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  • February 24, 2015: Researchers Look to MRI and Biomarkers to Help Improve Detection of Aggressive Prostate Cancers

    Always get a second opinion from a first rate facility… TRUS (Trans-Rectal Ultra Sound) Prostate Biopsies typically miss 20%-30% of clinically significant cancers.

  • February 13, 2015: First comprehensive report on U.S. cancer care finds patient access threatened by growing demand, physician shortages, struggling small physician practices

    As a Non-Hospital Center of Excellence, Colorado CyberKnife helped pioneer affordable, cutting-edge compassionate cancer care with the State of Colorado in conjunction with the Affordable Care Act. We believe in best-in-class treatment coming first, and unlike most hospitals, we have …

  • February 9, 2015: Ten-year post-treatment analysis of German ARO 96-02 indicates patients with detectable PSA after radical prostatectomy should receive more aggressive radiation therapy treatment

    PDF of press release  Prostate cancer patients with detectable prostate specific antigen (PSA) following radical prostatectomy should receive earlier, more aggressive radiation therapy treatment, according to a study published in the February 1, 2015 issue of the International Journal of …

  • January 14, 2015: Radiation plus hormone therapy saves lives in prostate cancer

    Older men with prostate cancer may live longer if they receive a combination of radiation and hormone therapy, but many men do not get the right treatment, US researchers said this week. The dual therapy saved nearly 50 percent more …

  • October 10, 2014: Colorado CyberKnife is an In-Network contracted provider with United Healthcare Including SecureHorizons

    Colorado CyberKnife is an In-Network contracted provider with United Healthcare Including SecureHorizons. 1 in 3 seniors now have their Medicare benefits privately administered through the Medicare Advantage program. Secure Horizons is United HealthCare’s Medicare Advantage branded offering. United HealthCare is …

  • September 18, 2014: Radiation Risk Comparison Chart

    The following chart (click to enlarge) graphically displays doses of ionizing radiation including CT Scans, X-Rays, cell phones and more, comparing them to lethals dose of radiation as set forth by the EPA:

  • September 18, 2014: Studies Support Growing Use of the Accuray TomoTherapy® System for Breast Cancer to Improve Tumor Control with Reduced Toxicities

    Colorado CyberKnife is collocated with Colorado TomoTherapy, providing our patients with the most technologically advanced options in cancer treatment. Additional Data Demonstrate Accuray TomoTherapy and CyberKnife® Systems Provide Precise Dose Delivery and Tumor Management PRNewswire/ — Accuray Incorporated (ARAY) announced …

  • September 4, 2014: SBRT Prostate Carcinoma 7 Year Study Results

    CyberKnife consistently provided 95+% bDFS (Biochemical Disease Free Survival) on low risk and 89+% bDFS intermediate risk. Click Here to Download the Full Study Objectives: Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) takes advantage of the prostate’s low a/b ratio to deliver …

  • August 25, 2014: Free Acoustic Neuroma Webinar: Dealing with the New Normal

      On Tuesday, September 9th, we are pleased to offer our first ever patient driven webinar! This event will feature a patient panel presentation and discussion on the “new normal” for post-treatment acoustic neuroma patients.   Presented by: ANA Board …

  • August 15, 2014: MRI Cost Comparison

    Colorado CyberKnife can offer MRIs as low as $1,000 and many of our patients’ insurance will cover some to all of that amount. What is an MRI? MRI stand for Magnetic Resonance Imaging which is a technology that uses magnetic …

  • August 14, 2014: MRI Guided Prostate Biopsy

    Colorado CyberKnife is proud to announce the integration of best-in-class technologies UroNav and DynaCad (Advanced imaging for Prostate, Breast & Brain Cancer treatment) in our imaging facilities. We are the first center in Colorado to offer these life-saving technologies to our …

  • August 6, 2014: How to Get the Same Health Care at a Quarter of the Cost

    The prices for getting tested and treated are all over the map. To save on your medical bills, learn to shop smarter. You know that visiting doctors and hospitals outside your insurer’s network is pricey. What might surprise you is …

  • August 5, 2014: New Test for Prostate Cancer Detection

    Colorado CyberKnife is proud to have pioneered the integration of best-in-class 3d imaging technologies UroNav and DynaCad (Advanced imaging for Prostate, Breast & Brain Cancer treatment) in our imaging facilities. We are the first center in Colorado to offer these life-saving …

  • July 1, 2014: Initial Outcomes of Early-Stage Prostate Cancer Treated with SBRT from the RSSearch™ Patient Registry.

    Davis, J, D’Ambrosio DJ, Sharma, S, Chen, Q, Aygun, C, Perry D. Presented at the 2014 Radiosurgery Society Scientific Meeting, May 8, 2014, Minneapolis, MN. Initial reports of SBRT for the treatment of early-stage prostate cancer have been promising, with …

  • June 15, 2014: Sitting too long may increase your cancer risk

    This study found a correlation (and as we know, correlation does not imply causation) between an increase in sedentary behavior and the following cancers: colon cancer risk – up 8% endometrial cancer risk – up 10% lung cancer risk – …

  • April 21, 2014: 3-D mapping enhances accuracy of prostate biopsy

    Technique can reduce understaging, overtreatment of disease, study shows Denver—Three-dimensional mapping biopsy (3DMB) of the prostate provides a more accurate disease assessment and in doing so may allow more confident decision making when patients and their physicians are trying to …

  • April 16, 2014: Study: Prostate Cancer Tests Underestimate Aggressiveness of Disease

    A new study has found that prostate cancer tests underestimate the aggressiveness of the disease. The two most prolific prostate cancer tests are: 1) The digital (finger digit, that is) rectal examination (DRE) and 2) The prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood …

  • April 15, 2014: Blood Test Could Improve Prostate Cancer Screening

    A PSA test is a helpful blood test that often leads to more intensive prostate cancer screening, but an elevated level of PSA in the blood does not necessarily indicate cancer. Indeed, the average PSA level rises with age and …

  • April 12, 2014: Where Are We at With Breast Cancer in 2013?

    The global burden of breast cancer remains immense in 2013, with over 1.6 million new cases being diagnosed annually. This burden has been increasing at a rate of 3.1 percent per year, and while the majority of new cases are …

  • April 8, 2014: NCCN strengthens Prostate Cancer Treatment Guidelines advocating Robotic Image Guided SBRT

    The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®), a not-for-profit alliance of 23 of the world’s leading cancer centers devoted to patient care, research, and education, is dedicated to improving the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of cancer care so that patients can …

  • April 4, 2014: Abstract: 11C-Choline PET/CT as a guide to radiation treatment planning of lymph-node relapses in prostate cancer patients

    PURPOSE: To evaluate, in prostate cancer (PCa) patients the potential of 11C-choline PET/CT as a guide to helical tomotherapy (HTT) of lymph-node (LN) relapses with simultaneous integrated boost (SIB). The efficacy and feasibility of HTT in terms of acute toxicity were assessed. …

  • April 3, 2014: TGN Announcement: The Young Patients Committee (YPC) is looking for a new member.

    The YPC will assist the Board of Directors in fulfilling the mission of the Association by representing the interests of neuropathic facial pain patients under the age of 40. The Young Patients Committee will advise the Board and make recommendations …

  • March 31, 2014: US cases of invasive cancer drop slightly

    Rates of new cancer cases in the United States have fallen slightly in recent years, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Between 2009 and 2010, the rate of invasive cancer in the country …

  • March 31, 2014: Postmastectomy radiotherapy improves survival with one to three positive nodes

    Radiotherapy after mastectomy for women with one to three positive nodes significantly reduces the risk of recurrence and breast cancer mortality, researchers found in a meta-analysis. With follow-up of 20 years for breast cancer mortality, a review of 22 randomized …

  • March 31, 2014: Rebuttal to the Journal of Clinical Oncology’s claims of SBRT Complications

    by Brian Thorndyke, PhD | Head Physicist, Colorado CyberKnife Recently, the Journal of Clinical Oncology published a study citing potential genitourinary complications (urethritis, urinary incontinence, and/or obstruction) in prostate cancer patients treated with  SBRT (Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy) and IMRT (Intensity …

  • March 10, 2014: New ASTRO white paper provides guidance to achieving optimal quality and safety of high-dose-rate brachytherapy

    PDF of press release The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has issued a new white paper, “A review of safety, quality management, and practice guidelines for high-dose-rate brachytherapy,” that recommends specific guidance to follow in the delivery of high-dose-rate …

  • March 5, 2014: Press Release: Vicenza Hospital Becomes First European Facility to Purchase Its Second CyberKnife System

    Vicenza, the First Facility to Have Offered CyberKnife Radiosurgery in Europe, Increases its Capacity to Treat More Cancer Patients with the Installation of a Second System Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY), a global leader in the field of radiosurgery, announced today …

  • March 5, 2014: Cyberknife Cuts Cancer in Two Weeks

    Bill O’Donnell, Prostate Cancer Patient : “The CyberKnife doesn’t touch you. There’s no cutting, no bleeding. Matter of fact, after the fifth treatment, I went on to do my normal daily routine.” By Tasmin Mahfuz | Fri Feb 28th 2014 69-year-old …

  • February 19, 2014: Consensus guideline on margins for breast-conserving surgery with whole-breast irradiation

    ASTRO and SSO issue consensus guideline on margins for breast-conserving surgery with whole-breast irradiation Guideline focused on reducing ipsilateral breast tumor recurrence in stages I and II invasive breast cancer Embargoed until 4:00 p.m. ET, Monday, February 10, 2014 PDF …

  • February 19, 2014: Newly Recommended Questions Cancer Patients Should Ask

    Choosing Wisely®, an initiative of the ABIM Foundation, aims to promote conversations between physicians and patients by helping patients choose care that is: Supported by evidence Not duplicative of other tests or procedures already received Free from harm Truly necessary The …

  • February 5, 2014: External beam radiation therapy reduces risk of subsequent mastectomy in patients with invasive breast cancer

    Standard external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) provided a higher breast preservation rate than brachytherapy in women age 66 and older with invasive breast cancer, according to a study published in the February 1, 2014 print edition of the International Journal of …

  • February 5, 2014: New colon camera pill gets clearance from FDA

    Feb 03, 2014 7:47 AM EST Reuters Camera-in-a-pill maker Given Imaging said on Monday it received U.S. Food and Drug Administration clearance for a pill to provide visualization of the colon that has a global market of 3 million procedures …

  • February 5, 2014: NCCN® Endorses SBRT for Prostate Cancer Treatment

    The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®), a not-for-profit alliance of 23 of the world’s leading cancer centers devoted to patient care, research, and education, is dedicated to improving the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of cancer care so that patients can …

  • January 29, 2014: Meet our newest RSS Board Members

    As the field of SRS/SBRT continues to evolve, so must the diversity of our Board. The Radiosurgery Society® Board of Directors and Staff are pleased to welcome three new members to the board. Hale Basak Caglar, MD Dr. Caglar is …

  • January 23, 2014: WHITE PAPER – SRS for Non Small Cell Lung Cancer

    Introduction This white paper will focus on non-small cell lung carcinoma with sections one though six comprising a general review of lung cancer from the National Cancer Institute, more information can be found at cancer.gov. Section seven will provide a …

  • January 23, 2014: Melatonin Linked to Prostate Cancer Risk

    Currently the CyberKnife Radiosurgery System is most frequently used by itself for patients with early stage prostate cancer confined to the prostate or in combination with another therapy, such as external beam radiation for patients with disease that extends beyond …

  • January 23, 2014: The Tumor Radiobiology of SRS and SBRT: Are More Than the 5 Rs Involved?

    Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), also known as stereotactic ablative radiation therapy (SABR), are rapidly becoming accepted practice for the radiation therapy of certain tumors. Typically, SRS and SBRT involve the delivery of 1 or a …

  • January 23, 2014: 2014 SRS / SBRT Scientific Meeting

    Colorado CyberKnife is proud to attend the Radiosurgery Society’s 2014 SRS/SBRT Scientific Meeting in order  to collaborate with colleagues and industry leaders to discuss research findings, learn from challenging cases, and advance the standards of care for stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) …

  • January 13, 2014: A Joint Announcement from the RSS & The International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society

    As a member and supporter of the RadRadiosurgery Society (RSS) and International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society (ISRS), Colorado CyberKnife is dedicated to advancing radiosurgery as a method to safely treat all cancers of the body. The Radiosurgery Society® invites you to …

  • January 8, 2014: Accuray to Present at JP Morgan 32nd Annual Healthcare Conference

    SUNNYVALE, Calif., January 6, 2014 – Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY), announced today that its management is scheduled to present at the JP Morgan 32nd Annual Healthcare Conference in San Francisco on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. PST/7:00 p.m. …

  • January 8, 2014: International Radiation Oncology Conference Announcement

    Colorado CyberKnife is a proud member of ESTRO and shares their dedication to improve patients’ care in the multimodality treatment of cancer. Vincenzo Valentini President of ESTRO Chairperson of ESTRO 33 It is my privilege and great pleasure as President …

  • January 7, 2014: Cancer death rates continue to decline in 2014

    “the rate of cancer death has dropped from 215.1 per 100,000 in 1991 to 171.8 per 100,000 in 2010″ Jan 07, 2014 10:41 AM EST Loren Grush | FoxNews.com The start of the New Year has brought some good news …

  • January 3, 2014: Is lung cancer screening right for you?

    By Dr. Otis Brawley, CNN Contributor STORY HIGHLIGHTS 160,000 Americans die of lung cancer every year A new recommendation encourages screening of heavy current or former smokers The screening is not without hazards, however This week, the U.S. Preventive Service Task …

  • December 31, 2013: Latest SRS/SBRT Study Released: Brain and Liver Metastases Treatment

    As a Regional Center of Excellence, Colorado CyberKnife is a member of the Radiosurgery Society’s Patient Registry, dedicated to clinically study the safety and effectiveness of CyberKnife Radiosurgery Technology. The Radiosurgery Society® Announces Initial Results from Ongoing, Multi-Center SRS/SBRT Patient …

  • December 31, 2013: Millions at high risk for lung cancer should be screened yearly, panel says

    Barbara MantelNBC News Video: On Monday, a government panel released guidelines that could decrease the number of lung cancer deaths. NBC’s Dr. Nancy Snyderman reports. In a move that could affect millions of current and former smokers, a highly influential, independent …

  • December 18, 2013: Radiosurgery

    Radiosurgery: What is Radiosurgery? Colorado CyberKnife physicist Brian Thorndyke, PhD explains what CyberKnife Robotic Radio Surgery is, how it works, how it compares to surgery and brachytherapy, and whether or not CyberKnife might be your best cancer treatment option.Open this …

  • December 16, 2013: Colorado CyberKnife to Attend Annual Radiosurgery Congress

    An International Meeting Dedicated to Advanced Brain and Body Radiosurgery to be held in Toronto, Canada The scientific committee promises a high quality, informative congress that will keep us up to date with the newest information and trends in the …

  • December 11, 2013: Data Supports Growing Use of CyberKnife® SBRT for Prostate Cancer

    More than 100 Presentations at Leading Radiation Oncology Meeting Demonstrate High Value and Broad Utilization of Accuray’s Treatment Platforms Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY) announced today that studies presented at the 55th Annual American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Meeting in Atlanta, September …

  • December 9, 2013: QA: Quality and Safety Considerations in Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SRS/SBRT)

    Published by ASTRO. Authors: Timothy D. Solberg, PhD, James M. Balter, PhD, Stanley H. Benedict, PhD, Benedick A. Fraass, PhD, FASTRO, Brian Kavanagh, MD, Curtis Miyamoto, MD, Todd Pawlicki, PhD, Louis Potters, MD, FASTRO, and Yoshiya Yamada, MD This report …

  • October 7, 2013: Early stage of cancer curable though Robotic Radio-surgery ‘Cyberknife’

    From Web Edition KARACHI: Project Director CyberKnife Unit, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center (JPMC), Prof Tariq Mehmood, on Saturday informed that the early stage of cancer is curable though latest Robotic Radio-surgery Cyberknife and treatment of cancer is available in Karachi. …

  • October 7, 2013: Study indicates potential for longer survival after radiosurgery for brain metastases

    the median overall survival was 9.0 months for those treated with stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) alone, versus 3.9 months for those treated with whole-brain radiation therapy (WBRT) alone By: NEIL OSTERWEIL, Oncology Practice | ATLANTA – Patients with non–small cell lung cancer and …

  • September 30, 2013: ESPN Broadcaster Les Shapiro endorses Colorado CyberKnife for Prostate Cancer treatment.

    Listen to Denver broadcaster Les Shapiro’s endorsement of Colorado CyberKnife for Prostate Cancer treatment:

  • September 27, 2013: 5 questions to ask before surgery

    By Madeleine Stix, CNN Health Some surgical procedures require follow-up surgeries later on. The prospect of undergoing surgery can be unnerving, leaving you feeling overwhelmed and vulnerable. A million questions could be running through your head: What if something goes wrong? …

  • September 25, 2013: 340B Chemotherapy Drug Purchasing: How will this Impact Radiation Oncology?

    As a Non-Hospital Center of Excellence, Colorado CyberKnife has pioneered payment reform, focusing on compassionate, cutting edge cancer treatment in a lower-cost setting. Using the best technology today minus the exorbitant hospital billing racket. ACRO (American College of Radiation Oncology) …

  • September 24, 2013: External beam radiation therapy for early-stage breast cancer does not increase mortality risks due to cardiac conditions or secondary cancers

    PDF of press release and abstract Early-stage breast cancer patients who receive external beam therapy (XRT) are not at higher risk for serious long-term side effects in the chest area, including increase in deaths from cardiac disease and secondary malignancies, …

  • September 18, 2013: Hypofractionated External-Beam Radiotherapy for Prostate Cancer

    There is a growing body of compelling evidence supporting the safety and efficacy of abbreviated radiotherapy schedules for prostate cancer. Especially provocative are the recent reports of contemporary clinical trials that utilized the latest planning, imaging, and delivery techniques. Many …

  • September 13, 2013: Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer Safer Than Previously Thought

    No increase in cardiovascular risk seen after radiation therapy for DCIS By: SUSAN LONDON, Oncology Practice Women who receive radiation therapy as part of their treatment for very early breast cancer do not have an elevated risk of developing or …

  • September 10, 2013: Introduction to CyberKnife

    CyberKnife CyberKnife is the very latest in radiotherapy technology. The Royal Marsden is one of the first London NHS trusts to install the latest model of CyberKnife – it has been delivering the latest in stereotactic radiotherapy since July 2011. …

  • August 29, 2013: What is Hypofractionation?

    Radiation treatment in which the total dose of radiation is divided into large doses and treatments are given less than once a day. Also called hypofractionated radiation therapy.

  • August 29, 2013: What is Palliative Care?

    When a curative approach is not possible as a medical option or prognosis, palliative care or palliation can be offered by an oncologist or other cancer specialist to mitigate a patient’s suffering, extend their life, provide local control of their …

  • August 29, 2013: What is Curative Care?

    In Radiosurgery, a curative approach is intended to non-invasively and painlessly ablate or destroy a patient’s benign or malignant tumor or cancerous cells thereby producing results or clinical outcomes on par with or better than surgery. The term is often …

  • August 29, 2013: New Data Validates CyberKnife SBRT for Prostate Cancer Treatment

    Updated ASTRO Model Policy Endorses Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) for Prostate Cancer SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 21, 2013 – Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY), announced today the publication of study results involving hundreds of prostate cancer patients treated with the CyberKnife® …

  • March 28, 2013: Radiation Oncology

    Introduction to Radiation Oncology Board Certified Radiation Oncologist Dr. Alan J Katz describes the history of radiation oncology, and specifically how it’s used to treat prostate cancer. Open this video in YouTube Please visit www.ColoradoCyberKnife.com for more information. Colorado CyberKnife is a …

  • February 25, 2013: International RadioSurgical Society Scientific Meeting Announcement

    Colorado CyberKnife’s Medical Director, Board Certified Fellowship trained Radiation Oncologist, C. Kelley Simpson, MD. has just attended the Annual International RadioSurgical Society Scientific Meeting wherein he attended lectures presenting the latest case studies, literature, and evidence by Academic Thought Leaders …

  • February 19, 2013: What is Radiation Oncology and Radiosurgery?

    Colorado CyberKnife physicist Brian Thorndyke, PhD explains what CyberKnife Robotic Radio Surgery is, how it works, how it compares to surgery and brachytherapy, and whether or not CyberKnife might be your best cancer treatment option. Please visit www.ColoradoCyberKnife.com for more information. Colorado …

  • February 19, 2013: What is CyberKnife Robotic Radio Surgery?

    Colorado CyberKnife physicist Brian Thorndyke, PhD explains what CyberKnife Robotic Radio Surgery is, how it works, how it compares to surgery and brachytherapy, and whether or not CyberKnife might be your best cancer treatment option. Please visit www.ColoradoCyberKnife.com for more information. Colorado …

  • January 15, 2013: What is Ablation?

    In medicine, ablation is the same as removal of a part of biological tissue.