First U.S. Center Treats Patient with the New TomoHDA™ System
New Tulsa Cancer Institute Offers Accuray’s Latest Cancer Fighting Technology
SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 25, 2013 – Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY), announced today that the Tulsa Cancer Institute is the first U.S. center to treat a patient with Accuray’s TomoHDA™ System, the latest and most advanced innovation in the TomoTherapy® product lineage designed to treat the full spectrum of cancer patients. Its numerous benefits include streamlined daily 3D CT image guidance for accurate treatment delivery, faster treatment times and the ability to create treatment plans that target the disease and spare healthy surrounding tissues. With the addition of the TomoHDA System, health care providers at the newly opened Tulsa Cancer Institute now have access to the best in cancer fighting technology.
“At Tulsa Cancer Institute, we are dedicated to providing world-class care in every way possible, from a comforting and knowledgeable staff to offering the most advanced treatments which is why we decided to acquire the TomoHDA System,” said Daron Street, M.D., Tulsa Cancer Institute. “The flexibility of the TomoHDA System allows our physicians to not only treat common cancers but also tackle more complicated cancers in the most efficient, accurate way possible. The addition of this nimble treatment option will cement the Tulsa Cancer Institute as a leader in cancer care.”
The new Tulsa Cancer Institute is Oklahoma’s single largest medical facility built by a group of physicians. It boasts the largest number of cancer specialists at one center. Before the Tulsa Cancer Institute opened in June, it was known as Cancer Care Associates where it offered Accuray’s TomoTherapy Hi-Art® for years, treating hundreds of cancer patients.
“By upgrading its TomoTherapy System, the Tulsa Cancer Institute has proven its commitment to providing patients with the very best in cancer care as well as its trust in Accuray’s advanced technology,” said Joshua H. Levine, president and chief executive officer of Accuray. "With the TomoHDA System, the Tulsa Cancer Institute will now be able to create personalized treatment plans that meet the unique needs of more patients, and deliver them accurately and in a shorter time, offering the opportunity for the best clinical outcomes for their patients.”
The TomoHDA System sets a new standard for image-guided intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) with its TomoEDGE™ Dynamic Jaws and VoLO™ Planning technologies. The new TomoEDGE technology reduces treatment time for many patients, while maintaining or surpassing the excellent plan quality achievable with prior TomoTherapy Systems, enabling clinics to treat more patients per day.
The TomoHDA System is also installed at Centre Oscar Lambret in Lille, France where the first patient in Europe was treated earlier this month.
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