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2010-12-13 07:00:00

WINTERTHUR, Switzerland, Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- A leading cancer clinic has become the second in Switzerland to begin delivering advanced radiotherapy treatments using the new TrueBeam(TM) system from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR). More than 30 patients have been treated using the new system for fast, precise radiotherapy and radiosurgery since clinical treatments began at Kantonsspital Winterthur in northern Switzerland. A 75-year-old man with prostate cancer was the first...

2010-12-13 07:00:00

HONG KONG and PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Prince of Wales Hospital in Hong Kong, China, has become the first treatment center in Asia to commence treating cancer patients using the UNIQUE(TM) medical linear accelerator from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR). Clinicians used the new device for the first time last week, to deliver an image-guided RapidArc® treatment for a patient battling hypopharyngeal cancer, a tumor in the lower part of the throat...

2010-12-03 08:00:00

ATLANTA, Dec. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Elekta recently received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its XiO® treatment planning software to plan spot scanning. Spot scanning is a proton therapy delivery method that involves constructing a highly conformal dose to the tumor by using thousands of small individual beamlets instead of a single large beam. This approach enables Intensity Modulated Proton Therapy (IMPT). XiO, Elekta's 3D / Intensity...

2010-11-17 07:00:00

DENVER, Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver is among the first medical centers in the world--and the first in Colorado--to commence treating cancer patients using the new TrueBeam(TM) system for image-guided radiotherapy and radiosurgery, a revolutionary new technology platform designed to target a moving tumor with unprecedented speed and accuracy. TrueBeam, which is made by Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) of Palo Alto,( )delivers many forms of...

2010-11-16 07:00:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Talks on major advances in radiosurgery and radiotherapy for treating cancer of the brain, breast, and spine, captured the attention of more than 800 clinicians at Varian Medical Systems' 2010 Annual Users Meeting, held recently in conjunction with the annual meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) in San Diego. Samuel Ryu, M.D., director of radiosurgery at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, reported that...

2010-11-08 07:00:00

PARIS, Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- One of Europe's leading hospitals offering brachytherapy treatments for cancer patients has commenced treatments using three advanced computer-controlled afterloader devices and a full suite of planning software from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR). French cancer patients will benefit from advanced brachytherapy treatments following the decision by Institute Gustave-Roussy (IGR) in Paris to install Varian's GammaMed(TM) PDR (pulsed dose rate)...

2010-11-05 07:30:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 5, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) is scheduled to present at Lazard Capital Markets Healthcare Conference at 9:30 a.m. ET on Wednesday, November 17th at the St. Regis Hotel in New York City. Participating executives will include Elisha Finney, senior vice president and CFO, and Spencer Sias, vice president of investor relations and corporate communications. The presentation will focus on the company's growth opportunities in radiation...

2010-11-02 17:15:00

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Saudi Arabian National Guard Health Affairs ("NGHA") here today announced it has signed an agreement with Varian Medical Systems and IMRIS, Inc., to develop and build a facility for magnetic resonance-guided radiation therapy (MRgRT(TM)). Under the agreement, Varian and IMRIS will supply a cancer treatment solution that combines IMRIS' unique movable magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology with Varian's latest linear accelerator...

2010-11-02 07:00:00

HYDERABAD, India, Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced cancer treatments across India will become more widely available with the order of four state-of-the-art Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) medical linear accelerators by Global Hospitals, one of the nation's leading private hospital groups. Three TrueBeam(TM) STx systems and a UNIQUE(TM) accelerator will be installed at Global Hospitals sites in Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai and Hyderabad in 2011. "This will make some of the world's...

2010-11-01 13:31:39

When treating prostate cancer with radiation therapy, side effects such as urinary problems and rectal pain and bleeding are a concern, as is impact on the patient's overall quality of life. So when new, more efficient treatment methods are developed, one important question is whether better treatment comes at the cost of increased side effects and decreased quality of life. In the case of short-course, high-dose (hypofractionated) radiation therapy, the answer is no, according research at...


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