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.

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Feature | Contrast Media | October 04, 2017 | By Dave Fornell

Over the past decade, several clinical studies have shown gadolinium-based...

Immune Response Prognostic for Prostate Cancer Survival, Recurrence and Radiotherapy Response
News | Prostate Cancer | October 03, 2017

October 3, 2017 — A new study finds that immune response in...

ASTRO Awards Early-Career Research Grants to Physician-Scientists
News | Radiation Therapy | October 03, 2017

October 3, 2017 — The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) awarded $275,000 in research awards to four...

Siemens Healthineers Debuts Magnetom Vida RT Pro Edition MRI at ASTRO 2017
Technology | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | October 02, 2017

October 2, 2017 — Siemens Healthineers debuted the Magnetom RT Pro edition of Magnetom Vida, a version of the...

Radiation-Immunotherapy Combination Can Slow Tumor Growth in Some Metastatic Late-Stage Cancer
News | Radiation Therapy | September 29, 2017

September 29, 2017 — A new study involving patients with stage IV cancer finds treatment with...

Biomarker Blood Test Predicts Survival Following Localized Lung Cancer Treatment
News | Lung Cancer | September 29, 2017

September 29, 2017 — A new study demonstrates that a blood test to detect cancer may predict treatment outcomes for...

Pelvic Radiation Confirmed as Standard of Care for High-Risk, Early-Stage Endometrial Cancer
News | Brachytherapy Systems, Women's Healthcare | September 28, 2017

September 28, 2017 — In a new phase III trial report, recurrence-free and overall survival rates for women with...

Medicaid Expansion Increased Coverage for Uninsured Cancer Patients
News | Radiation Therapy | September 27, 2017

September 27, 2017 — A new study finds Medicaid expansion enacted as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable...

Halving Radiotherapy for HPV-Related Throat Cancer Reduces Side Effects With Similar Control Rates
News | Radiation Therapy | September 27, 2017

September 27, 2017 – For certain patients with oropharyngeal cancer caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV), an...

MedLever and Hong Kong Sanatorium Partner to Streamline Proton Therapy Workflow
News | Radiation Therapy | September 27, 2017

September 27, 2017 — MedLever Inc. recently announced the launch of a comprehensive agreement with the Hong Kong...

Distress Associated With Missed Appointments and Hospital Admission During Cancer Treatment
News | Radiation Therapy | September 26, 2017

September 26, 2017 — Psychological distress has long been associated with negative health outcomes for cancer...

Toshiba Medical Demonstrates Radiation Therapy Planning Enhancements for Aquilion LB CT at ASTRO
News | Computed Tomography (CT) | September 25, 2017

September 25, 2017 — Toshiba Medical will showcase new advanced technology on its Aquilion LB...

Breast Cancer Patients Largely Find Radiation Therapy Experience Better Than Expected
News | Women's Health | September 25, 2017

September 25, 2017 — A new survey finds breast cancer patients’ actual...

Long-Term Survival Rates More Than Double Previous Estimates for Locally Advanced Lung Cancer
News | Radiation Therapy | September 25, 2017

September 25, 2017 — Long-term results of a phase III...

Augmenix to Release New SpaceOAR Hydrogel Clinical Data at ASTRO 2017
News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | September 22, 2017

September 22, 2017 — Augmenix Inc. announced a preview of...

IBA Releases Razor Nano Ionization Chamber
News | Proton Therapy | September 22, 2017

September 22, 2017 — IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) announced the release of the Razor Nano Chamber, the smallest...

Penn Medicine Treats World's First Patient on Varian's Halcyon System
News | Radiation Therapy | September 22, 2017

September 22, 2017 — Varian Medical Systems announced a patient at Penn Medicine, with head & neck cancer,...