First European Conference on SRS/SBRT and IG-IMRT Held in Milan
SUNNYVALE, California, March 4, 2013
SUNNYVALE, California, March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY ), today announced highlights from the
First European Conference on stereotactic radiosurgery/stereotactic body
radiation therapy (SRS/SBRT) and image-guided intensity-modulated radiation
therapy (IG-IMRT), hosted in partnership with the Istituto Europeo di
Oncologia Milano and the Università degli studi di Milano, held in Milan,
Italy on February 22-23, 2013.
The conference "Radiation Oncology: can we still treat without image
guidance?" was attended by more than 400 healthcare professionals, including
radiation oncologists, medical physicists and hospital administrators from 32
countries. Outcomes of recent research in areas such as central nervous system
(CNS), head and neck, breast, lung, gastrointestinal (GI), pelvis, total
marrow irradiation (TMI) and pediatrics were presented.
The independent Scientific Committee, led by Prof. Roberto Orecchia (Istituto
Europeo di Oncologia Milano, Italy) and Prof. Eric Lartigau (Centre Oscar
Lambret, Lille, France), focused on new developments in the field and
developed an educational event to discuss the need of image guidance for a
variety of clinical indications in modern radiation therapy. "Daily image
guidance is crucial for all high-precision treatments, also for palliative
treatments" said Prof. Eric Lartigau.
"The TomoTherapy® System provides an automatic process that makes our daily
work easy" said Prof. Dirk Verellen, UZ Brussel.
Prof. Ben Heijmen, Erasmus MC-Daniel den Hoed Cancer Center of Rotterdam, said
"Additionally, dose to the healthy tissue can be strongly reduced using
optimal and numerous non-coplanar beams when treating prostate cancer"
comparing non-coplanar treatments to coplanar treatments.
"There are non-adaptive and real-time adaptive solutions, but the only
solution that adapts for target motion in real-time, available clinically, is
the CyberKnife® System", added Dr. Iciar Santa Olalla.
Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY), is a 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 deliver the full range
of radiation therapy and radiosurgery treatments.
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