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Varian Medical Systems to Exhibit Full Spectrum of Prostate Cancer Treatment Approaches at the American Urological Association Meeting in Washington, D.C.
Date:5/11/2011

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  • Lee E. Ponsky, MD, director of the Center for Urologic Oncology and Minimally Invasive Therapies at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, on the evolution of multidisciplinary medicine to deliver radiosurgery for kidney and prostate cancer.  Dr. Ponsky will offer a surgeon's perspective on how radiosurgery can augment the surgeon's toolkit for the benefit of patients.
  • Kenneth M. Tokita, MD, medical director, and John Ravera, MD, research director at the Cancer Center of Irvine, California, on hybrid prostate radiation therapy (HPRT), which combines different forms of radiotherapy and is best managed through a close collaboration between urologists and radiation oncologists.  
  • Richard Bevan-Thomas, MD, medical director, and Peter LaNasa, MD, director of radiation oncology at USMD Cancer Center in Arlington, Texas, on the multidisciplinary management of prostate cancer in the private clinic setting.

  • "Over the last decade, Varian technology has played a significant role, enabling radiotherapy treatments that are faster, more precise, and more personalized than was possible with earlier generations of devices," said Dow Wilson, president of Varian's Oncology Systems business.  "We're pleased to share our solutions at this year's AUA meeting, and to feature a line-up of speakers who are working collaboratively to optimize treatments and provide quality care to their patients."

    The American Urological Association Meeting will take place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. from May 14-19.  For more information about these and other Varian cancer treatment technologies, please visit www.varian.com.

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