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Accelitech to Open the First CyberKnife Cancer Center Within the City of Chicago
Date:2/22/2012

CHICAGO, Feb. 22, 2012  /PRNewswire/ -- Accelitech LLC, a leading developer of stereotactic radiosurgery and cancer treatment programs, is pleased to announce its newest CyberKnife cancer center, which will begin treating patients in Chicago in the summer of 2012. Developed through a partnership between Accelitech, physicians and Swedish Covenant Hospital, the new CyberKnife Cancer Institute of Chicago will provide state-of-the-art CyberKnife treatment to patients from Chicago and beyond. This will be the first CyberKnife center within the city limits and will feature the latest technology of its kind in the region.

Centrally located and conveniently accessible from both downtown and suburban locations, the new 10,000-square-foot facility, now under construction, will be located at 160 East Illinois, in the heart of Chicago. The center will open and the clinical team will begin evaluating patients for treatment beginning this spring.

"Our vision is to create the very best setting for patient care and provide the most advanced cancer treatment technology available in the market," says Adam Dickler, MD, the Medical Director for the new CyberKnife center. "More than 20 cancer care physicians have been trained to use the CyberKnife, providing new treatment options for their patients."

"With this and every project, our goal is to bring new technology to patients who need it most, so we're very excited to add our Chicago site to a rapidly growing network of Accelitech CyberKnife centers," says Kerwin Brandt, CEO of Accelitech. "With nine existing locations and many more under development, we believe we are the largest and fastest growing private developer of CyberKnife centers in the country."

About Accelitech LLC

Accelitech LLC is a leading developer of stereotactic radiosurgery and cancer treatment programs. Headquartered in Chicago, IL, Accelitech is a privately held company with extensive experience and resources in healthcare, law, finance, development, and clinical operations. Accelitech provides the funds, expertise and legal models to allow physicians and hospitals to bring new technology to market for the benefit of the patients they serve. Accelitech has sites and projects under development throughout the United States.

For additional information about Accelitech and its services, please visit accelitech.biz.

About CyberKnife Cancer Institute of Chicago by Swedish Covenant Hospital

CyberKnife is the first and only robotic radiosurgery system delivering customizable, non-surgical treatments for a broad range of tumors anywhere in the body. Only the CyberKnife system allows practitioners to non-invasively deliver high doses of radiation to tumors with extreme accuracy and intense precision, providing personalized and tailored treatments that help clinicians pursue the best clinical outcomes for patients' individual needs. The CyberKnife Cancer Institute of Chicago will open the summer of 2012 and is located at 160 East Illinois, off of Michigan Avenue in Chicago.  For more information about the center's opening, visit accelitech.biz.

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