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A Fast, New Cancer Fighting Tool Is Now Available in the Houston Area: RapidArc(TM) Radiotherapy Technology from Varian Medical Systems
Date:1/26/2009

her potential benefits. Laboratory studies of the effect of radiation on cancer cells have suggested that faster treatments lead to a higher cancer cell kill rate.

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's most recent estimates show that, in 2008 there were 186,320 new cases of prostate cancer in the United States, with over 12,900 of those occurring in Texas.

About Northwoods Cancer Center (NCC)

Northwoods Cancer Center(NCC) is located in Woodlands, Texas. The Center offers the most cutting edge technology available to cancer patients. Board- certified physicians, nurses and other health professionals are passionate in their fight against cancer and their mission to provide excellent patient care. Northwoods Cancer Center is an affiliate of Northwoods Urology Associate, a comprehensive urology group that provides care to patients in the entire area north of Houston, Texas. Dr. Chris Phan is the CEO of EONS(Expert Oncology Network Solutions), a Houston-based leader in developing, constructing, and managing comprehensive cancer centers. For more information, please visit http://www.eonsoncology.com and http://www.northwoodscancercenter.com.

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
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