The use of SBRT for targets that move with respiration were highlighted in many presentations on the CyberKnife System at ASTRO 2012, including SBRT for treatment of lung and liver cancers. J.J. Nuyttens, M.D. and colleagues from Erasmus MC, University Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, reviewed over six years of experience treating 240 patients with peripheral early-stage lung tumors with the CyberKnife System. Five-year tumor control in patients who received at least 51 gray (Gy) was 91 percent, and low rates of complications were observed. Anand Mahadevan, M.D. and colleagues from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Mass. presented data that supported treatment of primary and metastatic lesions in the liver. This data found SBRT could be delivered to unresectable liver tumors with relatively low toxicity and promising efficacy, in a three-day treatment that allowed patients to continue with ongoing chemotherapy with minimal interruption.
The ability for the CyberKnife System to accurately track and correct for unpredictable motion of the prostate was highlighted in 10 presentations at ASTRO 2012 by researchers describing outcomes following CyberKnife prostate SBRT for patients with organ confined prostate cancer. Researchers found patients to have excellent disease control with minimal urinary, bowel, and sexual function toxicity that are in line or better than other radiation and surgical treatments across the various single and multicenter studies presented.
"The data presented at this year's ASTRO Annual Meeting are a result of years of focused clinical work and investment by our customers across the world and truly showcase how the CyberKnife and TomoTherapy Systems provide treatment solutions for the entire spectrum of radiation oncology," said Joshua H. Levine, president and chief executive officer of Accuray. "With the introduction of the TomoTherapy® H™ Series and the CyberKnife® M6™ Series we look forward to continuing to innovate and deliver the best most effective radiation treatments with the goal of providing the best patient care globally."
Information on all of the ASTRO clinical presentations featuring the CyberKnife and TomoTherapy Systems is available here.About Accuray 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 642 systems have been installed in leading hospitals around the world. For more information, please visit www.accuray.com. Safe Harbor Statement Statements made in this press release that are not statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements and are subject to the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements in this press release relate, but are not limited, to clinical applications, treatment times, clinical results and patient outcomes, and the Company's leadership position in radiation oncology innovation. Forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations, including risks detailed from time to time under the heading "Risk Factors" in the company's report on Form 10-K filed on September 10, 2012. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date the statements are made and are based on information available to the Company at the time those statements are made and/or management's good faith belief as of that time with respect to future events. The Company assumes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect actual performance or results, changes in assumptions or changes in other factors affecting forward-looking information, except to the extent required by applicable securities laws. Accordingly, investors should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. SOURCE Accuray Incorporated