Fight against cancer, Varian and Tata Trusts Sign Framework AgreementMarch 11, 2019
PALO ALTO, Calif. and MUMBAI, India, March 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — With an estimated 1.8 million new cancer cases a year in India expected by 2025
, Tata Trusts and Varian VAR, +0.43% announced the signing of a framework agreement intended to increase patient access to advanced radiation therapy treatments in the country.
The three-year agreement is focused on world-class cancer care delivery through the installation of radiation therapy treatment systems across India where Varian has been selected as the preferred supplier by Tata Trusts.
The agreement is part of a program undertaken by Tata Trusts with the goal of creating patient-centric cancer institutions to deliver standardized and affordable care closer to patients’ homes in different regions in India, including rural areas where many patients do not have the financial means to access existing care options.
“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.
About Varian Varian is a leader in developing and delivering cancer care solutions and is focused on creating a world without fear of cancer.
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About Tata Trusts:
Guided by the principles and the vision of proactive philanthropy of the Founder, Jamsetji Tata, the Trusts’ purpose is to catalyse development in the areas of healthcare and nutrition, water and sanitation, education, energy, rural upliftment, urban poverty alleviation, and arts, craft and culture.
For more information, please visit http://tatatrusts.org/
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