Navigation Links
Elekta and Philips Gain MD Anderson Cancer Center as Collaborator in Research Consortium on MRI-Guided Radiation Therapy
Date:1/24/2013

r during radiation therapy could provide the health care team the ability to optimize treatment while reducing toxicity," says Steven J. Frank , M.D., Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology and Director of Advanced Technologies at MD Anderson. "Our collaborative research will focus on what this combination could mean for patients in the future."

"The development of a meaningful, yet complex innovation like the MRI-guided radiation therapy system can only be done in partnership with leading healthcare innovators, both from an industrial, as well as a clinical perspective," says Gene Saragnese , CEO Imaging Systems at Philips Healthcare. "As a leading innovator in cancer care, the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center will bring their unique expertise to help realize the promise of more targeted cancer treatments and transform the way healthcare is delivered today."

Prior to the establishment of the research consortium, Elekta, Philips and the University Medical Center Utrecht have built and tested a prototype system that integrates a linear accelerator and a 1.5 Tesla MRI system. The success of these efforts has enabled the project to move to the next phase of development and testing by the select group of consortium partners.

Radiation therapy and medical imaging already play an essential role in treatment planning, delivery and after care, and are proven, cost-effective and safe methods for the treatment of individuals with cancer. Radiotherapy is a critical modality for cancer treatment, either as a frontline treatment or used with other modalities, such as chemotherapy. The procedure involves identifying cancerous tissue and irradiating it with high-energy radiation beams in a way that maximizes sparing of healthy tissues near the tumor.  

The integrated MRI-guided radiation therapy system is in development and not available for sale.

For further
'/>"/>

SOURCE Elekta
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology technology :

1. Elektas Monaco System Used for First Time to Create VMAT Plan for Delivery on Varian Treatment System
2. Elekta President and CEO Tomas Puusepp Pledges Support in Addressing Global Cancer Challenge at World Cancer Leaders Summit in Montreal
3. MD Anderson Cancer Center joins Actinium Pharmaceuticals (API) Multicenter Actimab-A Trial
4. Clinical Site Services Chris Trizna Contributing Author in Diana Anderson-Fosters Newest Release Global Issues in Patient Recruitment and Retention
5. Find New Cancer Treatments at cureLauncher
6. Cornell bioengineers discover the natural switch that controls spread of breast cancer cells
7. New Shared Synthetic Replikin Cancer Vaccines
8. NextBio Teams With Emory University and the Aflac Cancer Center to Improve Outcomes for Children with Medulloblastoma
9. Genetic basis of high-risk childhood cancer points to possible new drug treatment strategy
10. Antigen Express AE37 Breast Cancer Vaccine Featured In "Micro-Cap Review" Interview
11. University of Colorado Cancer Center Study Finds That Body's Ibuprofen, SPARC, Reduces Inflammation and Thus Bladder Cancer Development and Metastasis
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/19/2014)... NEW YORK, September 18, 2014 Scientists at NYU ... boost dramatically the efficiency of the process for turning ... three well-known compounds, including vitamin C. Using the new ... stem cells obtained from adult skin cells by more ... their technique is efficient and reliable, and thus should ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... 19, 2014 Follow us ... to revolutionize the world has attracted diverse players ... small start-ups. The early years of nanotechnology development ... due to the high risks involved, which deterred ... for this evolving technology have been growing over ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... SPRINGS, Florida , September 19, 2014 ... in medical technology, development of emerging drug systems and ... PBIO), Benton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE: BDX ... ), Regado Biosciences Inc. (NASDAQ: RGDO ), ... Hologic Inc. (NASDAQ: HOLX) Pressure BioSciences, Inc. ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... 19, 2014 Pfenex Inc. (NYSE MKT: PFNX), ... high-value and difficult to manufacture proteins including biosimilar therapeutics, ... 21 st Annual NewsMakers in the Biotech Industry ... Bertrand Liang , chief executive officer of Pfenex, will ... business strategy on Friday, September 26, 2014 at 10:00 ...
Breaking Biology Technology:NYU Langone scientists report reliable and highly efficient method for making stem cells 2NYU Langone scientists report reliable and highly efficient method for making stem cells 3Growing R&D Investments & Developments in Nanomaterials to Drive the Global Nanotechnology Market, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. 2Growing R&D Investments & Developments in Nanomaterials to Drive the Global Nanotechnology Market, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. 3Growing R&D Investments & Developments in Nanomaterials to Drive the Global Nanotechnology Market, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. 4Medical Instrumentation Automation Advances for Biological Sample Preparation - Company Expects Q4 Revenue Impact from Newest Instrument Systems 2Medical Instrumentation Automation Advances for Biological Sample Preparation - Company Expects Q4 Revenue Impact from Newest Instrument Systems 3Medical Instrumentation Automation Advances for Biological Sample Preparation - Company Expects Q4 Revenue Impact from Newest Instrument Systems 4Medical Instrumentation Automation Advances for Biological Sample Preparation - Company Expects Q4 Revenue Impact from Newest Instrument Systems 5Medical Instrumentation Automation Advances for Biological Sample Preparation - Company Expects Q4 Revenue Impact from Newest Instrument Systems 6Medical Instrumentation Automation Advances for Biological Sample Preparation - Company Expects Q4 Revenue Impact from Newest Instrument Systems 7Pfenex to Present at Upcoming Industry Conference on September 26 2
... (Nasdaq: NKTR ) announced today that Bharatt ... Operating Officer and Head of the,PEGylation Business Unit. ... the PEGylation Business Unit, including research,and manufacturing, as ... also,serve as Chairman of Nektar India Pvt., Ltd. ...
... 22 Edwards Lifesciences,Corporation (NYSE: EW ... of heart valves,today announced the opening of ... North Crescent, Singapore. The state-of-the-art facility produces,Edwards, ... also serves as the headquarters for Edwards, ...
... Celldex,Therapeutics (a wholly-owned subsidiary of AVANT,Immunotherapeutics)(Nasdaq: ... CDX-110, being developed for the treatment of Glioblastoma,Multiforme ... presentation at the 44th,Annual Meeting of the American ... be held at McCormick Place in Chicago from ...
Cached Biology Technology:Bharatt Chowrira Joins Nektar Therapeutics as Chief Operating Officer and Head of PEGylation Business Unit 2Bharatt Chowrira Joins Nektar Therapeutics as Chief Operating Officer and Head of PEGylation Business Unit 3Edwards Lifesciences Opens New Singapore Heart Valve Facility 2AVANT Immunotherapeutics Announces Oral Presentation of CDX-110 at ASCO Annual Meeting 2AVANT Immunotherapeutics Announces Oral Presentation of CDX-110 at ASCO Annual Meeting 3
(Date:9/18/2014)... Becoming invisible is probably the ultimate form of camouflage: ... you. And this strategy is not as uncommon as ... Maryland Baltimore County, USA, explains that the larval life ... is one part of the anatomy that most creatures ... compound eyes have to shield each individual eye unit ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... accessible and affordable health care to reproductive technologies, ... on the ability of people to identify key ... and respectfully, and find the most defensible ways ... to support these societal conversations?, The Hastings Center ... Bioethical Issues have teamed up to publish a ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... professor and his doctoral student have designed a device ... collected from fog and dew., The device could provide ... around the globe., Cheng Luo, professor in the Mechanical ... in the same College of Engineering department, published "Bioinspired ... ACS, (American Chemical Society) Applied Materials & ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Transparent larvae hide opaque eyes behind reflections 2Why bioethics literacy matters 2Why bioethics literacy matters 3Shorebird's beak inspires UT Arlington research on water collection 2
... Abroad ReportedWALL, N.J., Jan. 19 BIO-key International, ... finger-based biometric identification and wireless public safety solutions, ... the media on its fingerprint biometrics identification solutions ... 8th edition of This Week in Consumer ...
... latest American Chemical Society (ACS) Weekly PressPac from the Office ... journals and Chemical & Engineering News . Please credit ... source for this information. ARTICLE #1 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ... , Analytical Chemistry In a macabre discovery ...
... SHORES, Calif., Jan. 14 Communication Intelligence Corporation ... leading supplier of electronic signature solutions for business ... recognized leader** in biometric signature verification will be ... an independent technology and market research company that ...
Cached Biology News:BIO-key(R) Fingerprint Biometrics Media Spotlights 2BIO-key(R) Fingerprint Biometrics Media Spotlights 3American Chemical Society's weekly PressPac -- Jan. 14, 2009 2American Chemical Society's weekly PressPac -- Jan. 14, 2009 3American Chemical Society's weekly PressPac -- Jan. 14, 2009 4American Chemical Society's weekly PressPac -- Jan. 14, 2009 5American Chemical Society's weekly PressPac -- Jan. 14, 2009 6CIC to Host Webinar Featuring Independent Research Firm: 'Enabling Straight Through Processing - Why the Insurance Industry Needs Electronic Signature Technology' 2CIC to Host Webinar Featuring Independent Research Firm: 'Enabling Straight Through Processing - Why the Insurance Industry Needs Electronic Signature Technology' 3CIC to Host Webinar Featuring Independent Research Firm: 'Enabling Straight Through Processing - Why the Insurance Industry Needs Electronic Signature Technology' 4
Request Info...
Anti-ZFP200 Family: Zinc Finger Peptide Sequence: CGKSFNHKTNLNKHER...
Donor feline serum and plasma...
Collected from sexually mature, mixed sex, mixed breed cats. Physiochemical constituents are measured to ensure lot-to-lot consistency....
Biology Products: