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Cyberknife Cancer Center Recognized as #1 For Treatment of Lung Cancer & Among Top 10 Worldwide

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February 04, 2009

The CyberKnife society announced Memorial Hospital as a 2008 Top 10 centers worldwide for various body sites using the CyberKnife modality. The CyberKnife Cancer Center at Memorial Hospital was ranked 10th for overall cases treated, 5th for extracranial cases treated, and for the second year in a row 1st for lung cases treated. Allison Grow, MD, PhD, Clinical Director, CyberKnife Cancer Center, Memorial Hospital, said the recognition by peers on the exceptional care given at the Jacksonville location was overwhelming.  “We have worked tirelessly to ensure our CyberKnife is utilized in as many areas as possible,” says Dr. Grow. “This technology has been a viable option for many of our patients, especially those with inoperable lung and extracranial cancers.”

 

The CyberKnife Cancer Center at Memorial Hospital is the only such CyberKnife modality in northeast Florida. Dr. Grow says what makes it so unique is that it can treat both  cancerous and non-cancerous tumors anywhere in the body, including the prostate, lung, brain, spine, liver, pancreas and kidney.

For information about the CyberKnife Cancer Center, please call (904) 391-1100.

ABOUT THE CYBERKNIFE CANCER CENTER: The CyberKnife® System from Accuray™ is the world’s most accurate radiosurgery instrument. It establishes a new gold standard in radiosurgery by using cruise missile guidance technology to precisely treat tumors and other lesions anywhere in the body. The CyberKnife’s flexible robotic arm provides unparalleled access to previously unreachable tumors. And, because CyberKnife is noninvasive, doctors can treat multiple lesions and tumors without making a single incision. www.cyberknifecancercenter.com

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