FDA Clearance For DVS(R)-HFT, Next-Generation Wireless Sensor To Measure Actual Radiation Dose At Breast And Prostate Tumor Site

Sicel Technologies, Inc. announced it has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to begin marketing DVS®-HFT, the next-generation of the company’s original DVS (Dose Verification System) wireless implantable dosimeter that remains the only device to measure actual radiation dose at the tumor site for use in treating breast and prostate cancer patients […]

ASTRO’s Patient Education Program Wins National Award

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has been selected as one of only 21 organizations nationwide to receive an Award of Excellence in the first round of the 2009 Associations Advance America (AAA) Awards, which is a national competition sponsored by the American Society of Association Executives and the Center for Association Leadership in […]

The Most Successful Treatment For Rectal Cancer Is Radiation Therapy, Followed By Optimum Surgery

The findings in two articles published in this week´s edition of The Lancet, indicate that high quality surgery following a short period of radiation therapy is the best treatment for patients with operable rectal cancer. Surgery is the standard treatment for rectal cancer, however the removal of the tumor alone does not eliminate the risk […]

Surviving Lung Cancer

Countless people have heard the phrase, “You have lung cancer,” but only 50 can say they’ve completed a new treatment at Temple University that doubles their chances of surviving the deadly disease – and without the conventional radiation regimen or surgery. Doctors in the Radiation Oncology Department say the technique, stereotactic body radiotherapy, or SBRT, […]

What is Cancer?

Cancer is a class of diseases characterized by out-of-control cell growth. There are over 100 different types of cancer, and each is classified by the type of cell that is initially affected. Cancer harms the body when damaged cells divide uncontrollably to form lumps or masses of tissue called tumors (except in the case of […]

CyberKnife Radiosurgery For Lung Cancer Sees Increased Interest And Continued Rapid Growth

Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY), a global leader in the field of radiosurgery, announced today significant growth in CyberKnife lung cancer treatments in calendar year 2008. The number of lung cancer patients treated with CyberKnife radiosurgery in the United States grew 52 percent from calendar year 2007 to 2008 and 43 percent worldwide. Additionally the overall […]

American Society For Radiation Oncology Applauds President Obama’s Health Priorities

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) applauds President Obama’s healthcare reform priorities set forth in his February 26, 2009, budget blueprint, particularly the President’s promise to double funding for cancer research and close loopholes that are weakening the Medicare program. Remarkable breakthroughs in cancer research and medical technology continue to make radiation therapy an […]

Siemens Sets A New Standard For Breast Ultrasound

New automated breast ultrasound system automatically acquires volumes and offers intelligent clinical applications. Siemens Healthcare recently introduced the Acuson S2000 Automated Breast Volume Scanner (ABVS), the first multi-use ultrasound breast system that automatically acquires volume images of the breast. Thanks to the user-independent, standardized image acquisition, the system is ideally suited for early detection and […]

Latest Advances In Minimally Invasive Medicine Featured March 7-12 In San Diego

The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) will present the latest research on treatments for individuals with kidney, prostate and bone cancer; herniated disks; peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and related complications; childbirth difficulties; and more at its 34thAnnual Scientific Meeting March 7 – 12 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, Calif. Cancer Advances […]

Aurora(R) Breast MRI Society Holds Annual Meeting In Puerto Rico

Healthcare and breast radiology professionals from around the world recently attended the annual meeting of the Aurora® Breast MRI Society in San Juan, Puerto Rico. “The three-day meeting provided the opportunity for dedicated breast radiologists to learn about the latest advances in breast MRI technology,” said Kamilia F. Kozlowski, M.D., president, Aurora Breast MRI Society, […]