Radiation Oncology

Radiation oncology is a medical specialty that uses radiation therapy to treat cancer. The radiation therapy channel covers all aspects of radiation oncology technology. Radiation therapy includes linear accelerators (LINAC), proton therapybrachytherapyimage guided radiation therapy (IGRT)focused ultrasoundstereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), treatment planning systems and tomotherapy.

The development of new research guidelines for interventional oncology that standardize treatment outcomes and the reporting of data represents a major step forward for an increasingly important medical subspecialty, according to a report in Radiology.

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News | Radiation Oncology | September 21, 2021
September 21, 2021 — The development of new research guidelines for interventional oncology that standardize treatment...
Non-oncology doctors’ knowledge of oncology is frequently not up to date, with risks in the communication with patients  

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News | Radiation Oncology | September 20, 2021
September 20, 2021 — The rapid pace of developments in the oncology field, mainly brought by cancer immunotherapy, ...
IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A., EURONEXT), a world leader in particle accelerator technology, and SCK CEN (Belgian Nuclear Research Center) announced a strategic R&D partnership to enable the production of Actinimum-225 (225Ac), a novel radioisotope which has significant potential in the treatment of cancer.
News | Radiation Oncology | September 17, 2021
September 17, 2021 — IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A., EURONEXT), a world leader in particle accelerator technology, and...
Bicameral legislation in U.S. House and Senate designed to address equity issues in patient access and affordability for innovative diagnostic radiopharmaceuticals

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News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | September 17, 2021
September 17, 2021 — Blue Earth Diagnostics, a Bracco company and recognized leader in the development and...
Evaluation of therapeutic efficacy of drug candidates in preclinical oncology with positron emission tomography (PET)

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Feature | PET Imaging | September 14, 2021 | By Todd Sasser, Ph.D.
The use of positron emission tomography (PET) imaging in preclinical oncology investigations has shown the ability to...
Lantheus Holdings, Inc. and RefleXion Medical, Inc., today announced a development and commercialization collaboration to evaluate the use of piflufolastat F 18, Lantheus’ prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA)-targeted positron emission tomography (PET) imaging agent, to enable real-time therapeutic guidance of biology-guided radiotherapy (BgRT) in prostate cancer using the RefleXion X1 platform. 
News | PET Imaging | September 13, 2021
September 13, 2021 — Lantheus Holdings, Inc. and RefleXion Medical, Inc., today announced a development and...
With a wealth of landmark studies in Breast, Cervical, Melanoma, Prostate, Colorectal, Oesophagus, Endocrine and Lung cancer, the ESMO Congress 2021 is a clear demonstration that oncology research has once again gathered momentum after being temporarily stopped in its tracks by the outbreak of the virus

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News | Radiation Oncology | September 13, 2021
September 13, 2021 — At the opening press conference of the ESMO Congress 2021, President Solange Peters announced that...
Comment letters on the 2022 physician fee schedule and Radiation Oncology Model urge CMS to scale back extreme cuts that jeopardize access to life-saving cancer treatments

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News | ASTRO | September 09, 2021
September 9, 2021 — The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) submitted two comment letters to the Centers...

Image of a STING protein, courtesy of UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center

News | PET Imaging | September 08, 2021
September 8, 2021 — A new study from scientists at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center found that emerging...
An artificial intelligence (AI) program can spot signs of lung cancer on computed tomography (CT) scans a year before they can be diagnosed with existing methods, according to research presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress.

Diagram showing details of the lung screening experiment. Image courtesy of the European Respiratory Society/Benoit Audelan

News | Artificial Intelligence | September 08, 2021
September 8, 2021 — An artificial intelligence (AI) program can spot signs of lung cancer on computed tomography (CT)...
At the recent 2021 AAPM Meeting in July, Sun Nuclear Corporation featured its comprehensive portfolio of independent, integrated quality management solutions for radiation therapy and diagnostic imaging.
News | Quality Assurance (QA) | September 02, 2021
September 2, 2021 — At the recent 2021 AAPM Meeting in July, Sun Nuclear Corporation featured its comprehensive...
Featured in the ESTRO scientific program, three members of the Sun Nuclear SunCHECK Platform Customer Advisory Board will present on breakthrough findings from their use of SunCHECK software for independent, automated Machine QA and Patient QA, featuring in-vivo dosimetry.
News | Quality Assurance (QA) | September 01, 2021
September 1, 2021 — Sun Nuclear Corporation announced that as part of the ESTRO 2021 Congress, held August 27 – 31 in...
Cedars-Sinai Cancer researchers have discovered that intestinal microorganisms help regulate anti-tumor immune responses to radiation treatments.

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News | Radiation Therapy | September 01, 2021
September 1, 2021 — The study, published on Aug. 13 in the peer-reviewed journal Cancer Cell, builds on prior studies...
Patients treated with Xoft Brain IORT lived for a range of 4 to 54 months after treatment without recurrence, whereas patients in the control group had a recurrence within 2 to 10 months and lived for 2 to 22.5 months after treatment
News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 31, 2021
August 31, 2021 — iCAD, Inc., a global medical technology leader providing innovative cancer detection and therapy...
Investigator-led study explores feasibility and tolerability of single-fraction stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy using MRIdian's daily MRI-Guidance with on-table adaptive replanning
News | Radiation Therapy | August 30, 2021
August 30, 2021 — ViewRay, Inc. announced that the Miami Cancer Institute, part of Baptist Health South Florida, has...
RaySearch Laboratories AB (publ) will be showcasing the latest oncology software innovations at ESTRO 2021, to be held in Madrid Aug. 27-30. Attendees will be able to book demonstrations of the RayStation treatment planning system, RayIntelligence the cloud-based oncology analytics system, and RayCare the oncology information system during the congress.
News | Radiation Oncology | August 30, 2021
August 30, 2021 — RaySearch Laboratories AB (publ) will be showcasing the latest oncology software innovations at ESTRO...
News | Proton Therapy | August 30, 2021
August 30, 2021 — IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A., EURONEXT), the world’s leading provider of proton therapy solutions...
This National Senior Citizens Day, Sat., August 21st, Mercy Medical Center emphasized Intraoperative Radiation Therapy (IORT), a one-time breast cancer treatment option during surgery, ideal for women over 70 with who may otherwise receive no radiation or endure side effects of six weeks of daily treatments.
News | Radiation Oncology | August 27, 2021
August 27, 2021 — For decades, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) recommended forgoing post-lumpectomy...
While doctors have used low-intensity ultrasound as a medical imaging tool since the 1950s, experts at the University of Waterloo are using and extending models that help capture how high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) can work on a cellular level.

The InSightec ExAblate focused ultrasound system developed to treat essential tremor. 

News | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | August 24, 2021
August 24, 2021 — Researchers are bringing the use of acoustic waves to target and destroy cancerous tumors closer to...
RefleXion Medical, Inc., a therapeutic oncology company pioneering biology-guided radiotherapy (BgRT) as a new modality that will one day treat all stages of cancer,announced the sale of its RefleXion X1 machine to The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, a free-standing cancer treatment center with 15 locations throughout northern Texas.

RefleXion Medical announces the sale of its X1 machine to The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders in Texas. (Photo: Business Wire)

News | Radiation Therapy | August 23, 2021
August 23, 2021 — RefleXion Medical, Inc., a therapeutic oncology company pioneering biology-guided radiotherapy (BgRT...