Radiation Therapy

The radiation therapy channel covers all aspects of radiation oncology technology. Radiation therapy includes linear accelerators (LINAC), proton therapy, brachytherapy, image guided radiation therapy (IGRT), focused ultrasound, stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), treatment planning systems and tomotherapy.

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...
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...
Single-dose radiotherapy replaces need for extra hospital visits, with benefits for patient safety and well-being

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News | Women's Health | August 20, 2020
August 20, 2020— For most women with early breast cancer, a single dose of targeted radiotherapy during surgery is just...
Public health screening guidelines for lung cancer followed by the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) undercount African Americans, contributing to disparities in lung cancer screening and treatment, according to a study published today in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology.

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News | Lung Imaging | August 19, 2020
August 19, 2020 — Public health screening guidelines for lung cancer followed by the United States Preventive Services...
A special issue of the Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences features stories about the interpersonal skills beyond the technical aspects to care for and guide patients through medical imaging and radiation therapy procedures

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News | Patient Engagement | August 11, 2020
August 11, 2020 — "I went into the MRI bracing for the wave of panic I knew would come as soon as I was strapped down...
Global radiotherapy market revenue is set to expand from $7,222.4 million in 2019 to $17,194.4 million by 2030, at an 8.4% CAGR between 2020 and 2030, the key factor driving the market growth is the increasing number of cancer cases, according to the report published by P&S Intelligence.

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News | Radiation Therapy | August 06, 2020
August 6, 2020 — Global radiotherapy market revenue is set to expand from $7,222.4 million in 2019 to $17,194.4 million...
Siemens AG is continuing to rigorously execute its Vision 2020+ strategy and therefore expressly welcomes Siemens Healthineers AG’s acquisition of a 100 percent stake in Varian Medical Systems, Inc., a U.S. company active in the area of cancer research and therapy.

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News | Radiology Business | August 03, 2020
August 3, 2020 — Siemens AG is continuing to rigorously execute its Vision 2020+ strategy and therefore expressly...
JAMA Oncol. Published online  July 30, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2020.2783

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News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | July 31, 2020
July 31, 2020 — An article published in JAMA Oncology addresses the delivery of radiotherapy in 209 patients with...
Clarity Pharmaceuticals, a radiopharmaceutical company focused on the treatment of serious disease, and ImaginAb, Inc., a company that harnesses the specificity of monoclonal antibodies, have entered into a collaboration agreement to develop new targeted theranostic (diagnostic and therapy) products for a broad range of cancer types.
News | Radiation Oncology | July 29, 2020
July 29, 2020 — Clarity Pharmaceuticals, a radiopharmaceutical company focused on the treatment of serious disease, and...
It has been estimated that the overwhelming focus on COVID-19 could cause up to 35,000 excess cancer deaths in the UK during the next 12 months, and  Zegami, the Oxford University data visualization spin-out which has worked on several projects focused on the detection, diagnosis, or management of cancer, is calling for greater use of technology to speed up the process of diagnosis and treatment.

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News | Radiation Oncology | July 29, 2020
July 29, 2020 — It has been estimated that the overwhelming focus on COVID-19 could cause up to 35,000 excess cancer...
In I-131 cancer therapy, decay events damage sensitive DNA within a tumor cell nucleus, causing catastrophic single and double strand breaks. Clinical use of antibody-delivered Auger emitters could open a window for the targeted destruction of extracellular COVID-19 virions, decreasing the viral load during active infection and potentially easing the disease burden for a patient. View all figures from this study.  http://jnm.snmjournals.org/content/early/2020/07/16/jnumed.120.249748.full.pdf+html

In I-131 cancer therapy, decay events damage sensitive DNA within a tumor cell nucleus, causing catastrophic single and double strand breaks. Clinical use of antibody-delivered Auger emitters could open a window for the targeted destruction of extracellular COVID-19 virions, decreasing the viral load during active infection and potentially easing the disease burden for a patient. View all figures from this study.

 

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | July 22, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
July 22, 2020 — One of the first studies has been published that looks at the use of radiation therapy to help treat...
 A Ludwig Cancer Research study has dissected how radiotherapy alters the behavior of immune cells known as macrophages found in glioblastoma (GBM) tumors and shown how these cells might be reprogrammed with an existing drug to suppress the invariable recurrence of the aggressive brain cancer.
News | Radiation Therapy | July 22, 2020
July 22, 2020 — A Ludwig Cancer Research study has dissected how radiotherapy alters the behavior of immune cells known...
World's largest radiation oncology meeting will offer full conference on interactive platform October 25-28, 2020
News | ASTRO | July 09, 2020
July 9, 2020 — Registration opens today for the American Society for Radiation Oncology's (ASTRO) 62nd Annual Meeting,...
At the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting, new artificial intelligence (AI) software to assist with radiotherapy treatment planning systems was highlighted. The goal of the AI-based systems is to save staff time, while still allowing clinicians to do the final patient review. 
Feature | Treatment Planning | July 08, 2020 | By Melinda Taschetta-Millane
At the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting, new artificial intelligence (AI) software to...
Radiotherapy has been used to treat cancers for more than a century and continues to be utilized in cancer treatment plans today. Since the introduction of radiotherapy, clinicians have been working tirelessly to further refine treatments to better target cancer.
Feature | Radiation Therapy | July 06, 2020 | By Yves Archambault
Everything has room for improvement, right? Right. When it comes to cancer care, it is no different. Researchers, drug...
Proton therapy has evolved, and future predictions include smaller systems, more sophisticated proton dosimetry and devices that manipulate the proton beam
Feature | Proton Therapy | July 06, 2020 | By Minesh Mehta, M.D.
The field of proton therapy is continuing to see explosive growth. In the past decade alone, technological advances...
Advanced Radiation Therapy has completed the first AccuBoost Digital installation at Rhode Island Hospital (RIH). This state-of-the-art platform leverages the superior resolution of digital mammography in the delivery of breast radiation therapy.
News | Breast Imaging | July 06, 2020
July 6, 2020 — Advanced Radiation Therapy has completed the first AccuBoost Digital installation at Rhode Island...