Q BioMed, Jubilant Radiopharma to partner
October 3, 2019 -- Biotech company Q BioMed and Jubilant Radiopharma have announced an agreement regarding the distribution of a cancer palliation radiopharmaceutical in the U.S.
Xstrahl inks supplier deal
October 3, 2019 -- X-ray and radiation therapy technology developer Xstrahl has signed a deal with C&C Irradiator Service of Washington, DC, to supply x-ray irradiator systems that will replace cesium sources across the U.S.
American Indian, Alaska Natives at higher cancer risk
October 2, 2019 -- American Indian and Alaska Native people face higher risk of many cancers than their white counterparts, with wide variation among regional groups, according to a study published October 1 in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.
IBA takes next step in China deal
October 1, 2019 -- Proton therapy developer Ion Beam Applications (IBA) has taken a down payment for the purchase of its Proteus Plus proton therapy system by the Shenzhen Municipal People's Government in China.
RaySearch signs Russian distribution contract
September 26, 2019 -- Radiation therapy software developer RaySearch has signed a long-term distribution agreement with a Russian healthcare firm, Medeqi of Moscow.
Varian gets USTR tariff exemption for linear accelerators
September 23, 2019 -- The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has granted radiation therapy firm Varian Medical Systems an exclusion from U.S. trade tariffs for linear accelerator components manufactured in China, effective September 20.
Technologist licensure bill introduced in Pa.
September 23, 2019 -- A bill that would require licensure for medical imaging and radiation therapy technologists has been introduced in the Pennsylvania Legislature, according to the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI).
ASTRO: Radiation can nix side effects of T-cell therapy
September 20, 2019 -- Patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma who received radiation 30 days or less before chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy have a lower risk of side effects from the treatment, according to a study presented this week at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) annual meeting in Chicago.  Discuss
ViewRay subject to class-action lawsuits
September 20, 2019 -- A New York City law firm has joined several other firms in filing class-action litigation against image-guided radiation therapy vendor ViewRay.
ASTRO: Radiation therapy can calm rapid heart rhythm
September 19, 2019 -- Just one high dose of radiation to the heart can significantly reduce episodes of ventricular tachycardia, an irregular rapid heart rhythm that can be deadly, according to a study presented this week at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) meeting in Chicago.  Discuss
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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