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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...

2010-06-30 07:00:00

PALO ALTO, Calif. and MUNICH, June 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Varian Medical Systems (Varian) and Brainlab today announced the expansion of their partnership to incorporate Novalis technology and other Novalis® Radiosurgery Program elements with the recently launched TrueBeam(TM) STx system. The expanded suite of products will be badged "Novalis powered by TrueBeam STx." The announcement was made at the 5th International Conference of the Novalis Circle, a meeting of...

2010-06-21 07:00:00

DOHA, Qatar, June 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- One of the leading cancer centers in the Middle East has become among the first in the region to introduce fast and efficient RapidArc® radiotherapy treatments from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR). Al Amal Hospital in Doha, Qatar, has treated nine brain cancer, prostate cancer and head & neck cancer patients with RapidArc since commencing treatments in early May, and it now plans to roll out the technology for many...

2010-06-16 07:00:00

NOIDA, India, June 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The first in a planned series of new radiotherapy centers aimed at improving access to advanced treatments for millions of Indian cancer patients has been officially opened in Noida. Fortis International Oncology Centre, a joint initiative between International Oncology and Fortis Healthcare, is equipped with advanced radiotherapy equipment and software from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR). Dignitaries at yesterday's official...

2010-06-01 07:00:00

BARCELONA, Spain, June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Clinicians at Institut Catala d'Oncologia (ICO) in Barcelona have carried out the first treatment in Spain using RapidArc® radiotherapy from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR). A 73-year-old prostate cancer patient from Barcelona has become the first patient in the country to receive the fast and efficient treatment. "The treatment went very well and the patient really noticed the time difference compared with previous...

2010-05-27 11:23:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An advanced type of cancer radiation is more successful than traditional radiation in avoiding "dry mouth" when treating head and neck cancers, but it is unknown whether the treatment is better or worse at reducing the size of tumors, according to a new comparative effectiveness review funded by HHS' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The report finds that intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) leads to fewer cases of...