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2007

February 23, 2007 "Cancer care gets robotics boost"
Appleton Post Crescent – Appleton,WI,USA
Beginning next month, the Martha Siekman Cancer Center at Appleton Medical Center will offer CyberKnife radio surgery.

February 20, 2007 "CyberKnife Spinal Tumor Treatments Increase by 56 Percent"
Earthtimes.org – USA
Accuray Incorporated , a global leader in the field of radiosurgery, announced clinical data that shows use of its CyberKnife(R) Robotic Radiosurgery …

February 12, 2007 "Nemours ads to promote hospital bid"
Orlando Sentinel – Orlando,FL,USA
Central Florida Regional Hospital publicly unveiled its new "CyberKnife" on Feb. 1, and before the month is out the $5 million, computer-assisted robot will …

February 08, 2007 "Accuray stock jumps 38% on first trading day"
Phoenix Business Journal – Phoenix,AZ,USA
Accuray’s CyberKnife first received FDA approval in 1999 to treat tumors in the head and neck. In 2001 it received a further OK for tumors anywhere in the …

February 04, 2007 "Sanford hospital gets CyberKnife"
Orlando Sentinel – Orlando,FL,USA
CyberKnife is a robotic system that targets tumors with radiation beams. Unlike previous technologies, CyberKnife doesn’t require uncomfortable or invasive …

February 02, 2007 "IPO Watch: Dream Machine"
Red Herring – CA,USA
Accuray is the provider of a robotic radiosurgery system that treats solid tumors with radiation while minimizing damage to surrounding tissue. …

January 30, 2007 "Swedish Cancer Institute First in the World to Offer GPS for the body…"
Yahoo! News (press release) – USA
… MammoSite® Radiation Therapy System, the Seattle CyberKnife Center(TM) at Swedish Medical Center, and Northwest Hospital Gamma Knife Center. …

January 23, 2007 "Accuray Sets IPO Terms"
Forbes – NY,USA
The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company makes CyberKnife, a radiation system designed to treat solid tumors anywhere in the body as an alternative to traditional surgery.

January 22, 2007 "Targeting tumors: New technology takes out the bad but doesn’t hurt the good."
Haber Saðlýk – Ýstanbul,Turkey
This new form of stereotactic radiosurgery system is so sensitive that it automatically detects and compensates for any patient movement, ensuring that the …

January 16, 2007 "Washington Hospital invests in non-invasive brain surgery"
San Jose Business Journal – CA,USA
by Sara Solovitch. Washington Hospital, a 337-bed hospital in Fremont, has become the first community hospital in the country to invest in a $5 million …

January 15, 2007 "Lake Saint Louis considers cancer treatment center"
St. Louis Post-Dispatch – St. Louis,MO,USA
The new center would provide office space for Missouri Cancer Care and St. Louis University Hospital physicians and feature the $6 million CyberKnife system …

January 11, 2007  "Brave Cancer Girl Suffers Tumour Blow"
This Is Lancashire – Blackburn,England,UK
Cyberknife surgery is a non-invasive procedure which uses a combination of robotics and image-guidance technology to deliver precisely targeted doses of …

 

2006

December 31, 2006 "Health care"
Kansas.com – KS,USA
Kansas Medical Center in Andover opened and Via Christi Wichita Health Network debuted its CyberKnife Center.

December 29, 2006 "Christ Medical Center gets powerful new weapon in war against …"
Chicago Daily Southtown – Chicago,IL,USA
The guidance system, Lemole said, is a breakthrough in radiosurgery, allowing doctors to target tumors in various parts of the body, including the spine and …

December 26, 2006 "Doctors lead way in fight against prostate cancer"
The News-Press – Fort Myers,FL,USA
Options include surgery, noninvasive targeted Cyberknife radiation or other localized treatments. "The goal of all treatments I think in the future is to …

December 25, 2006 "More business news"
Palm Beach Post – FL, United States
But Farkas, now education director for the CyberKnife Center of Palm Beach, has no regrets.

December 25, 2006 "New device can pinpoint prostate cancers"
The News-Press – Fort Myers,FL,USA
… aggressive prostate cancer. Options include surgery, noninvasive targeted Cyberknife radiation or other localized treatments.

December 13, 2006 "The ‘Cutting’ Edge"
Up & Coming Magazine – Fayetteville,NC,USA
… Joseph’s RadioSurgery Center in Asheville, NC. CyberKnife is manufactured by Accuray Inc., a California-based company specializing in surgical technology. ..

December 9, 2006 "Tumors in the cross hairs"
Therapeutics Daily (subscription) (press release) – Newtown,PA,USA
A new technology called CyberKnife not only shrank his tumor to the size of a golf ball, after treatment, "The doctor said the tumor was completely dead. ..

December 8, 2006 "Accuray and Siemens Announce Collaboration to Jointly Develop …"
PR Newswire UK (press release) – London,UK
… companies will jointly focus on the integration and optimization of Siemens computed tomography (CT) imaging technology with Accuray’s CyberKnife(R) Robotic …

August 16, 2006 "New Weapon For War On Cancer"
WCIV – Mt. Pleasant,SC,USA
Francis Healthcare, the CyberKnife is a non invasive radio-surgery system that treats patients with complex or difficult cancers of the brain, spine, lung …

August 16, 2006 "One woman, one robot"
Naples Daily News – Naples,FL,USA
She folds her arms comfortably across her chest and leans back on a countertop outside the hospital’s CyberKnife vault.

August 14, 2006 "New way to treat cancer and other forms of pain"
WTNH – New Haven,CT,USA
… This is cyberknife, a breakthrough surgical tool capable of destroying most cancerous tumors. … Francis/Mount Sinai Cancer Center turned to cyberknife. …

July 27, 2006 "New Software called "Synchrony" Detects Cancer Easier"
All Headline News – USA
DC (AHN) – Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh have created a program called Synchrony, which is an addition to CyberKnife, a radiotherapy robot used …

July 25, 2006 "Robotic Surgeon Reprogrammed to Attack Moving Tumors"
FOX News – USA
The surgeon, known as CyberKnife to its human colleagues, is a robot. Already deft at attacking brain tumors, CyberKnife received …

July 10, 2006 UCSF Radiation Oncologists Named as ASTRO Fellows
UCSF Today – San Francisco,CA,USA
… delivery that can increase the ratio of tumor dose to normal tissue dose, which involves the use of proton beams, stereotactic radiosurgery …

July 10, 2006 "Radiosurgery System"
KAJ News – Kalispell,MT,USA
GREAT FALLS New equipment at the Sletten Cancer Institute in Great Falls uses robotics, to track tumors and attack them with high doses of radiation.

June 7, 2006 "CyberKnife(R) System Enables Patients to Receive Systemic …"
PR Newswire (press release) – New York,NY,USA
Accuray Incorporated, the global leader in the field of robotic radiosurgery, announced today that the CyberKnife(R) Robotic …

May 10, 2006    Spinal Cord Tumor Association                                                           Replay of a 55 minute teleconference call with Dr. Henderson on the topic of Cyberknife.

May 9, 2006 "Accuray reports growing acceptance of CyberKnife"
MTBeurope – UK
Accuray Incorporated has announced that spinal tumour treatments with the CyberKnife robotic radiosurgery system grew more than 75% since the introduction of …

May 9, 2006 "Worldwide Acceptance of the CyberKnife(R) System Continues to Grow"
PR Newswire (press release) – New York,NY,USA
SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 9 /PRNewswire/ — Accuray Incorporated, the global leader in the field of robotic radiosurgery, announced today that Greece and Vietnam …

May 6, 2006 "Giant Robot Zaps Tumors"
Robots.net – Dallas,TX,USA
The CyberKnife radiosurgery robot from Accuray in Sunnyvale can treat tumors anywhere on the body. This is different than other …

April 12, 2006 "Wijaya’s medical wing starts to pay off"
The Edge Daily – Malaysia
Faizal expects the centre to do much better as it is well equipped with devices such as a PET CT scanner and a CyberKnife non-invasive surgical tool, which …

April 4, 2006 "Sinai Hospital of Baltimore Acquires Second CyberKnife(R) System"
PR Newswire (press release) – New York,NY,USA
… the global leader in the field of robotic radiosurgery, announced today that Sinai Hospital of Baltimore acquired its second CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery …

March 2, 2006 "Three Cyberknife Robotic Radiosurgery Systems to be Installed in France"
PR Newswire UK (press release) – London,UK
Accuray Incorporated, the global leader in the field of robotic radiosurgery, announced today that three CyberKnife(R) Systems will be installed in France. …

Feb. 28, 2006 "Off the Cutting Edge"
Fresno Bee (subscription) – Fresno,CA,USA
Medical imaging machines that work with precision and speed take more Valley doctors and patients away from the scalpel. (PDF format)

Feb. 27, 2006 "West Jeff’s CyberKnife Improves Cancer Care"
New Orleans CityBusiness – New Orleans,LA,USA
In the 40 days since West Jefferson Medical Center unveiled the $3.5-million CyberKnife, doctors have eliminated cancerous tumors from a dozen patients.

Feb. 21, 2006 "Accuray Expands Operations to Meet Growing Worldwide Demand"
PR Newswire (press release) – New York,NY, USA
To meet the growing worldwide demand for the CyberKnife(R) Robotic Radiosurgery System, Accuray Incorporated, the global leader in the field …

Feb. 09, 2006 "Business Briefs: Miller-Dwan Adds High-Tech Tool"
Duluth News Tribune – Duluth,MN,USA
This week, the hospital received a piece of equipment called the Cyberknife.

Feb. 07, 2006 "Latest Robotic Radiosurgery Studies Presented"
PR Newswire (press release) – New York,NY,USA
More than 300 of the world’s leading surgeons, radiation oncologists and medical physicists gathered for the 5th Annual CyberKnife(R) Society …

Jan. 31, 2006 "Marrero hospital unveils its cutting-edge CyberKnife"
Times Picayune – New Orleans,LA,USA
The CyberKnife is a form of radiosurgery, which includes Gamma knife technology that has been around since the 1960s. But the Gamma …

Jan. 30, 2006 "Beyond the Cutting Edge in Cancer Surgery"
Blue Ridge Business Journal – Roanoke,VA,USA
Like UVa’s Gamma Knife, CyberKnife is a stereotactic radiation treatment, but with numerous advances over its predecessors. …

Jan. 15, 2006 "Via Christi Brings New Knife to Town"
Kansas.com – KS,USA
The CyberKnife, a radiation device for treating cancer, will compete with — or complement — Wesley’s Gamma Knife.

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2005

Dec. 29, 2005 "Wijaya Baru Medical to invest up to RM5m to promote cancer"
The Edge Daily – Malaysia
… Wijaya Baru Medical Sdn Bhd (WBMSB) will spend between RM2 million and RM5 million to promote its CyberKnife stereotactic radiosurgery treatment programme. …

Dec. 27, 2005 "Uninsured Among 06 Hospital Challenges"  United Press International-USA
"There are so many new developments in technology that have improved how we can help people," Marsh said. "We can use a Cyberknife to excise hard-to-reach …

Dec. 15, 2005 "CyberKnife Treats Tumors Without Incisions"
News 8 Austin – Austin,TX,USA
The CyberKnife is one of the latest tools in surgery. It eradicates cancer tumors with radiation, so it’s painless and non-invasive. …

Dec. 06, 2005 "Meridian cuts 118 jobs at 3 hospitals"
Asbury Park Press – Asbury Park,NJ,USA
… Among the new services: a CyberKnife at Riverview Medical Center that treats inoperable tumors, and a 64-slice CT scan at Riverview and Jersey Shore that …

Nov. 16, 2005 "A ‘celebrity’ at 14, she is now fighting for a normal life"
Malaysia Star – Malaysia
… Called a CyberKnife procedure, it is a medical technology invented nine years ago in Stanford, United States. (PDF format)

Nov. 8, 2005 "St. Luke’s center uses team approach to treat tumors"
Kansas City Star – MO,USA
Next year, the program will begin using the Novalis Shaped Beam Radiosurgery System, a noninvasive tool for the radiosurgical treatment of tumors of the brain … (PDF format)

Nov. 8, 2005 "Baptist Now Treating Lung Tumors with Cyberknife®"
Emediawire (press release) – Ferndale,WA,USA
Baptist Cancer Services, a division of Baptist Medical Center in Jackson, Miss., has treated a lung tumor with the CyberKnife® Stereotactic Radiosurgery System …

Oct. 31, 2005 "Cyberknife Surgery Shows Promise in Spinal Metastases"
DG News – USA
PARIS, FRANCE -Cyberknife image-guided radiosurgery is effective and generally safe for managing spinal metastases…

Oct. 21, 2005 "CyberKnife draws bead on tumors"
News-Leader.com – Springfield,MO,USA
Specialists at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield are using a CyberKnife to deliver the most precise beam of radiation possible to shrink or destroy a tumor without damaging …

Oct. 18, 2005 "Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen Brings New Hope to Lung Cancer …"
Yahoo! News (press release) – USA
… was founded in 1989 and is specialized in the development, manufacture, and marketing of medical technology for radiosurgery / radiotherapy, orthopedics … (PDF format)

Oct. 17, 2005 "Accuray Unveils the Next Generation in Robotic Radiosurgery"
Canada NewsWire (press release) – Canada
Today Accuray(TM) unveiled the latest generation of its innovative, highly integrated CyberKnife(R) System at the 47th annual meeting …

Oct. 13, 2005 "Comprehensive Resource on Robotic Radiosurgery"
PR Newswire (press release) – New York,NY,USA
13 /PRNewswire/ — The CyberKnife Society Press is pleased to announce the publication of Robotic Radiosurgery-Volume 1…

Oct. 12, 2005 "Accuray(TM) to Unveil the Next Generation CyberKnife(R) at ASTRO"
PR Newswire (press release) – New York,NY,USA
Latest version on industry-leading radiosurgery solution promises superior performance…

Oct. 11, 2005 "$4 Million Robot Debuts in West Palm Tomorrow"
Business Wire (press release) – San Francisco,CA,USA
What: The CyberKnife Center of Palm Beach will treat its first patient tomorrow, bringing the newest technology to fight cancer and tumors to residents of Palm … (PDF format)

Oct. 10, 2005 "OR-Live.com Presents: Live Internet Broadcast of CyberKnife Spine …"
Market Wire (press release) – USA
… Louis Schwartz, MD, at Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Hospital will treat a tumor on the spine using the revolutionary CyberKnife® Radiosurgery System …

Oct. 9, 2005 "Laser Technology Means New Hope for Cancer Patients"
KQTV – St. Joseph,MO,USA
… Undergoing a simulated round of laser radiation treatment for lung cancer, Roberta says the CyberKnife makes getting rid of cancer less invasive than typical …

Oct. 8, 2005 "NEMC files to acquire surgical device"
Kannapolis Independent Tribune – Kannapolis,NC,USA
By Barbara Jones. CONCORD – NorthEast Medical Center is asking for the state’s approval to purchase a CyberKnife device.

Oct. 4, 2005 "CyberKnife Center of Miami Seeks Patients for Prostate Cancer Trial"
Business Wire (press release) – San Francisco,CA,USA
Using image-guided radiosurgery, CyberKnife can accurately target and deliver maximum radiation doses needed to attack the cancer and not damage healthy tissue …(PDF format)

Sept. 27, 2005 New Lifesaving Medical Devices and Leading Medical Researchers Are
PR Newswire (press release) – New York,NY,USA
Cutting with Radiological Beam — St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center

Sept. 23, 2005 "Maverick in a mind field"
San Jose Business Journal – CA,USA
… The inventor of the technology, a charismatic neurosurgeon named Lars Leksell, had dubbed his device the Gamma Knife and Dr. Adler soon fell under his spell. …(PDF format)

Aug. 26, 2005   "US surgeon to do free op on Ulster dad" The Belfast Telegraph Digital

Aug 5, 2005 "Derry Man Seeks US Miracle Treatment" Derry Journal, Ireland

July 30, 2005 "CyberKnife at Wilson Will Benefit Patients" Press & Sun Bulletin, NY       (PDF format)

July 20, 2005 "$65M Turns Hospital into Life Sciences Building"  Seattle CyberKnife

July 14, 2005 "High tech knife cuts where surgeons can’t"  WorldNow and Knoxville WATE

June 29, 2005 "CyberKnife Center at Sinai Hospital Celebrates Second Anniversary; Strong Growth in Radiosurgery Treatments Sparked By Dramatic Expansion in Extracranial Procedures."  

May 30, 2005 "Expanding Treatment Options & Cancer Practices"  Radiology Today.     (PDF format)

May 18, 2005  "St. John’s Forges Ahead" News-Leader, Springfield, Mo. (PDF format)

May 10, 2005  "CyberKnife a Breakthrough Against Tumors"  WFAA-TV (PDF Format)

May 6, 2005  "The Fastest and Most Accurate Radiosurgery System Now Eliminates Need for Surgical Procedure" Accuray Press Release  (PDF Format)

May 4, 2005  "Bloodless Spine RadioSurgery: CyberKnife Center of Miami First With New Technology to Treat Spine Tumors"  Miami Home Business Wire

May 3, 2005  "Menorah Treats Soft-tissue, Bone Tumors"  Kansas City Health Notes article. (PDF Format)

April 26, 2005  WVLT Volunteer TV Knoxville, TN:  "CyberKnife Allows for Painless Surgery"

April 17, 2005 ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ primetime TV show mentions CyberKnife. (Video clip)

April 10, 2005  San Jose Mercury News article with Dr. Chang and CyberKnife patient Mark M. (PDF format)

April 6, 2005  Attendance Surges at Fourth Annual CyberKnife Society and Users’ Group Meeting. (PDF format)

March 28, 2005  CyberKnife Developed By Accuray Wins Award For Most Promising New Product At Phoenix Medical Device Conference. (PDF format)

March, 2005 Spinal Cord Tumor Association, Inc. – "Survivors Spotlight" CyberKnife treatment on a patient with a Schwannoma between his L-1 and L-2 spinal discs.

February, 2005 Accuray Announces Purchase of Second CyberKnife System by Georgetown University Hospital– Marks 50th CyberKnife System in the U.S. (PDF format)

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2004

September, 2004  U.S. News – "Best Hospitals 2004" -U.S. News ranking of top hospitals in 17 specialties

August 16, 2004  Business Wire – "Old World Aromatherapy Meets High-Tech Cancer Treatment; CyberKnife Center of Miami Uses Ancient Techniques to Relax Patients"        (PDF format)

July 19, 2004  Accuray Launches World’s First Dynamic Radiosurgery System for Lung, Liver, Kidney and Pancreatic Tumors

May 25, 2004 News Medical – "Results from a clinical study of CyberKnife ® radiosurgery for locally advanced pancreatic cancer"

May 19, 2004 CyberKnife Radiosurgery Provides Local Tumor Control in Patients with Locally Advanced Pancreatic Cancer (PDF format)

April 8, 2004 The Catholic Spirit – "CyberKnife surgery an answer to prayers"

March, 2004 CyberKnife Radiosurgery – "Clinical papers: Trigeminal Neuralgia, Perioptic Lesions, and Locally Advanced Pancreatic Cancer." (PDF format)

Jan. 14, 2004 Accuray Receives Japanese Regulatory Clearance for its CyberKnife II Stereotactic   Radiosurgery System (PDF format)

Jan. 14,’04 Atlantic Journal Constitution-“Hi-Tech Tool Offers Breakthrough Cancer Treatment”

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2003

Dec. 12, 2003 Growth of Extracranial Radiosurgery Highlighted at Annual CyberKnife Users’ Meeting (PDF format)

Nov. 10, 2003 Wood TV 8 News: "CyberKnife Technology"

Oct. 20, 2003 Outpatient Full-Body Radiosurgery Becomes Even Faster, Easier, and More Accurate with New CyberKnife Technology (PDF format)

Sept. 4, 2003 Accuray Closes Out Fiscal Year with Profitable Quarter and Strong Momentum in Sales Growth

July 17, 2003 Accuray Secures $17M Contract to Upgrade all CyberKnife Systems in Japan

June 16, 2003 Grand Haven Tribune – “GH Woman Recuperates From CyberKnife Surgery”

June 3, 2003 NY Times, Dr. John Adler’s Response:”Brain Surgery, Without Knife or Blood, Gains Favor”

May 16, 2003 Over 500 Spine Patients Worldwide Treated With CyberKnife

May 2, 2003 Grand Haven Tribune – “Family Hopeful”

April 29, 2003 New York Times: “Brain Surgery, Without Knife or Blood, Gains Favor”

April 16, 2003 UCSF Medical Center Now Offering New Full-Body Tumor Treatment with the CyberKnife Stereotactic Radiosurgery System

April 2003 The Business Monthly: "CyberKnife Offers Targeted, Painless and Fast Treatment"

March 28, 2003 University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Treats 100th Spinal Tumor Patient with the CyberKnife

March 28, 2003 Vicenza Hospital in Italy Opens First CyberKnife® Radiosurgery Center in Europe

March 11, 2003 Five New U.S. Hospitals to Acquire the CyberKnife

Feb., 2003 Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment – "CyberKnife Radiotherapy For Localized Prostate Cancer: Rationale And Technical Feasibility" (PDF format)

Jan., 2003 LWWonline Neurosurgery – "An analysis of the accuracy of the CyberKnife: a robotic frameless stereotactic radiosurgical system."

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2002

Dec. 19, 2002 USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center treats their first 25 patients with CyberKnife

August 28, 2002 CyberKnife on the Discovery Health Channel

June 5, 2002 University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Non-invasive Tumor Surgery in Infants and Children Made Possible with the CyberKnife

March 19, 2002 Stanford Medical Center: "CyberKnife Radiosurgery-Wonders of Modern Medicine" (Video)

Feb. 12, 2002 Stanford University Medical Center Treats First 50 Tumor Patients With the New FDA Cleared CyberKnife

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2001

Sept. 2001 CyberKnife Patient Support Group Newsletter

July 25, 2001 Stanford Report: “Patients Gather to Praise Minimally Invasive Technique Used in Treating Tumors”

April 26, 2001 Cleveland Scene: "Smoke ‘Em If You Got ‘Em"

April 9, 2001 World’s First Clinical Series of Lung Cancer Patients Treated with CyberKnife

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1999

June 7, 1999 to present “My Journey Living With A Brain Tumor” By Sandra Beardsley

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