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Improving quality and access to advanced cancer care in India and South Asia
Date:7/10/2014

proaches which entail anaesthesia and long recovery periods in hospitals. Innovative radiotherapy and radiosurgery technologies offer image-guided patient positioning, motion-management, and real-time tumor tracking that have made the approach to fighting cancer more powerful than ever before." added Dr. SK Shrivastava, Professor and Head of the Department of Radiation Oncology, Tata Memorial Hospital

Cancer in India
"We have established a dedicated education centre in Mumbai to help train radiotherapists and physicists in the safe and effective use of the latest cancer treatment technologies crucial for the future care of India's growing numbers of cancer patients." said Ashok Kakkar, Senior Managing Director, Varian Medical Systems, India. "With the largest installed base of radiation therapy devices in India, Varian continues to equip the country's cancer hospitals with technologies for the efficient delivery of advanced radiotherapy. We have consistently invested in research and development, manufacturing and training, to improve the quality and accessibility of radiotherapy treatments."  

India has a population of over a billion people and there are an estimated one million new cases of cancer diagnosed in the country each year.

"Embracing the latest advancements in radiotherapy and radiosurgery for treatment of cancer is just what we need in India. These new devices enable clinicians to deliver radiation accurately & quickly, making this not just more efficient but also a cost-effective treatment. Many more patients can be treated with a single machine than was previously possible. The newest systems complete treatments 2-8 faster than the previous generation of systems." said Pr
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