Search Tag: Oncology

Executive Health Management


2013 12 Apr

The Health Consumer Powerhouse (HCP) will produce the Euro Pancreatic Cancer Index (EPI), for the first time comparing and analysing the therapy options around Europe. The EPI will be published early 2014. Although the actual number of people predicted to die from cancer in the European Union this year will increase, the rates of cancer deaths...Read more

Executive Health Management


2013 28 May

An EU-funded project is pushing the envelope on cancer treatment delivery, through the development of emerging technology based on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and high-intensity focused ultrasounds (HIFU).  Researchers are combining MRI-guided HIFU with selective nano-medicine to provide a full spatial and temporal control of the drug-release...Read more

Executive Health Management


2013 23 Jul

Scientists have identified higher levels of a receptor protein found on the surface of human breast tumour cells that may serve as a new drug target for the treatment of breast cancer. The results, which are published in EMBO Molecular Medicine, show that elevated levels of the protein Ret, which is short for “Rearranged during transfection”, are associated...Read more

Executive Health Management


2013 12 Aug

One promising area in the fight against cancer is the use of nanotechnology - the manipulation of matter at an atomic and molecular scale for specific medical aims. 

 The EU-funded NAMDIATREAM ('Nanotechnological Toolkits for Multi-Modal Disease Diagnostics and Treatment Monitoring') aims to contribute by using nanotechnology-based techniques to...Read more

Executive Health Management


2013 05 Sep

The European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO), the leading pan-European organisation representing medical oncology professionals, has announced the recipients of the annual society’s prestigious awards, recognising excellence in oncology. Cora Sternberg will receive the ESMO Award for her pioneering research into the treatment of genitourinary...Read more

IMAGING Management


2013 06 Sep

The Focused Ultrasound Foundation and Royal Philips have entered into an innovative public-private collaboration with The Institute of Cancer Research, London, and The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust. The partnership will create a focal point for ultrasound therapy research at The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) and The Royal Marsden in London...Read more

IMAGING Management


2014 27 Jan

FDA Clears Siemens RT Workflow Features RT Pro edition enhances radiation oncology workflow on company’s SOMATOM Definition AS Open CT simulator Siemens Healthcare has announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the RT Pro edition – a package of features designed to enhance radiation oncology workflow for Siemens’...Read more

Executive Health Management


2014 11 Mar

Together with researchers from around the UK, a team of oncologists from The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre has been conducting a project to develop a ground-breaking cancer vaccine that can be utilised alongside traditional treatment methods in order to fight pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic cancer is the fifth biggest cause of cancer related deaths,...Read more

IMAGING Management


2014 28 Mar

The European Conference on Interventional Oncology presents new ways to treat cancer  Over 1,000 medical professionals from around the world are expected to attend The world’s leading radiologists, oncologists and surgeons will be coming to Germany this April for the European Conference on International Oncology (ECIO), held at the...Read more

IMAGING Management


2014 08 Apr

First-generation system for testing at University Medical Center Utrecht is next step in what may be a quantum leap in tumour visualisation during radiotherapy Royal Philips and The Netherlands’ University Medical Center (UMC) have announced that the initial components of the world’s first high-field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) guided radiation...Read more

IMAGING Management


2014 19 Apr

The European Conference on Interventional Oncology (ECIO) takes place from 23-26 April 2014 at the Estrel Convention Center in Berlin, Germany. As one of the most important events for professionals in the field of interventional oncology, the ECIO gives insight into new and innovative ways to diagnose and treat cancer – a special focus will...Read more

IMAGING Management


2014 19 May

Canadian scientists have examined the influence of Positron Emission Tomography (PET) in the management of colorectal cancer patients with possible metastases previously undetected by computed tomography (CT). All patients involved in the study had surgically removable liver metastases; the aim of the research was to determine whether additional imaging...Read more

Executive Health Management


2014 18 Jul

Internationally renowned surgeon Angelita Habr-Gama, MD, PhD, has been named the 2014 ASTRO Honorary Member by the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO).   This is the highest honour awarded by ASTRO and Dr. Habr Gama has been selected from many distinguished cancer researchers, scientists and leaders. The Award will be presented...Read more

Cardiology Management


2014 17 Aug

A new Cardio-Oncology Programme to protect hearts and keep them beating strong during breast cancer treatments has been developed by Orlando Health Heart Institute and UF Health Cancer Center at Orlando Health. The programme comprises a multidisciplinary team including cardiologists, oncologists, nurse practitioners and other clinicians. When patients...Read more

IMAGING Management


2014 25 Aug

An accelerated MRI protocol for breast cancer screening takes only three minutes, but data show it is comparable  to a regular MRI which can last as long as 21 minutes, and is more accurate than digital mammography. A proof-of-concept study, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology , said the accelerated MRI worked as well as regular MRI for...Read more

IT Management


2014 09 Sep

Amy Abernethy, MD, PhD is an oncologist, researcher and Associate Professor at Duke University Schools of Medicine and Nursing. She works as the Medical Director - Oncology Quality, Outcomes and Patient Centred Care, Duke University Health System. In addition to a long list of professional titles and associations, Dr. Abernethy is one of the biggest...Read more

ICU Management


2014 29 Sep

The Ohio State University has opened its first fully integrated cancer emergency department. The Comprehensive Care Center is the result of a partnership between Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital, Richard J. Solove Research Institute and Wexner Medical Center Emergency Department. The centre is based on a clinical care model that combines the expertise...Read more

IT Management


2014 08 Oct

Medical education is evolving and is no longer restricted to on-campus learning. With the use of modern technology, learners can now access educational material at any time and from anywhere in the world with internet access. The ecancer Post Graduate School of Surgery Surgical Oncology Modules (ePOSSOM) has recently launched a series of innovative...Read more

Executive Health Management


2014 01 Nov

One out of every five new cancer patients is diagnosed with a rare cancer. However, the clinical evidence that is required to effectively treat these rare cancer patients is quite scarce. That is mainly because clinical trials require large number of patients, and as far as rare cancers are concerned, accruing such large numbers is difficult. That...Read more

Pharmacy Management


2014 18 Nov

Cornerstone Pharmaceuticals, a development stage company and a leader in the field of cancer metabolism-based therapeutics, has been chosen by Informa and Kantar Health as one of the Top 10 Most Interesting Oncology Projects to Watch in 2014.   The CEO of Cornerstone, Steve Carchedi, will be presenting at Informa’s Therapeutic Area Partnership...Read more

Pharmacy Management


2015 23 Jan

Phase 2B trials of a generic fast-tracked immunity-boosting cancer therapeutic IRX-2 will be conducted after the biotech company IRX Therapeutics has successfully raised $31.6 million to finance these trials. The randomised head and neck cancer trials will include 200 patients and will be conducted in clinical centres across the US and Western Europe....Read more

IMAGING Management


2015 07 Feb

A pioneering clinical trial is testing whether ultrasound therapy can relieve pain in patients whose cancers have spread to the bone. The first five patients have already been treated in the trial, with encouraging reductions in the pain they were experiencing from bone tumours, according to researchers at The Institute of Cancer Research, London, and...Read more

Executive Health Management


2015 12 Feb

The high costs of healthcare are not driven by cancer patients requesting expensive tests or treatments beyond their doctor’s recommendations, according to researchers at the University of Pennsylvania. In a survey of more than 5,000 patient-physician encounters, less than 10 percent involved a patient demanding or requesting a medical intervention....Read more

IT Management


2015 16 Jun

Recently, a poster was unveiled at ASCO15 that demonstrated the interest in oncology in the social media - specifically Twitter. Hashtags were developed for specific types of cancer with the goal of stimulating and directing twitter conversations about these types in order provide information, boost patient education and stimulate advocacy....Read more

IMAGING Management


2015 17 Jun

Diagnostics software supports informed treatment decision-making and comprehensive treatment planning by compiling information from different imaging modalities Early checking of treatment by means of a quantitative evaluation of the success of the treatment Offline functionality for the interdisciplinary exchange of information Cancer treatment...Read more

Executive Health Management


2015 23 Jun

The European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO), the leading pan-European organisation in medical oncology, has announced that the President for the 2018-2019 period will be Josep Tabernero, Head of the Medical Oncology Department at the Vall d'Hebron University Hospital, and Director of the Vall d'Hebron Institute of Oncology (VHIO) in Barcelona,...Read more

Executive Health Management


2015 08 Sep

For the 6th time, the World CDx community will be coming together in Boston to showcase the very latest advancements in companion diagnostics and tailored therapies that are improving and refining personalized healthcare. With collaborations rife and the field rapidly coming of age, World CDx Boston 2015 will guide drug, diagnostic, and technology...Read more

IMAGING Management


2015 11 Sep

The ESOI Annual Meeting 2015, which will take place in Turin, the first capital of Italy, a culturally rich and beautiful town located near the Alps, on September 11-12, 2015. The vision to oncologic imaging is all-embracing. The objectives are to reach out to non-imaging oncologic societies, to industry and to cancer patient’s organisations, in order...Read more

IMAGING Management


2015 25 Jun

For our fifth anniversary, we have assembled yet another outstanding faculty from Europe and North America to present the most current information about oncologic imaging. The theme of this year's course will be  "P earls and Pitfalls in Everyday Practice ".         Through both didactic lectures and interactive problem-solving case presentations...Read more

IT Management


2015 14 Aug

New research from Brigham and Women's Hospital (Boston, MA) shows that web-based toolkits used by patients and/or their healthcare providers in the hospital setting can help increase patient engagement and improve communication with clinicians. The findings are reported in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. The study was conducted...Read more