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Accuray wins FDA nod for Radixact image-guided radiotherapy
Accuray (NSDQ:ARAY) said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its Radixact treatment delivery platform designed for image-guided radiotherapy treatments designed for cancer patients. The company said it also won FDA clearance for its Accuray Precision treatment planning system and iDMS data management system, components of its Radixact treatment platform. “The Radixact system builds upon the unique strengths of the TomoTherapy platform. Expanded delivery capabilities enable treatment with image-guided, intensity-modulated radiation therapy to an expanded range of patients. New database features make the ring ga...
Source: Mass Device - June 27, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Radiosurgery Regulatory/Compliance Accuray Inc. Source Type: news

Accuray Receives 510(k) FDA Clearance for the Radixact™ Image-Guided Radiation Therapy Platform and Integrated Software
Next Generation "Smart" System Enables Clinicians to Provide Highly Precise Treatment, Efficiently, for More Patients, Every Day SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 27, 2016 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Accuray Incorporated (ARAY) announc... Devices, Oncology, FDAAccuray, Radixact, Accuray Precision, radiation therapy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 27, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Accuray Receives 510(k) FDA Clearance for the Radixact(TM) Image-Guided Radiation Therapy Platform and Integrated Software
Next Generation "Smart" System Enables Clinicians to Provide Highly Precise Treatment, Efficiently, for More Patients, Every Day SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 27, 2016 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Accuray Incorporated (ARAY) announc... Devices, Oncology, FDAAccuray, Radixact, Accuray Precision, radiotherapy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 27, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Duke Cancer care is in Wake County
Headline Duke Cancer care is in Wake County Teaser Duke Cancer care locations in Cary and Raleigh provide Wake County residents and beyond more treatment options and greater access to the full scope of Duke Health’s cancer services and expertise. That means more access to clinical trials, studies, treatment regimens and targeted radiation therapy. More access to the top ranked doctors, researchers and specialists of Duke—all closer to home. Video Duke Health Expands Cancer Care Options in Wake County Teaser Header Comprehensive, compassionate cancer treatment has never be...
Source: dukehealth.org: Health Tips - June 23, 2016 Category: Primary Care Authors: bh48 Source Type: news

IsoRay touts brachytherapy brain cancer trial
IsoRay (NYSE:ISR) today released results from a prospective trial of intraoperative brachytherapy using its Cesium-131 brachytherapy seeds, touting that 95% of treated tumors showed no regrowth at the operative site. The study examined the use of the IsoRay’s seeds for treating recurrent aggressive meningiomas by applying seeds embedded in collagen tiles directly to brain tissue after tumor removal. IsoRay called the technique the “GammaTile” approach, but clarified that it is not commercially available. A total of 95% of the treated tumors showed no radiographic evidence of regrowth of the tumor at ...
Source: Mass Device - June 21, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Neurological Radiosurgery IsoRay Source Type: news

St. Catharine's radiation therapy program — the only one in the state — is moving to Louisville
As St. Catharine College closes, its radiation therapy program — the only such program in Kentucky — will transfer to a Louisville university. The program will be offered at Bellarmine University, beginning this fall. St. Catharine College is closing next month because of declining enrollment and unmanageable debt. In a letter to the Bellarmine community, interim president Doris Tegart said the transfer of the radiation therapy program will enable current St. Catharine students to complete… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 21, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Carolyn Tribble Greer Source Type: news

Study: UV light kills drug-resistant MRSA bacteria
Scientists from the Center for Radiological Research at Columbia University...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Vigilance needed to prevent contamination of ultrasound probes Use of mobile devices in radiology requires extra care ISRRT: Radiation therapy filmcards may harbor bacteria Study finds low infection risk from US-guided intervention French study shows how to reduce MRSA (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 16, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

ASTRO names Gold Medal winners
The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has awarded its Gold Medal...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Radiation oncologists urge Congress for more funding ASTRO awards grants to researchers ASTRO hails fight on radiation oncology Medicare cuts ASTRO: Proposed MPFS rule would hurt radiation therapy ASTRO elects new board officers (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 16, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Elekta inks U.S. brachytherapy distro deal with Kobold Medical.
Elekta (STO:EKTA B) said yesterday it inked a distribution deal with Kobold Medical to distribute its brachytherapy applicators within the U.S. Through the deal, Elekta will market and distribute 4 kobold applicators, as well as its prostate template, the company said. “We are pleased to offer our brachytherapy users in the United States these high quality products from Kobold. Adding these solutions to our brachytherapy portfolio will help us better serve the needs of clinical providers,” Elekta North America exec veep Bill Yaeger said in a press release. Included in the distribution deal is Kobold Medica...
Source: Mass Device - June 16, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Distribution Radiosurgery Elekta AB Kobold Medical Source Type: news

Radiation and vaccination can magnify effects of immunotherapy
(University of Chicago Medical Center) By combining local radiation therapy and anti-cancer vaccines with checkpoint inhibitors, researchers from the University of Chicago -- working with mice -- were able to increase the response rate for these new immunotherapy agents. This sequence of treatments could open up unresponsive tumors to immune cell infiltration, boosting immunologic control of tumor growth. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 13, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Digital dystopia: Developing tools that work in practice
Physicians have access to many digital tools that can enhance care delivery. But identifying the technology that makes care less efficient and building new tools that are based on physician perspectives from the start are critical to developing a digital practice environment that works for physicians and patients, AMA Executive Vice President and CEO James L. Madara, MD, said in his address at the 2016 AMA Annual Meeting. The potential exists—changing the digital dystopia “Today … we have really remarkable tools,” Dr. Madara said, “robotic surgery, new forms of radiation therapy, emerging...
Source: AMA Wire - June 11, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Amy Farouk Source Type: news

Draft Canadian law would allow private CT payments
A proposed law in Canada's Saskatchewan province would allow people to pay...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Canada launches new radiation safety coalition Study: Canada lacks PET access Radiation therapy wait times meet guidelines in Canada (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 10, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

No Radiation Needed in Some Patients With Merkel Cell CarcinomaNo Radiation Needed in Some Patients With Merkel Cell Carcinoma
In certain patients with small Merkel cell carcinoma tumors, surgical excision without adjuvant radiation therapy (RT) of the primary site, may be appropriate, according to researchers. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Varian secures Turkish orders
Radiation therapy firm Varian Medical Systems has announced it will be supplying...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Varian adds linear accelerators in Texas Varian to spin off Imaging Components x-ray unit Varian debuts new radiological protection design software Varian posts flat revenues for Q2 Varian completes Calif. installation (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 8, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Imaging takes leading role in penis transplant
When Thomas Manning underwent one of the world's first successful penis transplant...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Drug aids sexual function of prostate cancer patients after RT Robotic prostate brachytherapy technique avoids penile damage Don't amputate! Treat penile cancer with radiation therapy Point/counterpoint: Prostate cancer researchers battle over treatment options MRI helps assess need for surgery in penile fracture (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 6, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Radiation therapy with pembrolizumab, bevacizumab safe for glioma patients
Researchers will present preliminary results from a phase 1 study testing whether the addition of pembrolizumab to radiation therapy and bevacizumab is safe and can control tumor growth for these patients. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 4, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Moffitt: Radiation therapy with pembrolizumab, bevacizumab safe for glioma patients
(H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute) Moffitt Cancer Center will present preliminary results from a phase 1 study testing whether the addition of pembrolizumab to radiation therapy and bevacizumab is safe and can control tumor growth for these patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 4, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Breast reconstruction advance offers new hope after mastectomy and radiation
Treatment Terms Breast cancer Breast reconstruction Additional SEO Keywords radiation after breast cancer, double mastectomy, breast reconstruction Author Debbe Geiger and Shawn Rocco Overview Women who undergo radiation following breast cancer surgery can now experience what Megan Houk calls, "a new normalcy" thanks to a new breast reconstruction technique. It's a major step forward as studies suggest more women undergo radiation therapy following breast cancer surgery to reduce their risk of cancer recurrence, and increase their survival rates. Hero Image ...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - June 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 Source Type: news

ACR Appropriateness Criteria Release Expands With New, Updated Topics
Reston, VA — The American College of Radiology (ACR) released 8 new and 15 updated Appropriateness Criteria, which define national guidelines for the most appropriate medical imaging exam or radiation therapy. These continually updated criteria now include 215 topics with more than 1,080 clinical indications. “ACR Appropriateness Criteria® enhance quality of care by helping health care providers choose the most appropriate medical imaging exam, radiologic interventional procedure or radiation therapy for the patient’s condition. Such criteria use in exam ordering can improve quality, reduce unnecess...
Source: American College of Radiology - May 31, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Radiation oncologists urge Congress for more funding
Nearly 100 American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) members met with...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ASTRO awards grants to researchers ASTRO hails fight on radiation oncology Medicare cuts ASTRO: Proposed MPFS rule would hurt radiation therapy ASTRO elects new board officers ASTRO issues NSCLC guideline (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 26, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Elekta Wins Public Tender to Deliver Advanced Cancer Care Solutions to New Karolinska Solna (NKS)
STOCKHOLM--(Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network)--Stockholm County Council (Sweden), announced today that Elekta has been awarded the public tender to exclusively equip the Radiation Therapy Department of its new, flagship hospital, the New Karolinska Sol... Devices, Oncology, NeurosurgeryElekta, radiation therapy, radiosurgery, brachytherapy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 25, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Varian to spin off Imaging Components x-ray unit
Radiation therapy firm Varian Medical Systems has announced that it is spinning...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Varian adds linear accelerators in Texas Varian debuts new radiological protection design software Varian posts flat revenues for Q2 Varian completes Calif. installation Varian supports lung cancer trial (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 23, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Duke cancer care in Wake County
Treatment Terms Cancer Anal cancer Bile duct cancer Bladder cancer Breast cancer Colon cancer Esophageal cancer Gallbladder cancer Kidney cancer Liver cancer Lung cancer Oral cancer Ovarian cancer Pancreatic cancer Prostate cancer Rectal cancer Skin cancers Skull base tumor Spine cancer Stomach cancer Testicular cancer Throat and voice box cancer Thyroid cancer Tracheal cancer Uterine cancer Vaginal cancer and vulvar cancer Additional SEO Keywords cancer imaging and treatment in Cary...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - May 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 Source Type: news

Elekta Surpasses One Million Patients Treated with Leksell Gamma Knife
Most clinically proven and comprehensively studied stereotactic radiosurgery and radiation therapy platform with more than 2,800 peer-reviewed journal articles published to date STOCKHOLM, May 19, 2016 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- At th... Devices, Oncology, NeurosurgeryElekta, Leksell, Gamma Knife, radiosurgery, radiotherapy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 19, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Conventional Radiation Therapy May Not Protect Healthy Brain Cells
A new study shows that repeated radiation therapy used to target tumors in the brain may not be as safe to healthy brain cells as previously assumed. The findings, which appear in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics, show that the treatment also kills important support cells in the brain and may cause as much, if not more damage, than single dose radiation therapy. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - May 18, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Children with brain tumors undergoing radiation therapy helped by play-based preparation
Support interventions by child life specialists decrease sedation use and costs associated with cranial radiation therapy, new research shows. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 18, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Conventional radiation therapy may not protect healthy brain cells
Repeated radiation therapy used to target tumors in the brain may not be as safe to healthy brain cells as previously assumed. The findings of a new study show that the treatment also kills important support cells in the brain and may cause as much, if not more damage, than single dose radiation therapy. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 18, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Conventional radiation therapy may not protect healthy brain cells
(University of Rochester Medical Center) A new study shows that repeated radiation therapy used to target tumors in the brain may not be as safe to healthy brain cells as previously assumed. The findings, which appear in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics, show that the treatment also kills important support cells in the brain and may cause as much, if not more damage, than single dose radiation therapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 18, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

When Cancer Glows
By Drs. David Niesel and Norbert Herzog, Medical Discovery News When surgeons remove a cancerous tumor, their goal is to remove all of it. But determining which cells are cancerous and which are healthy is tough. A pathologist's job is to quickly examine the excised tissue to determine whether all of the tumor has been removed. Sometimes, despite a medical team's best efforts, later MRI and CT scans reveal that cancer cells have been left along the margins. As a solution, scientists are looking for ways to light up cancer cells so that surgeons can see them more easily during an operation. Scientists at the Massachusetts...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 17, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Longing for Carefree Days: Grateful After Breast Cancer
I was diagnosed with breast cancer in June 2015. I share my learning that jolted me back on track to a new life. This is my fifth posting. The sun was shining non-stop during July and August in Stockholm. Facebook was filled with pictures of the perfect holiday. As the initial feeling of shock was calming down, I started to long for carefree days. Carefree days. What a wonderful taste these two words have. Carefreeness is a state of mind, but I longed to be carefree on the savanna in Kenya. I have travelled to many wonderful places in the world, but nothing beats waking up in the Masai Mara as the sun rises, putting on ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Radiation causing Osteoradionecrosis and peri-implantitis:
Can implants placed years before radiation therapy develop peri-implantitis and osteoradionecrosis? (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - May 9, 2016 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Implant News Source Type: news

Radiation causing Osteoradionecrosis and peri-implantitis: significant concern?
Can implants placed years before radiation therapy develop peri-implantitis and osteoradionecrosis? (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - May 9, 2016 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Implant News Source Type: news

Varian debuts new radiological protection design software
Radiation therapy firm Varian Medical Systems has released new computer-aided...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Varian posts flat revenues for Q2 Varian completes Calif. installation Varian supports lung cancer trial Varian opens office in Algeria Varian launches new Beacon transponder (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 9, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

New bone marrow-on-a-chip can model radiation therapy damage and assess preventive measures
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) Engineered bone marrow grown in a novel microfluidic chip device responds to damaging radiation exposure followed by treatment with compounds that aid in blood cell recovery in a way that mimics living bone marrow. This new bone marrow-on-a-chip microdevice holds promise for testing and developing improved radiation countermeasures, as described in Tissue Engineering, Part C, Methods. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 4, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Accuray, MedPhoton ink deal to integrate ImagingRing into CyberKnife
Accuray (NSDQ:ARAY) said today it inked a collaborative deal with MedPhoto GmbH to integrate its ImagingRing volumetric image guidance system into Accuray’s CyberKnife radiosurgery system. The ImagingRing system provides a range of imaging capabilities including large field-of-view cone beam CT, the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company said. Through the agreement, Accuray will maintain exclusive development, sales and distribution rights to the ImagingRing for use in adaptive radiation therapy, SBRT and robotic radiosurgery. “This collaboration with medPhoton enables us to partner with a company which, like our...
Source: Mass Device - May 2, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Imaging Accuray Inc. Source Type: news

Radiotherapy for lung cancer linked to non-cancer deaths, study says
Stephen FellerTURIN, Italy, May 2 (UPI) -- Patients treated for non-small cell lung cancer with radiation therapy have a higher risk of death from non-cancer causes, according to researchers. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Radiotherapy more effective than chemotherapy for early stage II testicular cancer
A large study of testicular cancer patients has shown that radiation therapy is a better treatment than chemotherapy for patients with stage IIa disease (where one or more regional lymph nodes contain cancer cells but they are less than 2 cm in diameter). These findings are important because, until now, there has been little evidence about which treatment for testicular seminoma is more effective. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 2, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Radiotherapy for lung cancer patients is linked to increased risk of non-cancer deaths
Researchers have found that treating patients who have early stage non-small cell lung cancer with a type of radiotherapy called stereotactic body radiation therapy is associated with a small but increased risk of death from causes other than cancer. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 2, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Radiation and immunotherapy combination can destroy both primary and secondary tumors
The addition of an immune system-strengthening compound to radiation therapy can extend the radiation therapy-induced immune response against the tumor sites and that this response even has an effect on tumors outside the radiation field. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 2, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Radiotherapy more effective than chemotherapy for early stage II testicular cancer
(European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO)) A large study of testicular cancer patients has shown that radiation therapy is a better treatment than chemotherapy for patients with stage IIa disease (where one or more regional lymph nodes contain cancer cells but they are less than 2 cm in diameter). These findings, presented at the ESTRO 35 conference and published simultaneously in Clinical Oncology, are important because, until now, there has been little evidence about which treatment for testicular seminoma is more effective. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 1, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Radiotherapy for lung cancer patients is linked to increased risk of non-cancer deaths
(European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO)) Researchers have found that treating patients who have early stage non-small cell lung cancer with a type of radiotherapy called stereotactic body radiation therapy is associated with a small but increased risk of death from causes other than cancer. The findings are presented at the annual meeting of the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology - ESTRO35. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 1, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Is breast conserving therapy or mastectomy better for early breast cancer?
Young women with early breast cancer face a difficult choice about whether to opt for a mastectomy or breast conserving therapy (BCT). New research has shown young women, who had early stage breast cancer that had not spread to the lymph nodes and who opted for BCT with radiation therapy, had a 13 percent higher risk of developing a local recurrence of their disease over a 20-year period than women who had a mastectomy and no radiation therapy. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 30, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Radiation and immunotherapy combination can destroy both primary and secondary tumors
(European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO)) Research to be presented to the ESTRO 35 conference today has shown that the addition of an immune system-strengthening compound to radiation therapy can extend the radiation therapy-induced immune response against the tumor sites and that this response even has an effect on tumors outside the radiation field. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 30, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Is breast conserving therapy or mastectomy better for early breast cancer?
(European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO)) Young women with early breast cancer face a difficult choice about whether to opt for a mastectomy or breast conserving therapy (BCT). New research presented at the ESTRO 35 conference has shown young women, who had early stage breast cancer that had not spread to the lymph nodes and who opted for BCT with radiation therapy, had a 13 percent higher risk of developing a local recurrence of their disease over a 20-year period than women who had a mastectomy and no radiation therapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 29, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Varian posts flat revenues for Q2
Radiation therapy firm Varian Medical Systems posted flat total revenues in...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Varian completes Calif. installation Varian supports lung cancer trial Varian opens office in Algeria Varian launches new Beacon transponder Varian preps new products for ECR 2016 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 28, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Radiation oncology grant money available
The Radiation Oncology Institute has made available $200,000 in grant money...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Institute awards radiation therapy grants ROI requests radiation therapy research proposals ASTRO nears funding goal for Radiation Oncology Institute (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 28, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

No Worries: PSA 'Bounce' With Prostate Cancer Tied to SexNo Worries: PSA 'Bounce' With Prostate Cancer Tied to Sex
A small rise and fall in PSA level commonly occurs after radiation therapy for prostate cancer. These bounces are strongly associated with erectile function status, a new study says. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - April 28, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Metastectomies: Local Approaches to Breast Cancer MetastasesMetastectomies: Local Approaches to Breast Cancer Metastases
In expert panel reported on the increasing the use of radiation therapy and surgery to control low-volume metastatic disease in patients with breast cancer, as part of the 2016 EBCC in Amsterdam. Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - April 28, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology Article Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for April 25, 2016
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. Questions surface about Palmaz Scientific’s fundraising Palmaz Scientific, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last month, is reportedly embroiled in a dispute with Jefferies & Co. over its claim that the...
Source: Mass Device - April 25, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

FDA grants IDE to NovoCure for phase II Optune trial
NovoCure (NSDQ:NVCR) said today that Radiation Therapy Oncology Group Foundation won FDA investigational device exemption to conduct a Phase II pilot test of NovoCure’s Optune in conjunction with bevacizumab to treat bevacizumab-refractory recurrent glioblastoma. 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. “This is the 1st consortium study of TTFields, representing a growing interest in TTFields therapy from the scientifi...
Source: Mass Device - April 25, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Oncology NovoCure Source Type: news