Cyber Knife Treats Tumors Non-Invasively

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Dr. Sharma
Dr. Sharma

St. Mary’s CyberKnife® Center gives new hope, with fewer treatments, especially to patients with lesions diagnosed as inoperable and otherwise untreatable.

St. Mary’s CyberKnife® Center gives patients the benefit of no incisions, no blood, no pain and no anesthesia.

The CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System is the world’s only robotic radiosurgery system designed to treat tumors anywhere in the body non-invasively. Using continual image guidance technology and computer controlled robotic mobility, the CyberKnife System automatically tracks, detects and corrects for tumor and patient movement in real-time throughout the treatment. The CyberKnife System delivers high-dose radiation with pinpoint precision, which minimizes damage to surrounding healthy tissue and eliminates the need for invasive head or body stabilization frames. To date, more than 80,000 patients worldwide have been treated with the CyberKnife Radiosurgery System.

“We are excited about the promise of radiosurgery and the opportunity to investigate its potential to treat an even larger patient population,” said Dr. Sanjeev Sharma, M.D., radiation oncologist at St. Mary’s Regional Cancer Center. “We are encouraging those with operable lung cancer who meet the study qualifications to take advantage of the availability of this innovative treatment offered in their local community.”