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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...

2010-05-27 07:39:00

--Highly Focused Energy Beam Adds Much-Needed Weapon in Treating Brain Tumors, with Gentler Side Effects-- PHILADELPHIA, May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia announces the availability of proton therapy, a precise form of cancer radiation that offers potentially life-changing benefits to children with brain tumors and other solid tumors. The Hospital's Cancer Center has recently begun using proton treatment at the new Roberts Proton Therapy Center, a...

2010-05-24 07:00:00

WESTMINSTER, Mass., May 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- TechPrecision Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: TPCS) ("TechPrecision", or "the Company"), a leading manufacturer of large-scale, high-precision machined metal fabrications with customers in the alternative energy, medical, nuclear, defense, aerospace and other commercial industries, today reported that its customer, Still River Systems, Inc., has successfully extracted a clinical beam from the first production unit of the world's...

2010-05-18 07:00:00

GUNMA, Japan, May 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) is introducing the fully-integrated ProBeam(TM) proton therapy system at the 2010 Particle Therapy Co-operative Group (PT-COG) meeting here this week. The ProBeam system incorporates imaging, gating, robotic patient positioning, treatment planning and oncology information software to enhance treatment quality for patients and workflow efficiency for clinicians. "ProBeam is the result of decades of...

2010-05-17 08:00:00

GUNMA, Japan and ATLANTA, May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Three years of teamwork between Elekta and Mitsubishi Electric Corporation came to fruition in March when Gunma University Heavy Ion Medical Center used carbon ion radiotherapy to treat a patient with prostate cancer. Elekta and Mitsubishi Electric worked to facilitate the use of Elekta's treatment planning software, XiO®, for delivery with Mitsubishi Electric's particle beam treatment system. Compared to proton therapy,...

2010-05-14 07:00:00

LITTLETON, Mass., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Still River Systems, Inc. announces successful clinical beam extraction from the first production unit of the world's smallest high-energy proton therapy accelerator. Powerful proton beams are used for the precise treatment of cancer by delivering a highly focused beam of radiation to the tumor while reducing the damage to surrounding healthy tissue and vital organs. This unique accelerator, the world's first superconducting synchrocyclotron, has...

2010-05-06 07:00:00

ISTANBUL, May 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Turkish cancer patients have gained access to advanced radiotherapy treatments with the arrival of modern medical linear accelerators from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR). Three oncology centers in Istanbul have recently reopened following major renovations, which have involved the installation of Clinac® devices from Varian equipped with RapidArc® radiotherapy technology for fast and efficient treatments....


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