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2010-08-03 10:01:00

CLEVELAND, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers at the Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, a national leader in the early adoption and use of advanced treatments for cancer patients, will soon become the first in the world to test an innovative radiotherapy system from ViewRay(TM), Inc. The ViewRay system is designed to improve the accuracy of cancer treatments through a combination of medical imaging and...

2010-07-06 07:00:00

HYDERABAD, India, July 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A 65-year-old man with inoperable lung cancer has become the first lung cancer patient in India to receive stereotactic radiosurgery, a promising new approach for treating this disease. Doctors at Yashoda Hospital in Hyderabad were able to deliver the treatment using RapidArc technology from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR). Several recent studies* have shown that lung cancer responds favorably to radiosurgery, which involves...

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....

2010-02-17 08:00:00

ATLANTA, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ - City of Hope (Duarte, Calif.), a leading research and treatment center for cancer and other diseases, is the first medical center to implement an electronic interface that links its TomoTherapy® Hi-Art® treatment systems with the MOSAIQ® radiation oncology information management system. The connection enables communication between the MOSAIQ and the Hi-Art systems, facilitating access to vital...

2009-12-08 11:42:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Radiation Therapy Equipment - A Global Market Review http://www.reportlinker.com/p0164337/Radiation-Therapy-Equipment---A-Global-Market-Review.html Cancer is a growing concern worldwide with millions of new cancer cases diagnosed each year. Radiation therapy is the leading non-surgical technique, utilized in the treatment of cancer patients. An aging population,...

2009-12-01 13:37:00

CHERRY HILL, N.J., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Former New Jersey Assemblyman Francis Bodine was surprised and delighted when his radiotherapy treatment sessions for prostate cancer went from about 20 minutes each day to less than five. Midway through his course of treatment, doctors at the Delaware Valley Urology Cancer Center acquired the region's first RapidArc® radiotherapy technology from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR), making it possible for them to...

2009-11-19 07:00:00

LONDON, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Two female brain tumor patients have become the first people in the south of England to be treated using a faster form of radiotherapy that extends more advanced care to more patients. RapidArc technology from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) makes it possible to deliver image-guided IMRT (intensity modulated radiotherapy) two to eight times faster than is possible with conventional IMRT. Clinicians at University College Hospital (UCH) carried...

2009-11-13 07:00:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Clinical studies suggest that advanced treatments like intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) and image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT) are enabling radiation oncologists to enhance post-treatment health-related quality of life for patients with head and neck cancer. In an educational session for radiotherapy professionals, delivered by two noted experts during the annual meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) in...

2009-11-12 07:00:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Researchers from the University of California, Irvine Medical Center reported last week that image-guided RapidArc® radiotherapy from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) has clinical advantages over earlier fixed-beam approaches to stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) or stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT) for treating cancer. RapidArc, Varian's technology for delivering volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT), enables...

2009-11-10 07:00:00

CHICAGO, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Clinicians using RapidArc® radiotherapy technology for fast, precise, non-invasive cancer treatments have found that they are able to substantially reduce scatter dose to surrounding healthy tissues, according to several presentations and posters presented this week at the annual meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) in Chicago. With RapidArc, doctors were able to quickly administer image-guided...


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