General Oncology News

Mar 12, 2018
Wales Takes UK Lead in Proton Beam Therapy
Wales has shown 'outstanding' vision in helping to develop innovative proton beam therapy services for cancer patients.
Jan 09, 2018
Work begins at new proton beam therapy centre in Liverpool
Proton Partners International, the world’s leading developer of high energy proton beam therapy centres, has officially marked the start of work on its fourth UK-based oncology centre.
Oct 09, 2017
First Halcyon IMRT Systems Arrive in UK
Queen’s Hospital in Romford, which has one of the busiest oncology departments in the south of England, can now offer UK cancer patients access to high throughput image-guided radiotherapy therapies following the recent installation of the first of two Varian Halcyon systems.
Sep 19, 2017
Colchester Hospital Charity's Cancer Centre Campaign fundraising smashes through £2.5milllion barrier
FUNDRAISERS are celebrating after reaching a massive milestone in their bid to build a new cancer treatment centre.

The Gazette-backed Cancer Centre Campaign hopes to raise £3.25million to build a state-of-the art facility at Colchester General Hospital in Turner Road.
Jul 20, 2017
£100million investment in Cumbrian hospitals announced
Hospitals in north, west and east have been awarded almost £100-million government funding to support massive improvements to health and care services across the area.
Feb 02, 2017
Six weeks of radiotherapy or 30 minutes with the new breast cancer blaster... well, which would YOU choose?
A personal article written by Kirsty Lang for the Daily Mail.
Jan 13, 2017
Augmenix Announces Positive Three-Year Long-Term Data Highlighting Benefits of SpaceOAR® Hydrogel Spacer for Patients with Prostate Cancer
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Results published in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology and Physics show on average no long-term declines in bowel and urinary quality of life for patients and 78% reduction in late rectal toxicity.
Dec 23, 2016
Proton technology for cancer treatment: how is the UK progressing?
Proton beam therapy was a term thrust into the mainstream media in 2014 when Ashya King, a six-year-old boy with a brain tumour, was removed from hospital by his parents so that he could be treated abroad using the technique. The Department of Health now estimates that around 1,500 UK patients each year will receive proton beam therapy at UK centres – roughly one per cent of patients who receive any form of conventional radiotherapy1.
Nov 01, 2016
Redefining prostate cancer treatment: how a Belfast hospital is changing men’s lives
Prostate cancer is currently the most common cancer amongst men in the UK with over 47,000 diagnoses every year. Leading prostate charity, Prostate Cancer UK, estimates that every hour one man dies from prostate cancer, which equates to more than 10,800 men every year1. There are many types of treatment for prostate cancer with one of the most common being radiotherapy. However, radiotherapy treatment can result in unwanted side effects which can in turn affect long term quality of life.
Apr 01, 2016
Augmenix Announces the Publication of the SpaceOAR® Hydrogel Pivotal Clinical Study Results: Application Technique and Patient Tolerance in Men Undergoing Prostate Cancer Radiotherapy
WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Augmenix, Inc., a privately held company developing minimally invasive hydrogel products to improve outcomes following cancer radiotherapy, today announced the publication of the SpaceOAR® System US Clinical Trial results of the application technique, and impact on prostate intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). Designed to act as a temporary spacer, the absorbable hydrogel pushes the rectum away from the prostate and reduces rectal radiation injury in men undergoing prostate cancer radiotherapy.
Nov 24, 2015
OSL Secures Distribution Agreement with Cemar Electro Inc
Oncology Systems Limited (OSL), the largest independent provider of radiotherapy equipment in the UK, has been awarded a contract to exclusively distribute Cemar Electro’s technologically advanced patient positioning and CT room laser systems within the UK and Ireland.
Oct 27, 2015
New Hydrogel May Reduce Adverse Side Effects of Prostate Cancer Treatment
Prostate cancer specialist Dr. Kia Michel discusses a promising new hydrogel that has been developed to prevent collateral damage caused by prostate cancer treatments.
Sep 30, 2015
IBA releases the second version of myQA®
IBA releases the second version of myQA®: Global QA Platform Further enhancing user connectivity and benchmarking via the Cloud
Jul 09, 2015
Modus Medical Devices Inc celebrates 15 years
Modus Medical is celebrating its 15 year anniversary with a look back through the years, photo archive and YouTube video.
Jun 12, 2015
Augmenix Announces Publication of SpaceOAR® System Clinical Trial Results in Leading Radiation Oncology Journal
Pivotal Study Demonstrates Product Safety and Patient Benefits in Men Undergoing Prostate Radiotherapy
Apr 02, 2015
Augmenix Announces Clearance of SpaceOAR® System
First-of-its-kind Treatment Offers Significant Clinical Benefits to Prostate Cancer Patients Undergoing Radiotherapy
Mar 24, 2015
IBA proudly releases myQA®: New Global Quality Assurance Platform The All-in-One, All Connected, and All Secure solution.
Schwarzenbruck, Germany, March 25, 2015 – IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.), the global high-tech leader in the next generation of proton therapy solutions and radiation therapy dosimetry for the treatment of cancer, announces the release of the new global quality assurance platform: myQA®. myQA offers full support throughout all QA applications and provides the user access to their various software modules and data from oneintuitive platform – anytime and anywhere.
Jan 21, 2015
OSL Introduces ImSimQA™ v3.1
OSL is pleased to release the newest version of ImSimQA which offers new functionality and more compatibility with mainstream DIR platforms that export in DICOM.
Dec 30, 2014
First published paper for OnQ rts released
The first published paper for OnQ rts will appear in print via European Oncology & Haematology volume 8, issue 2, winter 2014 and online via Touch Oncology.
Oct 30, 2014
IORT listed in Top 10 Medical Innovations for 2015
Cleveland Clinic, one of America’s top 4 hospitals*, today published its annual list of Top 10 Medical Innovations that are likely to have a major impact on improving patient care in 2015.
Aug 15, 2014
OSL secures distribution agreement for INTRABEAM System
Oncology Systems Limited, the largest independent provider of radiotherapy equipment and software in the UK, is delighted to have successfully secured the distribution agreement for the INTRABEAM System within the UK.
Aug 07, 2014
OSL adds Anatom-e System to product range
New to Oncology Systems Limited is the Anatom-e System. Created to be the pen to the Doctors’ sword, Anatom-e can provide for a level of patient care heretofore unavailable anywhere in the world.
Jul 25, 2014
Breast cancer patients to get new quick radiotherapy treatment
Breast cancer patients will be given a 20-minute one off dose of radiotherapy during surgery to remove their tumour instead of repeated visits afterwards, following approval by Nice.
Jul 25, 2014
Breast cancer: One-shot therapy gets NHS nod
A pioneering breast cancer treatment that replaces weeks of radiotherapy with a single, targeted shot is set to be offered on the NHS.
May 13, 2014
OSL and CIVCO to host Motion Management Workshops
OSL and CIVCO are planning on holding two Motion Management Workshops next month, one in London on Tuesday 17th June and one in Manchester on Thursday 19th June.

Each workshop will be very much hands-on and will include live demonstrations and discussion on the latest innovations in motion management.
Apr 02, 2014
OSL announces ProSoma User Meeting
After a couple years hiatus OSL are delighted to announce the 2014 UK and Ireland ProSoma User Meeting, held in collaboration with Royal Berkshire Hospital and Medcom GmbH.
Mar 27, 2014
Combifix™ Improves Set-up Accuracy in Prostate Patients
A recent clinical audit by Radiographer Renita Pawaroo and Pre Treatment Advanced Practitioner Helen Corbishley, both from The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, shows an improvement in set-up accuracy of IMRT prostate patients when using Combifix™ for immobilisation.
Mar 03, 2014
OSL is looking to recruit a Clinical Specialist
OSL is a progressive company, supplying an extensive range of radiotherapy medical products to the UK & Ireland. We also manufacture our own advanced medical imaging software which is sold internationally. We are currently looking for a Clinical Specialist to join our team.
Feb 10, 2014
New phantoms released for ImSimQA
Work with UF Health Cancer Center - Orlando Health has led to the development of an additional library of 10 original and deformed synthetic head and neck phantoms created where the deformed dataset is based on actual anatomical changes seen during the radiotherapy treatment course.
Nov 20, 2013
OSL attends Cambridge Course, November 2013
This week at the Cambridge Course on Intensity Modulated and Image Guided Radiotherapy saw centres from across the UK gather to consolidate their understanding of radiotherapy treatment planning.
Jul 09, 2013
OSL secures new distribution agreement with IBA Dosimetry
Oncology Systems Limited (OSL), the UK's largest independent provider of radiotherapy equipment in the UK, has today been awarded a new contract to exclusively distribute IBA's advanced radiation therapy dosimetry solutions throughout the UK and Ireland.
Jan 10, 2013
OnQ rts® FDA Cleared to Market in North America
Oncology Systems Ltd., an innovative medical technology company focused on delivering leading edge technologies into the radiotherapy workplace, today announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its OnQ rts® clinical imaging workflow software. When working with the demands of IG/IMRT and CT/PET/MR imaging in radiotherapy, OnQ rts addresses departmental needs by offering a multi-faceted platform that enhances patient throughput and reduces formerly manual processes to free user’s time.
Nov 07, 2012
OnQ rts® makes debut at 54th ASTRO 2012 held in Boston
Oncology Systems Limited (OSL) was proud to launch its latest version of OnQ rts software to the North American market last week.

OnQ rts software has been designed to make life easier for busy clinical workloads where advanced imaging and radiation therapy practice is performed.
Nov 01, 2012
OSL Renews Research and Collaboration Agreement with University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) - Radiotherapy Department
Continued Collaboration with Leading Clinical and Research University Hospital Provides Leading-Edge Research in Clinical Radiation Oncology Workflow
Aug 24, 2012
New CyberKnife CT/MRI FusionCoil Markers
A new 5mm FusionCoil marker is available for CyberKnife users.
Jul 16, 2012
ImSimQA™ in the spotlight at AAPM
ImSimQA™, manufactured by OSL, was under the spotlight at AAPM in July. Three eminent Physicists working in North America presented on why and how ImSimQA is a valuable tool for the critical QA of advanced medical imaging practice.
Jun 13, 2012
New PIPSpro demo videos
Standard Imaging releases a new series of PIPSpro Software demo videos.
May 17, 2012
CIVCO release 2012/2013 Solutions Guide
CIVCO have released their Solutions Guide 2012/2013 for Radiation Oncology.
May 16, 2012
Sourcebook survey goody bag winners
OSL Goody Bags are winging their way to five respondents to the recent OSL communications survey. The winners were chosen at random after the competition closed on 30 April 2012.
Apr 10, 2012
OSL signs sales agent for Pakistan
Oncology Systems Limited has signed up PAN-GLOBE Pharmaceuticals to act as its sales agent for two of its own products, ImSimQA and OnQ rts, across Pakistan. The Karachi-based organisation has extensive experience in radiotherapy, supplying high-end solutions across the country.
Apr 04, 2012
TA takes OSL’s Italian job
OSL’s ImSimQA and OnQ rts imaging and planning software packages will soon be making their way into radiotherapy departments across Italy, after the company signed a distribution deal with Tecnologie Avanzate (TA).
Apr 02, 2012
OSL’s ESTRO date
Oncology Systems is looking forward to attracting potential and existing customers from across the globe to its stand at ESTRO 31 in Barcelona. The company will be showcasing its OnQ rts and ImSimQA radiotherapy products on booth 390 from 9 – 13 May 2012.
Feb 29, 2012
OSL launches its Radiotherapy Sourcebook 2012
Oncology Systems Limited has launched the OSL Radiotherapy Sourcebook 2012, featuring all of the company’s latest product offerings and some very familiar solutions that continue to be popular with many of its customers.
Feb 14, 2012
Irish order for OSL
St Vincent’s Private Hospital in Dublin has completely re-equipped its radiotherapy department with immobilisation solutions. The hospital, part of St Vincent's Health Care Group, has chosen to invest in patient positioning equipment from Oncology Systems Limited.
Feb 10, 2012
OSL sets sights on Spain
Oncology Systems Limited has signed up a new distributor for the Spanish market for its ImSimQA and OnQ rts imaging and planning software products. Aplicaciones Tecnológicas, S.A, based in Madrid, is the latest distributor to come on board as OSL continues to enhance its global presence.
Jan 16, 2012
Medsuro to distribute OSL’s ImSimQA
Oncology Systems Limited has signed up MedSuro Medical Equipment to distribute its ImSimQA software in the Netherlands. The organisation, based near Tilburg, was founded in 2010 and supplies equipment to the country’s radiotherapy departments.
Jan 16, 2012
OSL offers advanced Cortex markers
Oncology Systems Limited has expanded the range of fiducial markers available to radiotherapy departments in the UK and Ireland after striking a distribution deal with US-based Cortex.
Jan 16, 2012
OSL’s ImSimQA takes off down under
Oncology Systems Limited’s ImSimQA radiotherapy software has taken off down under with an order for two installations in Melbourne. The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) has purchased the ImSimQA software and all three additional ImSimQA modules, and the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) will be using the ImSimQA core software.
Jan 04, 2012
OSL secures supply chain success
Oncology Systems Limited is pleased to announce that following the NHS Supply Chain tender exercise its broad range of solutions for radiotherapy are available under the new National Framework Agreement for the Supply of Imaging, Radiotherapy and Ancillary Devices. The agreement runs from 5 December 2011 until 4 December 2013 with an option to extend for a further two years.
Jan 04, 2012
OSL wins Cortex contract
Oncology Systems Limited has signed a five year distribution deal with US-based fiducial marker manufacturer Cortex, the people behind the original ACCULOC markers. The contract will see OSL sell the advanced implanted marker line in the UK and Ireland.
Nov 15, 2011
OSL secures international accolade
Oncology Systems Limited has been honoured with an international distributor award by CIVCO in recognition of its sales performance throughout 2010/11. OSL was one of three distributors worldwide to receive the accolade based on sales turnover in relation to market size.
Sep 29, 2011
UK’s first TomoTherapy user meeting a huge success
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The first TomoTherapy UK User Group meeting took place at The Moller Centre in Cambridge. Delegates included individuals from each of the seven hospitals where TomoTherapy Hi-Art and TomoHD treatment machines are installed; Oncology Systems Limited, the UK and Ireland distributors and Accuray Incorporated, the machines’ manufacturers.
Sep 09, 2011
UK’s first two TomoHDs installed
Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB) has taken delivery of the UK’s first two TomoTherapy TomoHDs. The first installation took place in August in a renovated bunker previously considered too small for modern day treatment machines. The smooth installation ensured the second machine was in situ as planned, just three weekends later.
Aug 31, 2011
OSL wins £500,000 Scottish order
Oncology Systems Limited has been awarded a £500,000 contract to supply radiotherapy equipment to hospitals across Scotland as part of a major national procurement program. OSL is the leading independent supplier to hospitals in the UK and Ireland. The company’s breadth of high quality dosimetry/QA, patient positioning and immobilisation and imaging and planning products was considered to meet the wide ranging needs of the five centres involved.
Aug 30, 2011
OSL awards first International Scholarship
Oncology Systems Limited (OSL) has created an international scholarship and awarded it to Japhet Karani Mbaya, a radiographer at Cancer Care Kenya (CCK), based at the M.P. Shah Hospital, Nairobi. The centre is the first in East and Central Africa offering linear accelerator based radiotherapy for the treatment of cancer. The scholarship will allow Japhet to visit some of the UK’s leading radiotherapy departments and gain expertise to take back to Nairobi.
Aug 29, 2011
OSL secures top order with JCUH
Oncology Systems Limited (OSL) has supplied James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough with a significant order for five CIVCO Universal Couchtops. The new state of the art products will be used in the hospital’s purpose built £38 million cancer facility that ensures local patients have access to the latest cancer therapies, including Tomotherapy, Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT) and stereotactic radiotherapy.
Jul 26, 2011
Accuray hosts symposium on quality assurance in radiation oncology at joint AAPM/COMP meeting
Accuray Incorporated, the premier radiation oncology company, will host a symposium examining best practices for quality assurance in radiation oncology at the 2011 Joint American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM)/Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists (COMP) meeting.
Jul 21, 2011
CIVCO to showcase RFSuite RFID tracking and verification system at AAPM 2011
CIVCO Medical Solutions is showcasing its RFSuite RFID tracking and verification system at the joint meeting of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) and the Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists (COMP) booth #817. CIVCO is also hosting an RFSuite Symposium Monday, August 1st, from 12:30 – 2 p.m., in the Mackenzie Ballroom at the Fairmont Waterfront, Vancouver. The event will include lunch, pre-registration is required, and spots are still available.
Jul 06, 2011
OSL installs first ProSoma in Africa
Oncology Systems Limited has completed the first installation of ProSoma virtual simulation software installation in Africa at Cancer Care Kenya, based at the M.P. Shah Hospital, Nairobi. The installation coincided with the first anniversary of the centre.
Jul 01, 2011
OSL distributes Dosimetry Check
Oncology Systems Limited (OSL) has signed a direct agreement with US company, Math Resolutions, to distribute its Dosimetry Check Software throughout the UK and Ireland.
Jun 23, 2011
UK’s first two TomoTherapy® TomoHD™ for Birmingham
Cancer patients across the West Midlands and Wales will soon have access to two of the world’s most advanced radiotherapy treatment machines. The state of the art TomoTherapy® TomoHD™ treatment systems, to be installed at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, will be the first in the UK and Europe’s first dual installation of TomoHDs. The machines are being provided by Shropshire-based Oncology Systems Limited (OSL), after money was raised in an on-going capital appeal by the hospital’s official charity and funds provided by the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust.
Jun 14, 2011
Accuray successfully completes acquisition of TomoTherapy
Transaction combines best-in-class technologies and industry-leading talent to create the premier radiation oncology company.

Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY) announced today that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of TomoTherapy Incorporated (Nasdaq: TOMO). The combination creates the premier radiation oncology company, offering best-in-class technologies to fight cancer. The combined company is focused on developing, manufacturing and selling personalized, leading-edge treatment solutions that revolve around the patient.
May 18, 2011
Cancer patients across the South East benefit from TomoTherapy
Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust has installed the first TomoTherapy machine in a London NHS hospital, delivering targeted radiotherapy to hundreds of cancer patients. The new TomoTherapy unit compliments the existing radiotherapy treatment units, enabling the Trust to increase treatment capacity.
May 08, 2011
OSL showcases new imaging and analysis software
Oncology Systems Limited (OSL) will be showcasing its new software, OnQ rts at booth 55 at ESTRO 2011.
May 04, 2011
TomoHD™ radiation therapy system selected by UCSF Medical Center
Premier hospital to become first using TomoTherapy® technology in San Francisco
Mar 09, 2011
CIVCO Release New Products
Civco, an established world leader in high-tech medical accessories for image-guided procedures, has released a selection of new products that are now available in the UK. Zentec Thermoplastic for use with the Uni-frame System, T-shaped Vac-Lok Cushions, and Prodigy Fixation Side Pieces.
Mar 04, 2011
Rapid radiotherapy running at Guy's & St Thomas'
The first NHS TomoTherapy treatment machine in London is up and running less than two months after being installed, treating over 30 people a day at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust. The machine is installed in a pre-existing 4MV Cobalt treatment room, the smallest room yet in the UK to house the state of the art IG-IMRT technology.
Mar 04, 2011
OSL Supplies Record Order to the Christie
NEWS - CIVCO C-Qual Breastboards at Christie NHS foundation
Oncology Systems Limited (OSL) has recently supplied an additional 15 CIVCO C-Qual Breastboards to the Christie NHS Foundation Trust (The Christie). OSL provided all the CIVCO patient positioning accessories for the first Christie radiotherapy satellite at Oldham, and the total number of C-Qual's in use at the Trust will soon reach 22, with the opening of the second satellite in Salford in 2011.
Mar 03, 2011
TomoTherapy recognised with national award
Tomotherapy Inc. has been awarded the Corporate Distinguished Visionary Award by the American Cancer Society, for its efforts in the fight against cancer and its support for a national fundraising campaign.
Mar 01, 2011
UK's Sixth TomoTherapy Installation Unveiled by Cancer Tsar
The government's cancer tsar, Professor Mike Richards, has today officially unveiled the UK's sixth TomoTherapy installation at the Nottingham Radiotherapy Centre at Nottingham City Hospital. Supplied by Shrewsbury's Oncology Systems Limited (OSL), the TomoTherapy machine offers the most advanced radiotherapy cancer treatment for people across the East Midland.
Feb 28, 2011
Year of Radiotherapy - Radiotherapy Could Save Thousands of Lives
2011 is the Year of Radiotherapy, an initiative to raise awareness of radiotherapy as a cost effective, cutting edge treatment that can help cure cancer. According to figures published by Cancer Research UK, only 1 in 10 people know that radiotherapy helps cure 40 per cent of cancer patients. A report from the national charity estimates that only 38 per cent of cancer patients in England are getting radiotherapy, although research shows that up to 50 per cent might benefit.
Jan 01, 2011
OSL Welcomes Drive to Improve Cancer Survival Rates
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Shrewsbury-based Oncology Systems Limited (OSL) which develops innovative technology in the field of radiation therapy, has welcomed the drive to increase access to radiotherapy services in order to make England's cancer survival rate among the best in Europe. The initiative to ensure all patients are able to get this critical treatment was announced today, by Health Secretary, Andrew Lansley.

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