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2014-07-15 16:27:17

Event helps researchers use Varian's non-clinical research tools to open up new horizons in cancer treatment technology AUSTIN, Texas, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Over 140 medical technology researchers from nine countries are slated to participate in the second annual Varian Medical Systems Developer Workshop, taking place here July 17-18, prior to the 2014 annual meeting of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM). Modeled after developers' conferences commonly...

2014-07-14 12:27:28

HYDERABAD, India, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Clinicians at a leading cancer center in India have become the first in the country to commence advanced lung, liver and brain radiotherapy treatments using an upgraded Clinac® medical linear accelerator from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR). The accelerator has been enhanced with High Intensity Mode dose delivery capability, which is allowing doctors at Yashoda Cancer Institute to shorten treatment times and deliver stereotactic body...

2014-07-11 04:21:19

Revolutionary advances in radiotherapy and radiosurgery discussed at the Oncology Summit organised by Varian Medical Systems MUMBAI, India, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Major advances in radiation therapy and radiosurgery for the treatment of cancer are being highlighted in a three-day Oncology Summit taking place in Mumbai from 10-12 July, 2014. Renowned national and international cancer experts from seven countries are meeting to share best practices and exchange knowledge on...

2014-06-23 08:28:53

PALO ALTO, Calif., June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) announced today that it will report results for the third quarter of fiscal year 2014 following the close of regular trading on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. The news release will be followed by a teleconference available to all interested parties at 2:00 p.m. PT. The news release and a link to the conference call webcast will be available on the company website at: www.varian.com/investor. To access...

2014-06-16 16:25:31

PALO ALTO, Calif., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) today announced it has entered into a series of agreements whereby JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. will assume $45 million of Varian's approximately $115 million loan commitment to fund the development, construction and initial operations of the Scripps Proton Therapy Center in San Diego. Under the agreements, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. purchased $38.1 million of Varian's outstanding loans and is obligated...

2014-06-13 08:24:08

Prime Healthcare acquires four TrueBeam(TM) systems as a step toward upgrading and standardizing cancer treatment services across its healthcare system PALO ALTO, Calif., June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE:VAR) today announced it has entered into an agreement with Prime Healthcare Services, one of the largest healthcare systems in the United States, to be Prime Healthcare's exclusive supplier of technology for image-guided radiotherapy and radiosurgery. The...

2014-06-12 08:22:36

PALO ALTO, Calif., June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR), the world leader in radiotherapy systems and software, has been rated among the greenest companies in the United States by the influential Newsweek Green Rankings for 2014. "We're proud to be recognized for our commitment to sustainability and this will spur us on to continually improve our efforts," says Dow Wilson, Varian's chief executive officer. "Our company's mission is to help save lives...

2014-06-11 16:26:49

Varian co-sponsoring seminar on treating cancer with Intensity Modulated Proton Therapy at the Shanghai International Convention Center this week SHANGHAI, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE:VAR), the world leader in radiotherapy equipment and software, is introducing the ProBeam(®) Compact proton therapy system at the annual meeting of the Particle Therapy Co-Operative Group (PTCOG 53) here this week. The new compact, single-room system is designed to...

2014-06-02 08:30:11

Newly installed technology enables clinicians to target lung and other tumors quickly and precisely using finely shaped radiation beams rather than surgery NORMAL, Ill., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- When a diagnostic chest X-ray revealed a nodule on his left lung, Paul Hoffman, 79, had a biopsy and soon got bad news: it was Stage 1 lung cancer. He was given two options. The first was surgery, which would have been risky because Hoffman has a heart condition and a pacemaker. The...

2014-05-27 08:29:01

PALO ALTO, Calif., May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) today announced that it has signed an agreement with YongLin Healthcare Foundation by which Varian will provide its ProBeam® proton therapy system for deployment at the National Taiwan University in Taipei. The YongLin Healthcare Foundation will donate the system to the University. Under the purchase agreement, Varian will provide the technology to equip three treatment rooms, two with gantries that...


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