HealthCare Global Enterprises Ltd, The Specialist in Cancer Care, today organized a press conference on Robotic Whole Body Stereotactic Radio Surgery, (Cyberknife) and its benefits in the treatment of cancer.
HCG is one of the few hospitals in the world to treat more than 1000 patients with Cyberknife. Cancer patients have benefitted immensely, with this technology with better medical outcomes and quality of life.
Professor Ramesh S Bilimaga, Senior Consultant, Radiation Oncology & Medical Director, HCG, said, “The incidence of cancer is on the rise.With the advancements in technology, cancer treatment has become more precise. Robotic Whole Body Stereotactic Radio Surgery has revolutionized cancer treatment. The areas which were supposed to inoperable can be treated with Cyberknife. We are now able to target the disease with larger doses of radiation. Cyberknife tracks the organ motion in real time and directs radiation with sub millimeter precision at the tumor tissue. This is typically applicable in Brain Tumors, Prostate Cancer, Spine, Lungs, and Liver…etc where we effectively treat with better clinical outcomes and quality of life. Because of the high doses of radiation per sitting (Hypo Fractionation), in some cases the entire process of treatment can be completed in 8 to 10 days as opposed to 7 to 8 weeks with conventional treatments.”
He further adds, “We have patients who travel from various parts of Northern India and Lucknow. With increased awareness now we are seeing a trend where 60% of the cancers are diagnosed early.”
It is the world’s first non-invasive whole body robotic radiosurgery. CyberKnife offers patients new hope for the treatment of tumours and lesions, including ones that previously have been diagnosed as inoperable or untreatable with the existing technology. CyberKnife uses state-of-the-art real-time image guidance, similar to cruise missile technology, to precisely target tumours anywhere in the body with pinpoint accuracy and delivers high doses of radiation.
Advantages of CyberKnife:
Non-invasive and pain-less
Treats inoperable tumors
Significantly reduces treatment time
Automatic movement tracking
No need for invasive body or head frame
Higher radiation dose possible
Minimizes side effects