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Varian Ships 3,000th TrueBeam System

In late August 2019, Varian shipped the 3000th TrueBeam® radiotherapy system, representing a major milestone. Production of the unit began in late July, followed by quality control testing in early August. The 3000th TrueBeam was purchased by SUM Ultimate Medicare, a healthcare initiative of Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University, in the city of Bhubaneswar, Odisha,…...

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Progress fighting cervical cancer in Africa

Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer among women in Africa, but it is the deadliest, according to the World Health Organization. The Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), which is a sexually transmitted infection (STI), is behind almost all cervical cancer cases. Despite the high number of deaths and the existence…...

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GACCF attends AORTIC 2019

GACCF Executive Director, Tonya Steiner attended the 12th International Conference on Cancer in Africa. The conference themed Cancer in Africa: Innovation, Strategies, Implementation, was held in Maputo, Mozambique from November 5 – 8, 2019. “In November, I spent an incredible week at AORTIC 2019 (African Organization for Research and Training…...

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Varian Establishes Direct Operation in Kenya

At a grand opening ceremony attended by local dignitaries Varian announced it has established a direct sales and service operation in the Republic of Kenya, to better serve the growing cancer population in the country and the East Africa region. Varian’s Kenya entity will be based in Nairobi and will…...

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A Treatment Platform to Answer the Global Cancer Challenge

Varian Medical Systems, the world’s leading manufacturer of medical devices and software for treating and managing cancer, is introducing an entirely new device for cancer treatment called Halcyon™, the system designed to expand the availability of high-quality cancer care globally and help save the lives of millions more cancer patients.…...

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Progress in Global Cancer Fight Is Not Only Possible but Achievable

In its recently published Third Edition, the Cancer Atlas examined patterns and inequities in cancer around the globe and concluded that “progress in the fight against cancer is not only possible but achievable.” This is the belief that motivates everything we do at the Global Access to Cancer Care Foundation.…...

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GACCF South Africa partner hospital installs new radiotherapy machine

Groote Schuur hospital in Cape Town has unveiled a new radiotherapy machine worth R36 million that can treat up to 40 patients a day. Prof Jeannette Parkes, head of Radiation Oncology at the hospital, said the department currently sees more than 3,000 new oncology patients a year. “Every year this…...

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