First U.S. Center Treats Patient with the New TomoHDA™ System
New Tulsa Cancer Institute Offers Accuray's Latest Cancer Fighting Technology
SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 25, 2013
SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq:
ARAY), announced today that the Tulsa Cancer Institute is the first U.S.
center to treat a patient with Accuray's TomoHDA™ System, the latest and most
advanced innovation in the TomoTherapy^® product lineage designed to treat the
full spectrum of cancer patients. Its numerous benefits include streamlined
daily 3D CT image guidance for accurate treatment delivery, faster treatment
times and the ability to create treatment plans that target the disease and
spare healthy surrounding tissues. With the addition of the TomoHDA System,
health care providers at the newly opened Tulsa Cancer Institute now have
access to the best in cancer fighting technology.
"At Tulsa Cancer Institute, we are dedicated to providing world-class care in
every way possible, from a comforting and knowledgeable staff to offering the
most advanced treatments which is why we decided to acquire the TomoHDA
System," said Daron Street, M.D., Tulsa Cancer Institute. "The flexibility of
the TomoHDA System allows our physicians to not only treat common cancers but
also tackle more complicated cancers in the most efficient, accurate way
possible. The addition of this nimble treatment option will cement the Tulsa
Cancer Institute as a leader in cancer care."
The new Tulsa Cancer Institute is Oklahoma's single largest medical facility
built by a group of physicians. It boasts the largest number of cancer
specialists at one center. Before the Tulsa Cancer Institute opened in June,
it was known as Cancer Care Associates where it offered Accuray's TomoTherapy
Hi-Art^® for years, treating hundreds of cancer patients.
"By upgrading its TomoTherapy System, the Tulsa Cancer Institute has proven
its commitment to providing patients with the very best in cancer care as well
as its trust in Accuray's advanced technology," said Joshua H. Levine,
president and chief executive officer of Accuray. "With the TomoHDA System,
the Tulsa Cancer Institute will now be able to create personalized treatment
plans that meet the unique needs of more patients, and deliver them accurately
and in a shorter time, offering the opportunity for the best clinical outcomes
for their patients."
The TomoHDA System sets a new standard for image-guided intensity-modulated
radiation therapy (IMRT) with its TomoEDGE™ Dynamic Jaws and VoLO™ Planning
technologies. The new TomoEDGE technology reduces treatment time for many
patients, while maintaining or surpassing the excellent plan quality
achievable with prior TomoTherapy Systems, enabling clinics to treat more
patients per day.
The TomoHDA System is also installed at Centre Oscar Lambret in Lille, France
where the first patient in Europe was treated earlier this month.
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. For more information, please
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