Healthcare Industry News: Proton Therapy
News Release - May 11, 2017
New Data Reinforce Benefits of TomoTherapy(R) Platform for Mainstream Radiation Therapy Treatment IndicationsMultiple Studies Presented at ESTRO 36 Demonstrate System Improves Tumor Control withReduced Toxicities
SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 11, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Accuray Incorporated (NASDAQ: ARAY) announced today that studies continue to demonstrate the unmatched flexibility of the cutting-edge TomoTherapy® System to treat, with precision and efficiency, a wide variety of indications of all complexities. More than 50 studies were presented during poster and oral sessions at the 36th Annual European Society for Radiotherapy & Oncology (ESTRO) Meeting in Vienna, Austria, May 5 - 9, 2017.
Study highlights include:
- A study evaluated hypofractionated intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) using TomoHelical™ in 121 postmastectomy patients with implant-based immediate breast reconstruction (IBR). Results demonstrated the TomoTherapy Treatment Planning System produced high-quality treatment plans providing optimal coverage of both the chest wall and supraclavicular region and sparing of all organs at risk. An additional analysis showed that the superior dosimetric outcomes provided treatment benefits. The side effect profile following treatment was favorable, with no patient experiencing greater than grade 2 acute toxicity. Rates of toxicity remained low in 85 patients with a median follow-up of 14.2 months. Clinicians at the European Institute of Oncology in Milan, Italy, conducted these two studies.
- A study of 68 patients with medically inoperable lung tumors found that image-guided stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) delivered using TomoHelical provides an effective treatment option with minimal toxicity. The study was conducted at three Italian hospitals.
- A retrospective study evaluated the safety and efficacy of preoperative TomoHelical in combination with chemotherapy in patients with locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC). The three-year local control rate was 96.9% and treatment was well-tolerated. Clinicians at two Swiss hospitals conducted the research, which included the largest of this patient population to date.
- Toxicity and survival outcomes were reported for patients with high-risk prostate cancer enrolled in a phase 1-2 study evaluating hypofractionated TomoTherapy® and routine irradiation of pelvic lymph nodes. Five- and seven-year biochemical relapse-free survival (bRFS) was 87% and 80%, respectively; cancer-specific survival was 98% and 96%. Treatment was well-tolerated. Clinicians at the San Raffaele Scientific Institute in Milano, Italy conducted the study.
- Researchers at three European centers assessed the feasibility of boosting radiation dose to the dominant intraprostatic lesion (DIL) using the TomoTherapy System and found it to be a viable treatment option. Additionally, based on a dosimetric comparison of treatment plans, the system performed better than volumetric modulated arc radiotherapy (VMAT) in terms of achievable boost doses, target coverage and organ at risk sparing, and was similar in several aspects to intensity-modulated Proton Therapy (IMPT).
Accuray Incorporated (NASDAQ: ARAY) is a radiation oncology company that develops, manufactures, and sells precise, innovative tumor treatment solutions that set the standard of care with the aim of helping patients live longer, better lives. The company's leading-edge technologies deliver the full range of radiation therapy and radiosurgery treatments. For more information, please visit www.accuray.com.
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