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Mount Vernon Cancer Centre Becomes First NHS Facility to Acquire a CyberKnife System
Date:2/15/2010

making it an easy and comfortable experience for the patient. Treatments are typically completed in one to five days and patients can resume their normal activities immediately following treatment.

"Mount Vernon Cancer Centre has a strong reputation for cancer treatment, particularly using radiation, so it is great to see their treatment arsenal strengthened with the purchase of a CyberKnife System," said Euan S. Thomson, Ph.D., president and CEO of Accuray Incorporated. "We are proud to be working with the East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust and are very pleased with their recognition of the CyberKnife System's unique contributions in the treatment of cancer."  

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust manages four hospitals, including The Mount Vernon Cancer Centre. As one of the UK's top five cancer treatment centers, The Mount Vernon Cancer Centre, which is located in North-west London, provides specialist tertiary radiotherapy services, as well as a local chemotherapy service.

About the Mount Vernon Cancer Centre

The Mount Vernon Cancer Centre, managed by the East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, has been based in Northwood, North-west London for many years and is a leading cancer center, treating around 5,000 new patients per annum. More than 3,000 new patients a year are treated with radiotherapy, with an additional 1,500 receiving chemotherapy (mainly from people living closer to the cancer center). It serves a population of two million people living in North-west London, Hertfordshire and parts of the Thames Valley.  

About the CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery System

The CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System is the world's only robotic radiosurgery system designed to treat tumors anywher
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