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.

Varian, a leading provider of cancer care technologies and solutions, continues to reinforce its commitment to delivering Intelligent Cancer Care during the 2020 American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) taking place virtually Oct. 24-31.
News | ASTRO | October 19, 2020
October 19, 2020 — Varian, a leading provider of cancer care technologies and solutions, continues to reinforce its...
Mevion Medical Systems announced that it has shipped the accelerator module for the Mevion S250i Proton Therapy System to Kunshan, China. The 15-ton compact accelerator, the heart of the proton therapy system, is the smallest of its kind and will be the first in China.

Mevion's compact accelerator module is lifted and placed on a truck for the first leg of its journey to China. (Photo: Business Wire)

News | Proton Therapy | October 16, 2020
October 16, 2020 — Mevion Medical Systems announced that it has shipped the accelerator module for the Mevion S250i...
Collaboration between ACR and Penn will facilitate translation of advanced computational algorithms into routine clinical use
News | Information Technology | October 14, 2020
October 14, 2020 — The American College of Radiology (ACR) Center for Research and Innovation (CRI) announced a new...
Conducted by the University of Gothenburg, Lund University and the University of South Australia, the preclinical study found that dietary oat bran can offset chronic gastrointestinal damage caused by radiotherapy, contradicting long-held clinical recommendations.

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News | Radiation Therapy | October 07, 2020
October 7, 2020 — Loved or hated, the humble oat could be the new superfood for cancer patients as international ...
Microscopic photo of a professionally prepared slide demonstrating breast tissue with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). Immuhistochemistry of estrogen receptor positive. Micrograph of breast cancer. Slide shows corresponding length of 1 mm.

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News | Breast Imaging | October 05, 2020
October 5, 2020 — A major study of women with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) — a breast condition that can become...
ASTRO urges radiation oncology benefits management company eviCore to reconsider a move that requires shorter treatment regimens without regard for physician judgement

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News | Radiation Oncology | October 02, 2020
October 2, 2020 — Radiation oncologists expressed serious concerns about a new private insurance coverage policy that...
Newly released study results present a strong case for lung cancer screening in New Zealand — particularly for Māori whose mortality rates are between three and four times higher than other ethnic groups.

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News | Lung Imaging | September 30, 2020
September 30, 2020 — Newly released study results present a strong case for lung cancer screening in New Zealand —...
he Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published the “Specialty Care Models to Improve Quality of Care and Reduce Expenditures (CMS-5527)” final rule.

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News | Radiation Oncology | September 29, 2020
September 29, 2020 — On Sept. 18, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published the “Specialty...
Important milestone demonstrates the unrivalled experience, technological innovation and global market leadership of IBA and its clinical partners
News | Proton Therapy | September 25, 2020
September 25, 2020 — IBA (Ion Beam Applications SA) announced that more than 100,000 patients have now been treated...
RefleXion and Sofinnova Partners received the “Salus Partner Excellence in HealthTech Award” at the Convergence in Oncology Summit in Lausanne, Switzerland.  The prize recognizes RefleXion and Sofinnova Partner’s vision and excellence in developing the disruptive biology-guided radiotherapy (BgRT) for treatment of cancer patients.
News | PET Imaging | September 25, 2020
September 25, 2020 — RefleXion and Sofinnova Partners received the “Salus Partner Excellence in HealthTech Award” at...
Philips Azurion Lung Edition supports high precision diagnosis and minimally invasive therapy in one room
News | Lung Imaging | September 21, 2020
September 21, 2020 — Philips introduced Azurion Lung Edition, an advanced 3-D imaging and navigation platform to...
Final rule includes mandatory participation for nearly 1,000 practices and does not allow sufficient time for transition

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News | Radiation Oncology | September 21, 2020
September 21, 2020 — In response to the September 18 announcement by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (...
According to a new report published by P&S Intelligence, the global radiotherapy market is expected to expand from $7.2M in 2019 to $17M by 2030.

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Feature | Radiation Therapy | September 21, 2020 | By Melinda Taschetta-Millane
According to a new report published by P&S Intelligence, the global radiotherapy market is expected to expand from...
Breast cancer patients whose disease has spread to their brains fare better if their metastases are picked up before they begin to cause symptoms, according to a study presented at the 12th European Breast Cancer Conference.

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News | Breast Imaging | September 21, 2020
September 21, 2020 — Breast cancer patients whose disease has spread to their brains fare better if their metastases...
Of all the buzzwords one would have guessed would dominate 2020, few expected it to be “virtual”. We have been virtualizing various aspects of our lives for many years, but the circumstances of this one has moved almost all of our lives into the virtual realm.

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Feature | Radiology Education | September 18, 2020 | By Jef Williams
Of all the buzzwords one would have guessed would dominate 2020, few expected it to be “virtual”. We have been...
Data from latest research presented at the ESMO Virtual Congress 2020 suggests COVID-19 pandemic halts cancer care and damages oncologists' wellbeing

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News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | September 17, 2020
September 17, 2020 — Delays and cancellation of cancer treatments and other safety measures undertaken to minimize the...
Varian Drives Next Evolution of Proton Treatment Planning with Eclipse v16.1
News | Treatment Planning | September 15, 2020
September 15, 2020 — Varian announced it has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its Eclipse v16.1 treatment planning...
High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU), a technology used to treat localized prostate cancer, has shown adequate control of prostate cancer while avoiding major side effects of surgery or radiation therapy, according to a new study in The Journal of Urology, Official Journal of the American Urological Association

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News | Prostate Cancer | September 08, 2020
September 8, 2020 — Approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2015 for prostate tissue ablation, the...
Sandra Sha, M.D., a distinguished physician as recognized by the Florida Medical Association, specializing in breast cancer treatment

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News | Brachytherapy Systems, Women's Healthcare | September 08, 2020
September 8, 2020 — Advanced Radiation Therapy has completed the installation of the AccuBoost Digital platform at the...
the Contrast Media Injectors Market is estimated to be USD 1.3 billion in 2020 and  projected to reach $1.9B by 2025, at a CAGR of 7.4% between 2020 and 2025

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News | Contrast Media Injectors | September 02, 2020
September 2, 2020 — According to the new market research report "Contrast Media Injectors Market By Product (Injector...