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First Five-Year Outcomes Published on CyberKnife Radiosurgery for Prostate Cancer
Date:1/11/2011

ents the benefits of more rapid recovery, reduced travel costs and less time off work, allowing them to return to their normal, daily routines almost immediately as compared with the standard nine-week course of radiotherapy," said Christopher King, M.D., an author on the study who is now an Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology and Urology at the UCLA School of Medicine. "In addition, because CyberKnife radiosurgery costs less than conventional radiation and avoids the anesthesia and hospital stay associated with surgery, our national health care system benefits from reduced health care costs."

The past 12 months have seen the publication and presentation of numerous shorter term CyberKnife prostate radiosurgery experiences demonstrating encouraging outcomes.  This paper supports these outcomes within a long-term follow-up study.  Additional this month, the Accuray sponsored multi-center homogeneous prostate study for low and intermediate risk patients, led by the team at the Swedish Cancer Center in Seattle, accrued the final of 294 patients, providing a broad foundation for future long-term multi-center results.  

"The publication of five-year clinical outcomes represents a significant milestone for CyberKnife radiosurgery and is important news for physicians to consider when determining the best course of treatment for prostate cancer patients," said Euan S. Thomson, Ph.D., president and CEO of Accuray. "We look forward to this study and other multi-center studies providing additional long-term quality support of CyberKnife prostate radiosurgery outcomes."

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