Novartis touts prostate cancer study results at ASCO 2021
June 8, 2021 -- Novartis highlighted results presented at the virtual American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting that suggest lutetium-177 prostate-specific membrane antigen-617 is safe and effective for patients with PSMA-positive metastatic prostate cancer. Read More
Will physicians trust radiation therapy planned by AI?
June 4, 2021 -- Radiation oncologists may favor radiation therapy plans produced by a machine-learning algorithm in simulations, but trusting in the plans for clinical use may be a different matter, according to research published online June 3 in Nature Medicine. Read More
ImaginAb lands $13M in growth funding
June 3, 2021 -- Radiopharmaceutical developer ImaginAb has raised almost $13 million in funding to support the company's growth and further development of its CD8 Immuno-PET agent. Read More
Fusion Pharmaceuticals to build radiopharma plant in Canada
June 3, 2021 -- McMaster University spin-off company Fusion Pharmaceuticals announced it has entered a 15-year lease agreement with the school for a new manufacturing facility for therapeutic pharmaceuticals near its campus in Hamilton, Ontario. Read More
RaySearch releases update of RayStation software
June 2, 2021 -- Radiation therapy software developer RaySearch Laboratories has released 11A, a new version of its RayStation treatment planning software. Read More
Varian nets FDA breakthrough nod for radioablation unit
May 28, 2021 -- Radiation oncology vendor Varian Medical Systems has garnered a breakthrough device designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its cardiac radioablation system. Read More
NorthStar partners with Clarity, Monopar
May 25, 2021 -- NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes and radiopharmaceutical firm Clarity Pharmaceuticals are joining forces on the supply of the therapeutic radioisotope copper-67. NorthStar is also partnering with biopharmaceutical firm Monopar Therapeutics on a patent. Read More
BWXT to manufacture Boston Scientific's TheraSphere glass microspheres
May 10, 2021 -- Medical isotope and radiopharmaceutical supplier BWXT Medical has signed an agreement with Boston Scientific to manufacture that firm's TheraSphere yttrium-90 glass microspheres. Read More
Can 3D-printed shields protect patients during radiation therapy?
April 29, 2021 -- 3D-printed radioprotective shields produced from CT images can be used to protect healthy structures in the gastrointestinal tract during radiation therapy procedures, according to research published online April 27 in Advanced Science. Read More
Isotopia backs development of 'virtual' biopsy
April 29, 2021 -- Isotopia Molecular Imaging has announced it is backing research led by Israeli investigators who are developing a radiopharmaceutical to detect small, aggressive cancerous tumors. 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