Archive for December, 2008

Proton therapy may reduce serious side effect of lung cancer treatment

Added by: admin on December 23, 2008

Patients with locally advanced lung cancer who receive chemotherapy and proton therapy, sovaldi sale a specialized form a radiation therapy only available in a few centers in the United States (more…)

Proton therapy and concurrent chemotherapy may reduce bone marrow toxicity in advanced lung cancer

Added by: admin on December 23, 2008

First study to examine the benefits of proton therapy versus standard treatment for lung cancer (more…)

New Cancer Facility Coming to Boca Raton

Added by: admin on December 23, 2008

Owners of a medical center that uses proton beam radiation for cancer therapy got the Boca Raton Planning & Zoning Board’s OK to build a new facility on Congress Avenue. (more…)

Proton beam therapy: Is it the future of radiation?

Added by: admin on December 23, 2008

Proton beam therapy may be the next great leap forward in radiation oncology. Supporters say the technology allows physicians to treat a broad spectrum of cancers with few adverse effects, help while more precisely targeting tumor cells with higher doses of radiation. Detractors say proton beam therapy is hugely expensive and has not been shown to be superior to conventional radiation treatment.
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Affordable cure for cancer on its way

Added by: admin on December 23, 2008

A laboratory in Russia says it has built a proton accelerator for treating cancer victims that is 10 times cheaper then any similar device. It may provide salvation for millions of oncology patients around the world.
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Pencil-beam Scanning Gets the Go-Ahead

Added by: admin on December 23, 2008

Belgian particle-therapy specialist IBA has received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration for its pencil-beam scanning modality for proton therapy. IBA developed the technology in close collaboration with the staff of Massachusetts General Hospital at the Francis H Burr Proton Therapy Center (Boston, stuff look MA).
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