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First Patient from CyberKnife Center of Palm Beach Enrolled in Worldwide Landmark Study of Operable Lung Cancer Patients
Date:12/15/2008

Study Led by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center To Evaluate Surgery vs. CyberKnife Radiosurgery

Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. (PRWEB) December 15, 2008 -- CyberKnife Center of Palm Beach, http://www.cyberknifepalmbeach.com, announced today that the first patient has been enrolled in the landmark study comparing traditional surgery and CyberKnife® radiosurgery treatment outcomes in early stage operable and resectable lung cancer.

The randomized, prospective clinical study, led by University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, will evaluate the potential for radiosurgery as a non-invasive treatment alternative for operable lung cancer patients.

According to Dr. James G. Schwade, Executive Director of CyberKnife Center of Palm Beach and CyberKnife Center of Miami, "we are excited to share in evaluating, through this worldwide study, the effectiveness of the CyberKnife for treating lung cancer versus conventional surgery. The image-guided robotic radiosurgery centers in Palm Beach and Miami were the first with this technology in the Southeastern U.S., having opened in 2003.

The CyberKnife allows patients to receive a non-invasive treatment in three to four outpatient visits, during which the patient lies comfortably and breathes normally. By eliminating the invasiveness of the procedure and ensuring pinpoint accuracy, patients can e
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