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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...

2010-07-15 07:00:00

GLASGOW, Scotland, July 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- One of the UK's largest radiotherapy departments has begun treatments using fast and efficient RapidArc® technology from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR). Four head & neck cancer patients have been treated to date at the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre in Glasgow. The advanced RapidArc system, which has been introduced clinically on two Varian Clinac® medical linear accelerators, delivers...

2010-07-14 07:03:00

PHILADELPHIA, July 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A significantly more accurate* way of calculating the dosimetry of cancer treatments will be spotlighted by Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) annual meeting at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia from July 18th-22nd. Acuros® BV enables clinicians to rapidly calculate patient doses for brachytherapy radiotherapy treatments with an extremely high...

2010-07-14 07:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, July 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Varian Medical Systems' new TrueBeam(TM) system for image-guided radiotherapy and radiosurgery will be publicly exhibited for the first time next week at the 2010 meeting of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) here. During the meeting running from July 18-22, Varian (NYSE: VAR) will also exhibit its next generation Gated RapidArc® radiotherapy technology together with other products for planning and...

2010-07-06 12:10:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., July 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Management from Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE: VAR) are scheduled to participate in the Piper Jaffray Cancer Summit on July 14, at the Piper Jaffray headquarters in Minneapolis. Participating executives will include: Dow Wilson, executive vice president and president of Varian's Oncology Systems business; Lester Boeh, vice president for emerging businesses and head of Varian's Particle Therapy group; and Spencer Sias, vice...

2010-07-06 07:00:00

HYDERABAD, India, July 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A 65-year-old man with inoperable lung cancer has become the first lung cancer patient in India to receive stereotactic radiosurgery, a promising new approach for treating this disease. Doctors at Yashoda Hospital in Hyderabad were able to deliver the treatment using RapidArc technology from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR). Several recent studies* have shown that lung cancer responds favorably to radiosurgery, which involves...


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