival rate of 38.2 months and a median relapse-free surviva...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - April 17, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Walter Pacheco Tags: extrapleural pneumonectomy intensity modulated radiation therapy mesothelioma life expectancy mesothelioma surgery mesothelioma survival rates Source Type: news

New ASTRO Guideline Establishes Standard of Care for Curative Treatment of Oropharyngeal Cancer with Radiation Therapy
ARLINGTON, Va., April 17, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) today issued a new clinical guideline for the management of oropharyngeal cancer. The guideline, "Radiation therapy for or... Devices, Oncology American Society for Radiation Oncology, radiotherapy, oropharyngeal cancer (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - April 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Guideline sets standard of care for treatment of oropharynx cancer with radiation therapy
(American Society for Radiation Oncology) The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) today issued a new clinical guideline for the management of oropharyngeal cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 17, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Local Therapy and Improved Survival in Metastatic Prostate Cancer Local Therapy and Improved Survival in Metastatic Prostate Cancer
Radical prostatectomy and radiation therapy are associated with improved survival in men with metastatic prostate cancer, according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - April 14, 2017 Category: Radiology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

ViewRay boosts borrowing capacity
Image-guided radiation therapy developer ViewRay has increased the borrowing...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ViewRay lands FDA clearance for MRI linac ViewRay lands Japanese order ViewRay touts APBI study on MRIdian ViewRay sees drop in Q3 revenue ViewRay touts ASTRO talks on MRIdian technology (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 14, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Prostate radiation treatment device dev BioProtect raises $3.5m
Oncology device developer BioProtect has raised $3.5 million to support the development of its BioProtect minimally invasive balloon implant designed to reduce rectal toxicity during prostate cancer radiation therapy. BioProtect’s biodegradable balloon implant is indicated for prostate cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy. The device is designed to separate the prostate and rectum to allow physicians to radiate prostate tumors and spare healthy rectal tissue, according to the company’s site. The company said the device has won CE Mark clearance in the European Union and is available in the region. BioPr...
Source: Mass Device - April 14, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Oncology BioProtect Source Type: news

It's Yoga to the Rescue for Prostate Cancer Patients
Study suggests the ancient practice might ease side effects of therapy Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Complementary and Integrative Medicine, Prostate Cancer, Radiation Therapy (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - April 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alliance HealthCare inks merger deal, will go private
Radiology and radiation therapy services provider Alliance HealthCare Services...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Alliance HealthCare buys OnPoint Alliance HealthCare opens new oncology center (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 11, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Owning Radiation Equipment Influences Prostate CA Tx Decisions Owning Radiation Equipment Influences Prostate CA Tx Decisions
Men with localized prostate cancer are more likely to get radiation therapy if they're diagnosed by doctors who own radiation equipment, a Texas study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Eat Healthy After Radiation Therapy
It's important to eat, even if you aren't hungry (Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - April 8, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Health Tip: Eat Healthy After Radiation Therapy
It's important to eat, even if you aren't hungry (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - April 7, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Nutrition, FYI, Source Type: news

Health Tip: Eat Healthy After Radiation Therapy
-- A potential side effect of radiation therapy is loss of appetite. But experts say it's important to continue to eat nutritious meals during treatment. The Cleveland Clinic suggests: Doing light exercise to help boost your appetite. Eating... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 7, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Health Tip: Eat Healthy After Radiation Therapy
Title: Health Tip: Eat Healthy After Radiation TherapyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/7/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/7/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - April 7, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Palliative Care in Radiation Therapy Palliative Care in Radiation Therapy
What can palliative care offer to patients with cancer who are scheduled for radiation therapy?Medscape Nurses (Source: Medscape Nurses Headlines)
Source: Medscape Nurses Headlines - April 6, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Nursing Case Challenge Source Type: news

Big Difference in Early Adoption of Radiotherapy Modalities for Prostate Cancer Big Difference in Early Adoption of Radiotherapy Modalities for Prostate Cancer
The rates of early adoption of intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) for older men with prostate cancer differ markedly, according to an analysis of data from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER)-Medicare database.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - April 4, 2017 Category: Radiology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news