CMS releases new payment model for radiation oncology
September 18, 2020 -- The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) today released its long-awaited Radiation Oncology Model, an alternative method for the agency to pay for radiation therapy procedures in the Medicare and Medicaid systems. Read More
New CMS payment model doesn't cover iCAD's rad therapy
September 18, 2020 -- Computer-aided detection (CAD) software developer iCAD said the U.S. Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) new Radiation Oncology Model, an alternative payment model, does not include coverage for iCAD's intraoperative radiation therapy. Read More
Radiation Business solutions purchases Radmax
September 18, 2020 -- Radiation Business Solutions purchased Radmax, a radiation oncology medical billing company headquartered in Tyler, TX. Read More
China extends tariff exclusion for Varian for a year
September 16, 2020 -- Radiation therapy vendor Varian Medical Systems will remain exempt from paying additional tariffs to China on the company's medical linear accelerators for another year. Read More
Q BioMed reports sales progress with Strontium89
September 15, 2020 -- Biotech company Q BioMed is reporting sales progress from the launch of its Strontium89 (strontium-89 chloride injection) metastatic bone cancer palliation radiopharmaceutical. Read More
Varian releases update to proton therapy software
September 15, 2020 -- Varian Medical Systems has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the latest version of its Eclipse proton therapy planning software. Read More
FDA grants rare disease designation to Clarity agent
September 10, 2020 -- Radiopharmaceutical firm Clarity Pharmaceuticals announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted rare pediatric disease designation to its radiopharmaceutical for neuroblastoma. Read More
Isotopia, CPDC ink manufacturing deal for lutetium-177
September 8, 2020 -- Isotopia Molecular Imaging of Israel has signed a production agreement for no-carrier-added lutetium-177 with radiopharmaceutical manufacturer Centre for Probe Development and Commercialization (CPDC) of Canada. Read More
Siemens raises $3.2B to fund Varian acquisition
September 3, 2020 -- Siemens Healthineers has raised 2.73 billion euros ($3.24 billion U.S.) in capital to fund the company's acquisition of Varian Medical Systems, a deal that was announced in August. Read More
Black children less likely to get proton radiotherapy
September 2, 2020 -- Black children enrolled in national clinical trials are three times less likely to receive proton radiotherapy than white children, according to research published August 6 in JAMA Oncology. 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