Search Tag: Oncology

IMAGING Management

Siemens Awarded US FDA Approval for RT Pro Workflow Features

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

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Focused Ultrasound Foundation Establishes Pioneering Research Initiative in London

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

Executive Health Management

ESMO Bestows its Highest Accolades to Eminent Oncologists

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

Executive Health Management

Advanced Nanotechnologies for Diagnosing Cancer

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

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Alternative Target for Breast Cancer Drugs

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

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EU Research Making Headway in Early Cancer Detection

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

Measuring Pancreatic Cancer

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