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2010-05-12 11:00:00

ATLANTA and STOCKHOLM, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- A record 332 oral and poster presentations comprise the scientific program for Elekta's 15th International Leksell Gamma Knife® Society Meeting, which convenes May 16-20 at the Athenaeum InterContinental Hotel (Athens, Greece). The most ever submitted in the society's 21-year history, the presentations also will be posted on the Elekta website after the meeting. Attendance at the conference is estimated at 500, including...

2010-04-23 08:00:00

ATLANTA and STOCKHOLM, April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Prof. Lars Leksell (1907-1986), inventor of the radiosurgical instrument that bears his name and a faculty member of Karolinska University Hospital (Solna, Sweden), performed the world's first Gamma Knife® surgery at nearby Sophiahemmet Hospital, the location of the first Leksell Gamma Knife. Karolinska University Hospital recently acquired Elekta's fifth generation radiosurgery system, Leksell Gamma Knife®...

2010-03-08 07:00:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., March 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) today announced that it has appointed John R. Adler, Jr., M.D., as Vice President and Chief of New Clinical Applications for the company. Dr. Adler, a renowned neurosurgeon, professor of Neurosurgery and Radiation Oncology at Stanford University, and past CEO, chairman and founder of Accuray, Inc., will be joining Varian to play a key role in guiding the development of Varian's next-generation clinical...

2009-12-22 11:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- On the morning of December 17, 2009, UPMC physicians used Gamma Knife® surgery to treat the center's 10,000th patient, an 81-year-old male with a tumor deep in his brainstem, a site where traditional surgery would have been impossible. Gamma Knife surgery is performed using Elekta's Leksell Gamma Knife system, which directs up to 201 pencil-thin beams of therapeutic radiation precisely on brain tumors and other targets in the head....

2009-04-30 08:00:00

Latest radiosurgery solutions from Elekta discussed at the 2009 AANS Meeting ATLANTA, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- At the 2009 American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Annual Meeting, May 4-6 at the San Diego Convention Center, Elekta customers and personnel will discuss how Elekta's latest line of stereotactic treatment solutions is addressing some of the most challenging cases facing neurosurgeons and oncologists today. Local Control of Brain Mets Recent studies estimate that 25...

2008-09-18 09:00:49

Regulatory News: Elekta (STO:EKTAB), a leading provider of technology for treating cancer and neurological conditions, today introduced Extend(TM)*, a new stereotactic treatment program that lets neurosurgeons and radiation oncologists apply the proven power and precision of Gamma Knife(R) surgery to an even broader class of targets in the head and neck*. For more than twenty years, Leksell Gamma Knife surgery has been the gold standard in intracranial radiosurgery. With its new...

2005-10-18 18:35:46

DENVER, Oct. 18 "“ Treating four or more brain tumors in a single radiosurgery session resulted in improved survival compared to whole brain radiation therapy alone, according to a study the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine presented today at the 47th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO) in Denver. "Cancer patients with multiple metastases to the brain face very grim prognoses and limited treatment options," said John...


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