Siemens to buy Varian in $16B deal
August 3, 2020 -- In what's being called the biggest healthcare acquisition of the year, Siemens Healthineers has agreed to buy Varian Medical Systems in a deal valued at $16.4 billion. The purchase marks a major expansion of Siemens' operations, from its core in diagnostic medicine into cancer treatment.  Discuss
Is the new movie about Marie Curie worth watching?
July 30, 2020 -- On July 24, a new movie called "Radioactive" debuted about the life of Marie Curie. The film chronicles the remarkable life of Curie, who performed pioneering research into radioactivity, work for which she won two Nobel Prizes. But is "Radioactive" actually worth watching?  Discuss
Clarity begins trial for pediatric neuroblastoma therapy
July 23, 2020 -- Radiopharmaceutical firm Clarity Pharmaceuticals has begun recruitment for a phase I/IIA clinical trial evaluating its SARTATE peptide receptor radionuclide therapy for pediatric patients with neuroblastoma.
Could radiotherapy treat COVID-19?
July 22, 2020 -- Using a particular low-energy radiotherapy approach with a radiolabeled antibody that binds to the SARS-CoV-2 virus shows promise for treating COVID-19 disease, according to a communication published July 17 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
New officers elected to ASTRO board
July 22, 2020 -- Members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) have elected a new president and three officers to its board of directors.
AlgoMedica partners with Radiology Oncology Systems
July 22, 2020 -- Medical imaging software firm AlgoMedica has signed on Radiation Oncology Systems as a distributor.
West Physics buys Radiological Physics Consultants
July 21, 2020 -- Health physics services provider West Physics Consulting has purchased Winston-Salem, NC-based medical physics firm Radiological Physics Consultants.
Clarity, ImaginAb team to develop theranostic agents
July 21, 2020 -- Radiopharmaceutical firm Clarity Pharmaceuticals and imaging agent developer ImaginAb are collaborating to develop new targeted theranostic products for a range of cancer types.
Report: Varian to lay off more than 100 employees
July 20, 2020 -- Radiation therapy vendor Varian Medical Systems plans to lay off 101 employees from its Palo Alto headquarters starting September 1, according to a report posted July 13 by the Silicon Valley Business Journal.
RaySearch, TAE Life Sciences partner on cancer therapy
July 15, 2020 -- Radiation therapy software developer RaySearch Laboratories has entered into a licensing and distribution agreement with TAE Life Sciences, the manufacturer of a boron neutron radiation therapy system.
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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