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Varian Medical Systems to Showcase Radiosurgery Technology for Non-invasive Treatment of Early Stage Inoperable Lung Cancer
Date:5/17/2012

," says Robert Timmerman, M.D., professor of radiation oncology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.  Dr. Timmerman will be speaking at the conference on the role of stereotactic body radiation therapy in the treatment of lung cancer. 

"Radiosurgery for lung cancer, which historically has been very difficult to treat, is of growing interest to the members of the American Thoracic Society, as evidenced by the rapid growth of its Section on Thoracic Oncology," Huntzinger said.  "Since last year, the section went from 230 to 505 members, more than doubling in size.  We're delighted to see the heightened interest in thoracic oncology because we want clinicians to know how high precision radiosurgery can be used to treat patients who would have had few or no treatment options before."

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, 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 high-energy X-ray devices for cargo screening and non-destructive testing applications. Varian Medical Systems employs approximately 6,000 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 or follow us on Twitter. Varian's medical devices are indicated to provide stereotactic radiosurgery and precision radiotherapy for lesions, tumors, and conditions anywhere
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