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2012-10-02 02:30:07

PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery has published an article summarizing the goals of an ongoing phase III study comparing radiosurgery with surgery for the treatment of early-stage, high-risk, operable non-small cell lung cancer. Appearing in the September 2012 issue, the article by the study chair and co-chair explains why this randomized study "is necessary and timely."(1) Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT)--a radiosurgical...

2012-09-27 02:27:15

GLASGOW, Scotland, Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Clinicians at one of the UK's largest radiotherapy departments have commenced brain radiosurgery treatments that enable patients to spend less time on the treatment table while aiding precision by minimizing the chance of movement during treatment. Doctors at the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre in Glasgow have begun delivering the pioneering treatments using a TrueBeam(TM) STx linear accelerator from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR)....

2012-09-06 02:31:58

CRAWLEY, U.K., Sept. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Several National Health Service hospitals in the UK have begun delivering stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy (SABR) using RapidArc® radiosurgery technology for lung cancer patients as an alternative option to surgery. Hospitals in Glasgow, London, Wirral and Guildford are using equipment and software from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) to attack lung tumors using carefully-shaped, high dose X-ray beams, in treatments that are completed...

2012-09-05 02:31:58

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif., Sept. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MASEP Infini, an innovator in global medical technology, and Centro Internacional de Cancer, located in San Salvador, El Salvador, Central America, today announced that the Center has acquired the Infini(TM) Gamma Ray Radiosurgery System for its Radiosurgery Center. With this acquisition, Centro Internacional de Cancer becomes the first center in Latin America to offer its patients the latest generation noninvasive treatment...

2012-09-04 02:29:36

PARIS, Sept. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Four advanced radiotherapy treatment systems from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) have been ordered by Institut Curie, one of Europe's foremost comprehensive cancer centers, to replace older and less capable machines. Institut Curie, which operates at three sites in Paris, is acquiring three Varian TrueBeam(TM) systems and a Novalis Tx(TM) machine to extend the range of modern cancer treatments offered to patients. The largest hospital in the...

2012-08-30 10:24:55

CHICAGO, Aug. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CyberKnife Cancer Institute of Chicago, a program of Swedish Covenant Hospital, is the first and only center within the City of Chicago to offer the revolutionary CyberKnife stereotactic radiosurgery treatment. The 10,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility is treating patients with cancers of the brain, spine, pancreas, prostate, kidney, liver and lung. The technology is also effective for certain nervous system conditions like trigeminal neuralgia and...

2012-08-23 06:26:07

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY), the premier radiation oncology company, announced today that its president and chief executive officer, Euan S. Thomson, Ph.D., is scheduled to present at the Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Conference in New York on Monday, September 10, 2012 at 11:10 a.m. EDT/8:10 a.m. PDT. A live webcast of the presentations will be available online from the Investor Relations page of the Company's website at...

2012-08-02 02:31:46

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY), the premier radiation oncology company, announced today that doctors at Instituto Neurologico de Colombia (INDEC) in Medellin, Colombia are now treating patients using the first and only robotic radiosurgery system designed to treat cancerous and non-cancerous tumors anywhere in the body, including the head, spine, lung, prostate, liver and pancreas. INDEC is the first center in South America to offer the...

2012-07-30 06:25:27

FELDKIRCHEN, Germany, July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cancer management technology leaders, Brainlab and Elekta announced the first installation of an Elekta linear accelerator (linac) equipped with ExacTrac® Patient Positioning system by Brainlab; a strategy to make radiosurgery treatments for cancer patients more accurate and comfortable. ExacTrac is planned to be integrated with a total of two Elekta linacs at Fortis Memorial Research Institute in Gurgaon, India. "ExacTrac is a highly...

2012-07-25 06:25:47

MUNICH, July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Brainlab announced the inauguration of the 300(th) Novalis(®) Radiosurgery Program. The addition of another healthcare facility to the worldwide Novalis treatment, communication and collaboration network allows Brainlab to expand and build upon this distinctive and comprehensive program that the company established 15 years ago and continues to transform. These centers all share premium, standard-defining Brainlab technology, allowing...