Acquisition Marks First Robotic Radiosurgery System in Russia, Expanding
Patients' Cancer Treatment Options
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY), a global leader in the field of radiosurgery, announced today that the N. N. Blokhin Cancer Research Center in Moscow, Russia has acquired a CyberKnife(R) Robotic Radiosurgery System. Once installed, this will be the first CyberKnife System in Russia, giving patients access to the benefits of robotic radiosurgery.
"We are extremely excited to see the benefits of whole body radiosurgery expand into Russia, the largest and one of the most populated countries in the world," said Euan S. Thomson, Ph.D., president and chief executive officer of Accuray Incorporated. "This acquisition paves the way for greater patient access to CyberKnife radiosurgery, thereby providing patients an additional treatment option that can improve their quality of life."
The Blokhin Cancer Research Center comprises four separate Institutes, including a 1,600 bed hospital devoted to cancer patients. It is one of the largest in Europe employing 700 scientists and 2,000 medical personnel. The Blokhin Cancer Research Center is part of the American-Russian Cancer Alliance, which also includes the University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center in Baltimore, Md., the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, Pa., and the Kurchatov Institute. The U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI) provides the infrastructure for the Alliance.
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.
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 40,000 patients worldwide and currently more than 100 systems have been installed in leading hospitals in the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit http://www.accuray.com.
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