Iotron, CIIC to produce radioisotope Cu-67
August 25, 2021 -- Iotron Medical and Canadian Isotope Innovations (CIIC) will produce the radioisotope copper-67 (Cu-67) for new cancer therapies. Read More
Telix works with Merck on cancer therapies
August 20, 2021 -- Telix Pharmaceuticals is entering into a collaboration with Merck for research studies on the combination of Merck's DNA damage response inhibitor molecules with Telix's therapeutic radiotracers. Read More
ASTRO to require masks at October annual meeting
August 11, 2021 -- The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) will require attendees at its annual in-person meeting in Chicago in October to wear masks and "self-attest" that they have either been vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a negative test. Read More
Q BioMed signs Canadian distributor for Strontium89
August 10, 2021 -- Biotech company Q BioMed has signed an exclusive distribution agreement for its Strontium89 therapeutic radiopharmaceutical with Canadian distributor isoSolutions Marketing & Management. Read More
ASTRO members exhort Congress to block proposed Medicare cuts
July 26, 2021 -- Members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) met with congressional leaders to urge them to block radiation oncology facility payment cuts in the proposed 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. Read More
Point Biopharma, Isotopia sign clinical agreement for isotope
July 23, 2021 -- Point Biopharma Global and Isotopia Molecular Imaging announced the companies have signed a clinical supply agreement for the medical radioisotope lutetium-177, a therapeutic isotope used in Point's pipeline of radiopharmaceutical assets. Read More
CMS changes to RO Model draw ASTRO's ire
July 21, 2021 -- A proposal by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to make changes to its proposed Radiation Oncology (RO) Model for radiation therapy services is drawing criticism from the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). Read More
Intermountain facilities affected by Elekta data breach
July 19, 2021 -- Intermountain Healthcare announced it has issued notice of a recent data security breach that may have affected the confidentiality of information related to facilities in southern Nevada that had patient data stored in software developed by radiation oncology firm Elekta. Read More
Best Cyclotrons completes initial factory test for B6-15p cyclotron
July 12, 2021 -- Best Cyclotrons Systems and sister company Best Theratronics have completed the initial factory acceptance test for their Best 6-15 MeV proton cyclotron. Read More
GE integrates AI software for radiotherapy planning
July 9, 2021 -- GE Healthcare and Swedish radiation oncology software developer Spectronic Medical have partnered to develop an artificial intelligence (AI)-based software package that can facilitate radiotherapy planning based only on MR images. Read More
Special Feature
Representation in radiation oncology remains challenging

Radiation oncology has some of the lowest numbers when it comes to female senior faculty representation, according to research published in JAMA Network Open. Read more