UK’s first CyberKnife surgery for lung cancer

In the CyberKnife suite at Harley Street Clinic are, from left, sales manager northern Europe for Accuray EMEA Barry Bonner, CyberKnife lead radiotherapist Bernadette Stack, radiosurgical principal physicist Ian Cowley, radiotherapist Bronwyn Middleton, senior sales director for Accuray EMEA Guillaume Tetard, radiotherapist service manager Kim Marcus and clinical fellow Alex Martin.


Accuray reports that a 74-year-old man has become the first lung cancer patient in the UK to be treated using the CyberKnife robotic radiosurgery system with the Synchrony Respiratory Tracking system.


He received high doses of radiation to treat his recurrent non-small cell lung cancer with pin-point accuracy while preserving critical structures and nearby healthy tissue.


At two months after treatment, there were no acute side effects and follow-up is ongoing.


See the full report on page 21 of the August 2009 issue of RAD Magazine.

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