California cancer center now using Varian RapidArc radiotherapy

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Doctors at Cancer Care Associates in Fresno, Calif., have commenced treating cancer patients using RapidArc technology from Varian Medical Systems to deliver radiotherapy treatments.

RapidArc treatments are typically delivered five days a week over a period of several weeks, according to the Palo Alto, Calif.-based Varian. Once the patient is properly positioned, treatments can be completed in less than two minutes. The company said its RapidArc radiotherapy technology has now been used for the treatment of prostate, head and neck, lung, brain, spine, bone, gynecological and soft tissue cancers.

Cancer Care Associates has eight medical oncologist and one radiation oncologist, along with other healthcare professionals for the treatment of cancer.