Cyberknife robotic radiosurgery systems to be installed in three French
8 March 2006
Paris, France. The French National Institute of Cancer (INCa) has selected
Accuray's CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System for its programme to
promote innovative treatments in the field of radiation oncology.
Three academic cancer centres have been selected by an international
committee of radiation oncologists, physicists and surgeons. The sites are
the Centres de Lutte contre le Cancer Oscar Lambret in Lille (in cooperation
with the University Hospital of Lille), Alexis Vautrin in Nancy, and Antoine
Lacassagne in Nice. The committee evaluated the clinical and scientific
expertise of each team and their experience in high precision radiation
oncology before making their selection.
"Accuray is very excited by the prospect of working with such a prestigious
group of French Hospitals and is pleased with INCa's recognition of the
unique contribution the CyberKnife provides to cancer care," said Karl
Blohm, General Manager Europe of Accuray, Europe S.A.R.L.
The CyberKnife System uses intelligent robotics to treat tumours anywhere
in the body. It treats patients in single or staged (typically 2-5) sessions
by delivering multiple beams of precisely directed radiation that converge
upon the tumour while minimizing injury to surrounding healthy tissue. Image
guidance and computer-controlled robotics combine to continuously track,
detect and correct for tumour and patient movements throughout the treatment
with sub-millimetre accuracy. Because of this extreme precision and
accuracy, no head or body frame is required.