Medical Centers Worldwide Adopt Both Accuracy's CyberKnife and TomoTherapy Systems
Published: Dec 19, 2011
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY), the premier radiation oncology company, announced today that 23 leading medical centers globally have installed both a CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery System and a TomoTherapy® System enabling the delivery of personalized treatment for the full spectrum of radiation oncology patients. These centers include smaller community sites in rural areas, mid-sized regional hospitals and large academic centers, indicating that centers of all sizes are benefiting from having both CyberKnife and TomoTherapy Systems.
"We now have the ability to design treatments that fit the individual needs of all patients," said Sandra Vermuelen, M.D., executive medical director of the Swedish Radiosurgery Center in Seattle. "The CyberKnife and TomoTherapy Systems are designed to allow clinicians to create specialized treatments with the ability to facilitate a complete range of treatment techniques ranging from static 3D conformal and highly modulated intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), to stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). Through the use of daily image-guidance, a standard feature for TomoTherapy, and the CyberKnife System's ability to track, detect and automatically correct for tumor and patient movement, we can ensure the most accurate treatment delivery for all patients."
More than half the centers with both systems are in North America including St. John Medical Center in Tulsa, Centre hospitalier de l'Universite de Montreal (CHUM) and Swedish Medical Center in Seattle. Recent centers in other parts of the world that now have both Systems installed and treating patients include Tokyo's Metropolitan Center and Infectious Diseases Center Komagome Hospital and Italy's Istituto Europeo di Oncologia.
"The CyberKnife and TomoTherapy Systems enable centers across the world to treat a broad spectrum of patients," said Prof. Eric Lartigau, M.D., PhD, head of academic radiotherapy at Centre Oscar Lambret in Lille, France and president of Accuray Exchange in Radiation Oncology (AERO). "The CyberKnife System is an ideal treatment for many patients with early-stage or localized tumors, while TomoTherapy offers unparalleled benefits for more advanced-stage, complex tumors."
"This emerging trend of medical centers investing in both Accuray's CyberKnife and TomoTherapy Systems illustrates community-wide recognition of the complimentary relationship of our innovative product offerings," said Euan S. Thomson, Ph.D., president and chief executive officer of Accuray. "Our customers are proving that adoption of Accuray's versatile systems provides comprehensive treatment solutions that serve the full spectrum of radiation oncology patients."
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Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY), based in Sunnyvale, Calif., is the premier radiation oncology company that develops, manufactures and sells personalized innovative treatment solutions that set the standard of care, with the aim of helping patients live longer, better lives. The Company's leading edge technologies the CyberKnife and TomoTherapy Systems are designed to deliver radiosurgery, stereotactic body radiation therapy, intensity modulated radiation therapy, image guided radiation therapy, and adaptive radiation therapy. To date, more than 200,000 patients worldwide have been treated using the Company's technologies and more than 598 systems have been installed in leading hospitals around the world. For more information, please visit www.accuray.com.
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