Quantcast

Latest Proton therapy Stories

2010-10-11 07:15:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientists from Stanford University and from the Ginzton Technology Center at Varian Medical Systems have jointly received a $3.6 million five-year research grant from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop advanced imaging technology for improving the quality of CT images for patients with metal objects in their bodies such as hip implants and dental fillings. The grant award is from the Cancer Imaging Program (CIP) of the...

2010-10-11 07:00:00

BEIJING, and PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Chongqing Cancer Hospital in Southwest China has become the first treatment center in Southwest China to offer cancer patients a faster, more precise form of image-guided radiotherapy that potentially enables doctors to improve outcomes while extending more advanced care to more patients. Clinicians at the hospital have used RapidArc® radiotherapy from Varian Medical Systems to treat patients for cancers of the...

2010-10-05 14:01:00

PALO ALTO, Calif. and WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Varian Medical Systems, Inc., (NYSE: VAR) ("Varian") and IMRIS Inc. (TSX: IM) ("IMRIS") have concluded an agreement to co-develop an innovative new MR-guided radiation therapy system for use in treating a variety of cancers. Under the terms of the agreement, the two companies will develop a solution that combines IMRIS's proprietary MR imaging technology with Varian's recently introduced TrueBeam(TM) system, to...

2010-09-14 08:00:00

BARCELONA, Spain, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Cancer treatment experts today reported their experiences with early treatments using the new TrueBeam system from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR), aimed at increasing the speed and precision of radiotherapy and radiosurgery treatments. Clinicians from the first two European hospitals to start clinical treatments using the new TrueBeam system - Zurich University Hospital in Switzerland and VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam, Netherlands -...

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...


Word of the Day
glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
Related