European Commission gives OK to big Siemens/Varian deal
February 19, 2021 -- The European Commission (EC) has given its blessing to the bid by Siemens Healthineers to acquire radiation oncology firm Varian Medical Systems. The EC approved the deal after Siemens gave assurances that it would keep its systems open to third parties. Read More
Theragnostics, German hospital to study THG-008 for PET
February 17, 2021 -- Theragnostics and Essen University Hospital in Germany will study the investigational agent THG-008 for use in PET imaging of a range of cancers. Read More
Radionuclide therapy, immunotherapy can slow prostate cancer
February 9, 2021 -- Pairing radionuclide therapy with immunotherapy can successfully slow prostate cancer progression and increases survival time, according to new research published in the February edition of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Read More
Hologic touts BioZorb breast tissue marker
February 4, 2021 -- Hologic is highlighting a study that found its BioZorb 3D tissue marker to be a safe adjunct to breast-conserving surgery and radiation therapy in patients with breast cancer. Read More
Aikido invests in prostate radiopharma firm
February 2, 2021 -- Aikido Pharma has made an investment in Convergent Therapeutics, a company developing a radiopharmaceutical for treating prostate cancer. Aikido made the investment in the form of a $2 million convertible promissory note purchase agreement. Read More
How higher radiation stacks up when treating lung cancer
February 1, 2021 -- Two studies presented at the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer world conference look at the use of higher radiation boost doses for lung cancer. Read More
ASTRO endorses COVID-19 vaccine for cancer patients
January 29, 2021 -- The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has updated its COVID-19 clinical guidance to include support for vaccination as long as the cancer patient does not have increased risk of a reaction. 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