Elekta gets FDA nod for DWI-MR radiation therapy
December 16, 2019 -- Radiation oncology vendor Elekta has received 510(k) premarket notification from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the clinical use of a diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) MRI protocol with the company's Unity MR radiation therapy system. Read More
GenesisCare acquires 21st Century Oncology
December 13, 2019 -- Australian cancer and cardiac care company GenesisCare has acquired U.S.-based radiation therapy and integrated cancer treatment provider 21st Century Oncology. Read More
Senate confirms Hahn as FDA commissioner
December 13, 2019 -- The U.S. Senate has confirmed the Trump administration's nomination of radiation oncologist Dr. Stephen Hahn as commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Read More
Japanese partnership targets radiotherapeutics
December 13, 2019 -- Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine has signed a collaborative research agreement with Fuzionaire Diagnostics to develop anticancer radiotherapeutic agents. Read More
ASTRO issues rad therapy guidelines for skin cancer
December 11, 2019 -- The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has released new clinical guidelines on using radiation therapy to treat basal and cutaneous squamous cell skin cancers. Read More
Short radiation course for breast cancer shows promise
December 6, 2019 -- A shorter round of higher-dose radiation to part of the breast demonstrates promising results in women with early-stage breast cancer, according to a study published on December 5 in Lancet. Read More
ViewRay inks deal with Elekta, Medtronic
December 4, 2019 -- Image-guided radiation therapy vendor ViewRay has signed a nonbinding memorandum of understanding to collaborate with radiation oncology vendor Elekta and device manufacturer Medtronic on MR-guided radiation therapy. 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