A new £65m hospital for NHS and private patients in Birmingham is expected to be given the green light next week. The plans were first revealed in July 2017 by University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust and HCA Healthcare UK with the development having space for 138 beds and expected to be completed by 2020. It will treat people over the age of 18 and will increase capacity for NHS patients, providing 72 new beds and a radiotherapy unit.
GenesisCare UK and Augmenix UK Ltd. announce a partnership to provide access to SpaceOAR Hydrogel, a minimally invasive hydrogel spacer, which lasts the duration of therapy and is proven to decrease unwanted side effects from radiotherapy treatment in patients with prostate cancer.
Adding everolimus (Afinitor) to chemo-radiation did not have a significant treatment effect for patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma , according to results from the phase II NRG Oncology RTOG 0913 trial.
IBA, the world’s leading provider of proton therapy solutions and radiation therapy integrated quality assurance for the treatment of cancer, today announced it will be demonstrating the latest version of its DOLPHIN solution for advanced patient quality assurance, at ESTRO 37, booth 1500.
Varian today announced it will be showcasing the expanded imaging and treatment capabilities of the Halcyon™ system and the new version of the Velocity™ cancer imaging software, April 20-23 in Barcelona, Spain at ESTRO 37 meeting, booth 2800.
Bucks hospitals are not hitting targets for cancer treatment- with some patients waiting more than 100 days before they are treated. A total of four cancer patients attending hospitals under the Buckinghamshire Healthcare Trust waited 104 days before they received treatment for their illness in January.
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The addition of adjuvant chemotherapy to radiotherapy trended towards prolonged survival outcomes among patients with late-stage disease compared with radiotherapy alone.
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Adult patients with head and neck sarcoma with microscopic and macroscopic positive surgical margins may benefit from adjuvant radiotherapy, according to findings presented at the 2018 American Head & Neck Society Annual Meeting in National Harbour, Maryland. Positive margins post-surgery are associated with poor survival among patients with head and neck sarcoma, but the benefit of adjuvant radiotherapy was previously unestablished.
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A new bra made for breast-cancer patients is helping mitigate the side-effects of radiotherapy. “It creates what we call a bolus effect, so the radiation dose is higher,” said Suzanne Rossel, a radiation oncology technologist and one of the creators of the Rad.Onc.Bra.
Hospital bosses in Hull are considering applying for a multi-million pound loan to help pay for new medical and scientific equipment. The Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust says it is £40m short of what it needs to update vital equipment such as scanners and X-ray machines over the next three years. Committee chairman Councillor Victoria Aitken said problems with ageing equipment continued to be a concern for patients. She said: “We all hear stories of patients going to hospital for radiotherapy or something similar only to be told they can’t have it because the machinery isn’t working.
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