ASTRO lauds delay of radiation therapy payment reform
December 22, 2020 -- The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) is lauding a provision included in the massive U.S. government spending bill passed December 21 that would push to January 2022 implementation of payment reform for radiation therapy procedures. Read More
Shine breaks ground for new headquarters
December 17, 2020 -- Shine Medical Technologies has broken ground in Janesville, WI, on a 54,000-sq-ft facility that will serve as its headquarters and a production facility for its new therapeutics division, established in 2019. Read More
TRIUMF inks deal for actinium-225 production
December 16, 2020 -- Canadian particle accelerator center TRIUMF has entered a collaboration with Fusion Pharmaceuticals for the production of actinium-225, which has potential as a cancer-killing radioisotope. Read More
Physicians often miss rad therapy side effects
December 10, 2020 -- Physicians often missed key side effects of radiation therapy in patients with breast cancer who participated in a new study being presented at the 2020 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. Common side effects missed by physicians included pain, itchy skin, swelling, and fatigue. Read More
Skipping rad therapy may not hinder breast cancer survival
December 9, 2020 -- Forgoing radiation therapy after breast-conserving surgery may not negatively affect survival outcomes for some women with breast cancer, according to new study data presented at the 2020 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. Read More
Point Biopharma to use Lantheus' PyL in clinical trial
December 9, 2020 -- Point Biopharma will use Lantheus Medical Imaging's PyL radiopharmaceutical in its phase III clinical trial for patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer. Read More
RayzeBio raises $105M in series B financing
December 8, 2020 -- Radiopharmaceutical startup RayzeBio said it has raised $105 million in series B financing to support the development of radiopharmaceuticals for cancer treatment. Read More
Radiation therapy takes toll on prostate cancer patients' finances
December 1, 2020 -- Prostate cancer was associated with a significant financial burden for 15% of men with early-stage prostate cancer -- with external-beam radiation therapy causing the biggest hit to the wallet -- in a study published November 30 in the Journal of Urology. Read More
Varian to start 1st human trial of Flash rad therapy
November 19, 2020 -- Radiation therapy firm Varian Medical Systems and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center/University of Cincinnati Medical Center Proton Therapy Center announced the start of the first human clinical trial of Flash therapy. Read More
RefleXion inks contract with proton therapy provider
November 16, 2020 -- Radiation therapy developer RefleXion Medical has announced a contract to provide its biology-guided radiotherapy technology to Integrated Proton Solutions, a turnkey proton therapy provider in the U.S. 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