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2011-08-03 07:00:00

CASABLANCA, Morocco, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A 60-year-old prostate cancer patient has become the first person in North Africa to be treated using fast and efficient RapidArc® radiotherapy technology from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR). The pioneering treatment took place at Al Kindy Hospital, a leading private cancer clinic in Casablanca. Over 20 further prostate and head/neck cancer treatments have subsequently taken place using the advanced technology....

2011-07-28 07:00:00

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems' next release of the ARIA® oncology information system, newly designed for greater ease of use, will be among the highlights of the company's exhibit at the 2011 joint meeting of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) and the Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists (COMP) here later this week. Varian will also demonstrate SmartConnect(TM) for TrueBeam, a utility that...

2011-07-25 01:00:00

MANCHESTER, England, July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - Experts Welcome Latest Advance as Promising Development for UK Patients A treatment system called the Novalis(R) Tx(TM) has gone into service today, which has the ability to destroy cancerous cells virtually anywhere in the body in a single, 20-minute session, without the need for a single cut of the scalpel. The Novalis Tx, installed in The Christie at Salford Royal, a brand new radiotherapy centre in the North...

2011-06-30 07:00:00

SHANTOU, China, June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Shantou University (STU) Medical College's Affiliated-Cancer Hospital has become the first cancer treatment center in China to acquire and install the TrueBeam(TM) system for image-guided radiotherapy. The system, which was made by Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR), was donated to the hospital by the Li Ka Shing (LKS) Foundation, a private charitable foundation established to nurture a culture of giving, support educational reforms and help...

2011-06-23 00:00:30

A treatment that has virtually no side effects has been found to be an effective weapon for fighting early-stage breast cancer, according to results of a clinical trial conducted at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Loma Linda, CA (PRWEB) June 22, 2011 A treatment that has virtually no side effects has been found to be an effective weapon for fighting early-stage breast cancer, according to results of a clinical trial conducted at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Results of the...

2011-06-22 07:00:00

LITTLETON, Mass., June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Still River Systems, Inc. announces today that it has entered into a long-term licensing agreement with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) to utilize advanced superconducting accelerator technologies developed at M.I.T.'s Plasma Science and Fusion Center in collaboration with Still River. Still River will employ those technologies in conjunction with its own leading-edge developments in its groundbreaking single-room proton...

2011-06-17 09:00:00

DALLAS and THE WOODLANDS, Texas, June 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- An advanced proton therapy center for cancer treatment could be coming to North Texas. The innovative proton treatment facility would enhance regional cancer care and attract patients both nationally and internationally. Proton therapy provides highly targeted radiation treatment shown to be particularly effective in treating certain pediatric and adult cancers. Discussions are being led by Baylor Health Enterprises, an...

2011-05-17 11:00:00

CLEVELAND, May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center announced plans to establish a $30 million proton therapy center, becoming one of an elite group of cancer centers in the country to offer this revolutionary technology. Proton therapy is an advanced type of radiation treatment that uses a powerful beam of protons to precisely target and match treatment to the shape of a tumor with incredible accuracy. Traditional radiation therapy uses photon beams, which...

2011-05-11 00:00:29

Mayo Clinic to build centers in Rochester, MN. and Phoenix; McLaren brings proton therapy to Flint, MI. Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 09, 2011 The National Association for Proton Therapy (NAPT) today announced three new supporting member sites including Mayo Clinic proton beam therapy program under development in Rochester, Minn. and Phoenix; and the McLaren Proton Therapy Center, currently under construction in Flint, Mich. Today's announcement brings to seven the total number of proton sites...

2011-05-09 08:30:00

NEW YORK, May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With a corporate mission of saving 100,000 more lives each year, Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR), the world's leading manufacturer of medical devices and software for treating cancer and other medical conditions, seeks to raise its profile and expand its corporate branding efforts by tapping advertising agency DeVito/Verdi to create a multi-media marketing campaign. The assignment will be handled by the New York City-based agency's San Diego...


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