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2012-04-24 02:30:40

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The massive concrete and steel foundations are complete, and construction is on schedule for a 2014 opening of the Provision Center for Proton Therapy. It will be the first proton therapy center in the region and serve cancer patients primarily from Tennessee and neighboring Southeastern states, including Kentucky, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi. Elected officials and community leaders gathered...

2012-04-10 02:26:46

YOKOHAMA, Japan, April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE: VAR), the leading manufacturer of medical devices for treating cancer, will exhibit the company's advanced technologies for image-guided radiotherapy and radiosurgery at the International Technical Exhibition of Medical Imaging (ITEM) 2012, taking place here later this week. Varian will also co-sponsor a luncheon seminar on real-time 4-D radiotherapy, an approach that uses imaging and tracking...

2012-03-21 02:24:41

BEIJING, March 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE: VAR), a leading manufacturer of medical devices for treating cancer with radiotherapy, will exhibit the full spectrum of the company's advanced clinical capabilities and technologies at the 24th International Medical Instruments and Equipment Exhibition (ChinaMed), taking place here later this month. Varian will also co-sponsor a day-long "Advances in Radiation Oncology" symposium, and will present...

2012-03-14 10:00:00

LITTLETON, Mass., March 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mevion Medical Systems, a radiation therapy company dedicated to advancing the treatment of cancer, has announced today that it has received CE Marking certification for the MEVION S250 Proton Therapy System. This important commercial milestone indicates that Mevion has completed its development in compliance with the European Union's Medical Device Directive. The CE Marking allows the MEVION S250 to be marketed, sold, and installed in the...

2012-02-21 00:20:02

Memphis, Tennessee, Feb 21, 2012 - (JCN Newswire) - Hitachi Ltd. today announced that it has entered into an agreement with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital to provide its proton beam therapy (PBT) system. This next-generation technology has spot scanning capability for treating certain forms of cancer. The agreement includes PBT system maintenance for 10 years following completion of the systems' installation.The system will be installed at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in...

2012-02-16 07:30:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) today announced it has booked an order to equip a new two-room proton therapy center at the PTC St. Petersburg Center of Nuclear Medicine of the International Institute of Biological Systems in Russia. The equipment order was placed by Owen Kane Oncology Equipment, Inc. in New York which is supplying the system to the center in St. Petersburg. Under the purchase agreement Varian will equip the new...

2012-02-06 09:17:00

SEOUL, South Korea, Feb. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- As the whole world battles against cancer, the survival rate of cancer patients in Korea has shown a great improvement. Cancer is still the number one cause of death in Korea, but about half of Korean cancer patients have, in recent times, managed to survive for more than ten years, which illustrates that world class cancer treatments are available in Korea. The Korean government recently announced that the survival rate of Korean...

2012-02-01 10:56:46

Research on promising new therapies and data on the relative benefits of established treatments for prostate cancer were released today, in advance of the fourth annual Genitourinary Cancers Symposium, being held February 2-4, 2012, at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis in San Francisco, Calif. The results of five studies were highlighted in a media presscast (press briefing via live webcast): 1) Vigorous Exercise Linked to Expression of Certain Genes in Early-Stage Prostate Cancer: A...

2012-01-26 07:00:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) today announced it has booked a $77 million order with Saudi Particle Therapy Centre LLC to equip a new proton therapy facility at the King Fahd Medical Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Varian will equip the new center with a ProBeam(TM) system for five treatment rooms as well as two TrueBeam(TM) medical linear accelerators. Equipment delivery and installation is expected to commence in spring 2013...

2012-01-24 15:47:00

LITTLETON, Mass., Jan. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mevion Medical Systems announced today that it has closed a $45 Million investment from ProQuest Investments and its existing investors, including Caxton Heath Life Sciences, Venrock and CHL Medical Partners. Mevion is the manufacturer of the MEVION S250 Proton Therapy System. The capital will be used to accelerate the manufacturing and worldwide deployment of the MEVION S250. Proton beam radiation therapy permits more precise dose...