ViewRay inks Canadian distribution deal
April 18, 2019 -- Image-guided radiation therapy developer ViewRay has signed a distribution agreement with Minogue Medical for that company to serve as its exclusive Canadian distributor of the MRIdian system.
Ga-68 PSMA-PET/CT for prostate wins Australian favor
April 17, 2019 -- When a prostate cancer staging exam is needed, clinicians at one Australian hospital are overwhelmingly choosing PET/CT with the radiopharmaceutical gallium-68 (Ga-68) prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA), according to a study published online April 11 in the Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology.  Discuss
NRG Oncology receives $95M in NCI funding
April 17, 2019 -- The U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI) has awarded funding of more than $95 million to NRG Oncology to continue its work as a lead protocol organization program.
Qfix validates couch top on Varian radiotherapy systems
April 12, 2019 -- Radiotherapy positioning technology developer Qfix said that it has validated its kVue One couch top for use with radiotherapy systems from Varian Medical Systems.
Alpha Tau receives ISO certification
April 11, 2019 -- Israeli radiation therapy technology developer Alpha Tau Medical said it has received International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 13485:2016 certification.
ASTRO hails new anti-self-referral legislation
April 11, 2019 -- The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) is applauding the introduction of the Promoting Integrity in Medicare Act of 2019, a new bill in the U.S. Congress that would eliminate the in-office exemption for four services -- including advanced imaging and radiation therapy -- from anti-self-referral provisions of the Stark law.
Study shows benefits of AirXpanders' tissue expander
April 9, 2019 -- AirXpanders is promoting the results of a study demonstrating several advantages of its AeroForm tissue expander over traditional saline expanders for breast reconstruction.
Varian opens South Africa office
April 4, 2019 -- Radiation therapy firm Varian Medical Systems opened a new office on March 8 in Johannesburg.
Varian touts preclinical Flash therapy results at AACR
April 3, 2019 -- Radiation therapy firm Varian Medical Systems is touting the results of a preclinical study on an ultrahigh dose rate cancer treatment with protons, which the company is calling Flash therapy. The results, presented this week at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) annual meeting in Atlanta, showed that Flash therapy reduced toxicity in both healthy tissues and organs.
AI improves contouring accuracy for radiation oncology
April 2, 2019 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can provide accurate, fast, and automated contouring of primary tumor volumes on multiparametric MR images of nasopharyngeal carcinoma patients, potentially improving outcomes from radiation therapy, according to research published online March 26 in Radiology.  Discuss
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ASTRO: Prostate RT works better than expected in black men

Radiation therapy (RT) could be more effective in African-American men with prostate cancer than previously realized, according to data presented at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) annual meeting. Read more