Rush Radiosurgery hosts Continuing Medical Education Event for local physicians

 

Rush Radiosurgery was honored to host a continuing medical education event focused on the advances of the field of stereotactic radiosurgery and stereotactic body radiation therapy. The guest speaker of the event was radiation oncologist Dr. Richard Crownover of the University of Texas-San Antonio. He spoke to a group of nearly 50 clinicians on treatment […]

 

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Open House Held to Introduce Rush Radiosurgery

 

 

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Rush Radiosurgery Shares Men’s Health Awareness Tips

 

June is dedicated to raising awareness and prevention of the preventable health problems men face while encouraging men to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for disease or injury. One of the common health threats to men is lung cancer. In 2012, the American Cancer Society estimates about 116,470 new diagnoses of lung cancer. […]

 

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Rush Radiosurgery Radiation Oncologist Named Top Doctor

 

Congratulations to Dr. Ross Abrams for being named a “Top Doctor” in Chicago Magazine’s 2012 rankings. Dr. Abrams is the Chairman of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Rush University Medical Center and a professor with Rush University. We are honored to have Dr. Abrams on our team! To view the Top Doctors list, visit […]

 

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Rush Radiosurgery joins the American Brain Tumor Association for the Breakthrough for Brain Tumors 5K Walk/Run

 

Together with hospital partner, Rush University Medical Center, Rush Radiosurgery hosted a booth at the American Brain Tumor Association’s Breakthrough for Brain Tumors 5k Run/Walk. Twenty-eight Rush Radiosurgery and Rush University Medical Center staff members joined the group of over 4,500 attendees who ran or walked to raise awareness and funding for brain tumor research. […]

 

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Rush Radiosurgery focuses on education during Brain Tumor Awareness Month

 

May marks the recognition of National Brain Tumor Awareness Month. Since its establishment in 2008, community organizations and support groups celebrate this month with increased efforts to raise awareness of brain tumors, increase funding for research and educate the public on symptoms and treatment options.

The Central Brain Tumor Registry estimates 66,290 new cases of primary non–malignant and malignant brain and central nervous system tumors will be diagnosed in the United States in 2012. What patients may not know is that a large percentage of those diagnoses will be from metastatic tumors, tumors that develop from cancer cells that have spread from another part of the body.

There are more than 120 different types of brain tumors, and while not all are necessarily fatal, any brain tumor should be considered a serious health condition. Brain tumors often create increased pressure in the skull, known as intracranial hypertension. This can lead to, among other conditions, headaches, vomiting, vision problems and altered states of consciousness.

 

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Rush Radiosurgery opens, offers TrueBeam STx cancer treatment

 

Rush Radiosurgery is now open in downtown Chicago, offering patients treatment with the TrueBeam STx radiosurgery system. The center is a clinical service of Rush University Medical Center and was developed through a joint venture between Rush University Medical Center and US Radiosurgery. TrueBeam STx treats patients with a procedure called stereotactic radiosurgery, a noninvasive […]

 

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