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First Prostate Cancer Registry for Robotic Radiosurgery Patients Enrolls More than 500 Men
Date:9/30/2011

MIAMI, Sept. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The CyberKnife Coalition announced today that more than 500 men treated with the CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System® have now been enrolled in the first national patient registry designed specifically to track prostate cancer patients treated with stereotactic body radiation therapy. The multi-institutional Registry for Prostate Cancer Radiosurgery (RPCR), tracks clinical and functional outcomes of men with localized prostate cancer treated at academic and community based centers throughout the U.S.

Launched in July 2010, the RPCR is an independent IRB-approved observational trial registered with clinicaltrials.gov designed to collect information that will be useful in determining the role of radiosurgical treatment for patients with early-stage prostate cancer. In addition to tracking clinical data the registry also collects patient selection and quality of life information, which will be reported to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and local Medicare contractors.

"We're excited to see such a positive response to the registry," said Mark Perman, M.D., CyberKnife Coalition board member, co-founder of the RPCR and member of South Florida Radiation Oncology. "The RPCR continues to grow rapidly and we are on track to have 20 centers participating by the end of this year.  I anticipate that the registry will become a mechanism for clinicians to measure the quality of the care they provide against a national benchmark of community-based and academic radiosurgery centers and will help fill in the evidence gaps pertaining to prostate radiation."  

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