Varian brings Bravos afterloader to Africa

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Radiation therapy firm Varian Medical Systems said that its Bravos afterloader system has been used for the first time in Africa to deliver high-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy treatments.

Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa, performed the milestone treatments. The institution is using Bravos initially for treating patients with gynecological cancer but plans to also utilize the system in the future with prostate cancer patients, head and neck patients, and potentially other patient groups, said Dr. Jeannette Parkes of Groote Schuur Hospital in a statement from Varian.

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