Varian Equipment Selected to Equip New Cancer Center in Algeria and Enable More Advanced Radiotherapy Treatments for Patients

  Varian Equipment Selected to Equip New Cancer Center in Algeria and Enable
              More Advanced Radiotherapy Treatments for Patients

PR Newswire

SETIF, Algeria, Jan. 24, 2013

SETIF, Algeria, Jan. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cancer patients in Algeria will
gain access to more advanced treatments when three state-of-the-art treatment
machines from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) are installed at a new
radiotherapy department at Setif in the coming months. The Algerian Ministry
of Health has ordered three Varian medical linear accelerators as part of a
major government initiative to equip the country with modern radiotherapy
systems.

The Varian Clinac® iX devices, along with Eclipse™ treatment planning software
and ARIA® oncology information management software, will enable doctors at the
newly-constructed facility to deliver advanced treatments such as intensity
modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) and image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT). 

"We are pleased to be part of the Algerian Ministry of Health's program to
make modern cancer treatments accessible to more patients," says Dow Wilson,
Varian's chief executive officer. "Varian has successfully improved the
precision and speed of radiotherapy and radiosurgery in order to make it both
a cost-effective and widely-available weapon in the war on cancer."

Cancer in Algeria

Algeria is experiencing an increase in cancer incidence, driven by the growth
and ageing of its population as well as a high prevalence of smoking. The
World Health Organization's (WHO) GloboCan project indicates that in 2008,
Algeria had 28,736 cancer cases. This is projected to rise to 35,628 in 2015,
an increase of almost 25 per cent. Lung and breast cancers are two of the most
common cancers in Algeria, accounting for over a quarter of new cancer cases
every year.

Editorial contact: Neil Madle, Varian Medical Systems, +44 7786 526068

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, digital detectors, and image processing
workstations 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 6,200 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
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SOURCE Varian Medical Systems

Website: http://www.varian.com
 
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