August 28, 2008
West Coast Cancer Center Breaks Ground on New Building to House CyberKnife System
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Accuray Incorporated , a global leader in the field of radiosurgery, announced today that the Comprehensive Blood and Cancer Center (CBCC) -- one of the nation's largest freestanding, physician owned and operated comprehensive cancer centers -- has purchased a CyberKnife(R) Robotic Radiosurgery System for its seven-acre campus in Bakersfield, Calif.
The CyberKnife System is the newest addition to a broad spectrum of technologies and treatments that CBCC offers cancer patients. The CyberKnife System will allow physicians to deliver targeted radiosurgery to a tumor located anywhere in the body from virtually unlimited positions. The CyberKnife System enables the physician to achieve unprecedented accuracy with sub-millimeter precision thus minimizing damage to surrounding healthy tissue.
"We have a philosophy and commitment to bringing the most promising treatments and the most sophisticated technology to our community as quickly as possible. The new CyberKnife System will allow us to treat patients who were untreatable in the past," said Dr. Ravi Patel, founder and chairman of CBCC. "This technology will make a significant difference in the quality of life for our patients and will give CBCC the capability to treat tumors that have previously been inoperable."
"With CBCC's purchase of CyberKnife System, we are increasing the access cancer patients have to cutting-edge treatment technology," said Eric P. Lindquist, senior vice president and chief marketing officer at Accuray. "Accuray is proud to assist CBCC in their quest to provide patients with the most advanced cancer care available today."
About the CyberKnife(R) 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 , 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 treat more than 50,000 patients worldwide and currently more than 140 systems have been installed in leading hospitals in the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit http://www.accuray.com/.
About CBCC, USA
Comprehensive Blood & Cancer Center (CBCC) was founded by Dr. Ravi Patel in 1984 with the sole mission of providing compassionate care for diagnosis, treatment, patient education and prevention of cancer using a state-of-the-art treatment approach. CBCC's facilities, located in Bakersfield, Calif., occupy more than 75,000 sq. feet on a seven acre site. CBCC has been a leader in oncology in the areas of patient care, technology and clinical research. CBCC facilities treat more than 5,000 new patients per year and have more than 150,000 patient visits annually. Additional information is available on CBCC's website at http://www.cbccusa.com/.
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