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2011-07-20 14:24:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY), the premier radiation oncology company, will host a symposium examining best practices for quality assurance in radiation oncology at the 2011 Joint American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM)/Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists (COMP) Meeting. The symposium--"Best Quality Assurance Programs for Today's Radiation Oncology Platforms"--will discuss how systems' engineering principles can be...

2011-07-14 16:11:51

As part of the Target Safely initiative, the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has developed a white paper, the first of a series of such papers, on the safe use of integrating intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) into the radiation oncology clinic. The executive summary of this white paper is published in the July print issue of Practical Radiation Oncology (PRO), ASTRO's clinical practice journal. The full text of the document is available in advance of print online at...

2011-07-07 07:30:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY), the premier radiation oncology company, announced new clinical data highlighting the ability of its CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery System and its TomoTherapy® Radiation Therapy System to treat a wide range of patients with lung cancer and lung metastases. The new outcome data was presented at the 14th World Conference on Lung Cancer, the leading global forum for lung...

2011-06-24 16:00:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY), a global leader in the field of radiation oncology, today hosted a roundtable discussion on the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA), which is currently pending Congressional ratification. Offering the potential to create and protect business opportunities for U.S. exporters nationwide, the agreement, if ratified, promises important benefits to San Francisco Bay Area (Bay Area) healthcare...

2011-06-17 08:00:00

METZ, France, June 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In just four years, Clinique Claude Bernard's Private Radiotherapy Center (PRCM, Metz, France) will have doubled the number of patients receiving radiation therapy treatments per year - from 1,100 to a predicted 2,200 patients by the end of this year. This achievement was enabled by equipping first one, then all three of its Elekta Synergy® treatment systems with Elekta VMAT (Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy). With VMAT, single...

2011-06-16 07:30:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY), the premier radiation oncology company, offering best-in-class technologies to fight cancer, announced today that its management is scheduled to present at the Wells Fargo 2011 Healthcare Conference in Boston on Thursday June 23, 2011 at 8:30 a.m. ET/5:30 a.m. PT. A live webcast of the presentation will be available online from the investor relations page of the Company's website at...

2011-06-13 06:30:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY) announced today that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of TomoTherapy Incorporated (Nasdaq: TOMO). The combination creates the premier radiation oncology company, offering best-in-class technologies to fight cancer. The combined company is focused on developing, manufacturing and selling personalized, leading-edge treatment solutions that revolve around the patient. "The successful...

2011-06-09 11:23:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY), a global leader in the field of radiosurgery, announced today that TomoTherapy shareholders have approved the proposed acquisition of TomoTherapy Incorporated (Nasdaq: TOMO) by Accuray. More than 98 percent of votes cast and 79 percent of shares outstanding were voted in favor of the transaction. The companies anticipate the closing of the transaction will occur within one to two business days, assuming...

2011-06-06 07:00:00

MADISON, Wis., June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ScandiDos, Inc U.S. Offices are expanding in North America. Matthew Douglass, Sales Director - North America states "With a growing line of products in the Delta 4 family and customer interest at an all time high in the U.S. and Canada, ScandiDos has expanded its sales force to accommodate developing demand." ScandiDos sales expansion includes Peter Pecorella, Southeast Regional Sales Director. Peter Pecorella comes to ScandiDos with nineteen...

2011-05-17 11:00:00

CLEVELAND, May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center announced plans to establish a $30 million proton therapy center, becoming one of an elite group of cancer centers in the country to offer this revolutionary technology. Proton therapy is an advanced type of radiation treatment that uses a powerful beam of protons to precisely target and match treatment to the shape of a tumor with incredible accuracy. Traditional radiation therapy uses photon beams, which...


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