Results Presented in Spine, Lung, Liver and Prostate Treatment Emphasized the Benefits of Whole Body Radiosurgery
SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY), a global leader in the field of radiosurgery, today announced highlights from the Third European Stereotactic Radiation Therapy and Whole Body Radiotherapy Workshop, held in Brussels, Belgium on May 28 and May 29. Event attendees included 220 health professionals, ranging from radiation oncologists and neurosurgeons to medical physicists and hospital administrators from 27 countries.
Focusing on new developments in the field, the independent Scientific Committee developed a multi-disciplinary educational event as an overview of the current state-of-the-art in intracranial and extracranial radiosurgery and Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT). Data on clinical usage were presented in areas such as the management of CNS lesions as well as managing tumor movement in the spine, prostate, lung, and liver. The Scientific Committee was lead by Prof. Peter Levendag (Erasmus MC, Daniel den Hoed Cancer Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands), and co-chaired by Prof. Vincent Gregoire (Universite Catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium) and Prof. Eric Lartigau (Centre Oscar Lambret, Lille, France),
"The extreme precision of technologies such as the CyberKnife System, along with better definition of the tumor through functional and morphologic imaging, give clinicians the ability to significantly accelerate the treatment by using higher doses per fraction," said Prof. Eric Lartigau, Head of Radiation Oncology Department, Centre Oscar Lambret, France. "The ultimate goal of this very exciting field in radiation oncology is to offer the most efficient treatment option to cancer patients."
Highlights of the Workshop included:
About the CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery System
The CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System is the world's only robotic radiosurgery system designed to treat tumors anywhere in the body non-invasively. Using continual image guidance technology and computer controlled robotic mobility, the CyberKnife System automatically tracks, detects and corrects for tumor and patient movement in real-time throughout the treatment. This enables the CyberKnife System to deliver high-dose radiation with pinpoint precision, which minimizes damage to surrounding healthy tissue and eliminates the need for invasive head or body stabilization frames.
Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY), based in Sunnyvale, Calif., is a global leader in the field of radiosurgery dedicated to providing an improved quality of life and a non-surgical treatment option for those diagnosed with cancer. Accuray develops and markets the CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System, which extends the benefits of radiosurgery to include extracranial tumors, including those in the spine, lung, prostate, liver and pancreas. To date, the CyberKnife System has been used to deliver more than 90,000 treatments worldwide and currently 200 systems have been installed in leading hospitals in the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit www.accuray.com.
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