Varian's revenues slip for Q4, full year
October 28, 2020 -- Radiation oncology vendor Varian Medical Systems saw its revenues fall slightly for the full year and fourth quarter of its 2020 fiscal year, although the company was able to maintain profitability in the year's final quarter.
Accuray partners with Brainlab in radiation therapy
October 28, 2020 -- Radiation oncology firm Accuray has signed an agreement with Brainlab to make that company's treatment planning software available to users of Accuray's CyberKnife radiosurgery system.
Small study supports radiation before CAR-T therapy
October 28, 2020 -- A small, retrospective study suggests that radiation therapy may be administered prior to personalized T-cell therapy in patients with multiple myeloma without causing complications. Results were presented October 27 at the American Society for Radiation Therapy annual meeting.
Race, ethnicity vary in radiation therapy trials
October 28, 2020 -- Asian Americans are underrepresented in U.S. radiation therapy clinical trials relative to population size, while Black Americans are nearly on par, according to a study presented on October 27 at the American Society for Radiation Oncology annual meeting.
Daily radiation-chemo helps save bladder in cancer patients
October 28, 2020 -- A regimen of gemcitabine chemotherapy with daily radiation therapy led to good cancer control rates in patients with bladder cancer, with potential to spare patients from cystectomies, according to a study presented at the American Society for Radiation Oncology annual meeting.
PET with Axumin boosts prostate cancer outcomes
October 27, 2020 -- Patients with recurrent prostate cancer had better outcomes when PET with the Axumin radiopharmaceutical was part of the imaging package guiding their radiation therapy, according to a study presented on October 26 at the American Society for Radiation Oncology annual meeting.  Discuss
Single-session SBRT speeds treatment of lung metastases
October 27, 2020 -- An ultrashort stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) method allowed safe and effective treatment of lung metastases in a fraction of the time thought to be needed, according to a study presented on October 26 at the American Society of Radiation Oncology annual meeting.  Discuss
Photon IMRT falls short in glioblastoma study
October 27, 2020 -- A dose-intensification protocol used with intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) failed to improve overall survival compared with standard radiation therapy for glioblastoma in a study reported on October 26 at the American Society for Radiation Oncology meeting.
Stereotactic body radiation eases spinal cancer pain
October 27, 2020 -- Stereotactic body radiation therapy is superior to conventional radiation therapy for relieving pain caused by spinal cancer metastases, according to a new study presented on October 26 at the American Society for Radiation Oncology annual meeting.
iCAD showcases research, technology at ASTRO
October 26, 2020 -- Computer-aided detection software developer iCAD will showcase the latest technology and research on its Xoft Axxent electronic brachytherapy system at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) virtual annual meeting.
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IMV: Imaging boosts precision in radiation therapy

Radiation therapy is a relatively stable market, with procedure volume growing at an average annual rate of 2%. But major technological changes in radiation oncology are brewing under the surface, according to a new report by IMV Medical Information Division. Read more