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CyberKnife Radiosurgery Used to Treat Lung Tumors at 90 Percent of Centers Worldwide
Date:3/26/2008

de them from eligibility for surgery to remove the tumors. The CyberKnife System gives doctors a new tool for attacking lung cancer without surgery. Combined with Accuray's Synchrony(R) Respiratory Tracking System and Xsight(R) Lung Tracking System, the CyberKnife System enables physicians to deliver radiation accurately, even while the patient breathes normally, and reduces the risk of damaging surrounding healthy tissues and critical structures. Because no actual surgery is needed, the CyberKnife is often a viable alternative for patients previously considered medically inoperable, and can be done on an outpatient basis.

"The CyberKnife System is giving new hope to lung cancer patients who may not have had any other options in the past," said Eric P. Lindquist, senior vice president and chief marketing officer at Accuray. "The CyberKnife System is well positioned to meet the growing need for lung cancer treatments as diagnoses of the disease are expected to increase exponentially around the world in the coming years."

CyberKnife centers in 12 countries are now treating lung cancer patients. The only country where the CyberKnife System is installed but not being used to treat lung cancer is Japan, where current regulatory approvals for the System are limited to treatments involving the head and neck.

* This statistic excludes Systems in Japan, where whole-body radiosurgery

is not yet approved by regulatory authorities.

About the CyberKnife(R) Robotic Radiosurgery System

The CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System is the world's only robotic radiosurgery system designed to treat tumors anywhere in the body non-invasively. Using continual image guidance technology and computer controlled robotic mobility, the CyberKnife System automatically tracks, detects and corrects for tumor and patient movement in real-time throughout the treatment. This enables the CyberKnife System to deliver high-dose radiation with pinpoint pr
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