Varian Medical Systems Invites Investors to Investor Meeting at ASTRO in Boston, September 23, 2008 | Varian

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Varian Medical Systems Invites Investors to Investor Meeting at ASTRO in Boston, September 23, 2008

PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) invites investors and members of the financial community to join senior management for an investor meeting, clinical symposium, and tour of the company's exhibition at the annual meeting of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO) in Boston, on Tuesday, September 23, 2008.

Varian will host a breakfast meeting with management, beginning at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel, 606 Congress St, Atlantic Salon 1, 3rd Floor, Boston. Management will include: Varian Medical Systems' CEO and President Tim Guertin; Executive Vice President and Oncology Systems President Dow Wilson; Senior Vice President and CFO Elisha Finney; Vice President Emerging Businesses Lester Boeh; and Investor Relations Vice President Spencer Sias

Management presentations will focus on new technologies and products that its Oncology Systems and proton therapy businesses will feature in Varian's ASTRO exhibit. The presentations will be followed by a tour of Varian's ASTRO booth at the Boston Convention and Exhibit Center from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Varian is also welcoming investors to attend its Emerging Technologies Symposium at 6:30 p.m. at the Westin Boston Waterfront. The symposium will feature presentations on anticipating the future by Clif Ling, Ph.D., of Varian Medical Systems; the promise of RapidArc by Dr. Ben Slotman of Vrije Universiteit Medical Center in Amsterdam on RapidArc; and advances in image- guided radiosurgery by Dr. Benjamin Movsas of Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.

Attendees are requested to RSVP for the meeting, booth tour, and symposium by clicking on:, or by contacting Anne Rambo at (650) 424-5834, or by e-mail: Please RSVP by Tuesday, September 16, 2008.

To reserve a hotel room in Boston and to register for additional ASTRO seminars or other days, please visit the ASTRO web site at or call (800) 541-6058.

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 4,800 people who are located at manufacturing sites in North America, Europe, and China and approximately 60 sales and support offices around the world. For more information, visit

  Spencer Sias, (650) 424-5782
  Vice President, Corporate Communications
  and Investor Relations

SOURCE: Varian Medical Systems, Inc.

CONTACT: Spencer Sias, Vice President, Corporate Communications and
Investor Relations of Varian Medical Systems, Inc., +1-650-424-5782, or

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