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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Advancing Radiation Therapy at Penn Medicine: CyberKnife® at Pennsylvania Hospital

CyberKnife® at Pennsylvania Hospital is a minimally invasive radiation treatment that provides patients with an alternative to surgery for treating cancerous and noncancerous tumors. CyberKnife’s frameless radiosurgery system, lightweight linear accelerator and robotic arm allow it to treat tumors and lesions from a variety of angles in hard-to-reach locations. It can also be used on lesions that have previously undergone radiation therapy.

Penn Radiation Oncology provides patients with every form of advanced radiation therapy to treat cancer, including Gamma Knife®, proton therapy and now CyberKnife. Patients can be evaluated for CyberKnife at Penn Radiation Oncology Network centers throughout the Philadelphia region.

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