Varian adds neurosurgery expert to team
This article was originally published in Clinica
Cancer therapy specialist Varian Medical Systems has made John Adler its vice-president and chief of new clinical applications. Dr Adler is a neurosurgeon and professor of neurosurgery and radiation oncology at Stanford University, and will help Varian to develop its next-generation clinical products and applications for radiosurgery and other new treatments. He will join the Palo Alto, California-based firm on April 5. Dr Adler was formerly the CEO, chairman and founder of radiosurgery company Accuray, where he served from 1991 until 2009. Varian claims to be the “world's leading manufacturer of radiotherapy and radiosurgery solutions”, and through a collaboration with BrainLAB, a manufacturer of software-driven medical technology, it has developed the Novalis Tx radiosurgery platform, a non-invasive system for the treatment of tumours and other anatomical targets.