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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...

2014-05-19 08:28:36

New technology now being used to treat nasopharyngeal and other cancers; stereotactic radiosurgery program for select cancers coming in June HONG KONG, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital (PYNEH) in Hong Kong has become the first medical center in Asia to treat cancer using a TrueBeam(TM)2.0 system for image-guided radiotherapy and radiosurgery. Installation of the new system, which was provided by Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR), was completed...

2014-05-14 08:31:19

SALT LAKE CITY, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) is pleased to congratulate Mobius Imaging, LLC, on receiving two prestigious and internationally recognized honors for its AIRO® Mobile Intraoperative CT system: a 2014 Red Dot Product Design Award and selection as a finalist in 17(th) annual Medical Design Excellence Awards competition. Varian supplies Mobius with the high performance X-ray tube that powers the AIRO system's intraoperative CT imaging....

2014-05-12 08:37:31

PALO ALTO, Calif., May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) today announced a new release of the company's Velocity oncology software platform. The updated software offers clinicians a set of new tools that facilitates the use of diverse types of images and automates time consuming image processing procedures that are fundamental to treating cancer with advanced image-guided radiotherapy or radiosurgery. Velocity software is designed to access and aggregate...

2014-05-08 08:33:07

Clinicians detail how the Edge(TM) radiosurgery suite and other cancer treatment technologies from Varian Medical Systems are enabling fast, precise tumor targeting MINNEAPOLIS, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Radiation oncologists and a neurosurgeon from noted institutions in the U.S. and Europe report that they are able to use non-invasive radiosurgery to treat a widening variety of cancers due to technology advances that are making it possible to deliver these treatments more quickly...

2014-04-24 12:29:13

Varian to deploy standardized treatment systems at UnityPoint Health hospitals across Iowa and Illinois PALO ALTO, Calif., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE:VAR) announced that it has entered an agreement with UnityPoint Health to be its exclusive supplier of software and devices for image-guided radiotherapy and radiosurgery. The agreement is part of a long-term plan for enhancing and extending radiotherapy and radiosurgery cancer treatment capabilities...

2014-04-23 16:30:20

Second quarter net earnings per diluted share are $0.88 including patent litigation settlement; revenues increase 1 percent to $779 million PALO ALTO, Calif., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) today is reporting net earnings of $0.88 per diluted share in the second quarter of fiscal year 2014, including a $0.16 charge per diluted share related to a previously announced settlement of patent litigation. Varian's company-wide revenues totaled $779...

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...


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