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Accuray Launches First Study to Compare CyberKnife® SBRT to Surgery and IMRT for Treatment of Early-Stage Prostate Cancer
Date:4/26/2012

s to be made."

"An increasing number of patients are attracted to treatment with the CyberKnife System due to its unique ability to precisely treat the prostate while avoiding surrounding healthy tissue and critical structures, offering an effective treatment for early-stage prostate cancer," said Euan S. Thomson, Ph.D., president and CEO of Accuray. "The rapidly expanding base of CyberKnife prostate SBRT published studies supports the benefits of this treatment for patients. Accuray believes in taking the lead in supporting studies, such as the PACE study, that will generate clinical data to support the benefits of technical innovation and provide the highest level of comparative evidence for the benefit of prostate cancer patients worldwide."

Since 2002 CyberKnife prostate SBRT also known as radiosurgery emerged as a viable treatment option for prostate cancer it has quickly gained acceptance due to the combination of favorable clinical outcomes, as well as unique quality of life benefits for patients during and post-treatment. To date, 14 peer-reviewed studies involving more than 700 patients have been published showing the long term efficacy of the non-invasive CyberKnife System, the most widely-used radiosurgery and SBRT device, in terms of disease-free survival, toxicity, and preservation of sexual function. Based on the data, including five-year patient outcomes, most Medicare carriers across the country now provide coverage for prostate cancer patients seeking treatment with the CyberKnife System.

Complete information about the PACE Study is available at http://www.clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01584258. More information about CyberKnife prostate SBRT is available at www.cyberknifeforprostate.com.

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