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Varian Medical Systems Equips Three Leading Cancer Centers in Istanbul with Advanced Radiotherapy Technology
Date:5/6/2010

ISTANBUL, May 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Turkish cancer patients have gained access to advanced radiotherapy treatments with the arrival of modern medical linear accelerators from Varian Medical Systems ( VAR). Three oncology centers in Istanbul have recently reopened following major renovations, which have involved the installation of Clinac® devices from Varian equipped with RapidArc® radiotherapy technology for fast and efficient treatments.

Newly-equipped radiotherapy departments at the Istanbul University Cerrahpasa Medicine Faculty, the American Hospital MD Anderson Center and the Istanbul University Oncology Institute have all been officially opened by dignitaries including both Istanbul's mayor Kadir Topbas and governor Muammer Guler. All three hospitals have begun treatments using the new linear accelerators and plans are underway to initiate RapidArc treatments.

Prof. Dr. Erkan Topuz, manager of the Istanbul University Oncology Institute, said, "We are determined to make Istanbul number one in the world for cancer treatment and the new equipment that we have installed enables us to target tumors precisely and spare more healthy tissues."

Tolgay Kurt, general manager of Varinak, Varian's representative in Turkey, says, "Turkey has been investing in its radiotherapy infrastructure and Varian has been selected to supply many of these projects with advanced hardware and software. Health authorities in Istanbul are intent on providing world-class radiotherapy
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