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Accuray Showcases CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System at American Urological Association Meeting
Date:5/16/2011

spx">CyberKnife Prostate SBRT Outcomes and Experiences." Lee Ponsky, MD, FACS, director of the Center for Urologic Oncology and Minimally Invasive Therapies at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, and Debra Freeman, MD, senior manager of clinical development at Accuray and oncologist affiliated with Naples Radiation Oncology, will provide an overview of the CyberKnife System and recently published five-year outcomes data on stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) using the CyberKnife System for the treatment of localized, low-risk prostate cancer. The presentation will be followed by a discussion on the role of surgeons as part of a multi-disciplinary team in treating prostate cancer patients with SBRT.

Results of the recently published five-year outcomes on low-risk prostate cancer patients treated with CyberKnife SBRT appeared in the January 10, 2011 issue of Radiation Oncology. The multi-center study, which combined data from 41 patients treated at Stanford University in Stanford, Calif. and Naples Community Hospital in Naples, Fla., showed that 93 percent of patients treated with the CyberKnife System had no recurrence of their cancer at a median follow-up of five years. This rate compares favorably to results obtained with other treatment modalities, including surgery and conventional radiation therapy. In addition, the study demonstrates excellent long term urinary and rectal toxicity results for this short, outpatient five day course of CyberKnife SBRT.

CyberKnife SBRT is a non-invasive treatment option for prostate cancer that can achieve high rates of disease control while sparing critical nearby structures, thereby minimizing undesirable side effects typically associated with other treatment modalities and preserving patients' quality of life. Unlike gantry based systems, the CyberKnife System i
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