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Varian Medical Systems Teams With Cogent Health Solutions to Offer Case Management Software for Cancer Survivorship
Date:3/20/2008

Equicare CS powers a proactive follow-up care program designed to help

cancer survivors achieve a better post-treatment quality of life

PALO ALTO, Calif., March 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE: VAR) today announced it is offering oncology treatment centers a way to provide cancer survivors proactive follow-up care to achieve a better post-treatment quality of life. Varian is teaming with Cogent Health Solutions to offer Cogent's Equicare CS (cancer survivorship) case management software with Varian's ARIA(TM) Oncology Information System for the management of cancer treatment centers.

"Earlier this year, the American Cancer Society reported that cancer death rates in the United States have decreased by 18.4% among men and 10.5% among women since the early 1990s," said Maureen Thompson, senior director of oncology information systems at Varian. "Equicare CS is a unique solution for ensuring that patients who have joined the growing ranks of cancer survivors get the help they need to cope with the health issues that often follow successful cancer treatment."

Cancer survivors typically require follow-up care for late effects of treatment, secondary cancers, and quality of life issues. They often require diagnostic testing, nutritional, and counseling services. The Equicare case management system is a web-based, patient-centric tool that can help cancer survivors, their caregivers, and their healthcare providers achieve better clinical compliance and improved patient outcomes following treatment for cancer.

The program helps doctors generate a care plan based on best practices and established guidelines, and creates a dynamic link between all the key stakeholders -- patients, ca
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