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Nucletron and Advanced Radiation Therapy (ART) Jointly Announce a Global, Strategic Partnership to Offer AccuBoost(R) for Image-Guided Breast Irradiation
Date:2/12/2009

herapy program, allowing these centers to pay for the service when the boost treatment is delivered, providing a more attractive financing model while delivering more treatment options to their patients."

"Advanced Radiation Therapy is pleased to partner with Nucletron," stated Piran Sioshansi, Ph.D., president and chief executive officer of ART. "Our goal is to make the AccuBoost treatment option available to as many women as possible, all over the world. The market reach and expertise in HDR brachytherapy provided by Nucletron will help us realize this goal. Together we can accelerate the introduction of this new, non-invasive, image-guided procedure to more clinical sites worldwide."

Clinical reports indicate that patients with early stage breast cancer have the best outcomes when the breast conserving lumpectomy procedure is combined with a full course of whole breast irradiation and partial breast boost dose. ART's AccuBoost combines a mammography procedure for real-time image guidance to accurately target the boost dose, and precise dose delivery by Nucletron's microSelectron family of HDR afterloaders. By increasing the accuracy of the dose-targeting and reducing the unintentional exposure to healthy tissue, including the heart, lungs, and skin, AccuBoost is expected to improve patient outcomes, minimizes side effects and result in a better cosmetic results.

Representatives will be on hand to discuss this strategic partnership at the American Brachytherapy Society's School of Breast Brachytherapy and Brachytherapy Physics in San Antonio, TX on February 12-13, and the 2009 ACRO Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, NV on February 26-27.

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Nucletron is a knowledge-based leader in Radiation Oncology, working with clinical teams to realize innovative solutions that improve patient care. Nucletron strives to offer the best possible choice of radiation modalities thro
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