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2010-11-01 07:15:00

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 1 , 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ASTRO Booth # 201 -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) has received FDA 510(k) clearance for the Acuros® XB advanced dose calculation algorithm which can complete a RapidArc® treatment plan two to three times faster than conventional planning algorithms. Varian has incorporated the Acuros algorithm for external beam radiotherapy treatment planning into its market-leading Eclipse(TM) treatment...

2010-11-01 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- ASTRO Booth # 201 -- The TrueBeam(TM) system for image-guided radiotherapy and radiosurgery, first introduced in the United States in April of this year, is now being used at treatment centers across the United States and Europe to target tumors of the lung, liver, pancreas, head and neck, brain, and spine. The system, which is manufactured by Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR), is currently on display at the annual meeting of the American Society...

2010-10-30 00:00:38

The reality of broadly accessible proton therapy, a minimally invasive treatment for cancer with substantially less treatment related side effects, has come a step closer. P-CURE, a medical device company developing advanced solutions for proton and other radiation therapies, has received Federal Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the P-ART positioning software, which is a critical part of P-CURE's integrated imaging, positioning, and treatment adaptation systems. As a result of...

2010-10-29 07:00:00

PALO ALTO, Calif. and SPRINGFIELD, Va. Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE: VAR) today announced that CURE Foundation has placed an order for five Varian TrueBeam(TM) systems for stereotactic radiosurgery and radiation therapy. CURE Foundation, which placed the order in September, plans to install the TrueBeam systems in existing and new clinics on the U.S. East Coast during 2011. CURE Foundation was established in Springfield, VA in 2007 as a non-profit...

2010-10-28 13:54:00

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- ASTRO Booth # 201 -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) will highlight its new TrueBeam(TM) system for fast, powerful and efficient cancer treatments at the 52nd annual meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) meeting in San Diego next week. Varian will also showcase Gated RapidArc®, as well as new software capabilities designed to make cancer treatments faster, easier, and more accurate while lowering the cost per...

2010-10-26 09:42:00

LITTLETON, Mass., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Still River Systems' groundbreaking proton therapy system is entering the final phase of installation at the Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO, a National Cancer Institute (NCI) Comprehensive Cancer Center. The precision of proton therapy makes it an important treatment option for patients with cancer, as it spares the healthy tissue and results in far fewer short- and...

2010-10-19 08:00:00

HOUSTON, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Pencil beam scanning technology, an even more advanced and targeted form of radiation treatment known as proton therapy, is now being used to treat patients with lung cancer at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Proton therapy derives its advantage over conventional forms of radiation from its ability to deliver radiation doses to a targeted tumor with incredible precision that avoids surrounding tissue. This results in fewer side...

2010-10-18 14:53:00

HANGZHOU, China, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Lung cancer is a major and growing global epidemic, according to Billy W. Loo, Jr., M.D., assistant professor of radiation oncology at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. Dr. Loo was one of three preeminent experts who made presentations at a special symposium for Chinese radiation oncology professionals sponsored by Varian and held in connection with the 2nd Chinese Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology and Sino-American Network...

2010-10-14 07:00:00

TAIPEI, Taiwan, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE: VAR), the world's leading manufacturer of medical technology for treating cancer with radiotherapy and radiosurgery, is introducing its new TrueBeam(TM) medical linear accelerator for the first time to clinicians in Asia at the 10th annual meeting of the Asia-Oceania Congress of Medical Physics (AOCMP) taking place in Taipei, Taiwan, October 15-17. The TrueBeam system, which was designed from the ground up to...

2010-10-13 06:30:00

MILAN, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- A 54-year-old head & neck cancer patient has become the first person in Italy to be treated using a revolutionary new linear accelerator that can deliver radiotherapy twice as fast as conventional therapy machines. The Humanitas Clinic in Rozzano-Milan carried out the treatment last week, becoming only the third hospital in Europe to begin clinical treatments using TrueBeam(TM) from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR). The patient, suffering from cancer...


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