Accuray announced that the first patients in India have been treated using CyberKnife radiosurgery. The CyberKnife System, which is located at the Apollo Specialty Cancer Hospital in Chennai, India, treated six patients in its first week of operation, with eight more patients in the treatment planning process being readied for treatment.
Prathap C. Reddy, M.D., executive chairman, Apollo Hospitals Group said, Our new CyberKnife System allows us to deliver highly precise radiosurgical treatments to patients with tumors throughout the body. We are very glad to have begun treating patients and look forward to witnessing the benefits that the System offers, including real-time tracking of tumors that move with respiration.
Eric P. Lindquist, senior vice president and chief marketing officer at Accuray said, Since India is the second most populous nation in the world, we are excited that CyberKnife radiosurgery is now an option for its population and that the first patients have received treatment. We believe this is just the first step in the opening of a large market for the CyberKnife System, as illustrated by the momentum within this System's first week of use.