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UK Hospitals Commence Advanced Stereotactic Lung Cancer Treatments Using RapidArc Radiosurgery
Date:9/6/2012

CRAWLEY, U.K., Sept. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Several National Health Service hospitals in the UK have begun delivering stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy (SABR) using RapidArc® radiosurgery technology for lung cancer patients as an alternative option to surgery. Hospitals in Glasgow, London, Wirral and Guildford are using equipment and software from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) to attack lung tumors using carefully-shaped, high dose X-ray beams, in treatments that are completed in just three to eight sessions.

Lung cancer is notoriously difficult to treat.  Delivered using fast and efficient RapidArc technology from Varian, SABR is offering early-stage non-small-cell lung cancer patients—including those who are inoperable or elderly—a non-invasive treatment option. From 2008 to 2010, there were over 40 published clinical papers on SABR for the treatment of early stage lung cancer, plus approximately 30 review papers.

The Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford has delivered seven SABR treatments using two Varian Clinac® iX linear accelerators with RapidArc technology. A satellite radiotherapy centre in nearby Redhill is due to open next year and Royal Surrey clinicians intend to extend their SABR treatments when the new site is up and running.

"Stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy has been offered to patients who are mostly elderly and inoperable," said Veni Ezhil, clinical lead for radiotherapy, "although we have also treated patients who opted for this treatment rather than surgery."

"The fact that a county hospital such as ours can offer such an advanced radiotherapy treatment for such a notoriously hard-to-treat type of cancer in patients who are unsuitable for surgery is significant and we have received visits from similar hospitals across the country to see these treatments being delivered," she added.
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