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Eighth CyberKnife System in South Korea Installed and Treating Patients

Wed, 10/27/2010 - 7:33am
Bio-Medicine.Org

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY), a global leader in the field of radiosurgery, today announced that the Korea Cancer Care Hospital (KCCH) in Seoul, South Korea has installed its second CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery System, marking the first hospital in the country – and Asia – to have two CyberKnife Systems in use.

The recently acquired CyberKnife System is located at the Asia Cancer Center (ACC), the new cancer hospital of KCCH located in Busan. It represents the eighth CyberKnife System in South Korea and the country's first equipped with a linear accelerator capable of delivering a dose rate of 1,000MU (monitor unit) per minute, which improves the system's efficiency.

"We are very pleased to be the first hospital in South Korea with two CyberKnife Systems in use," said Dr. Kwang Mo Yang, Chief of Cancer Research Division and Radiation Oncologist at ACC. "The CyberKnife System, a state-of-the-art form of cancer care will enable us to expand our radiation offerings to patients who may not have been able to tolerate other treatments or have medically or surgically inoperable tumors. With this additional capability at ACC, the CyberKnife System is a definite asset for our treatment program, offering an alternative to our patients and establishing the ACC's role as 'The First Medical Hub of Asia.'"

"We are very proud that the CyberKnife System has been serving Korean patients and KCCH, one of the most prestigious cancer care and research institutes, for eight years," said Cynthia Chan, Director of Marketing, Accuray APAC. "CyberKnife technology is increasingly accepted by the medical community in Korea. The second CyberKnife System with the newest product enhancements now being used at ACC not only broadens patient access, but also contributes to the clinical development of radiosurgery and high

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