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2010-09-13 07:00:00

AMSTERDAM, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- An 80-year-old lung cancer patient has become the first person in The Netherlands to be treated using a new linear accelerator that can deliver precise radiotherapy more quickly than conventional systems. VU University Medical Center carried out the treatment last week, becoming only the second hospital in Europe to begin clinical treatments using TrueBeam(TM) from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR). The patient received eight stereotactic body...

2010-09-10 07:30:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) will hold an investor event on Tuesday, November 2 at the annual meeting of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO) in San Diego. Investors and members of the financial community are invited to join senior management for a review of fiscal year 2010 and a tour of the company's exhibition at ASTRO. Varian will host a meeting with management, beginning with breakfast at 7:00 a.m. and...

2010-09-10 07:00:00

BARCELONA, Spain, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) is spotlighting its new TrueBeam(TM) medical linear accelerator for fast, powerful and efficient cancer treatments at the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology exhibition in Barcelona next week. A fully-featured TrueBeam system will be the centerpiece of Varian's booth at the annual ESTRO meeting (Booth No. 320). TrueBeam uses a multitude of technical innovations to dynamically synchronize...

2010-09-08 07:00:00

MUNICH, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Clinicians at the Rinecker Proton Therapy Center (RPTC) in Munich are reporting using advanced proton therapy systems supplied by Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) for difficult lung cancer treatments. A 75-year-old patient with a large tumor in the right upper lung received 18 proton therapy treatments over three months. "By the end of the proton therapy treatment the tumor had halved in size and we expect it to regress further," said Professor Manfred...

2010-09-02 07:00:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) is scheduled to present at Baird's 2010 Health Care Conference at 1:15 p.m. ET on Wednesday, September 15th 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 oncology, X-ray...

2010-09-01 07:00:00

MUMBAI, India, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR), a world leader in radiotherapy equipment and software, has established its first education center in India to train medical physicists and technologists working on the company's advanced cancer treatment systems. The center in Mumbai, equipped with 16 planning system workstations and the VERT* training system for radiotherapy treatment simulations, will enable the country's growing number of radiotherapists and...

2010-08-31 07:00:00

BELLINZONA, Switzerland, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- A 51-year-old breast cancer patient from Switzerland has become the first person in the world to be treated using Gated RapidArc®, which makes it possible to monitor patient breathing and compensate for tumor motion while quickly delivering radiotherapy during a continuous rotation around the patient. This development from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) enables the use of RapidArc radiotherapy technology in...

2010-08-17 07:00:00

BEIJING, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE: VAR) will showcase the company's new Gated RapidArc technology on its Trilogy® machine with advanced motion management capabilities at the 2010 CHINA-HOSPEQ exhibition being held in Beijing August 19-21 by China's Ministry of Health. Varian, the world's leading manufacturer of medical technology for treating cancer and a premier supplier of X-ray imaging technology, will also exhibit its...

2010-08-04 07:00:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) now offers its clinical consulting services in Europe and Australasia, as well as North America. These services help radiation and medical oncology departments to streamline processes and go paperless and/or filmless, using Varian's ARIA® Oncology Information System (ARIA). As a result, by operating with greater efficiency, departments may more easily introduce advanced treatments and...

2010-08-03 09:06:00

HOUSTON, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The radiation oncologist's mantra is to deliver the maximum dose of radiation to the malignant tumor, while limiting damage to healthy surrounding tissue. In proton therapy, this balance is achieved by using proton particles, accelerated to nearly the speed of light, to mimic the shape of a tumor and effectively deposit their energy within the confines of it with sub-millimeter precision. New tools are enabling physicians at the Proton Therapy Center at...