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Varian Medical Systems Establishes Radiotherapy Training Center in Mumbai, India
Date:9/1/2010

-guided IMRT (intensity modulated radiotherapy) up to four times faster than conventional IMRT.

According to estimates from the Cancer Foundation of India, India has 2 to 2.5 million cancer cases requiring treatment at any point in time and almost a million new cancer cases are diagnosed there each year.  Cancer diagnoses are expected to continue rising in India as the health care system expands and more cases are detected.  

The Mumbai project is the fifth such education and training center established by Varian globally, following similar initiatives in Las Vegas (USA), Beijing (China), Zug (Switzerland) and Buc (France). As well as the education center, Varian's Global Customer Services group is investing in a new parts depot at its Mumbai headquarters, involving a significant investment in ensuring parts and products are readily available locally for customers.    

Editorial contact: Neil Madle, Varian Medical Systems, +44 7786 526068

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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 X-ray imaging in medical, scientific, and industrial applications and also supplies X-ray imaging products for cargo screening and industrial inspection. Varian Medical Systems employs approximately 5,200 people who are located at manufacturing sites in North America, Europe, and China and approximately 70 sales and support offices around the world. For more information, visit http://www.varian.com.


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