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London's Barts Hospital Selects Varian Equipment to Offer Advanced Radiotherapy to More Cancer Patients

LONDON, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Developers behind an ambitious project to redevelop one of London's leading cancer centers have ordered four new radiotherapy treatment machines from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR ). Barts and The London NHS Trust is acquiring the new Clinac...

Varian Medical Systems Receives 510(k) Clearance for Fast and Accurate Acuros(TM) Radiotherapy Treatment Planning Capability

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., July 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR ) today announced that it has received FDA 510(k) clearance for the Acuros(TM) capability offered initially in its brachytherapy treatment planning system. The Acuros clearance was awarded as pa...

Cancer Patients Benefit From Speed, Accuracy of RapidArc Radiotherapy Treatments

PALO ALTO, Calif., July 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Peter Campbell, 65, was struggling to find the words to communicate. When his wife asked what his name was and where he lived, he couldn't think of the answers. Following a CT scan of his brain, he learned that an aggressive type ...

Beijing Cancer Hospital Becomes First Hospital in Mainland China to Introduce Fast and Precise RapidArc Radiotherapy Cancer Treatments

BEIJING, July 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cancer patients in mainland China are gaining access to fast and efficient radiotherapy treatments with the introduction of RapidArc(R) radiotherapy technology from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR ) at the Beijing Cancer Hospital. BCH is ...

Varian's RapidArc Radiotherapy Technology Enables Pioneering Cancer Treatments at Top Dutch Oncology Center

AMSTERDAM, June 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Doctors in the Netherlands have developed new ways to perform radiosurgery on benign acoustic tumors using fast and precise RapidArc(TM) radiotherapy technology from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR ). This is among the findings in several papers pub...

Prostate Cancer Patient Receives First RapidArc Radiotherapy Treatment at Major Danish Hospital

HERLEV, Denmark, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- A leading Danish cancer hospital has treated its first patient using RapidArc(R) radiotherapy after installing eight advanced radiotherapy treatment machines from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR ) of Palo Alto, California. Herlev Hospital, to the nor...

Cancer Patients in North Wales to Gain Access to Varian's RapidArc Radiotherapy Treatments

RHYL, North Wales, May 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Glan Clywd Hospital will soon offer local cancer patients across North Wales more advanced radiotherapy treatments using RapidArc(TM) radiotherapy technology on two new treatment machines from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR ). When the Clina...

Ajou University Hospital Becomes First in Korea to Treat Using RapidArc(TM) Radiotherapy Technology from Varian Medical Systems

SUWON, Korea, May 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --Korea's leading university hospital has begun treatments using a new, faster form of radiotherapy that potentially enables doctors to improve outcomes while extending modern care to more patients. A 17-year-old female with cancer in her salivary gland w...

RapidArc Radiotherapy Technology Enabling Fast, Accurate Treatments for Pennsylvania Cancer Patients

Prostate and brain cancer patients were the first in the area to benefit PALO ALTO, Calif., April 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Two patients, both in their 70s, have become the first people in Allentown, Pennsylvania, to receive a new, faster, more precise form of radiotherapy for cancer. A 72...

Yashoda Cancer Institute Treats First Patient in India Using RapidArc Radiotherapy Technology

HYDERABAD, India, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Clinicians in India have carried out the country's first treatment using a new, faster form of radiotherapy that extends more advanced care to more patients. A 72-year-old bladder cancer patient received the pioneering treatment using RapidArc radioth...

New Mexico Doctors Now Treating Brain and Prostate Cancer With RapidArc Radiotherapy Technology

PALO ALTO, Calif., March 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gary Troutman, a 51-year old man with a tumor in his brain, was the first New Mexico resident to receive a RapidArc(TM) stereotactic radiotherapy treatment earlier this month at the New Mexico Cancer Center in Albuquerque. The stereotactic radi...

Public Cancer Center Becomes First in South-East Asia to Introduce RapidArc Radiotherapy Treatments From Varian Medical Systems

HONG KONG, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Doctors in Hong Kong have carried out the first treatments in south-east Asia using a new, faster form of radiotherapy that extends more advanced care to more patients. A 74-year- old patient with localized prostate cancer became the region's first...

Top Belgian Cancer Center Becomes First in Country to Introduce RapidArc Radiotherapy Treatments From Varian Medical Systems

LEUVEN, Belgium, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A 74-year-old prostate cancer patient has become the first person in Belgium to be treated using a new, faster form of radiotherapy that extends more advanced care to more patients. The University Hospital of Leuven delivered the faster treatme...

A Fast, New Cancer Fighting Tool Is Now Available in the Houston Area: RapidArc(TM) Radiotherapy Technology from Varian Medical Systems

PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Doctors at the Northwoods Cancer Center near Houston, Texas are now treating cancer patients using new RapidArc radiotherapy technology from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR ). Jack Laxton, 84, a retired machinist fighting prostate cancer...

Estonian Cancer Patients Have Access to More Conformal Radiotherapy Treatments for First Time with Unveiling of Advanced Varian Treatment Machine

TALLINN, Estonia, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cancer patients in Estonia now have access to advanced radiotherapy techniques, such as intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), for the first time with the official unveiling shortly before Christmas of an advanced Varian Medical Systems ...

First RapidArc Radiotherapy Treatment in Italy Takes Place at Leading Milan Cancer Center

MILAN, Italy, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A pancreatic cancer patient has become the first person in Italy to be treated using a new, faster form of radiotherapy that potentially enables doctors to improve outcomes while extending more advanced care to more patients. The Humanitas Clinic ...

Lower-dose fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy results in better hearing preservation

(PHILADELPHIA) Researchers at Thomas Jefferson University have found that a lower dose of fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy for acoustic neuromas results in better hearing preservation and has the same tumor local control rate as a higher dose of therapy. The study appeared online in the In...

Central California Doctors Now Using Fast RapidArc(TM) Radiotherapy Technology to Battle Cancer

Speedy Treatments are Precise and More Comfortable for Cancer Patients PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Doctors at Cancer Care Associates in Fresno, California have commenced treating cancer patients using RapidArc(TM) technology, a new advancement from Varian Medical Syste...

Cancer Patients in Southeastern Florida Now Benefiting From RapidArc(TM) Radiotherapy Treatments

PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sabin Robbins, a 75-year old prostate cancer patient is among the first people in Southeastern Florida to benefit from treatment with new RapidArc(TM) radiotherapy technology now in use at Bethesda Memorial Hospital's Comprehensive Cancer Cen...

Clinicians in Netherlands Treat Lung Cancer Patients Using New RapidArc Radiotherapy Technology from Varian Medical Systems

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Doctors in the Netherlands have used RapidArc technology from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR ) to treat four early stage lung cancer patients in what is believed to be among the world's first treatments of their kind. Clinicians at ...

Varian Medical Systems Signs Collaboration Agreement to Bring Advanced Radiotherapy Equipment to Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia, Sept. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cancer patients in Indonesia will gain access to advanced radiotherapy treatments following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today between Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR ) and Indonesia's first private cancer hospital...

Decatur Memorial Hospital Becomes First in Illinois to Treat Cancer Patients With RapidArc(TM) Radiotherapy Technology

Sophisticated prostate cancer treatment delivered in less than 90 seconds using new technology from Varian Medical Systems DECATUR, Ill., June 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Decatur Memorial Hospital became the first medical center in Illinois, and the third in the United States, to tr...

Modulated radiotherapy can cut treatment time for cancer of the rectum without increasing toxicity

Application of modulated radiotherapy in the treatment of bowel cancer can enhance the results obtained by means of other conventional therapies. The technique has managed to apply the radiation in a way most adapted to the tumoral volume and risk areas, while minimising irradiation to healthy tis...

Elekta Launches Web-based Virtual Clinic, Offers Better Understanding of Radiotherapy Solutions for the Treatment of Cancer

ATLANTA, June 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Elekta, a world-class leader in advanced radiation therapy and radiosurgery, has created a three-dimensional virtual patient clinic, enabling clinicians, patients and the general public a unique opportunity to familiarize themselves with Elekta's products* and ...

Verity Radiation Therapy Becomes Second U.S. Medical Center to Treat Cancer Patients Using RapidArc(TM) Radiotherapy Technology

New technology from Varian Medical Systems delivers faster image-guided intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) to target tumors while sparing more healthy tissue PLANO, Texas, May 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Earlier this week, Verity Radiation Therapy, at The Texa...

Varian Medical Systems to Develop Interface Between the ARIA(TM) Oncology Information System and the Monarch250(TM) Proton Radiotherapy System From Still River Systems

PALO ALTO, Calif., May 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR ) and Still River Systems, Inc. today announced an agreement to develop an interface between Varian's ARIA(TM) Oncology Information System and Still River's Monarch250(TM) Proton Beam Radiotherapy (PBRT) Sys...

Varian Medical Systems Announces Record Demand for New RapidArc(TM) Radiotherapy Treatment Capability

Company reports more than 60 orders for faster form of image-guided intensity-modulated radiation therapy PALO ALTO, Calif., April 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR ) today announced it has received more than 60 orders for its new RapidArc radiot...

Varian Medical Systems Announces Symposia on RapidArc Technology for Faster, More Precise Radiotherapy Treatments

PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR ) is announcing a series of educational symposia about its revolutionary RapidArc(TM) radiotherapy technology for faster and more precise cancer treatments. These symposia offer clinicians the opportunity t...

Varian Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for RapidArc(TM) Radiotherapy Technology

Groundbreaking technology delivers faster, more precise cancer treatments using a unique form of volumetric arc therapy PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR ) has received FDA 510(k) clearances for its RapidArc(TM) radiotherapy techn...

Prostate Cancer Radiotherapy Won't Affect Sexual Function

New high-dose technology targets tumor tissue, experts say MONDAY, Oct. 29 (HealthDay News) High-dose precision radiation therapy doesn't harm the sexual function of prostate cancer patients, U.S. researchers say. A team at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia tracked 155 men with interme...

Varian Medical Systems to Unveil RapidArc(TM) Volumetric Arc Therapy and Other Products Designed to Speed Delivery of Precision Radiotherapy and Brachytherapy

Products to be exhibited at the 2007 American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO) meeting in Los Angeles, California, Oct 28 - Oct 31 PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ASTRO Booth # 419 -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR...

Varian Medical Systems to Introduce RapidArc(TM) Radiotherapy Technology for Volumetric Arc Therapy at ASTRO 2007

PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ASTRO Booth # 419 -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR ) today announced that it has developed groundbreaking technology for faster, more precise cancer treatments using a unique form of volumetric arc therapy. Varian's new RapidArc(TM) rad...

Decrease in the use of radiotherapy procedures for the treatment of cancer in hospitals

This release is also available in Spanish . The Department of Radiology and Physical Medicine of the Universidad de Granada , in Andalusian hospitals radiotherapy is not used as much as should be expected for the treatment of cancer, in favour of other procedures such as chemotherapy or ...

Internal radiotherapy better than external for quality of life in endometrial cancer patients

Barcelona, Spain: Quality of life after treatment for endometrial cancer can be significantly improved by the use of vaginal brachytherapy, where radiotherapy is delivered internally using a vaginal cylinder, the European Cancer Conference (ECCO 14) heard today (Monday September 24). Dr. Remi Nout...

ESF workshop makes major advance in cancer radiotherapy

Radical improvements in outcome for many cancer sufferers are in prospect following one of the most significant advances in radiotherapy since x-rays were first used to treat a tumour in 1904. The use of charged particles as an alternative to x-ray or gamma ray radiation can extend the scope of ra...

Specialist nurses can play a key role in supporting patients having radiotherapy

Cancer patients who attended a specialist nurse clinic rather than a consultant-led clinic for regular radiotherapy reviews benefited from longer, more frequent consultations and good symptom management, according to a paper in the June issue of the Journal of Clinical Nursing. And because the...

UAB first in US to offer speedier precise cancer radiotherapy

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) this month became the first U.S. medical center to offer a speedier cancer radiation therapy. The new technique can turn a 20-minute radiotherapy session into a 90-second session for selected patients. Additionally, the new therapy...

Normal tissue not spared in new forms of breast cancer radiotherapy

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. − A five day course of radiotherapy to treat breast cancer may, in some cases, expose as much lung and heart tissue to potentially toxic radiation as does the standard six weeks of treatment, say researchers at Mayo Clinic Jacksonville. That because the short treatment,...

Cancer researchers seek safe reduction of radiotherapy

University of Manchester scientists will discuss their research aimed at reducing the side effects of radiotherapy without decreasing its effectiveness at the National Cancer Research Institute conference in Birmingham today (Tuesday 2 October 2007). Around half of patients receive radiotherapy...

Interoperative Radiotherapy for Breast Cancer Patients

Breast cancer specialists from Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) are using a new way to treat patients .The procedure, called intraoperative radiation therapy , takes less than an hour and eliminates the need for further radiation treatments. The PMH team combined the expertise of surgeons, ra...
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