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Sentiment: Strong Buy
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My friend on facebook who is a senior analyst at Global Investment Performance Standards at CFA Institute says isoray could be in that quiet period now with a potential suitor
They told me that they did not have permission to release this
the reason why is no matter what treatment is used you still need an isotope to treat the cancer so doesnt matter what tools you use cesium-131 isotope would still be the best isotope.
Accuray CyberKnife M6 System Now Available in Manhattan
Thursday, December 17, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
David Levine, 212-772-9447
Cynthia Bacon, 718-670-2515
Camela Morrissey, 718-670-1065
Flushing, N.Y., December 17, 2009 -- A 58-year-old man who lives in Corona, Queens came to the emergency room of New York Hospital Queens (NYHQ) with extreme pain and tingling in his left arm. Although he did not realize it at the time, he had lung cancer. Recently, he made medical history as the first patient in the United States to be treated for lung cancer through the use of radioactive pellets placed directly in the tumor, and today his recovery is going well. Known as brachytherapy, this treatment approach is commonly used to treat prostate cancer.
“Although the patient came in because of pain in his arm, it was not due to an injury. It was discovered that the cause was a Pancoast tumor, a tumor in the lungs that affects the arms and shoulders but rarely causes symptoms, such as cough or shortness of breath, typically associated with the lungs," according to Dattatreyudu Nori, M.D., chairman, Radiation Oncology.
The patient was treated with high dose chemotherapy and then underwent treatment with external beam radiation. Although he did have some positive response, the tumor was still present. Because of the location of the tumor, the NYHQ physicians knew that additional conventional treatment could endanger surrounding critical structures including nerves and vessels, and could affect the other organs of his body.
With the options becoming limited, Dr. Nori, along with colleague Paul C. Lee, M.D., the hospital’s vice chairman of cardiothoracic surgery, decided to perform a surgical resection of the tumor and then implanted the tumor bed with radioactive Cesium 131 pellets – in a new type of brachytherapy procedure. Brachytherapy involves the implantation of radioactive seeds into the tumor site to kill the remaining cancer cells after surgical resection, while limiting the damage to healthy tissue. Brachytherapy has been successful in treating prostate cancer, but had never been used to treat this form of aggressive lung cancer.
“The tumor was very aggressive. We decided to use radioactive Cesium-131 pellets due to their high success rate in treating prostate cancer. This patient has responded well to the treatment, with an outcome that would not have been possible with traditional treatment," reports Dr. Nori.
According to Dr. Nori, Cesium-131 pellets have several advantages over the older radioactive isotopes including a shorter half-life, which means faster delivery of a radiation dose that allows less time and opportunity for the cancer cells to repopulate.
Dr. Nori has trained several hundred physicians in the U.S. on the use of brachytherapy procedures in the treatment of cancer, and more recently on the use of Cesium-131 in lung cancer treatment. He is renowned in the field of radiation oncology and for pioneering the use of use of radioactive isotopes to treat prostate cancer. He was one of the first to use the radioactive isotopes Iodine-125 and Palladium-103 in 1975 and 1985 as well as Cesium-131, which was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2003 for treating prostate and other cancers.
thats unless we get bo before than
Sentiment: Strong Buy
Short Ratio (as of Oct 31, 2014)3: 1.70
Short % of Float (as of Oct 31, 2014)3: 6.20%
Shares Short (prior month)3: 3.70M
Like i said in my other post Manatuck Partners sold out all 600k shares and they are a long/short equity firm. They were obviously short 600K and covered.