Varian shareholders approve Siemens deal
October 16, 2020 -- Varian Medical Systems announced on October 15 that its shareholders have approved the acquisition of the company by Siemens Healthineers. Read More
Mevion sends 1st compact accelerator to China
October 16, 2020 -- Mevion Medical Systems has shipped the first compact accelerator module for an installation of its Mevion S250i proton therapy system to Kunshan, China. Read More
RayzeBio raises $45M to advance radiopharmaceuticals
October 14, 2020 -- RayzeBio has raised $45 million in a round of series A financing to advance the development of its targeted radiopharmaceuticals for cancer therapies. Read More
FDA greenlights Varian's Flash clinical trial
October 12, 2020 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave radiation therapy vendor Varian Medical Systems an investigational device exemption for the first-ever clinical trial of Flash therapy, an experimental treatment modality delivering radiation therapy at ultrahigh dose rates. Read More
ASRT, Elekta to provide $10K for Black students
October 9, 2020 -- The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) Foundation and radiation oncology vendor Elekta have joined forces to provide $10,000 in scholarships to improve diversity, inclusion, and representation in the healthcare industry. Read More
New radioimmunotherapy improves lymphoma treatment
October 9, 2020 -- Researchers have found that a new radioimmunotherapy can reverse resistance to a common lymphoma drug, rituximab. Their findings were published in the October issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Read More
ART debuts ConfidenceRT breast brachytherapy system
October 6, 2020 -- Radiation therapy firm Advanced Radiation Therapy (ART) has introduced its ConfidenceRT breast brachytherapy platform in the U.S. marketplace. Read More
ASTRO critiques eviCore's benefits management policy
October 1, 2020 -- The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) is expressing concerns about a radiation oncology benefits management firm's new coverage policy for breast cancer treatment. Read More
IBA receives 1st payment from Chinese licensing deal
September 24, 2020 -- Proton therapy developer Ion Beam Applications (IBA) has received the first payment of 20 million euros ($23.3 million U.S.) from its strategic licensing deal with CGN Nuclear Technology Development in China. Read More
Radiation tied to breast cancer delays for Black women
September 21, 2020 -- Black women with breast cancer may be more likely to experience treatment delays and longer treatment times than white women, according to the findings of a study published on September 21 in Cancer. This was particularly true for Black women who opted for radiation as part of their treatment. 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