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Doctors in the US and Netherlands Using Fast RapidArc Radiotherapy Technology to Help Fight Cancer are Now Treating Tumors of the Head and Neck
Date:9/16/2008

of his treatment has great potential for significantly improving the quality of life for this patient and his family after treatment is over."

RapidArc radiotherapy technology has now been used for the treatment of prostate, head and neck, lung, brain, spine, bone, gynecological, and soft tissue cancers. The American Cancer Society estimates that 1.4 million new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the US in 2008, including over 35,300 cases of oral and throat cancer.

RapidArc radiotherapy technology is on display this week in the Varian booth at the 2008 European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ESTRO) meeting in Gothenburg, Sweden. Varian can be found at Booth 03:22 at the Gothenburg Convention Center.

About Varian Medical Systems

Varian Medical Systems, Inc., of Palo Alto, California, is the world's leading manufacturer of medical devices and software for treating cancer and other medical conditions with radiotherapy, radiosurgery, proton therapy, and brachytherapy. The company supplies informatics software for managing comprehensive cancer clinics, radiotherapy centers and medical oncology practices. Varian is a premier supplier of tubes and digital detectors for X-ray imaging in medical, scientific, and industrial applications and also supplies X-ray imaging products for cargo screening and industrial inspection. Varian Medical Systems employs approximately 4,800 people who are located at manufacturing sites in North America and Europe and in its 60 sales and support offices around the world. For more information, visit http://www.varian.com/.

FOR INFORMATION CONTACT:

Meryl Ginsberg, Varian Medical Systems

650-424-6444 or meryl.ginsberg@varian.com


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