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2011-03-16 07:00:00

BEIJING, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cancer patients in China will gain access to Varian's state-of-the-art cancer care with the announcement that a leading cancer center is acquiring a GammaMed® brachytherapy afterloader from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR). This device is the first high dose rate afterloader supplied to Chinese hospitals by Varian, the world leader in radiotherapy systems. Jilin University No. 1 Hospital in Jilin will shortly begin offering...

2011-02-07 07:00:00

DHAKA, Bangladesh, Feb. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cancer patients in Bangladesh, a country of 160 million people served by just 11 modern radiotherapy linear accelerators, now have access to advanced radiotherapy technology from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR). Treatments using fast and efficient RapidArc® technology with respiratory gating have started on a new Clinac® iX medical linear accelerator at the new United Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Care...

2011-01-18 07:00:00

PRETORIA, South Africa, Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A 66-year-old prostate cancer patient has become the first person in Africa to be treated using fast and efficient RapidArc® technology from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR). The man received his treatment at the Netcare Unitas Hospital in the Pretoria suburb of Centurion, the largest private hospital in sub-Saharan Africa. The advanced RapidArc system, which has been introduced clinically on the hospital's Varian...

2011-01-10 07:00:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) has received FDA 510(k) clearance for the Varian Proton Therapy System which generates protons for precision radiotherapy of lesions, tumors, and conditions anywhere where radiation treatment is indicated. It is the first working system capable of delivering precise intensity modulated proton therapy (IMPT) using pencil beam scanning technology. "With this clearance, we have reached a significant...

2010-12-14 07:00:00

MUNICH, Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- A leading cancer clinic in Germany has become the first hospital in the world equipped to provide clinical treatments using intensity modulated proton therapy (IMPT), a precise and fast way to deliver conformal proton therapy treatments. Rinecker Proton Therapy Center in Munich is able to provide advanced IMPT treatments thanks to improvements in the scanning delivery system enabled by equipment provider Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR). The hospital...

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...


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