When Al Gold, the owner of the Arkansas Derby winner Cyberknife, received a diagnosis of prostate cancer, he was determined to find a potential cure for his disease while minimizing the impact of treatment on his daily life. Mr. Gold's research led him to a referral for treatment using the Accuray Incorporated CyberKnife® System. His real-world experience and positive results compelled him to name a racehorse after the company's one-of-a-kind robotic technology.
Novel vault-free, cobalt-free SRS system looks bring unparalleled neurosurgical care, complement the center’s broad portfolio of radiation delivery technologies.
Geisinger held a ribbon cutting March 23 on an $80 million expansion to the cancer center at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
Post-hoc Analysis Highlights Reduction in Gastrointestinal (GI) Toxicity with MRIdian® MRI-guided SBRT Compared to CT-guided SBRT, with No MRI-guided SBRT Patients Experiencing Grade 3 Genitourinary (GU) or Grade ≥2 Gastrointestinal Toxicity.
"The steadfast belief in RefleXion’s vision by our investor syndicate gives us the runway to drive hard and fast toward developing our platform for indications where radiotherapy was previously considered palliative only,” said Todd Powell, president and CEO of RefleXion.
RefleXion is honored to dedicate its Clinician Learning Center and to rename it in honor of the late Sam Gambhir, MD, PhD. As the first scientific advisor to RefleXion, his impact and legacy will be long remembered.
Unicancer, a leading academic promoter of oncology clinical trials and medical equipment purchasing cooperative has selected ZAP-X as their SRS technology-of-choice for their member institutions.
World-renowned hospital network to become the first provider in South Asia to offer ZAP-X Gyroscopic Radiosurgery, the latest advance in world-class radiosurgery.
A recent study(1) comparing VMAT with HyperArc gave the latter high scores for quality, ease of planning, and workflow efficiency. The report covers nearly 700 patients treated over a 30-month period with single-isocenter SRS delivered on a Varian Edge® system and addressing some 2,000 targets. Find out more. (1) Popple RA, Brown MH, Thomas EM et al. Transition From Manual to Automated Planning and Delivery of Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy Stereotactic Radiosurgery: Clinical, Dosimetric, and Quality Assurance Results, Practical Radiation Oncology, 11:2, March 2021, pages E163-E171.
ZAP Surgical recently announced installation of its pioneering vault-free, cobalt-free Gyroscopic Radiosurgery platform at the newly redeveloped Utsunomiya bullet train station in Japan’s Tochigi Prefecture. The new installation brings advanced radiosurgery to an entirely new, more cost-effective setting outside of the large urban hospital.
A sea change in how and where world-class radiosurgery is delivered. Large academic hospitals are expanding SRS to new, lower cost locations: suburban and rural community hospitals, as well as innovative outpatient settings (e.g. a bullet train station in Japan). Read the full article and interesting community discussions.
An informative ZAP-X case series from Barrow Neurological Insitute. 59 patients spanning a comprehensive mix of meningioma, metastases, glioma, schwannoma, and pituitary tumor SRS cases.
“Since cancer care is multidisciplinary, it made sense to establish a scientific advisory board with deep and broad knowledge across multiple specialties,” said Sean Shirvani, MD, RefleXion’s chief medical officer. Meet the medical experts on our new scientific advisory board.
MRIdian A3i and Brain Treatment Package Enhance On-Table Adaptive Workflow and Expand Clinical Utility
ViewRay, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRAY) announced that the company received FDA 510(k) clearance for its next generation of MRI-guided radiation therapy features, focused on enhancing on-table adaptive workflow and expanding clinical utility. MRIdian A3i includes a suite of new features to streamline on-table adaptive workflow and provide the potential to reduce treatment times, along with a new brain treatment package expanding clinical utility into cranial stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and stereotactic radiation therapy (SRT).
Congratulations to Dr. Alexander Muacevic and the team at European Radiosurgery Center Munich for having recently treated 50 SRS patients with the ZAP-X Gyroscopic Radiosurgery platform in just a few short months. A beautiful center delivering world-class medicine.
See how the vault-free, cobalt-free ZAP-X® Gyroscopic Radiosurgery® platform delivers an exceptionally low V12 to normal brain tissue with an extraordinarily sharp dose gradient.
Another RefleXion X1 recently left the factory heading to University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. They will be among the first to deliver biology-guided radiotherapy (BgRT)* utilizing the cancer itself to guide radiation delivery, even in tumors that are moving. The technology uses PET to guide personalized radiotherapy.
*The RefleXion™ X1 is cleared for SBRT/SRS/IMRT treatments. BgRT is limited by U.S. law to Investigational use.
Sam Mazin, founder and CTO of RefleXion, is the winner of the 2021 Faculty of Engineering Alumni Achievement Medal from his alma mater the University of Waterloo. This award honors alumni who have distinguished themselves through professional achievements, community service or academic excellence.
Rose Higgins, chief executive officer at HealthMyne, Inc., sits down with Sam to discuss the role radiomics is playing in cancer care. Our biology-guided radiotherapy will generate a plethora of new data that will one day become part of the data fabric to help us understand what is happening at both the molecular and biological level. This podcast dives into how radiomics can provide insights to better inform treatment decisions and what the future may hold.
ZAP Kicks Off Chinese Market Expansion. Chinese Trials Concluded, NMPA Clearance Expected Soon.
Congratulations to the team at Neurosurgery One and Littleton Adventist Hospital.
With 46 Centers in 16 Countries, Clinical Teams are Changing the Paradigm for Pancreatic Cancer with MRIdian.
7,000 Patient Single Institution Analysis Shows Safety, Versatility and Increasing Use of the Advanced Radiotherapy Platform Over a 20-Year Timeframe.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted RefleXion Breakthrough Device Designation for its biology-guided radiotherapy* (BgRT) for use in treating lung tumors. The breakthrough potential of BgRT lies in its ability to detect and then immediately treat moving tumors. It is the first and only technology to use injected radiotracers to produce active signals, called emissions, from each tumor to guide treatment delivery.
Centre de Cancérologie de la Porte de Saint-Cloud is to become the first in France to offer ZAP-X Gyroscopic Radiosurgery.
Accuray Incorporated announced that a study published in Frontiers in Oncology found early-stage breast cancer patients could experience significant improvements in survival if treated with accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) delivered using the Accuray CyberKnife robotic radiotherapy platform.
Findings Show Median Overall Survival Of 26 Months for Patients Receiving Ablative Doses with MRIdian MRI-Guided Radiation Therapy.
The new Institute of Advanced Radiosurgery at the Viamed Virgen de la Paloma Hospital in Madrid to soon offer the next generation of stereotactic radiosurgery.
ZAP is extremely proud to sponsor the 2021 Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) meeting, Oct 16-20, in Austin, TX.
Stop by booth #1749 to experience ZAP-X in Augmented Reality - and see for yourself how ZAP is boldly going where no SRS system has gone before.
See how the vault-free, cobalt-free ZAP-X® Gyroscopic Radiosurgery® platform delivers an exceptionally sharp dose gradient with remarkably low dose to the cochlea and healthy brain.
New suite of workflow and clinical features to be highlighted at upcoming ASTRO 2021 conference.
Trigeminal neuralgia is often considered the most demanding of all SRS procedures. Combined with rapid planning and delivery times, see how the ZAP-X delivers an exceptionally sharp dose gradient with a remarkably low dose to the brainstem.
Story by Bob Shepard
They are calling it radiation oncology’s contribution to personalized medicine. Adaptive radiation — called by some the holy grail of radiation therapy — has come to the University of Alabama at Birmingham O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center in the form of the newest radiation delivering tool, a linear accelerator system called Ethos from Varian.
Dr. Alexander Muacevic and the European Radiosurgery Center Munich had a productive first week of clinical SRS treatments. 2 meningiomas, 2 acoustic neuromas, and a multiple brain mets patient in the first 2 days. Remarkable!
Study to Explore Clinical Benefits of Precise, High Dose Radiation Therapy Enabled by MRIdian's MR-guidance Combined with Daily On-table Adaptation in Pancreatic Cancer.
With continuing pressure from the IAEA to abolish the use of radioactive sources, the cobalt-free ZAP-X at the Swiss Neuro Radiosurgery Center (SNRC) has ensured the long-term viability of their SRS investment. SNRC initiated first patient treatments on June 16, 2021.
Considered among the most accomplished radiosurgery providers in the world, neurosurgeon Alex Muacevic and the European CyberKnife Center in Munich recently commenced installation of its ZAP-X Gyroscopic Radiosurgery platform.
With regional recurrence rates post-SRS ranging from 67% to 76%, minimal mean whole brain dose is a critical enabler for future potential radiosurgical re-treatment. A recent multiple mets ZAP-X study demonstrated exceptionally low mean whole brain dose and 100% target coverage using 0 mm PTV margins - not to mention, remarkably rapid planning and delivery times.
UPMC Hillman Cancer Center will be the first cancer center in the eastern United States, and one of just a handful in the country, to offer the most advanced radiotherapy system for treating patients.
The RefleXion™X1 is the world’s first biology-guided radiotherapy (BgRT) machine that’s expected to improve treatment and expand options for patients with metastatic disease, where few treatments are currently available.
Elekta received FDA clearance for a new linear accelerator called Elekta Harmony. Elekta Harmony is built for productivity, versatility and precision and features the new FastTrack workflow experience.