2014 News Archive

Read about our faculty, staff and patients who have been featured in the news.

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                                            Fall 2014 Newsletter

Fall 2014 Newsletter

Read about the VA's ACR accreditation, Dr. Torres' Billboard, ASTRO coverage, pilot grants and more in this issue of the newsletter.

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                                            ACR Accreditation for Atlanta VA

ACR Accreditation for Atlanta VA

Atlanta Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center has been once again awarded a three-year term of accreditation in radiation oncology as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

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                                            Winship at ASTRO 2014

Winship at ASTRO 2014

Over 26 physicians, residents and physicists from the Department were selected to present their research findings at the American Society for Radiation Oncology meeting, September 14-17, in San Francisco.

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                                            Clinical Trials at Winship

Clinical Trials at Winship

Did you know that Emory University has over 250 active Phase I, II, and III clinical trials available at six metro Atlanta locations?

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                                            Exercise Slows Lung Cancer Tumor Growth

Exercise Slows Lung Cancer Tumor Growth

Exercising after a diagnosis of lung cancer can play a role in the biology of the disease.

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                                            Khan and Mikell Report Positive Results with Reduced-Intensity Total-Body Irradiation

Khan and Mikell Report Positive Results with Reduced-Intensity Total-Body Irradiation

Khan and Mikell Report Positive Results with Reduced-Intensity Total-Body Irradiation

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                                            Dr. Rossi Discusses Prostate Cancer on Top Docs Radio

Dr. Rossi Discusses Prostate Cancer on Top Docs Radio

Dr. Rossi and Bennett talk about treatment options available for men dealing with prostate cancer. Listen to the podcast.

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                                            Emory's Velocity Start-Up Acquired by Varian Medical Systems

Emory's Velocity Start-Up Acquired by Varian Medical Systems

Velocity's signature product allows doctors to aggregate and integrate images of patients' tumors produced using different technologies (PET, MRI, CT) to use for treatment planning.

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                                            Torres Receives Health Care Heroes Rising Star Award

Torres Receives Health Care Heroes Rising Star Award

Dr. Torres' work has earned her the Rising Star Award in the 2014 Health-Care Heroes Awards sponsored by Atlanta Business Chronicle.

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                                            HFX Radiation Therapy Improves Survival

HFX Radiation Therapy Improves Survival

Patients with advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck treated with hyperfractionated radiation therapy (HFX) experienced improved overall survival with no increase in late toxicity.

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                                            Study Finds Longer Survival for High-Grade Glioma Patients Treated with Chemo-Radiotherapy

Study Finds Longer Survival for High-Grade Glioma Patients Treated with Chemo-Radiotherapy

Senior author Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD, finds that an IDH analysis provides insight about the benefits of chemo-radiotherapy.

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                                            No Improved Survival with Bevacizumab for Brain

No Improved Survival with Bevacizumab for Brain

"The RTOG 0825 results provide important insight about the use of anti-angiogenic therapies with standard first-line treatment," says co-author Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD.

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