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Alpha Tau Medical Secures Second Funding Round to Treat Solid Tumors With Alpha Radiation

Alpha Tau Medical Secures Second Funding Round to Treat Solid Tumors With Alpha Radiation

Showing the ability of Alpha DaRT to effectively and safely destroy solid tumors, Alpha Tau Medical raises more capital than planned.  Alpha Tau Medical Ltd. has raised 20% more capital than planned for its Alpha DaRTcancer treatment. The funding will be used to further develop the Alpha DaRT as a highlypotent and conformal treatment for 11 different types […]

New discovery could lead to better results for patients undergoing radiation

New discovery could lead to better results for patients undergoing radiation

More than half of cancer patients undergo radiotherapy, in which high doses of radiation are aimed at diseased tissue to kill cancer cells. But due to a phenomenon known as radiation-induced bystander effect (RIBE), in which irradiated cells leak chemical signals that can travel some distance to damage unexposed healthy cells, many suffer side-effects such […]

Does MRI plus mammography improve detection of new breast cancer after breast conservation therapy?

Does MRI plus mammography improve detection of new breast cancer after breast conservation therapy?

A new article published by JAMA Oncology compares outcomes for combined mammography and MRI or ultrasonography screenings for new breast cancers in women who have previously undergone breast conservation surgery and radiotherapy for breast cancer initially diagnosed at 50 or younger. Women who are treated with breast conservation surgery and radiotherapy remain at an increased […]

MGH finds current brain cancer treatments cause brain shrinkage

MGH finds current brain cancer treatments cause brain shrinkage

Researchers have found that radiation and chemotherapy may be shrinking patients’ brains, leading researchers to search for new methods to treat brain tumors. Boston Business Journal – The study, to be published in the Aug. 25 issue of the journal Neurology, is the first to examine the effects of radiation and chemotherapy on the healthy […]

New Imaging Radiation Dose Standards

New Imaging Radiation Dose Standards

Radiation exposure is increasingly becoming a key concern for health systems – especially as the Joint Commission announced new standards requiring hospitals to establish more stringent radiation dose management measures, effective July 1, 2015. Executive Insight – Computed tomography (CT) scans are usually the most concerning for patients, since they are among the highest average […]

UTSW receives key NCI funding to plan first US Center for Heavy Ion Radiation Therapy Research

UTSW receives key NCI funding to plan first US Center for Heavy Ion Radiation Therapy Research

UT Southwestern Medical Center is leading a Texas consortium of researchers to establish the country’s first National Center for Heavy Ion Radiation Therapy that could provide clinical care and research using heavy particles for innovative new cancer treatments. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) of the National Institutes of Health awarded UT Southwestern a $1 million […]

Rome hospital charged with caring for the pope purchases ViewRay’s MRIdian machine

Rome hospital charged with caring for the pope purchases ViewRay’s MRIdian machine

The Oakwood Village company sold one of its MRI-guided radiation therapy systems to the hospital that takes care of the pope — University Hospital Agostino Gemelli of the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Rome. A total of 13 hospitals and cancer research institutions have ordered ViewRay’s MRIdian machine, which is a combination of […]

Using genomic correlates of Radiotoxicity to predict patient outcomes

Using genomic correlates of Radiotoxicity to predict patient outcomes

ONA – After more than a decade of work, genomic correlates of radiotoxicity have now been identified, and the research infrastructure is in place to identify more loci predictive of a patient’s risk of experiencing radiation-associated adverse effects. The long-sought goal of risk-stratification prognostic biomarkers for personalized radiotherapy planning, is finally within sight. Radiotherapy, a […]

AHRA: Dose safety improves care, boosts value

AHRA: Dose safety improves care, boosts value

Health Imaging- A strong radiation dose safety program can provide better care for patients and, if marketed properly, can calm the fears of the public while serving as a differentiator for providers. Automated dose management solutions various software tools exist to help optimized workflow, provide dose data across the enterprise, and perform advanced phantom modeling. […]

Radiation Dermatitis Treatment For Those Receiving Radiation Therapy

Radiation Dermatitis Treatment For Those Receiving Radiation Therapy

Radiation Dermatitis Treatment For Those Receiving Radiation Therapy Set To Be Tested By Dallas-Based Reata Pharmaceuticals Radiation therapy is a common treatment for cancer patients. One of the most common side effects of radiation is acute skin reaction (radiation dermatitis) that ranges from a mild rash to severe ulceration. Approximately 85% of patients treated with […]

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