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Benefits of CyberKnife® Lung Radiosurgery Treatments Emphasized During Europe's Largest Congress in Radiation Oncology
Date:9/17/2010

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY), a global leader in the field of radiosurgery, announced today that for the first time in Europe the company showcased its latest offering, the CyberKnife VSI System, at ESTRO 29; the Annual Congress of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology in Barcelona, Spain. Also featured at this meeting were multiple presentations demonstrating this system's best-in-class motion management capabilities for lung cancer care.

During a well-attended symposium on motion management in lung radiosurgery chaired by Pr. Volker Budach, M.D., Ph.D., Charite – Universitatsmedizin, Berlin, physics and clinical findings were presented by representatives from two CyberKnife sites: Erasmus MC - Daniel den Hoed Cancer Centre in Rotterdam, Netherlands and Centre Antoine Lacassagne in Nice, France. Clinical research presented during the symposium demonstrated the benefits of CyberKnife radiosurgery in the treatment of primary early stage and metastatic lung cancer, including excellent disease control and preservation of quality of life. Enabling these outcomes are the CyberKnife System's unique motion management capabilities including the Synchrony® Respiratory Tracking System, which enables real-time tracking and correction for tumors that move with respiration.

"The Synchrony System is unique in its ability to correct for changes in a patient's pattern of breathing in real-time," said Dr. Joost Nuyttens, M.D., Ph.D., Erasmus MC – Daniel den Hoed Cancer Center, Rotterdam. "This allows us to significantly reduce delivery margins while eliminating the need for abdominal compression or breath-holding techniques."

In addition, two CyberKnife users were recognized for outstanding research. The ACCURAY-ESTRO Award, which for the last several years has recognized radiotherapy pro
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