RadPro Radiotherapy World-View

  things you need to know for February 2021

Our curated news-feed from partners and the media featuring: A Daily Mail article on Britain’s cancer crisis, Electron beam IORT for locally advanced pancreatic cancer, RayStation’s 700th user in Slovenia and lastly a Mevion proton-therapy breath hold update.

We must stop cancer becoming Britain’s next crisis

Cancelled surgeries, delayed treatments, fewer screenings… the side effects of the pandemic have been catastrophic for many patients. Deborah James, who has incurable bowel cancer, asks where do we go from here?

Read More: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/you/article-9201491/We-stop-cancer-Britains-crisis.html

Electron IORT and locally advanced pancreatic cancer

New Research indicates electron beam IORT may mitigate the adverse effect of R1 resections for borderline and locally advanced pancreatic cancer patients in terms of Disease Free and Overall Survival.

Read more: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1245%2Fs10434-020-09444-z?utm_source=IntraOp+Contacts&utm_campaign=93415e3f5d-EMAIL_OSU-FLASH_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e966fca41c-93415e3f5d-368542501

University Medical Centre in Maribor, Slovenia has become the 700th customer to select RayStation

RaySearch is committed to ensure that RayStation remains the premier treatment planning system, covering the broadest range of treatment delivery machines, and providing the most comprehensive functionality. The steadily growing installed base is a testament to the confidence cancer centers have in the system, with users ranging from world-renowned university hospitals through to smaller private clinics.

Read more: https://www.raysearchlabs.com/media/press-releases/2021/university-medical-center-maribor-in-slovenia-became-the-700th-customer-to-select-raystation/

Mevion Medical customer’s research

Breath holds protect the heart during proton therapy for breast cancer

Courtesy: D Mondal et al Int. J. Part. Ther. 10.14338/IJPT-20-00026.1 /CC-BY 4.0

Read more: https://physicsworld.com/a/breath-holds-protect-the-heart-during-proton-therapy-for-breast-cancer/

Webcrawler- February 2021

Bite-Size world news-items in radiotherapy

Meet Mevion at ACRO Virtual Radiation Oncology Summit


“Making Radiation Fun” by Rahul R. Parikh, M.D


The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on radiotherapy services in England, UK: a population-based study


Common antiseptic could be cheap and easy way to improve cancer radiotherapy around the world


Global $17.19 Billion Radiotherapy Market to 2030 – Accelerating Evolution in Radiotherapy Techniques


Dramatic changes seen in delivery of radiotherapy treatments during coronavirus pandemic


Modernisation of radiotherapy


Could ultra-low dose radiotherapy treat COVID-19-related pneumonia?


Doctor who declined radiotherapy claims plant-based diet is keeping her cancer at bay


Fun Facts

This month’s magic number is:

Elekta reports major milestones achieved in MR-guided radiotherapy – At the end of 2020 Elekta announced the presentation of 500 abstracts on their Elekta Unity MR-Linac!

Read more: https://www.elekta.com/pressreleases/35A3B40468C50F34/elekta-reports-major-milestones-achieved-in-mr-guided-radiotherapy


Our selection of leading blogs in our field

A Radiographer’s Life, a 40-yr career in Radiotherapy

by Duncan Hynd DCR(t)

Radiotherapy and Twitter, what’s your opinion!

With the world under the grip of an even bigger wave of a new variant coronavirus, many country’s health services in meltdown and their populations in the throes of further severe lockdowns, Donald Trump has just had his twitter feed suspended while his supporters, under his guidance ran riot in the US Capitol building as they now fully believe in his own ‘fake news’ about stolen elections! 5 people, including an unsuspecting policeman died.

Read the blog here:


RadPro TV

Our featured video of the month is from Varian and for world cancer day.

It is an inspiring collage of interviews with their employees about what inspires them to fight cancer.

Watch here: https://www.varian.com/about-varian/about-varian/world-cancer-day-2021