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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...

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...


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