PALO ALTO, Calif., June 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR), today announced the launch of Spot ON, a company blog about proton therapy for the treatment of cancer. Targeted at clinicians, physicists and administrators of radiotherapy centers around the world, Spot ON will deliver information about new technology developments, system deployments, research and insights from clinicians.
The first Spot ON blog entry is from Dr. Carl Rossi, medical director of the Scripps Proton Therapy Center in San Diego, California. Dr. Rossi's blog is an introduction to adaptive radiotherapy using intensity-modulated proton therapy.
Read the first blog entry here: www.varian.com/proton-therapy/spot-news/introduction-adaptive-radiotherapy-using-impt
"Varian is creating the Spot ON blog to increase the awareness and understanding of proton therapy and the important role it plays in cancer treatment," said Bill Hansen, director of marketing, Particle Therapy Division at Varian.
About Varian Medical Systems
Varian Medical Systems, Inc., of Palo Alto, California, focuses energy on saving lives by equipping the world with advanced technology for fighting cancer and for X-ray imaging. The company is the world's leading manufacturer of medical devices and software for treating cancer and other medical conditions with radiation. The company provides comprehensive solutions for radiotherapy, radiosurgery, proton therapy and brachytherapy. The company supplies informatics software for managing comprehensive cancer clinics, radiotherapy centers and medical oncology practices. Varian is also a premier supplier of X-ray imaging components, including tubes, digital detectors, cables and connectors as well as image processing software and workstations for use in medical and industrial settings, as well as for security and non-destructive testing. Varian Medical Systems employs approximately 7,500 people who are located at manufacturing sites in North America, Europe, and China and sales and support offices around the world. For more information, visit http://www.varian.com or follow us on Twitter.
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