|Accuray Launches New Cancer Patient Websites|
"Patients have told us they want concise information on potential treatment options that is easy to understand, and they want to hear from others who can share their real-world experiences," said
The CyberKnife®, TomoTherapy® and Radixact™ Systems enable physicians to deliver precise, non-invasive radiation treatment options while minimizing side effects, helping to improve quality of life. The product websites feature a variety of resources, including:
"Following successful treatment with the CyberKnife System for a tumor on my spine, I gained a new perspective on life. I want to help other people who, like me, are given a frightening diagnosis. In addition to volunteering, I decided to share my story on www.cyberknife.com," said Maria H. "The new website has the information I would want as a patient considering treatment, and is really easy to navigate. I feel good about sending people to the site and hope my story inspires others who find themselves in a similar situation."
By 2030, the global cancer incidence rate is projected to reach 25 millioni. Radiotherapy (RT) is a fundamental component of oncology careii and an estimated 50% of cancer patients would benefit from radiotherapy for treatment of localized disease, local control, and palliation.iii
"When my doctor diagnosed me with multiple myeloma I remember saying to myself, 'I refuse to die. I want to learn as much as I can about my condition.' Coming to grips with cancer is difficult but can be easier when advanced treatment options are identified. The Internet is an important resource for information that can help patients make a decision," said Carol R. "I recommend visiting the new tomotherapy.com website. It's filled with information a potential patient might need to help them, in discussion with their doctor, to decide if it's the right treatment for them. The patient stories, mine included, provide a real-world perspective on what to expect from a TomoTherapy® treatment."
The Radixact™ Treatment Delivery System is the next generation TomoTherapy platform, designed to enable doctors to more efficiently and effectively deliver precise radiation treatments to more patients. The system offers doctors the opportunity to improve the cancer treatment experience throughout a patient's treatment journey, including when retreatment is necessary.
About the CyberKnife®, TomoTherapy and Radixact™ Systems
The Accuray CyberKnife M6™ Series, TomoTherapy H™ Series and Radixact treatment solutions cover the entire spectrum of radiation therapy needs. The CyberKnife M6 Series enables precise, high-quality, dose distributions to be confidently delivered to the patient with extreme accuracy over a minimum number of treatments, reducing side effects and preserving patients' quality of life. The CyberKnife System is the only robotic full-body radiosurgery system available today. The TomoTherapy H Series efficiently enables physicians to customize treatment plans for the entire range of radiation therapy patients and disease types. Its innovative design enables treatment plans to be delivered with integrated, daily CT image guidance, enhancing accuracy and delivering highly precise, intensity-modulated radiation for optimal sparing of healthy tissue and critical structures. The Radixact System empowers clinicians by integrating treatment planning, data management and treatment delivery. Using low-dose fan beam megavoltage x-ray radiation, refined beamline and fast imaging technology, the system delivers scalable and highly reliable treatment for patients with a variety of treatment requirements.
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i Ferlay J, Soerjomataram I, Dikshit R, et al. Cancer incidence and mortality worldwide: sources, methods and major patterns in GLOBOCAN 2012. Int J Cancer 2015; 136: E359-86.
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