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Hospital Corporation of America Purchases Seventh CyberKnife(R) System
Date:10/4/2007

Most Recent Purchase for Installation in United Kingdom

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY), a global leader in the field of radiosurgery, announced today that leading healthcare services company, Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), has purchased its seventh CyberKnife(R) Robotic Radiosurgery System for HCA's The Harley Street Clinic in London, England. This marks HCA's first non-U.S. CyberKnife System purchase.

"CyberKnife is the most significant technological advance in radiotherapy since the linear accelerator," said Neil Buckley, chief executive of The Harley Street Clinic and director of HCA's cancer services in London. "This will have many benefits for patients and it is a major boost for London as an international centre for medical excellence."

According to Europe's Institute of Cancer Research, 284,560 people were diagnosed with cancer in the United Kingdom in 2004. Prostate cancer and lung cancer make up 12 percent and 13 percent of those diagnosed cases respectively.

"The linking of several technologies from CT and PET scanning with an accelerator head that can move with the patient's every breath means tumors can be targeted with greater accuracy than was previously possible," said Nick Plowman, M.D., oncologist and clinical director of the new CyberKnife Centre. "This machine has shown remarkable results over its years of use in the United States and elsewhere.

Currently, CyberKnife Systems are installed in six HCA locations, including CyberKnife Center of North Florida Radiation Oncology in Gainesville, Fla.; CyberKnife Cancer Center at Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla.; St. Lucie Medical CyberKnife Treatmen
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