Bad news coming from Germany, where famous coach Martin Schwalb had heart attack! This happened after coach who working in HSV Handball since 2005, had been informed on Thursday night that he is dismissed from the future club’s plans.Schwalb had four hours surgery on Asklepios Klinik Nord Heidberg-Ochsenzoll. He is currently on ICU. ← Previous Story Al Ahli Sports Club gets Wild Card for IHF Super Globe 2014! Next Story → POLICE IN PERSUIT OF FEMALE HANDBALL PLAYERS: Three junior players from DR Kongo reported missing HSV HandballMartin Schwalb

first_imgTypically, if you need fast printing you opt for a laser printer. But then if you need to produce color pages as well, the cost for a color laser printer skyrockets. It’s actually cheaper in a lot of cases to buy a laser and an inkjet printer to sit side-by-side, depending on your color page needs.HP may have solved the problem though, and set a world record in the process by developing the Officejet Pro X inkjet printer.It is being touted as the world’s fastest desktop printer and is capable of printing up to 70 pages per minute. It’s so fast HP holds the world record, as verified by Guinness World Records, for fastest time to print 500 sheets by an office color desktop printer. It was set using the HP Officejet Pro X576dw and X551dw back in April, and stands to this day.In order to print that fast using inkjet technology, HP had to go about printing in a slightly different way. Using its PageWide Technology, the printer head doesn’t actually move. Instead, HP applies four colors of ink at one time on to a moving sheet of paper while keeping the head stationary.Not only is this method fast, it’s also very efficient. HP says the Pro X uses 50 percent less energy than a typical business class laser printer, while at the same time producing half the waste. You can also save paper as every Pro X printer is capable of two-sided printing as standard.The HP Officejet Pro X range is available now with prices starting from $649.99.last_img read more

first_imgDespite all expectations, Greece’s economy seems to be on a path to growth, expanding for the second quarter in a row and by more than analysts had foreseen. Estimates showed a 0.8 percent expansion rate in the third quarter compared to April-July, when gross domestic product grew 0.4 percent. It was a higher reading than a 0.5 percent flash estimate released earlier this month.This puts the 175-billion-euro economy at an annual 1.8 percent pace in the third quarter, faster than a previous 1.5 percent estimate, beating market expectations, which had predicted 0.5 percent quarter-on-quarter growth and a 1.4 percent annual expansion rate in the third quarter. According to Eurobank chief economist Platon Monokroussos, Greece should now expect a positive reading of 0.1 percent for the full year, a far cry from the European Commission and Greece’s central bank projections of a 0.3 percent economic contraction for this year as a whole.These estimates are the first signs of a stronger recovery next year after a protracted recession. The EU sees the economy rebounding by 2.7 percent next year, while the Bank of Greece projects it will expand by 2.5 percent. The OECD in its latest forecasts sees 1.3 percent growth next year. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

first_imgJulian Draxler believes Paul Pogba’s suspension for Manchester United will give Paris Saint-Germain an advantage in the return leg of their last-16 clash.Pogba was sent-off towards the end of the game at Old Trafford on Tuesday night for a second yellow card following a challenge on Dani Alves as United lost the first leg 2-0 to PSG.Second half goals from Presnel Kimpembe and Kylian Mbappe were what secured PSG the win, who will next host United for the second leg at the Parc Des Princes on March 6.But the Ligue 1 champions have also received a big boost in the news that Pogba will be suspended for the clash.And PSG star Draxler believes this could be critical given that he rates the French midfielder as United’s best player.“For me, Paul is the best player of Manchester United,” said Draxler, according to OneFootball.“He’s a very important player for the team and you could see he is fantastic [on Tuesday].“That is why we are very happy he will not play the second leg.“I think they started very well so the pressure was not easy for us, but in the second half we were more confident and the pressure of Man United was a little bit less.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“That helped us to improve our game so we found some space on the pitch and we used that very well and that is why we deserved to win.”PSG, who became the first French team to beat United at their home ground in the Champions League, will now turn their attention back to Ligue 1 for Sunday’s trip to St-Etienne.Thomas Tuchel’s side currently lead the French league by 10 points from nearest challengers Lille OSC, who have played two more games than them, and have only lost once in their 22 matches this season.⚽️🏟️🏡 #MUPSGHalfway there… 👊🔴🔵 #AllezParis— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) February 13, 2019last_img read more

first_imgVolunteer “patients” portraying gunshot victims tested Southwest Washington Medical Center’s ability to respond to a regional mass-casualty incident Thursday.And their “families” added to the stress, as well.The Vancouver hospital was part of the “Big MAC” — Multi-Agency Coordination — emergency exercise drill staged in Wahkiakum and Cowlitz counties.The drill’s scenario started with a domestic violence incident in Cathlamet. It escalated into a series of shooting incidents that culminated in a Longview-Kelso industrial area, said Vancouver Fire Captain Kevin Murray, a spokesman for the regional exercise.A dozen or so of the most critically wounded “victims” were brought to Southwest Washington Medical Center.Volunteers who portrayed the victims arrived at the emergency department with simulated wounds, a training embellishment known as moulage.In another wrinkle, additional volunteers played the roles of family members who were frantic about the conditions of their wounded loved ones. They were pretty disruptive in the waiting room, said Michelle Halfhill, hospital spokeswoman. A hospital chaplain and social workers responded to that element of the emergency.There were some concessions to practicality, said drill manager Grover Laseke, Cowlitz County’s emergency management director. The participants taken to Vancouver were transported to the hospital in a van, rather than in several ambulances.A Coast Guard helicopter was included in the exercise, but didn’t actually drop off a “victim” at Southwest Washington Medical Center. It briefly touched down at the hospital’s helicopter landing pad, then took off.The exercise gave agencies an opportunity to test their emergency plans and see how their communications systems meshed in a coordinated response to a mass-casualty incident.last_img read more

first_imgAlmost a third (29%) of female workers earn less than the living wage, compared to 18% of males, according to research by KPMG.The research report, which was conducted by Markit using its UK Household Finance Index survey of 1,500 respondents and drawing on the Office for National Statistics’ Annual survey of hours and earnings, also found that 23% of all employees now earn less than the living wage, compared to 22% in 2014.The research also found:Almost three-quarters (72%) of workers aged between 18-21 earn less than the living wage.17% of employees between the ages of 30 and 39 earn less than the living wage.30% of workers earning above the living wage anticipate an improvement in their household finances over the next year.Mike Kelly (pictured), head of living wage at KPMG, said: “The past year has seen some notable achievements, with 2,000 employers, including more than a quarter of the FTSE 100, now accredited by the Living Wage Foundation. Awareness of the issue has also increased, with more than three out of four of the general public in the know about what the living wage is.“With the cost of living still high the squeeze on household finances remains acute, meaning that the reality for many is that they are forced to live hand to mouth. The figures released today show that there is still more to be done if we are to eradicate in-work poverty.“For some time it was easy for businesses to hide behind the argument that increased wages hit their bottom line, but there is ample evidence to suggest the opposite, in the shape of higher retention and higher productivity. It may not be possible for every business, but it is certainly not impossible to explore the feasibility of paying the living wage.”The research was released to highlight Living Wage Week (1-7 November 2015). The living wage is a voluntary rate recommended by the Living Wage Foundation. As of today (2 November 2015), the living wage rate increased from £7.85 an hour to £8.25 and the London living wage rate rose from £9.15 to £9.40 an hour.The living wage is distinct from the statutory national living wage announced by Chancellor George Osborne in July and due to come into effect in April 2016.last_img read more

first_imgThe top 10 most read stories on between 29 September and 5 October 2016 were:National minimum wage rises to £6.95EXCLUSIVE: BT to consolidate benefits in global online platformCurrent government consultations could impact employee benefits strategiesKevin Hart laughs his way to the world’s highest-paid comedian spot63% feel obliged to put organisational interests ahead of staff wellbeingIs there a place for personalisation in a benefits strategy?EXCLUSIVE: Easyjet to discuss communications for a mobile workforce at Employee Benefits LiveGovernment orders review of employment practices in changing world of workDeloitte and Ministry of Justice among Top Employers for Working Families65% expect their employer to provide guidance on benefitslast_img

first_imgSnapchat and Twitter may end Facebook’s dominance in ad businessReuters fileThe monopoly enjoyed by Facebook in the advertising market may end soon as Twitter and Snapchat would grow at the expense of Mark Zuckerberg’s social media platform, says GBH Insights analyst Daniel Ives.”We believe there are a confluence of factors that have catalyzed the growth prospects of both Twitter and Snapchat in the near-term, with some of this momentum clearly happening at the expense of the Facebook platform,” Daniel Ives, head of technology research at GBH, said in a note to CNBC.#twitter – Twitter, Snap will grow at the expense of Facebook, analyst predicts – CNBC— Tw1tter’s Demise (@Tw1tterDemise) February 21, 2018In Ives’s opinion, now after only advertising on Facebook, 15-20 percent of social media advertisers are experimenting with Twitter ads, which should add about 1.5 percent to 2 percent of extra advertising growth.Despite the negative reviews of the app’s redesign, Snapchat has also become more attractive to advertisers, Ives noted. The unpopular redesign will benefit it in the long run and ultimately bring in more users, he predicted. Ives said Facebook is still a “favorite name” on the social media platforms due to its larger user base of more than 2.1 billion.Facebook’s revenue in the fourth quarter, ending on December 31, 2017, rose 47 percent to $12.97 billion, from $8.81 billion in the same period in the last year. While presenting the December quarter result, Facebook chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg acknowledged that its active user base in the United States and Canada was down for the first time ever. The aggregate time spent on Facebook also fell.While talking about advertisements in social media platforms, it is important to note that last week one of the world’s top advertiser, Unilever made it stands clear that the company would slash its spending on online advertisements if the social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and Google don’t get rid of racist and extremist content.The chief marketing officer of Unilever, Keith Weed said the company will not invest globally in online platforms that create division.last_img read more

first_img.A pick-up van driver and his helper were killed and a worker injured as a covered van hit the vehicle on Dhaka-Chittagong highway in Chhnua area of Feni sadar upazila on Friday morning.The deceased are driver Iqbal Patwary, 30, son of a certain Ahmed Ullah of Paschim Fazilpur area of the upazila and helper Mohammad Shamim, 25, son of one Siraj Miah of Senbagh upazila in Noakhali district.Police said that the covered van hit the stationary pick-up van around 8:30am, leaving three people injured, reports UNB.The injured were taken to Feni Sadar Hospital where physicians declared the duo dead on arrival.Critically injured worker Mohammad Ali was taken to Chittagong Medical College Hospital.last_img

first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Gail DelaughterPedestrians cross the street in the Texas Medical CenterHouston police say in 2016, the pedestrian fatality rate was up at least 30% over the year before. And it’s not just locally. TxDOT says it’s seeing more pedestrian deaths all over Texas.Appearing on Houston Matters, the Kinder Institute’s Kyle Shelton says to bring down those high numbers, drivers have to recognize that not everyone else travels by car. “And also need to behave on the street in ways that those resources are re-aligning that, rather than getting angry about passing a biker on the street,” adds Shelton.  Experts say to keep Houstonians safe, you have to have things like clearly designated crosswalks and separated bike lanes. But to make those improvements happen, transportation planner Geoff Carleton says people need to watch what’s happening in their own neighborhoods and make specific suggestions.   “And that’s where the community’s saying to policy makers, to the budgetary officials – here’s what we prioritize so that they know,” says Carleton. “Because often what they hear is, I’m stuck in traffic.”Houston has a “Complete Streets” policy Mayor Annise Parker put into effect in 2013. It states the city must consider all users when designing streets in the future. X 00:00 /01:10 Share Listenlast_img read more Christopher Warren with his grandmother and five-year breast cancer survivor Phyllis Isaacs.Christopher Warren was sitting in the library at Florida Coastal School of Law in August 2009 when he received a call from his mother informing him that his grandmother would be going in for surgery after being diagnosed with breast cancer.  Warren’s grandmother, Phyllis Isaacs is now a five year cancer survivor, and Warren is training for a 150 mile charity bike ride to raise funds for cancer research and treatment in her honor.This marks the first year the Ride to Conquer Cancer, a global fundraising initiative that has collected over $240 million for cancer research since 2008, will be held in the capital region, according to event coordinators.  Proceeds collected from this year’s ride, which will stretch from Baltimore to D.C., will benefit the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, Sibley Memorial and Suburban Hospitals, going towards research and treatment.Nationally, cancer is second only to heart disease among causes of death for African Americans, according to the Center for Disease Control website. In the case of breast cancer, Black women are 10 percent less likely to be diagnosed with the disease than their White counterparts, but 40 percent more likely to die as a result, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health.Five years after surgery, Isaacs is cancer free, having defeated a disease that has devastated countless households. Warren, who took up cycling one year ago at the behest of his Alpha Phi Alpha brethren, is now working to collect the minimum $2500 in donations to participate in this year’s Ride to Conquer Cancer.“When I found out about [my grandmother’s diagnosis], I can’t even really describe how I felt, I just knew I had to get there as soon as possible,” Warren said.Warren was entering his third year of law school when he received the news, and immediately left the library and booked a plane ticket to Maryland, where Isaacs had moved around 2008.“I surprised my grandmother the next morning. When she woke up, I was lying on the couch,” he said.“I was just happy that I was there to support her.”Isaacs would go on to recover from her bout with cancer, and Warren would complete his law degree in 2010. Now an attorney in Morristown, N.J., Warren is actively training for the charity ride that will take place over the course of two days, Sept. 13-14; going to the gym three days a week and cycling on weekends. He is also raising funds towards the $2500 minimum to participate.“Everything that I raise goes to fighting cancer, so even if I don’t meet the minimum to participate in the actual ride, I’m still happy that I was involved in this event because everything I raise goes to fighting this disease, which is the whole purpose of it,” said Warren.Anyone interested in signing up to participate in the charity ride may do so at Organizers stress the event is not a race, and that no one should be dissuaded from participating on that account.Donations may be made directly to Warren by clicking on the ‘Donate’ option under the ‘Join The Conquest’ tab on the event’s home page and searching for Warren by his full name (Christopher Warren).“I would love to participate in the ride and have my grandma cheering for me at the finish line because I know she’ll be there,” said Warren.last_img read more

first_imgTamil Nadu on Sunday reiterated its demand to authorise the use of Tamil language in the Madras High Court and urged the Centre to reconsider its stand on the issue.Speaking at the joint conference of chief ministers and chief justices of high courts, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam said the independence and the image of the judiciary should always be upheld by providing necessary infrastructure and ensuring a conducive environment.“If we are to take the administration of justice genuinely closer to the people, it is absolutely imperative that the local language is used in the High Court, as is already being done in the state government and in the state Legislature. Our government urges the Government of India and the Supreme Court to reconsider their stand in this matter and fulfil the long-standing aspiration and demand of the state to authorise the use of Tamil in the High Court of Madras,” he said.last_img read more

first_imgKolkata: NITI Aayog’s additional secretary Yaduvendra Mathur said on Friday that the model Agricultural Land Leasing Act proposed by the Aayog, has not found the desired number of takers across the state governments in the country.According to him, a handful of states like Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh have moved towards the model. Rajasthan, however, is yet to extend the scope of the act to farmers. “The model land lease law was circulated to the state governments in 2016. But very few states are moving towards the model. It is a state subject,” Mathur said on the sidelines of a seminar organised by the Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC). Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe Agricultural Land Leasing Act is aimed at better utilisation of assets along with improved credit flow to farmers. “We have written to Chief Secretaries of various states regarding this,” he added. It may be mentioned that the Niti Aayog had released the Model Agricultural Land Leasing Act, 2016, seeking to permit and facilitate leasing of agricultural land to improve access to land by the landless and marginal farmers. “The law should be strong. If any farmer wants to give his land on rent to neighbouring farmers or even his brothers, it should be allowed. In our country, it is not happening because we are not following a model land leasing law. Only yesterday, we wrote to Chief Secretaries of the states to take it up with the Chief Ministers and move towards the model land leasing law,” he maintained. He claimed that some of the states like Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Telangana have amended the law. According to Mathur, a percentage of the CSR money allocated by corporates has to go deeper into the granular problems of health and education of the people around, since people are at the core of the planet. Only that can lead to holistic development, he feels.last_img read more

first_imgAvira Phantom VPN first look by Martin Brinkmann on May 10, 2016 in Internet – 8 commentsAvira just launched Avira Phantom VPN, a free and paid virtual private network (VPN) service for Android and Windows devices.The free version of the service is good for 500 Megabytes of traffic each month but you can double that amount by registering an account. The pro version is available for €59.95 and is good for unlimited traffic.Both share most features including a no logging policy for visited websites and access to all country servers the virtual private network service makes available.Avira Phantom VPNInstallation is somewhat problematic on Windows, here is why. When you download the program for Windows and run it afterwards on your system, Avira Launcher is installed first.This is the central application for all things Avira on Windows. Using it you can install Avira Phantom VPN or any other Avira application.The installation itself is quick but requires an active Internet connection. Avira displays a register dialog afterwards which looks on first glance like one of those forced dialogs that you cannot close.Turns out, you can close it by selecting the x icon in the upper right corner of the screen to forego the registration and use the VPN without account.SettingsFirst thing you may want to do after installation is open the program settings. There you find the country selector that you use to switch between different countries the VPN supports.Avira Phantom VPN supports mostly European countries, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, France, Poland and the UK. The only two non-European countries are Canada and the United States.The program is set up to send diagnostic data by default which you can disable in the settings as well. The only other option available for free users is to start it at system start.The settings highlight one feature exclusive to the pro version, and that is to use the VPN automatically when the device is connected to an untrusted Wi-Fi network.Using Avira Phantom VPNA click on the secure my connection button connects the device to the selected virtual location.  Avira Phantom VPN highlights the connection status in its interface afterwards and displays the traffic quota there as well.Download and upload speed were fast on a test system. While the VPN did not max out the 50/10 Mbit connection, it managed to deliver 43/8 Mbit instead.I noticed during tests however that connections to sites took a bit longer to initiate. There is a bit of a delay before sites are loaded regardless of server you select or browser you are using.This does not happen when the test device is connected to other VPN services.Avira Phantom VPN does not leak the public IP address when WebRTC is being used.The free version is limited to 500 Megabyte per month which should be enough for regular web browsing but will burn through the traffic in less than an hour if you consume media for instance.While you can bump up the free traffic to 1 Gigabyte per month by registering, this too won’t be enough for demanding services.You are probably wondering what happens when you reach the traffic limit. The connection to the VPN is not cut off immediately but the interface displays a disconnection countdown but traffic continues to flow during the countdown.The VPN is disconnected automatically without prompt or further warning which is problematic from a security/privacy view point.The pro price is quite high especially when you compare it to established VPN services such as Private Internet Access or others. Private Internet Access is available for $39.95 per year for instance, and it offers better device support, more countries, different protocols and features such as a kill switch.Closing WordsAvira Phantom VPN is a new VPN service that is speedy and easy to use (apart from installation). The free version is good for light web browsing due to the imposed traffic limit.The pro version does away with the limit but is quite costly when you compare price and features to established VPN services.Summary12345 Author Rating5 based on 5 votes Software Name Avira Phantom VPNOperating System WindowsSoftware Category NetworkLanding Page Advertisementlast_img read more

first_img Share Tweet Submit Koogeek has a wonderful little deal going on right now that will land you a HomeKit light bulb for just $17.59. But that’s not all, it’s an RGB bulb capable of changing between 16 million colors.Get into the HomeKit Game for Cheap with a Koogeek Smart Bulb for Just $17.59 for a Limited TimeI’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: getting into home automation is not cheap at all. So, at this point, every single deal helps in making our ‘home of the future’ dream a reality.If you’ve been looking to get into the game of setting up some RGB light bulbs in your place that are HomeKit compatible then Koogeek has your back on this one. For a limited time only, it’s offering its HomeKit-only RGB light bulb for a price of just $17.59. But that price is not the best part it’s the fact that this bulb does not require any hub to function. Just hook it up with your existing WiFi network on the 2.4GHz band and you’ll be up and running in no time.Once set up, you can use this bulb like any other, except that this one will now be controlled using your iPhone, iPad or even your Apple TV. Even better, you can use Siri to control it too if you like. Also, taking things further is the fact that this piece of tech can set an ambience instantly thanks to its support for 16 million colors. Those are a lot of shades if you’re asking us.For this price, we will highly recommend picking up at least two if you want to see what the home automation hype is all about. The deal is valid till the 11th of this month after which it will expire. Make your move fast!Buy Koogeek HomeKit Light RGB Light Bulb [Amazon link]last_img read more

first_img The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. Related Content News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more September 27, 2016 — Survival rates for elderly patients receiving stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) for early-stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) rose from roughly 40 to 60 percent over the past decade, concurrent with the increasing adoption of SBRT, according to new research. The research was presented at the 58th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), Sept. 25-28 in Boston.In recent years, SBRT has become the standard of care for patients with inoperable early-stage NSCLC. Compared to the conventional radiation therapy (RT) approach of small doses given daily over several weeks, SBRT delivers a highly targeted, escalated dose of radiation in a single session or as many as five of treatments, usually between one and five fractions. Widespread adoption of SBRT in community-based practices has increased its use as the primary definitive treatment for elderly patients, who often have multiple medical problems that limit surgical options.For this study, researchers examined records from the nation’s largest cancer patient database to determine how rates of overall and disease-specific survival have changed as use of SBRT has increased, as well as to draw population-based comparisons between SBRT and surgery alone for elderly patients.Records for the 62,213 patients age 60 and above who were diagnosed with stage I NSCLC between 2004 and 2012 were extracted from the National Cancer Institute’s Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database. Patients with squamous, adenocarcinoma and adenosquamous histologies and those with definite records defining local therapy were eligible for inclusion.Overall survival (OS) and lung cancer-specific survival (CSS) rates were calculated for patients grouped into five-year subsets (i.e., 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, and 90 and older). Researchers analyzed OS and CSS change over time based on type of therapy and age using Kaplan-Meier, logarithmic ranking and Cox multivariate hazard ratio (HR) methods, as well as comparative analysis with Fisher test.Over the study period, survival rates for SBRT rose dramatically among this large, nationally-representative population of elderly stage I NSCLC patients. From 2004 to 2012 — the years in which adoption of SBRT in community practice became widespread — the overall survival rate at 23 months following SBRT alone rose nearly 20 percentage points, from 39 to 58 percent (p < 0.001). OS rates for surgery alone rose five percentage points, from 79 to 84 percent (p < 0.001). There was no improvement for patients who received neither RT nor surgery (from 28 to 33 percent, p = 0.29).In the same time period, CSS increased from 48 to 72 percent of patients who received SBRT alone (p < 0.001) and from 87 to 91 percent of patients receiving surgery alone (p < 0.001). CSS rates remained stable for patients who received neither surgery nor radiation, although the difference approached statistical significance (38 to 45 percent, p = 0.06).“Our findings indicate that physicians should feel confident recommending radiation therapy to patients who are too sick to undergo surgery or who choose not to undergo surgery for other reasons,” said Andrew M. Farach, M.D., a radiation oncologist at Houston Methodist Hospital and lead author on the study. “With continued adoption of SBRT in community cancer centers, it is our hope that more patients will receive curative SBRT and the number of patients left untreated based on age or medical comorbidity will continue to fall.”The use of surgery to treat stage I NSCLC declined with age (p < 0.001). While 81 percent of patients age 60-64 underwent surgery, only 47 percent of patients age 80 or older were able to undergo surgery. The use of RT, conversely, rose with increasing age, ranging from 11 percent of patients age 60-64 to 39 percent of patients age 90 or above (p < 0.001). The number of patients receiving no treatment also increased from 7 to 40 percent for the youngest and oldest elderly patient cohorts in the study.Despite improvements in OS and CSS, survival rates following RT remained lower than those for elderly patients who received surgery. Researchers explained that this difference may be due, in part, to a selection bias where healthier patients were treated with surgery, and they underscored the need for a controlled clinical trial with matched patients receiving each treatment first-line to compare the efficacy of these therapies. Instances of palliative SBRT or conventional RT also may have skewed results in favor of surgical outcomes.“While survival rates remain highest for surgical candidates, this study demonstrates both clear benefits from SBRT for nonsurgical NSCLC patients and that outcomes following radiation therapy have improved at a more accelerated pace over the past decade than those for any other therapeutic approach,” said Farach. “With increased access to this potentially life-saving treatment, we can continue to improve outcomes for the growing population of elderly patients fighting early stage cancer.”For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a... read more center_img News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more Image courtesy of Imago Systems News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more News | Radiation Therapy | September 27, 2016 Widespread SBRT Adoption has Improved Survival Rates for Elderly Early-stage Lung Cancer Patients SEER database study finds dramatic rise in overall and lung cancer-specific survival following SBRT for patients age 60 and older with stage I NSCLC Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more last_img read more

first_imgUnited States Secretary of State John Kerry wished Costa Rica “Pura vida, and happy Independence Day!” in a statement acknowledging independence celebrations here and across Central America this Sunday, Sept. 15.“On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Costa Rica on the 192nd anniversary of your independence. This day is a well-deserved opportunity for the people of Costa Rica to commemorate their heritage as a nation rooted in democracy and peace,” read part of the secretary’s statement released Friday.On Sept. 15, 1821, representatives from Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, signed “La Acta de Independencia,” which asserted their freedom from the Spanish Empire. Costa Rica did not become an independent state until 1838, when it separated from the Central American republic.Kerry also issued separate congratulations to Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala Friday.  Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img read more

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