Together a step ahead
They divide uncontrollably, tapping into blood vessels and invading neighboring tissues. The malignant cells spread into the body’s organs, bone marrow, or lymphatic vessels, causing one of humanity’s greatest scourges – cancer. Just a few generations ago, doctors and patients were defenseless against its ravages. Today, thanks to modern medicine cancer treatments are getting better all the time, and many cases can even be cured. Siemens Healthineers and Varian are teaming up to shape the future of healthcare by working toward a world without fear of cancer.
The burden of cancer
A leap in cancer care, a leap in impact
Siemens Healthineers and Varian are now combining their strengths by taking a leap in cancer care, and a leap in the impact on healthcare overall to accelerate the path from diagnosis to survivorship in one joint step. United by a common goal to ensure every patient receives the right treatment at the right time, we want oncologists, physicians and clinicians to be as supported as possible to take on the challenges caused by cancer.
Through accelerating our digital and AI-offerings, broadening the scope of our service networks and combining our technology and oncology expertise - we aim to improve how diagnostic imaging, radiation therapy, interventional oncology and surgery can be coordinated and combined to fight cancer.
This is a continuation of the 'EnVision' partnership that has been in place since 2012 and aimed to streamline processes from simulation to planning and treatment delivery in radiation oncology. Initial alliances were created with the expansion of multimodal imaging and the connectivity of Siemens Healthineers linear accelerators with ARIA, Varian's Oncology Information System.
One step together
United as one company, Siemens Healthineers and Varian will work to develop innovative solutions along the entire patient journey – from initial diagnosis to survivorship. Together, we are better positioned to uncover a world without fear of cancer to help shape the future of healthcare.
"Where you live should not determine how long you live, or how healthy you are", says Bernd Montag, CEO at Siemens Healthineers.
Algorithms for automated standard contouring
At the Hospital del Mar in Barcelona, radiation oncologists are successfully testing AI-based algorithms to automatically contour organs at risk and irradiate tumors faster and more precisely.
Australia delivers cancer care across the pacific
Despite all the progress made in the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer, the huge distances some Australian patients need to cover for treatment add to the burden of the disease. Enter Icon Group’s network of comprehensive cancer centers outside the large cities.