Navigation Links
Clinical Evidence Grows in Support of CyberKnife Treatment for Intracranial and Extracranial Tumors
Date:2/26/2009

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY), a global leader in the field of radiosurgery, today announced highlights from the clinical and technical presentations from its 8th Annual CyberKnife Users' Meeting, which was held February 4-7, 2009, in Hollywood, Fla. The record number of presentations featured during the event is a testament to the growing interest in use of the CyberKnife(R) Robotic Radiosurgery System for the non-invasive treatment of tumors anywhere in the body.

This year's CyberKnife Users' Meeting attracted more than 500 attendees, including surgeons, radiation oncologists, medical physicists, hospital administrators and other related clinical staff. More than 15 percent of those in attendance traveled from outside of the United States to participate. This year's scientific program grew noticeably from last year's with more than 85 oral presentations and 75 clinical and technical posters. The treatment of extracranial tumors was the focus of 47 of the oral presentations.

At this year's meeting, nine presentations reported on large-scale studies, each with more than 100 patients with brain, lung or prostate tumors. The 2009 Users' Meeting included 11 presentations related to prostate cancer treatment, with follow-up data approaching three years for many patients. In addition to updated outcomes with longer follow-up, researchers are extending CyberKnife applications for prostate cancer beyond early-stage disease. For example, clinicians discussed their use of CyberKnife radiosurgery to "boost" the radiation dose after conventional radiation therapy for patients with advanced disease, as well as for the treatment of recurrent cancer in patients that failed conventional radiation therapy.

The adoption of CyberKnife radiosurgery for the treatment of lung cancer continues to grow, a trend that was supported by 11 clinical lung cancer presentations. Presenters reported on primary and metastatic lung cancer, the treatment of recurrence after radiation therapy and chemotherapy, and quality of life after lung cancer treatment. In one study, patients showed 94 percent local control of lung tumors at a median follow-up of 33 months.

CyberKnife advantages continue to be extended in brain cancer and other brain disorders. Multiple presentations highlighted the CyberKnife System's frameless capability to conveniently treat in multiple sessions -- a particularly beneficial capability when lesions are near sensitive critical structures such as those that control vision and hearing. In one study of 114 acoustic neuroma patients, the authors concluded that the CyberKnife System's abilities made radiosurgical treatment possible for more than 13 percent of patients who could not have been treated with single-session radiosurgery because of risk of hearing loss.

"The presentations and posters at this year's Users' Meeting were representative of the increased interest in CyberKnife radiosurgery, particularly for the treatment of lung and prostate cancer, given its unrivaled ability to accurately track and treat tumors that move," said Eric P. Lindquist, senior vice president and chief marketing officer of Accuray. "Despite the challenging economic climate, we were pleased to see that hundreds of clinicians recognized the value of this event to step away from their practices to share their clinical experience and learn from their peers at this meeting."

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 dedicated to providing an improved quality of life and a non-surgical treatment option for those diagnosed with cancer. Accuray develops and markets the CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System, which extends the benefits of radiosurgery to include extracranial tumors, including those in the spine, lung, prostate, liver and pancreas. To date, the CyberKnife System has been used to treat more than 50,000 patients worldwide and currently more than 155 systems have been installed in leading hospitals in the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit www.accuray.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

The foregoing may contain certain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including uncertainties associated with the medical device industry. Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this press release, including statements relating to clinical studies, regulatory review and approval, and commercialization of products are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date the statements are made and are based on information available at the time those statements are made and/or management's good faith belief as of that time with respect to future events. You should not put undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual performance and results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements we make include: market acceptance of products; competing products, the combination of our products with complementary technology; and other risks detailed from time to time under the heading "Risk Factors" in our report on Form 10-K for the 2008 fiscal year, as updated in our Form 10-Q filed on February 5, 2009 and our other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company's actual results of operations may differ significantly from those contemplated by such forward-looking statements as a result of these and other factors. We assume no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect actual performance or results, changes in assumptions or changes in other factors affecting forward-looking information, except to the extent required by applicable securities laws.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Accuray Incorporated
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. New Online, Media-Rich Educational and Clinical Resource in Anesthesiology Launched by McGraw-Hill Professional
2. CANTAM first African Network of Excellence for clinical trials
3. Stemedica Advances its Certification to Become a Licensed Manufacturer of Adult Stem Cells for U.S. Based Clinical Trials
4. Sopherion Therapeutics Announces Appointment of New Senior Executive Vice President for Clinical Affairs
5. Crescendo(tm), the Clinical and Translational Research Exchange, is Launched
6. DaVita Releases Top Clinical Priorities for 2009
7. Nostrum Pharmaceuticals Obtains Worldwide Licensing Rights From IMTECH for Clinical Development of the Small Molecule Caerulomycin and Its Proprietary Derivatives for Their Novel Indication of Immunosuppression
8. Musculoskeletal Clinical Regulatory Advisers, LLC Announces Signing of its 100th Client
9. Many Clinical Trials Moving Overseas
10. Arena Pharmaceuticals Announces Initiation by Merck of Phase 2 Clinical Trial of Niacin Receptor Agonist
11. Dosing Begins in Phase 1 Clinical Study Evaluating NKTR-105 in Cancer Patients With Refractory Solid Tumors
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells and other difficult to transfect cells, announces its ... The PluriQ™ G9™ Gene Editing System is a complete system for ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... management skills and infrastructure. Most providers, however, are unsure how to move forward, ... Ascend to define a path forward tailored to an organization’s specific needs. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... SpiritQuest Sedona Retreats, located in Arizona has re-located to ... vortex sites: Cathedral Rock, Airport Mesa, and Boynton Canyon. The new retreat center ... as well as the Sedona Rouge, both popular accommodations for SpiritQuest clients. The ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... ... June 23, 2016 , ... An article published June 8 on ... head and neck cancer in individuals with unhealthy oral hygiene habits. The article goes ... whether they had gum disease, brushed their teeth on a daily basis, wore dentures ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , ... June 23, 2016 , ... ... today announced SentinelSecure™, its containerized mobile security software, is featured in the current ... online community that identifies leading companies with innovative technology solutions and features them ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... Capricor Therapeutics, Inc. ... company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization ... in its ongoing randomized HOPE-Duchenne clinical trial (Halt ... its 24-patient target. Capricor expects the trial to ... 2016, and to report top line data from ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... BOGOTA, Colombia , June 23, 2016  Astellas today announced the establishment of Astellas Farma Colombia ... the company,s second affiliate in Latin America . ... ... Farma Colombia ... ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Tenn. , June 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... automating, integrating and transforming the patient payment ... of several innovative new products and services ... of its revenue cycle offerings. These award-winning ... more efficient workflows, remain compliant in an ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: