Framework to Progress Installation of Cancer Treatment Systems across India
Mar 19 2019 Read 221 Times
Tata Trusts and Varian have signed a three-year framework agreement focused on cancer care delivery through the installation of radiation therapy treatment systems across India, where an estimated 1.8 million new cancer cases a year are expected by 20251.
The agreement fits into Tata Trusts’ goal of creating patient-centric cancer institutions to deliver treatments closer to patients' homes, including in rural areas. The scope of the agreement includes the creation of a significant number of new cancer centres and upgrading of existing centres, with the target of bringing care to an estimated 250,000 quarter million more patients per year.
In addition to the installation of the radiation therapy treatment systems, the Varian ARIA® oncology information system and Eclipse™ treatment planning system will be implemented in a secure network hosted on a private cloud, to assist in elevating the level of care across India. The first systems are estimated to begin installation later in 2019.
"We are delighted to work together with Tata Trusts to achieve innovative, sustainable and world class standards of cancer care, while making a real difference in communities across India, beginning with the initial installations of systems over the coming months," said Dow Wilson, president and chief executive officer of Varian. "Working with Tata Trusts on this project is perfectly aligned with our core strategy of increasing access to high-quality care and creating a world without fear of cancer. We are proud that the Tata Trusts have put their faith in our solutions with this commitment to both our hardware and software platforms."
1 Projections of burden of cancers: A new approach for measuring incidence cases for India and its states – Till 2025, Jang Bahadur Prasad Murali Dharb, Journal of Cancer Policy, Volume 16, June 2018, Pages 57-62
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