Denver, CO, July 08, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Denver CyberKnife, the state-of-the-art treatment device for cancer and tumors throughout the body has aided the economic recovery in Denver through the creation of 8 new jobs. Denver’s first CyberKnife was installed in late spring 2009 and was clinically operational in early June. Although Denver CyberKnife is located in a brand new building and boasts the latest technology, the clinical staff is one of the most experienced in the world. Dr. Gregg Dickerson, Steve Humphries, and Mark Post serve as the radiation oncologist, medical physicist, and radiation therapist, respectively; these professionals have over 15 years of combined CyberKnife experience, making Denver CyberKnife one of the most tenured centers in the world.
Mark Frank, Chief Administrator of Denver CyberKnife, is very happy to be able to be a part of providing the CyberKnife as a community resource. “The CyberKnife System is the ideal radiosurgical tool given its flexibility and great range of clinical applications,” he stated. “In addition to proven effectiveness in treating tumors throughout the body, one of our most important benefits is patient comfort. By eliminating the use of a head or body frame, patient discomfort is significantly reduced. We are very pleased to bring this technology to our patient, as well as do our part to bolster the local economy.”
About Denver CyberKnife (www.DenverCK.com
Denver CyberKnife is the only independent, free-standing radiation therapy center dedicated to treating patients with tumors using image-guided radiosurgery. Denver CyberKnife treats the brain, spine, lung, prostate, pancreas, liver, head and neck, and other conditions throughout the body. Many patients are treated with the CyberKnife for conditions that have been deemed inoperable or from areas that have previously received the maximum level of radiation. The range, accuracy and precision of the CyberKnife system can help target areas that may not be suitable for treatments with traditional surgery, radiation therapy or older radiosurgery systems, such as the gamma knife. As an independent LLC, Denver CyberKnife is not affiliated with any particular hospital system, allowing it to provide the most unbiased care and treatment for the patients. The center works with Medicare and with all major commercial insurance companies.
About the CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System
The CyberKnife System is the world’s first and only commercially available intelligent robotic radiosurgery system designed to treat tumors anywhere in the body with sub-millimeter accuracy. The CyberKnife System treats patients in single or staged (typically 2-5) sessions by precisely delivering multiple beams of radiation at a tumor while minimizing injury to surrounding healthy tissue. Image guidance and computer controlled robotics combine to continuously track, detect and correct for tumor and patient movement throughout the treatment. Because of this extreme precision and accuracy, no head or body frame is required. The CyberKnife System has attracted a new patient population to a physician’s practice and complements existing radiation therapy, IMRT or IGRT programs.