Cyber Knife Cancer Treatment On Display

ECUs Leo Jenkin's Cancer Center has a new weapon that's expected to cut down on visits for radiation treatments and perform robotic cancer surgery without a knife.

The Cyber Knife was on display in an open house Friday at the school in Greenville.

Doctor's say the new robotic arm will allow patients to have a walk in and walk out where as before you could have as many as 45 visits.

Jenkin's center physician Ron Allison says the Cyber Knife will allow patients to have a surgical like procedure without having to under go the surgery, anesthesia and recovery process. "The Cyber Knife is a new option that gives a higher dose to the tumor and lower dose to the normal tissues so for many patients the Cyber Knife represents a better treatment option."

The Jenkins Cancer Center has been open for about 30 days and officials say they've seen about 5 patients a day who have used the Cyber Knife.


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  • by hmmmmm Location: ? on Apr 3, 2009 at 07:51 PM
    Now if they can get more than one person trained to use it.
  • by ~ALPHA female~ Location: O84P on Apr 3, 2009 at 07:30 PM
    Cyber Knife?.. Robotic cancer surgery? ... No anesthesia? He!! no ... humans have upgraded or down-graded to the same level as lab rats and monkeys. ..Next women will be sending off for "deliver your own baby kits" through UPS
  • by mls Location: Greenville on Apr 3, 2009 at 04:43 PM
    They had an open house Friday and this news is being posted @ 7:26pm. I don't think I'll be making the open house. It would be nice if they could broadcast this to the public in advance.
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