Aikido invests in prostate radiopharma firm
February 2, 2021 -- Aikido Pharma has made an investment in Convergent Therapeutics, a company developing a radiopharmaceutical for treating prostate cancer. Aikido made the investment in the form of a $2 million convertible promissory note purchase agreement. Read More
How higher radiation stacks up when treating lung cancer
February 1, 2021 -- Two studies presented at the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer world conference look at the use of higher radiation boost doses for lung cancer. Read More
ASTRO endorses COVID-19 vaccine for cancer patients
January 29, 2021 -- The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has updated its COVID-19 clinical guidance to include support for vaccination as long as the cancer patient does not have increased risk of a reaction. Read More
Varian shows mixed results for Q1
January 27, 2021 -- Radiation therapy firm Varian Medical Systems posted a 6% drop in revenue but higher net earnings for its first fiscal quarter of 2021. Read More
Hypofractionated radiotherapy helped England survive COVID-19
January 26, 2021 -- Greater use of hypofractionated dosing regimens helped radiation oncology sites deliver radiation therapy to cancer patients in England during the COVID-19 pandemic, offsetting a massive decline in treatment sessions overall, according to a study published January 22 in Lancet Oncology. Read More
Canon's wide-bore CT for radiation therapy clears FDA
January 21, 2021 -- The extra-wide-bore Aquilion Exceed LB CT scanner from Canon Medical Systems for applications in radiation therapy has been cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Read More
FDA commissioner Hahn leaves agency
January 20, 2021 -- Dr. Stephen Hahn, the commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), has left the agency. He is being replaced on an interim basis by longtime FDA regulator Dr. Janet Woodcock. Read More
Sun Nuclear's SunCheck nets more than 1,000 global users
January 11, 2021 -- Radiation oncology quality-assurance technology developer Sun Nuclear has announced that its SunCheck quality management platform has netted more than 1,000 users in almost 60 countries. Read More
RefleXion partners with HealthMyne on cancer radiomics
January 8, 2021 -- Radiation therapy developer RefleXion Medical has signed a deal with HealthMyne to combine technologies to apply oncology radiomics to radiation therapy treatments. Read More
ImaginAb, Pfizer ink deal on PET agent
January 8, 2021 -- Imaging agent developer ImaginAb signed a multiyear, nonexclusive license with Pfizer to supply the zirconium-89 CD8 Immuno-PET agent, which can be used to image CD8 T cells in cancer patients. Read More
Special Feature
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