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2010-04-27 12:53:00

NEW YORK, April 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Radiosurgical approaches to cancer treatment are showing promise in the treatment of lung, liver, and spinal tumors, according to four leading clinical experts who presented at a symposium in New York earlier this month. New approaches to image-guidance and motion management are making it possible to successfully target tumors that are typically hard to reach with a radiosurgical technique doctors call stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT)....

2010-04-16 01:50:00

ZURICH, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The University Hospital of Zurich has become the first medical center in the world to commence treating cancer patients with the revolutionary TrueBeam(TM) system from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR), a new platform for image-guided radiotherapy and radiosurgery that was designed from the ground up to treat a moving target with unprecedented speed and precision. One of two of the world's premier cancer centers to install a TrueBeam system in advance of...

2010-04-14 07:10:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., April 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) has added advanced motion management capabilities including gated RapidArc to its Trilogy platform for treating cancer with targeted radiotherapy. A set of sophisticated new tools now enables clinicians to monitor and adjust for tumor motion during treatment, and to utilize respiratory gating during a RapidArc® treatment. "Extensive research and development into motion management...

2010-04-14 07:00:00

NEW YORK, April 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) today is announcing the introduction of a new line of "super" accelerators designed to advance the treatment of lung, breast, prostate, head and neck, and other types of cancer. The TrueBeam(TM) platform for image-guided radiotherapy and radiosurgery is the first fully-integrated system designed from the ground up to treat a moving target with unprecedented speed and accuracy. Varian unveiled the new line...

2010-03-24 16:29:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., March 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) invites investors and members of the financial community for a special presentation where members of senior management will unveil new technologies and approaches for radiotherapy and radiosurgery. The breakfast meeting will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 14, 2010, in the IAC Building, 555 W. 18th St., New York. Seating is limited and will be assigned via reservations on a...

2010-03-17 07:00:00

BEIJING, March 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE: VAR), the world's leading manufacturer of medical technology for treating cancer with radiotherapy and radiosurgery, will showcase its technology at two medical events in Asia during the month of March: 13th Asian Oceanian Congress of Radiology in Taipei (AOCR), March 20-23 The 22nd International Medical Instruments & Equipment Exhibition in Beijing (ChinaMed), March 26-28 AOCR At AOCR, for the first time...

2010-03-16 13:31:43

Study participants appear less distressed than expected by chronic symptoms Boosting the radiation dose given to prostate cancer patients to a level that cut tumor recurrence in half did not increase the severity of side effects reported by patients up to a decade later. The study led by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Cancer Center researchers also found that patients characterized the impact of continuing side effects on their quality of life as considerably less bothersome than would...

2010-03-11 07:00:00

MUNICH, March 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Clinicians at the Rinecker Proton Therapy Center (RPTC) in Munich have treated their 100th patient using advanced proton therapy systems supplied by Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR). The landmark treatment comes just three months after a second treatment gantry was commissioned at the center, which offers advanced pencil-beam proton scanning to cancer patients. These patients, requiring treatment for a wide range of cancers, have come from...

2010-03-10 07:00:00

MAIDSTONE, England, March 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cancer patients in Kent will gain access to advanced radiotherapy treatments with the decision by the Kent Oncology Centre to acquire two fully-equipped treatment machines from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR). The machines, due to be delivered to oncology departments in Maidstone and Canterbury in the spring, will mean these departments are among the first in the country to offer fast and efficient RapidArc®...

2010-03-08 13:28:35

Prostate-specific dietary supplements should not be taken during radiation therapy treatments because they have been shown to increase the radiosensitivity of normal prostate cell lines, leading to normal tissue complications, according to a study in the March issue of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology*Biology*Physics, the official journal of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). Many prostate cancer patients choose to take nutritional supplements to improve or...


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