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Six UK Hospitals Join Together in Using Varian Medical Oncology Information Network

PRESTON, England, Sept. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Six hospitals in the north of England are implementing a Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) software system that enables them to function as one clinical network. The rollout of ARIA(TM) for Medical Oncology at hospitals in Lancashire and Cumbria is expected to improve patient care and departmental efficiency by fully integrating the prescribing, preparation, dispensing and administration of drugs for treating cancer.

The network will include oncology centers at the Royal Preston Hospital, Royal Blackburn Hospital, Burnley General Hospital, Blackpool Victoria Hospital, Royal Lancs Infirmary and Furness General Hospital will effectively have a single integrated computer network for chemotherapy prescribing and patient records.

Dr Gerry Skailes, the project's clinical director of oncology, says, "This will allow a seamless transition around the network and will enable patients to travel from one of our hospitals to another, as they tend to do if they are having both chemotherapy and radiotherapy. ARIA was selected because it ideally fitted our specifications and it is a well-established and trusted system.

"The result will be a more streamlined service which will enable us to provide better care for our patients while increasing our awareness of the treatments we are providing. It will make it a lot more convenient for all concerned."

Steve Laws, Varian's medical oncology sales manager, says, "ARIA for Medical Oncology provides cancer treatment facilities with software that combines and manages information including scheduling, prescribing and clinical information for both radiation therapy and chemotherapy within a single comprehensive electronic medical record for each patient."

Varian's medical oncology solution is already in place in several UK hospitals, including in London (St Barts), Norwich, Stoke, Truro and Romford, and is now being implemented across a number of other cancer networks.

Editorial contact: Neil Madle, Varian Medical Systems, +44 7786 526068,

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 4,400 people who are located at manufacturing sites in North America and Europe and in its 60 sales and support offices around the world. In Europe, the company operates manufacturing and engineering centers in Baden (Switzerland), Crawley (England), Haan (Germany), Helsinki (Finland) and Toulouse (France) and has headquarters for Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEA) based in Zug, Switzerland. For more information, visit

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