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Rad Oncology

Varian appoints new CEO ahead of Siemens Healthineers acquisition
Chris Toth will replace Dow Wilson, who is retiring after more than 16 years in the position
New proton technique enables more specific targeting of resistant cancer cells
Malignancies with repair pathway defects are more sensitive to concentrated proton therapy
European Commission gives nod for Siemens to acquire Varian
The deal marks Siemens' direct reentry into the radiotherapy market after 10 years
Delay in cancer screenings due to COVID-19 raises concerns for health outcomes
Screening declined at Mass General Brigham by as much as three-fourths during initial peak
ViewRay stock drops 15% after Elekta divests
Investment had aligned with 'memorandum of understanding' between the two MR-guided radiation therapy companies
EXACT Therapeutics and GE to develop ultrasound probe for ACT sonoporation
Could yield wide range of applications, from chemotherapy to neurological conditions
Dartmouth modifies linear accelerator to deliver FLASH radiotherapy
Researchers hope to eventually conduct a human safety trial with FLASH radiotherapy
Servier to acquire Agios Pharmaceuticals' oncology business for $2 billion
Transaction to immediately strengthen Servier's commercial presence in the U.S.
AI solution expected to cut radiotherapy planning time by up to 90%
InnerEye could reduce waiting times for patients to begin radiotherapy sessions
Radiotherapy omission has little impact on survival in older breast cancer patients
Patients had a higher rate of local recurrence but similar rates in distant metastasis and survival
Radiology editorial board highlights top research papers of 2020
Many papers focus not just on COVID-19 but other issues investigated by the medical imaging community
First FLASH therapy trial treats first patient
Patient was treated at Cincinnati’s Children’s/UC Health Proton Therapy Center
Carbon ion and immunotherapy superior in treating cancer to radiotherapy-immunotherapy
The use of carbon ions and immunotherapy together significantly reduced metastases
Mevion proton accelerator shows efficacy in FLASH preclinical trial
Mevion's s250i proton accelerator delivered FLASH therapy at the Bragg peak
Varian invests $10 million in COTA to support data-driven cancer care
Collaborating to improve data analytics in oncology
Accuray partners with Brainlab on CyberKnife neuro-radiosurgery
Will incorporate Snke OS and Quentry software to expand capabilities
Online ART and the future of radiotherapy
Insights from Corey Lawson, vice president of product strategy at Accuray
As radiation therapy facilities proliferate, rural areas remain out of reach
Radiation therapy sites are growing in areas already close to treatment centers

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