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2014-04-11 08:24:43

More than 1,500 oncology professionals hear of pioneering radiosurgery treatments and knowledge-based planning techniques at two Varian-hosted symposia VIENNA, April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cancer experts have reported advances in radiosurgery treatments for the prostate, liver and spine, as well as significant developments in radiation oncology treatment planning using equipment and software from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR). Speakers at two Varian-hosted symposia at the...

2014-04-07 16:35:29

Women who have radiotherapy for breast cancer have a small but significantly increased risk of subsequently developing a primary lung tumour, and now research has shown that this risk increases with the amount of radiation absorbed by the tissue. Dr Trine Grantzau (MD) told the 33rd conference of the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO33) in Vienna: "We found that for each Gray delivered to the lung as part of radiotherapy for a breast tumour, the relative risk of...

2014-04-07 12:47:39

A new genetic "signature" to identify prostate cancer patients who are at high risk of their cancer recurring after surgery or radiotherapy has been developed by researchers in Canada, the 33rd conference of the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO33) in Vienna will hear today (Saturday). Professor Robert Bristow will tell the conference that although surgery and precision radiotherapy are the mainstays of treatment for cancer that is confined to the prostate, the cancer...

2014-04-07 12:45:16

The use of permanent brachytherapy, a procedure where radioactive sources are placed inside the prostate, into or near to the tumor, preserves erectile function in approximately 50% of patients with prostate cancer, a researcher will tell the ESTRO 33 congress today (Saturday). Brachytherapy works by giving a high dose of radiotherapy directly to the tumor, but only a very low dose to the surrounding normal tissues. Since erectile dysfunction (ED) can occur in up to 68% of patients who...

2014-04-04 08:24:51

BEIJING, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited ("Concord Medical" or the "Company") (NYSE: CCM), a leading specialty hospital management solution provider and operator of the largest network of radiotherapy and diagnostic imaging centers in China, today announced the Company will establish Shanghai Concord Cancer Hospital ("Shanghai Concord") - a premium cancer hospital - in Shanghai New Hongqiao International Medical Center. Shanghai Concord plans...

2014-04-03 08:30:08

Full range of equipment and software for the precision treatment of cancer exhibited at the Reed Messe Vienna Conference Center VIENNA, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Booths 2400/2800 - Varian Medical Systems (NYSE:VAR), the world leader in radiotherapy equipment and software, will demonstrate its full range of radiotherapy delivery systems and software at the 33(rd) ESTRO (European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology) meeting, taking place in Vienna from April 4(th)-7(th). The...

2014-04-02 08:33:15

Clinicians at Humanitas Cancer Center in Milan among first in world to commence treatments using Edge radiosurgery system MILAN, Italy, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Humanitas Cancer Center in Milan has become one of the first hospitals in the world to commence cancer treatments using the new Edge(TM) radiosurgery system from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR). This precise, non-invasive alternative to conventional surgery has been used to treat several patients with lung, prostate,...

2014-04-01 08:29:06

VIENNA, Austria, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser-Franz-Josef Hospital in Vienna has become one of the first oncology departments in Europe to introduce clinical treatments using the PerfectPitch(TM) six-degrees-of-freedom robotic couch from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR). The hospital has introduced this enhanced patient positioning device, which enables more flexibility during radiotherapy treatments, as an integrated element of its latest TrueBeam(TM) 2.0 treatment system....

2014-03-13 12:28:27

CRAWLEY, England, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A little over a year after Elekta launched its Versa HD(TM) radiation therapy system, this groundbreaking linear accelerator is routinely being used in the delivery of stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) and radiosurgery (SRS) programs worldwide, often using volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT). The company reports that many Versa HD systems operating clinically are actively engaged in SBRT and/or SRS programs. Elekta designed...

2014-03-11 08:30:05

Meridian Health will install seven Truebeam machines across five sites that offer radiotherapy and radiosurgery treatment for cancer NEPTUNE, N.J., March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Meridian Health of New Jersey is initiating a program to deploy TrueBeam(TM) technology from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE:VAR) across its network of cancer treatment clinics. Meridian's plan is to install seven TrueBeam machines at its five sites, together with Varian's ARIA® data management and...