Report: I-123 shortages force Australia to charter flights
August 13, 2020 -- The COVID-19 pandemic has forced Australia to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on charter flights to import iodine-123 (I-123) radioisotopes for use in cancer treatments, according to an August 10 article in the Guardian.
New radiotracer increases multiple myeloma survival
August 11, 2020 -- A new alpha-radioimmunotherapy agent, Pb-212-anti-CD38, prevented tumor growth and increased survival in multiple myeloma tumor-bearing mice, according to new research published in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
Firm nabs $1.4M for prostate cancer drug
August 7, 2020 -- The U.S. National Institutes of Health has awarded biotechnology firm Cancer Targeted Technology $1.4 million in the second year of a grant to fund development of a radiotherapeutic prostate cancer drug.
Why Siemens-Varian deal is a win-win for both companies
August 6, 2020 -- News of the deal between Siemens Healthineers and Varian Medical Systems will have caught many industry onlookers off guard on Sunday evening. In a new analysis, Stephen Holloway of Signify Research explains why the deal is a great fit for both companies.  Discuss
SRI gets funding to research radiation relief
August 5, 2020 -- R&D institute SRI International has a received contract worth up to $100 million to develop technologies for treating excessive radiation exposure.
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
Varian posts lower revenue, net income
August 3, 2020 -- Radiation therapy firm Varian Medical Systems posted a 16% drop in revenue and lower net income for the third quarter.
Sirtex debuts resin microspheres delivery system
August 3, 2020 -- Radiation oncology firm Sirtex Medical has debuted Siros, a delivery system for its yttrium-90 microspheres.
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.
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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