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More Breast Cancer Patients Should Get Radiation, New Guidelines Say
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 21, 2016 -- New guidelines issued by three leading cancer organizations suggest that more breast cancer patients should get radiation therapy after a mastectomy. Overall, the guidelines say there's enough evidence to show radiation... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 21, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

ScandiDos prepares new QA system for ASTRO 2016
Radiation therapy quality assurance (QA) firm ScandiDos will debut a nonextrapolated...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDA clears ScandiDos dosimetry system ScandiDos readies in vivo dosimetry system Elekta signs distributor deal with ScandiDos (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 20, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

ViewRay wins CE mark for MRIdian Linac scanner
ViewRay (NSDQ:VRAY) said today it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for its MRIdian Linac next-gen linear accelerator-based MRI-guided radiation therapy system. The newly cleared MRIdian Linac device replaces the cobalt it utilized with linear accelerator technology, Cleveland, Ohio-based ViewRay said. “We are excited to have CE Mark approval and to begin selling MRIdian Linac within Europe. We believe the radiation oncology community has been eagerly awaiting the availability of a clinical MRI-guided Linac system, and we’re pleased to bring them ViewRay’s well-established MRI-guid...
Source: Mass Device - September 19, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Imaging Radiosurgery Regulatory/Compliance ViewRay Inc. Source Type: news

Varian releases new version of analytics software
Radiation therapy firm Varian Medical Systems has released version 1.2 of its...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDA clears Varian's Nexus DR system Varian touts studies on RapidPlan software Varian adds installation in Bolivia Ohio center opens doors with Varian system Varian creates online group, gets Ethiopia contract (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 19, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

FDA clears Varian's Nexus DR system
Radiation therapy firm Varian Medical Systems has received 510(k) clearance...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Varian touts studies on RapidPlan software Varian adds installation in Bolivia Ohio center opens doors with Varian system Varian creates online group, installs in Ethiopia Varian shows slight revenue gain in Q3 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 15, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Common breast cancer test may not be worth the cost, UCLA study suggests
A genomic test widely used to help determine whether women with a common form of breast cancer should undergo radiation is not cost effective, according to a new UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center study. The Oncotype DX DCIS test is given to women with ductal carcinoma in situ, which means the cancer has not spread to any other tissues, to help them choose the best treatment by better identifying the potential of tumors to come back.Oncotype DX DCIS reduces the number of women undergoing radiation therapy, which is good because it decreases the number of women exposed to possibly harmful side effects. However, UCLA J...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 13, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: Mysterious Mass
(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: A 40-year-old male presents with a painful mass on his left shoulder of 5 months'duration. He has a history of stage IV scleronodular type of Hodgkin's disease that was treated 23 years ago with chemotherapy and radiation therapy. He relapsed a year later, and required another round of chemotherapy followed by autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. He relapsed again the next year, and underwent another chemotherapy regimen and allogeneic stem cell transplantation. He has been disease-free for 20 years. What is your diagnosis? (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - September 13, 2016 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Varian touts studies on RapidPlan software
Radiation therapy firm Varian Medical Systems' RapidPlan treatment planning...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Varian adds installation in Bolivia Ohio center opens doors with Varian system Varian creates online group, installs in Ethiopia Varian shows slight revenue gain in Q3 Varian announces name for imaging spin-off (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 12, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

ViewRay gets Chinese approval for radiation therapy system
Image-guided radiotherapy developer ViewRay said it has received approval from...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ViewRay wins Henry Ford contract ViewRay to sell $14M in stock ViewRay receives Japanese regulatory approval ViewRay touts research on its MRIdian system Fla. center treats 1st patients with ViewRay's MRIdian (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 9, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

China OKs ViewRay ’ s MRIdian radiation therapy device
ViewRay (NSDQ:VRAY) said today it won clearance from the China Food and Drug Administration for its MRIdian MRI-guided radiation therapy system. The MRIdian system is designed to integrate full-time MR imaging, cobalt radiation delivery and software automation for cancer treatment throughout the body, the Cleveland, Ohio-based company said. “China is one of the largest markets for medical devices in the world, so securing CFDA approval is an important step in our growth strategy. Given its population and rising cancer incidence, we believe MRI-guided radiation therapy will be an important cancer fighting to...
Source: Mass Device - September 9, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Imaging Regulatory/Compliance ViewRay Inc. Source Type: news

Radiation Therapy
Title: Radiation TherapyCategory: Procedures and TestsCreated: 12/13/1998 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/8/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - September 8, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

UAMS Awards New Distinguished Endowed Chair in Oncology
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences on Friday announced that the J. Thomas May Distinguished Endowed Chair in Oncology has been awarded to internationally recognized radiation effects expert Dr. Martin Hauer-Jensen. He is director of the Division of Radiation Health in the UAMS College of Pharmacy and a professor of pharmaceutical sciences, surgery and pathology. The family of the late William E. "Bill" Clark donated $300,000 to turn the existing endowed chair into a distinguished endowed chair. "Martin’s strong leadership and vision are what draw people to this division," Stephanie Ga...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - September 2, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

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

Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Treatment of Brain Metastases Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Treatment of Brain Metastases
Is stereotactic radiotherapy effective for pre- and postoperative treatment of brain metastases? How does it compare with whole-brain radiation therapy?Journal of Oncology Practice (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

New Study Shows Lumpectomy With Radiation Therapy to Treat Breast Cancer in a Community Setting Results in Higher Than Average Patient Survival Rates
Manhattan Beach, Cali. (August 25, 2016) – A recently published study in The Journal of Community and Supportive Oncology identifies two key research findings regarding breast cancer treatment options. First, breast conservation treatment (BCT), i.e. lumpectomy plus radiation therapy, delivered in a... (Source: McKesson News)
Source: McKesson News - August 25, 2016 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

The Future: Stem Cell Transplantation Without Chemo The Future: Stem Cell Transplantation Without Chemo
A combination of biologic agents has made it possible to carry out stem cell transplants without using chemotherapy or radiation therapy -- in mice.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - August 12, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Novel MR-based test shortens sepsis detection time
A Massachusetts start-up has developed a tabletop device that uses MR technology...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Study: UV light kills drug-resistant MRSA bacteria Vigilance needed to prevent contamination of ultrasound probes ISRRT: Radiation therapy filmcards may harbor bacteria French study shows how to reduce MRSA Study finds bacterial contamination on portable x-ray units (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 12, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Many Mesothelioma Centers Top List of Best Cancer Hospitals
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center retained its standing as the top cancer care hospital in the nation for the second consecutive year, according to U.S. News & World Report. The publication’s 2016-17 Best Hospitals for Cancer graded cancer centers from 0-100 on a variety of categories such as reputation with specialists, volume of high-risk patients, patient survival and safety, nurse intensity and advanced technologies. The purpose: Help patients make more informed health care decisions. “It’s important for patients to know that not all hospitals deliver equivalent levels of care,&rdq...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - August 11, 2016 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Walter Pacheco Tags: best cancer centers best cancer hospitals best hospitals for cancer best hospitals rankings best mesothelioma cancer centers md anderson cancer center mesothelioma treatment moffitt cancer center us news and world report best hospitals Source Type: news

Brain Function Differs By Medulloblastoma Subtype
Patients with different molecular subtypes of medulloblastoma, a common type of childhood brain tumor, have varying decline in brain function following radiation therapy for their disease. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 10, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Anna Azvolinsky Tags: Brain Tumors News Pediatric Cancers Source Type: news

High-dose radiation therapy as effective as surgery for aggressive prostate cancer
This study was the first of its kind to directly compare outcomes between radiation-based treatments and surgery for patients with cancers that are Gleason score nine or 10 (the highest score possible, which represents the most aggressive form of cancer). BACKGROUND Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer among men in the United States, with nearly 180,000 new cases expected to be diagnosed in 2016 alone. Therefore, identifying the optimal treatment strategies for this malignancy is particularly important. In the past oncologists suggested that surgery and radiation-based treatments offer equivalent outcomes. How...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 6, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Six Join CARTI Foundation Board
Six new members have been named to the CARTI Foundation board of directors. They will serve three-year terms leading the fundraising arm of the nonprofit statewide network of cancer care providers.The new board members are state Rep. Fred Allen, D-Little Rock; Ann Freely of Maumelle, Steve Jonsson of Little Rock, Charles Nabholz of Conway, Mary Ellen Thompson of Little Rock and Jan Zimmerman of Little Rock.Phyllis Rogers of Sherwood, senior vice president and CFO of Delta Dental of Arkansas, is the board's chair for 2016-17. CARTI, which was incorporated in 1983, opened its $88 million cancer ...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - August 5, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Sensus Healthcare, Inc. Names Anthony Petrelli to its Board of Directors
BOCA RATON, Fla., Aug. 2, 2016 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Sensus Healthcare, Inc. (SRTS), a medical device company specializing in the treatment of non-melanoma skin cancers and other skin conditions, such as keloids, with superficial ra... Devices, Dermatology, Oncology, Personnel Sensus Healthcare, superficial radiation therapy, skin cancer (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - August 2, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Varian creates online group, installs in Ethiopia
Radiation therapy firm Varian Medical Systems has created an interactive online...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Varian shows slight revenue gain in Q3 Varian announces name for imaging spin-off Varian receives FDA registration for collimators Varian wins Australian contract Varian secures Turkish orders (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 1, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Varian shows slight revenue gain in Q3
Led by 8% growth in its Oncology business, radiation therapy firm Varian Medical...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Varian announces name for imaging spin-off Varian receives FDA registration for collimators Varian wins Australian contract Varian secures Turkish orders Varian adds linear accelerators in Texas (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 28, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Some Brain Cancer Patients Have Radiation Options: Study
Targeted approach appears to preserve mental functioning Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Brain Tumors, Radiation Therapy (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WBRT Ruled Out for Patients With Limited Brain Metastases WBRT Ruled Out for Patients With Limited Brain Metastases
The strategy of whole brain radiation therapy given with stereotactic radiosurgery is associated with significant neurocognitive decline in patients with limited brain metastases. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - July 26, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Stereotactic radiosurgery may be best for patients with metastatic brain tumors
( Mayo Clinic ) Patients with three or fewer metastatic brain tumors who received treatment with stereotactic radiosurgery had less cognitive deterioration three months after treatment than patients who received SRS combined with whole brain radiation therapy. These findings are according to the results of a federally funded, Mayo Clinic-led, multi-institution research study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 26, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Varian announces name for imaging spin-off
Radiation therapy firm Varian Medical Systems announced that it will name its...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Varian receives FDA registration for collimators Varian wins Australian contract Varian secures Turkish orders Varian adds linear accelerators in Texas Varian to spin off Imaging Components x-ray unit (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 21, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

High Polyp Rate Found in Cancer Survivors Treated With ART High Polyp Rate Found in Cancer Survivors Treated With ART
For cancer survivors treated with abdominal/pelvic radiation therapy (ART), the prevalence of potentially precancerous polyps was increased, suggesting screening could be beneficial. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - July 21, 2016 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

High Polyp Rate Found in Cancer Survivors Treated With ARTHigh Polyp Rate Found in Cancer Survivors Treated With ART
For cancer survivors treated with abdominal/pelvic radiation therapy (ART), the prevalence of potentially precancerous polyps was increased, suggesting screening could be beneficial. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - July 21, 2016 Category: Radiology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

SpaceOAR hydrogel is Now Available for Prostate Cancer Patients Being Treated at Arizona Oncology
Tucson, Arizona (July 21, 2016) - Arizona Oncology, a practice in The US Oncology Network, is helping to pioneer a new tool proven to protect prostate cancer patients from the negative effects of radiation therapy. SpaceOAR hydrogel  is the first FDA-cleared spacing device to protect the rectum in me... (Source: McKesson News)
Source: McKesson News - July 21, 2016 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

New ASTRO clinical practice statement updates treatment standard for rectal cancer
( American Society for Radiation Oncology ) The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) recently issued a new clinical practice statement, 'Appropriate Customization of Radiation Therapy for Stage II and III Rectal Cancer: An ASTRO Clinical Practice Statement Using the RAND/UCLA Appropriateness Method.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 21, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

UTA and UT Southwestern partner to improve accuracy of cancer radiation therapy delivery
( University of Texas at Arlington ) Researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington and University of Texas Southwestern are collaborating on two projects to improve the accuracy of the delivery of cancer radiation therapies and minimize the exposure of healthy tissues. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 21, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Reflexion adds $6m to bring Series B to $52m
California-based medtech group RefleXion Medical said yesterday it extended its Series B round of financing, bringing in an extra $6 million to bring the total for the round up to $52 million. RefleXion Medical said it is developing a biology-guided radiotherapy system for cancer treatment, which is designed to use positron emission tomography to locate and identify tumors during treatments. “RefleXion’s novel combination of PET imaging and external beam radiation therapy represents a significant innovation in localized cancer treatment. We look forward to identifying compelling clinical applications ...
Source: Mass Device - July 20, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Oncology RefleXion Medical Source Type: news

RefleXion adds $52M to coffers
Radiation therapy equipment developer RefleXion Medical has raised $52 million...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: RefleXion appoints new VP, director of product RefleXion secures more funding Mirada inks deal with RefleXion CliQr gains radiation therapy firm as client (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 20, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Varian receives FDA registration for collimators
Radiation therapy firm Varian Medical Systems received U.S. Food and Drug Administration...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Varian wins Australian contract Varian secures Turkish orders Varian adds linear accelerators in Texas Varian to spin off Imaging Components x-ray unit Varian debuts new radiological protection design software (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 18, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

IMPRINT Mesothelioma Treatment Boosts Radiation Therapy
Doctors confirmed a novel radiation procedure can be combined safely and effectively with aggressive lung-sparing surgery to improve survival time and quality of life for patients with mesothelioma. After a decade of refinement, a small number of mesothelioma specialty centers now are using intensity-modulated pleural radiation therapy (IMPRINT) as part of the recent advancements in multidisciplinary treatments. “We’re hoping that all centers with experience in treating mesothelioma will now look at this as another technique to put in their arsenal,” radiation oncologist Dr. Kenneth Rosenzweig of the Moun...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - July 15, 2016 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Walter Pacheco Tags: cancer treatments IMPRINT for mesothelioma lung cancer treatments mesothelioma treatment pleural mesothelioma radiation for mesothelioma radiation therapy Source Type: news

IMPRINT Mesothelioma Treatment Boosts Radiation Therapy
Doctors confirmed a novel radiation procedure can be combined safely and effectively with aggressive lung-sparing surgery to improve survival time and quality of life for patients with mesothelioma. After a decade of refinement, a small number of mesothelioma specialty centers now are using intensity-modulated pleural radiation therapy (IMPRINT) as part of the recent advancements in multidisciplinary treatments. “We’re hoping that all centers with experience in treating mesothelioma will now look at this as another technique to put in their arsenal,” radiation oncologist Dr. Kenneth Rosenzweig of the Moun...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - July 15, 2016 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Walter Pacheco Tags: cancer treatments IMPRINT for mesothelioma lung cancer treatments mesothelioma treatment pleural mesothelioma radiation for mesothelioma radiation therapy Source Type: news

Here are Oregon's 10 priciest hospitals
After you endure radiation therapy at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center, save yourself a heart attack and don't look at the bill. The hospital's median charge for the procedure was $13,946 in 2014, a 661 percent premium to the statewide median that year of $1,834. The figures were released last week by the Office of Health Analytics in their 2014 Oregon Hospital Payment Report. Of course, just yesterday Elizabeth Hayes — as she introduced Oregon's cheapest hospitals— was lauding the smoking… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 15, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Brandon Sawyer Source Type: news

Here are Oregon's 10 priciest hospitals
After you endure radiation therapy at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center, save yourself a heart attack and don't look at the bill. The hospital's median charge for the procedure was $13,946 in 2014, a 661 percent premium to the statewide median that year of $1,834. The figures were released last week by the Office of Health Analytics in their 2014 Oregon Hospital Payment Report. Of course, just yesterday Elizabeth Hayes — as she introduced Oregon's cheapest hospitals— was lauding the smoking… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 15, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Brandon Sawyer Source Type: news

NovoCure wins FDA nod for next-gen Optune device
NovoCure (NSDQ:NVCR) said today it won FDA premarket approval for its 2nd-generation Optune system designed to treat glioblastoma patients. The Optune is a mobile device that delivers low-intensity, intermediate frequency, alternating electric fields, referred to as “tumor treating fields” to inhibit cancer cell replication and cause cancer cell death. The next-generation device is smaller, lighter and features a tumor treating field generator that is less than half the weight and size of the 1st-generation Optune system, NovoCure said. “From the start, Novocure’s mission has been to improve th...
Source: Mass Device - July 14, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Oncology Regulatory/Compliance NovoCure Source Type: news

Younger age, lymph node removal: Risk factors for pain after breast cancer surgery
(Canadian Medical Association Journal) An international team of researchers has identified several risk factors for persistent pain after breast cancer surgery; these include younger age, radiation therapy and removal of lymph nodes under the arm (axillary lymph node dissection), in a new study published in Canadian Medical Association Journal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 11, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Internal radiation therapy: Better response in metastatic colorectal cancer patients
New analysis shows patients with metastatic colorectal cancer treated with radiation therapy show better response than those receiving chemotherapy alone. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radiology / Nuclear Medicine Source Type: news

Combination chemo-radiation therapy may help preserve larynx for patients with laryngeal cancer
Researchers assessed the rates of laryngeal (having to do with the larynx [voice box]) preservation and laryngectomy-free survival in patients receiving the monoclonal antibody cetuximab and radiation therapy (CRT) or radiation therapy alone. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 7, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Combination chemo-radiation therapy may help preserve larynx for patients with laryngeal cancer
(The JAMA Network Journals) In a study published online by JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, James A. Bonner, M.D., of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and colleagues assessed the rates of laryngeal (having to do with the larynx [voice box]) preservation and laryngectomy-free survival in patients receiving the monoclonal antibody cetuximab and radiation therapy (CRT) or radiation therapy alone. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 7, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Teaching Teens to Get Serious About Sun Safety
What’s Up with Tiffany’s Dad?Medikidz Explain Melanoma By Kim Chilman-Blair and Shawn deLoacheA summer sunburn or a trip to the tanning bed may seem like no big deal to the average teenager. However, overexposing your skin to the harmful UV rays found in sunlight and tanning lights as a teenager can add up to an increased risk of skin cancer as an adult. This year, it is estimated that more than 75,000 people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, and in spite of the serious effects of this disease, many teens will not take the steps they need to protect their skin and r...
Source: American Cancer Society :: News and Features - July 7, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Skin Cancer - Melanoma Sun Safety/Tanning Source Type: news

Anthem Blue Cross of California and Valley Radiotherapy Associates Implement New Rates for Breast Cancer Patients
Manhattan Beach, Calif. (July 5, 2016) – Anthem Blue Cross of California and Valley Radiotherapy Associates Medical Group (VRA) have developed a new agreement for a single episode-of-care payment for patients with a breast cancer diagnosis requiring radiation therapy treatment. (Source: McKesson News)
Source: McKesson News - July 5, 2016 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Living With Cancer: Keep Cool in the Summer Heat
Tips for cancer survivors to keep cool in the summer heat Some cancer treatments can increase your risk of dehydration and sunburn. Here's how to stay safe and comfortable this summer. Proton therapy Get the facts about this radiation therapy that uses high-energy beams to treat tumors. Bone cancer Learn more about the signs, symptoms [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - June 30, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Finding A Cure Wouldn’t Mean We’ve Defeated Cancer
WebMD wasn't a research option when Ivy Brown was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma in 1974, so her mother looked up her 12-year-old daughter's condition the old-fashioned way, in a hardcover medical volume. "It just said 'fatal,'" Brown explained. Having moved the family to London a month earlier, Brown's parents were still trying to liaise with her pediatrician in the U.S. "My father told me recently that he was sleeping with the phone on his stomach because of the time change," she said. "They were as scared as you can be when you have a child who you think you might lose," Brown explained....
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 29, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Finding A Cure Wouldn’t Mean We’ve Defeated Cancer
WebMD wasn't a research option when Ivy Brown was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma in 1974, so her mother looked up her 12-year-old daughter's condition the old-fashioned way, in a hardcover medical volume. "It just said 'fatal,'" Brown explained. Having moved the family to London a month earlier, Brown's parents were still trying to liaise with her pediatrician in the U.S. "My father told me recently that he was sleeping with the phone on his stomach because of the time change," she said. "They were as scared as you can be when you have a child who you think you might lose," Brown explained....
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news