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First CyberKnife System Sold in Switzerland
Date:4/11/2008

National Swiss Cancer Association 34,406 people are expected to be diagnosed with cancer in Switzerland during 2008. Of that, 18,660 are men and prostate cancer is expected to make up 30 percent of those cases.

"We are pleased that the Hirslanden Clinic in Zurich, a busy, full service practice with various oncology solutions, has purchased a CyberKnife System to address radiosurgery's unique role in cancer care," said Euan S. Thomson, Ph.D., president and CEO of Accuray. "It is clear that the Clinic recognizes the distinct differences between radiation therapy and radiosurgery, and is taking this step to offer the benefits of radiosurgery to its patients."

The Hirslanden Clinic in Zurich is a 259-bed, modern, private clinic, which belongs to the leading Hirslanden private hospital group in Switzerland. The Hirslanden private hospital group covers 25 areas of medical expertise and consists of 13 clinics with more than 1,200 beds and 4,600 employees.

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 precision, which minimizes damage to surrounding healthy tissue and eliminates the need for invasive head or body stabilization frames.

About Accuray

Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY), based in Sunnyvale, Calif., is a global leader in the field of radiosurgery de
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