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Varian Medical Systems Receives 510(k) Clearance for its Proton Therapy System

January 1, 2011

PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 10, 2011 -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) has received FDA 510(k) clearance for the Varian Proton Therapy System which generates protons for precision radiotherapy of lesions, tumors, and conditions anywhere where radiation treatment is indicated.  It is the first working system capable of delivering precise intensity modulated proton therapy (IMPT) using pencil beam scanning technology.


Subcontractors Selected for Scripps Proton Therapy Center; Foundation/Structure Permit Secured for $200 Million Facility

November 11, 2010

San Diego – Developers of the Scripps Proton Therapy Center have announced the selection of eight subcontractors for the $200 million patient treatment facility, to be located in the Carroll Canyon area of Mira Mesa.

The following have been selected as project subcontractors:


Maryland Proton Treatment Center Expected to Break Ground in 2011, Open in 2014

October 10, 2010

The University of Maryland School of Medicine, through its affiliated clinical faculty practice group, is playing a key role in plans for an estimated $200 million project to bring to Maryland for the first time the most advanced radiation technology in cancer treatment, called proton therapy.


Scripps Proton Therapy Center Breaks Ground

August 8, 2010

San Diego – Health care leaders and developers gathered today to celebrate the groundbreaking of the $185 million Scripps Proton Therapy Center, which will be the first facility in San Diego County to offer advanced proton therapy to cancer patients, and only the second such center in the Western United States.

Grading for the facility is now under way and construction is expected to start in October 2010. The center is expected to be open for patient care by spring 2013.