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CyberKnife Radiosurgery Now Reimbursed Throughout France and Largest Italian Region
Date:4/23/2010

SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Accuray Incorporated, a global leader in the field of radiosurgery, announced today that French and Italian Health Authorities recently ruled that CyberKnife treatments will now be reimbursed throughout France and the Lombardy region of Italy for the treatment of tumors located anywhere in the body. These decisions demonstrate the increasing recognition amongst European Health Authorities of the critical role that the CyberKnife System plays in the treatment of patients with inoperable and complex tumors.

"This decision recognizes our efforts to offer best clinical options to cancer patients in daily practice," said Dr. Xavier Mirabel, Radiation Oncologist, Centre Oscar Lambret, Lille, France, who was one of the first CyberKnife users in France. "I am confident that it will facilitate access to high precision radiation therapy in France."

"The reimbursement of frameless stereotactic radiotherapy delivered by a robotic arm in the Lombardy region paves a great milestone for our daily practice," said Professor Franco Casamassima, Head of Radiation Oncology, Casa di Cura Santa Chiara, Florence, Italy. "I'm confident that this decision will likely be expanded further so that our region and all the Italian regions can also benefit from it."

"Given the increase in cancer diagnosis in Europe, now more than ever it is crucial that patients and their physicians have access to the full range of inno
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