Brachytherapy

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Editorial: Heal thyself  -  23 Nov 2009
Philadelphia InquirerA total of 98 veterans with prostate cancer were treated in the program, using a procedure called brachytherapy. The treatment involves placing radioactive ...

L.A. Zoo Announces Successful Cancer Treatment of Rhinoceros With Electronic ...  -  ‎Nov 16, 2009‎
PR Newswire (press release)The ability to roll the fully functional Electronic Brachytherapy cancer treatment system into Randa's habitat gave us the ability to provide quick, ...

NRC cites VA clinic for radioactive-treatment violations  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
Philadelphia InquirerThe brachytherapy team, for example, failed to check radiation doses for more than a year because a computer was unplugged from the hospital's network, ...

Xoft Showcases Multi-Disciplinary Electronic Brachytherapy Cancer Treatment ...  -  ‎Nov 2, 2009‎
Reuters..."When Electronic Brachytherapy was first introduced as an electronic, non-isotopic treatment option for early stage breast cancer, it represented a paradigm ...

ASTRO: Breast Brachytherapy Use Outpaces Evidence  -  ‎Nov 6, 2009‎
MedPage TodayNote that a limited amount of data from large clinical trials has validated the safety and efficacy of breast brachytherapy. Note, too, that this study was ...

IsoRay Inks Canada Distribution Deal  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
Trading Markets (press release)Under the deal, Inter V Medical will have exclusive rights to sell Cesium-131 Brachytherapy seeds in Canada, which have been previously approved by Health ...

Updated brachytherapy guidelines offered  -  ‎Nov 3, 2009‎
United Press International3 (UPI) -- US medical scientists have issued new guidelines for analyzing the radiation dose delivered to the prostate and nearby organs in brachytherapy ...

SAVI Breast Cancer Radiation Therapy is a `Unique Solution,` Study Finds  -  ‎Nov 5, 2009‎
ReutersHe compared the device to two other brachytherapy technologies, including another multi-lumen balloon device. "SAVI allows us to safely treat patients whose ...

IsoRay Announces World`s First Cesium-131 Lung Implants Performed at Cornell ...  -  ‎Oct 29, 2009‎
ReutersThe Cesium-131 seed offers a significantly shorter radiation half-life than the two other isotopes commonly used for brachytherapy, which results in a ...

NRC weighs sanctions against VA in prostate cancer treatment errors  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
GovExec.comAll the patients were undergoing brachytherapy, a complicated treatment that involves implanting iodine-125 seeds in the prostate to destroy cancer cells. ...

Varian Medical Systems to Exhibit Technology Enhancements Designed to Improve ...  -  ‎Oct 29, 2009‎
ReutersAcuros(TM) advanced dose calculation for brachytherapy, which speeds up brachytherapy treatment planning and enhances the accuracy of dose calculations. ...

Theragenics® Reports Revenue & Earnings for Third Quarter 2009  -  ‎Nov 5, 2009‎
WELT ONLINEPreviously, a large portion of expenses associated with corporate activities was charged to the brachytherapy segment. Segment results for the 2008 periods ...

High dose rate brachytherapy now offered in Bozeman  -  ‎Oct 30, 2009‎
Big Sky WeeklyBozeman Deaconess Cancer Center has added a Nucletron® high dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy unit to its radiation oncology treatment program. ...

Exeter hospital cancer fight boosted  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
Express & EchoUnlike EBT, in which high-energy X-ray beams generated by a machine are directed at the tumour from outside the body, brachytherapy involves placing a ...

Adler bill aims to increase oversight of VA clinics  -  ‎Nov 12, 2009‎
Philadelphia InquirerAdler believes that will prevent those smaller programs from escaping scrutiny as happened at the Philadelphia VA, where the prostate brachytherapy program ...

Practical considerations for prostate HDR brachytherapy - Abstract  -  ‎Oct 28, 2009‎
UroTodayA process for prostate high-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy was developed and implemented successfully in the community hospital setting. ...

Following nuclear tests, patients can spread radiation  -  ‎Nov 14, 2009‎
Toronto SunInternal radiation is another matter, especially when patients with prostate cancer are treated by brachytherapy. During this procedure radioactive pellets ...

Late rectal toxicity after prostate brachytherapy: Influence of supplemental ...  -  ‎Nov 3, 2009‎
UroTodayTo describe the rate of gastrointestinal (GI) toxicity after prostate brachytherapy and describe how external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) may influence ...

BOTCHED TREATMENT AT PHILLY VA BRINGS FEW PENALTIES  -  ‎Nov 15, 2009‎
VA Watchdog dot Org (blog)Yet no program-wide review ensued, and the brachytherapy treatments continued for five more years. Gary Kao, the Penn radiation oncologist who directed the ...

Market Report -- In Play ()  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
MSN MoneyInter V Medical will have exclusive rights to sell Cesium-131 Brachytherapy seeds in Canada, which have been previously approved by Health Canada. ...

Exposure of treating physician to radiation during prostate brachytherapy ...  -  ‎Nov 1, 2009‎
UroTodayThe average brachytherapy duration by the most experienced physician was 19.2 min (standard deviation sigma = 1.2 min; novices: 34.8 min [sigma = 10.2 min]) ...

Cancer Centers of North Carolina Offers New 5-Day Breast Cancer Therapy  -  ‎Oct 28, 2009‎
ReutersThe new SAVI applicator delivers a form of radiation therapy known as breast brachytherapy. This multi-catheter applicator treats the tissue surrounding the ...

Task Force Develops New Radiation Guidelines For Brachytherapy  -  ‎Nov 5, 2009‎
Ethio Planet NewsRadiation dose delivered to the prostate and nearby organs in every brachytherapy procedure should be carefully analyzed using post-implant CT or MRI and ...

Theragenics Corp. Reports Operating Results (10-Q)  -  ‎Nov 13, 2009‎
GuruFocus.comOperating income in our brachytherapy business was $972000 in the third quarter of 2009 compared to $933000 in 2008. For the year to date period, ...

NeoVista, Inc. Announces the Launch of VIDION® ANV® Therapy System in UK for ...  -  ‎Nov 16, 2009‎
PR Web (press release)Unlike previous radiation therapies for wet AMD, NeoVista's innovative epimacular brachytherapy delivers the peak dose of strontium-90 beta ionizing ...

Can Radiated Patients Spread Radiation to Others?  -  ‎Nov 15, 2009‎
The Epoch TimesInternal radiation is another matter, especially when patients with prostate cancer are treated by brachytherapy. During this procedure, radioactive pellets ...

Biologically Effective Dose (BED) correlation with biochemical control after ...  -  ‎Nov 9, 2009‎
UroTodayTo assess the correlation of postimplant dosimetric quantifiers with biochemical control of prostate cancer after low-dose rate brachytherapy. ...

Up Close and Quick  -  ‎Oct 30, 2009‎
Dalles ChronicleRecently, Celilo obtained the equipment needed to perform brachytherapy, a method of radiation delivery that reduces treatment time from weeks to five days, ...

Cancer Device Maker Expands with Funding  -  ‎Nov 7, 2009‎
Orange County Business JournalThe overall market for cancer brachytherapy devices is expected to reach $1.6 billion by 2015, according to Global Industry Analysts Inc. Brachytherapy ...

xtremepicks.com: www.Xtremepicks.Com: Xtremepicks Alerts November 18, 2009 ...  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
Trading Markets (press release)Inter V Medical will have exclusive rights to sell Cesium-131 Brachytherapy seeds in Canada, which have been previously approved by Health Canada. ...

NeoVista Presents Interim Study Results of Novel Therapy for the Treatment of ...  -  ‎Oct 27, 2009‎
PR Web (press release)The study enrolled patients that had as many as 23 injections of anti-VEGF therapy before receiving epimacular brachytherapy. All patients that entered the ...

Health Advice: Why Is Our Progress Against Cancer So Slow?  -  ‎Nov 13, 2009‎
U.S. News & World Report...dose to the shape of the tumor, and also in internal radiation treatment, called brachytherapy, in which radioactive sources are inserted into cancers. ...

NeoVista, Inc. Announces First Neovascular AMD Patient Treated with VIDION ...  -  ‎Nov 12, 2009‎
Earthtimes (press release)NeoVista's epimacular brachytherapy has been shown to be safe and effective in preliminary clinical trials and may offer a cost effective solution to the ...

Facilities form partnership  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
Journal Record (subscription)Integris Cancer Institute will feature traditional radiation therapy, brachytherapy, clinical laboratory services, 18 infusion suites, and access to genetic ...

Special centres provide specialty care  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
Surrey LeaderIn 1997, health officials installed a CT simulator, which helps oncologists plan radiation treatment, and a high-dose radiation brachytherapy unit, ...

OU observes cancer center development  -  ‎Oct 30, 2009‎
NewsOK.com...oncology clinics; chemotherapy infusion facilities; traditional radiation and brachytherapy options; and comprehensive diagnostic imaging services. ...

ASTRO: Hologic MammoSite Radiation Therapy Keeps Cancer From Reccuring  -  ‎Nov 4, 2009‎
DOTmed.com (press release)Hologic is exhibiting their MammoSite Multi-Lumen brachytherapy device at ASTRO this week. DOTmed met up with Hologic Marketing Manager Greg Amante to ...

SAVI reaches a major milestone in breast brachytherapy  -  ‎Nov 10, 2009‎
News-Medical.netResearchers continually report outstanding results with the device, especially compared to other breast brachytherapy applicators. ...

Hologic to Feature MammoSite ML Radiation Therapy System  -  ‎Nov 2, 2009‎
European Hospital...“The five-year American Society of Breast Surgeons MammoSite Breast Brachytherapy Registry results are also being presented at this meeting,? Harding noted. ...

Three-Week Course of Breast Radiation May Be as Effective as Conventional Five ...  -  ‎Nov 4, 2009‎
Reuters...of the standard whole breast radiation and is also less expensive than other new approaches, such as partial breast irradiation (breast brachytherapy). ...

VA hospital faces new violation allegations  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
WHYYIn brachytherapy small radioactive seeds are implanted in the prostate to kill cancer. The VA reported 98 possible medical errors associated with its ...

First European patients undergo AMD treatment with NeoVista system  -  ‎Nov 13, 2009‎
OSN SuperSite...an epimacular brachytherapy device that delivers a single dose of therapeutic radiation, the manufacturer announced in a press release. ...

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen diagnosed with cancer  -  ‎Nov 17, 2009‎
Gaea TimesLANewsHeadlines LA Zoo Announces Successful Cancer Treatment of Rhinoceros With Electronic Brachytherapy The Los... http://bit.ly/43xcRm #LA #news ...

Varian Medical Systems to Showcase Products at MEDICA 2009 International Trade ...  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
TransWorldNews (press release)...of medical devices and software for treating cancer and other medical conditions with radiotherapy, radiosurgery, proton therapy, and brachytherapy. ...

Pak 'hosted' Headley  -  ‎Nov 17, 2009‎
Express Buzz...and include 230 telegammatherapy units containing Co 60, 140 brachytherapy units containing Co 60, Ir 192, Cs 137, and Sr 90; 1100 industrial gamma ...

Long-term Outcomes Data Validates the Utility of PROSTASCINT in Guiding ...  -  ‎Nov 4, 2009‎
ReutersStudy Details The study involved 239 consecutive patients who underwent radio-immunoguided (PROSTASCINT SPECT/CT) permanent prostate brachytherapy. ...

Hologic Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2009 Operating Results  -  ‎Nov 9, 2009‎
CNNMoney.com (press release)...the ability to shape the radiation dose for typical cases and treat patients who are otherwise not appropriate candidates for traditional brachytherapy. ...

High-precision radiation therapy improves cervical cancer outcomes  -  ‎Nov 11, 2009‎
Webnewswire.comThe patients also received brachytherapy, in which a radioactive source is placed close to the cervical tumor. From June 1997 to March 2005, 317 patients ...

ISR: Distribution Agreement in Canada w/Inter V Medical  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
Trading Markets (press release)Inter V Medical will have exclusive rights to sell Cesium-131 Brachytherapy seeds in Canada, which have been previously approved by Health Canada. ...

REG-Biocompatibles Intl.: Statement re Positive Data in Combination Therapy Trial  -  ‎Nov 3, 2009‎
Reuters...from colorectal cancer, and other cancers; and Brachytherapy products (Radiation-Delivering Seeds) which are used in the treatment of prostate cancer. ...



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