2004 Press Releases

Hi-Art System Heads to Belgium November 18, 2004 - Residents of Brussels and the surrounding region will soon be able to access locally the world's most advanced cancer treatment system. The AZ-VUB (Academisch Ziekenhuis Van de Vrije Universiteit Brussel), one of Belgium's leading university hospitals, is planning to install the TomoTherapy Hi-Art System® in the first quarter of 2005. Read More »
Cancer Treatment Centers of America: Integrative Care with TomoTherapy November 10, 2004 - Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) is a network of cancer treatment hospitals and facilities that use an 'Integrative Care' model to fight cancer on multiple fronts. CTCA combines medical, nutritional, physical, psychological and spiritual care to provide patients with every possible chance to fight cancer and win. Read More »
Technology and Innovation at City of Hope September 30, 2004 - City of Hope Cancer Center, near Los Angeles, CA, is one of the world's leading research and treatment centers for oncology, and a pioneer in the field of bone marrow transplantation. City of Hope treats over 200 patients per year with total body irradiation in preparation for bone marrow transplantation, which is one of the reasons Jeffrey Wong, MD, chair, Division of Radiation Oncology, became interested in TomoTherapy. 'Helical TomoTherapy is unique since it has the potential to deliver conformal radiation to large and complex targets, such as the entire bone marrow compartment,' notes Dr. Wong. City of Hope, a TomoTherapy Center of Excellence and one of 40 NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, plan to begin treating patients in late October 2004. Read More »
Full Circle: TomoTherapy at St. Agnes HealthCare September 17, 2004 - On July 8, 2004, the Cancer Center at St. Agnes HealthCare began treating patients using the TomoTherapy Hi-Art System. This new installation is the first TomoTherapy system to arrive in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern part of the United States. Read More »
TomoTherapy Appoints John McDonough to its Board of Directors September 9, 2004 - McDonough currently is co-founder and chair of McDonough Medical Products Corporation, one of the world's largest independent suppliers of x-ray tubes and medical and dental imaging equipment to diagnostic clinics, hospitals and dentists. Read More »
Opening Doors at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center Orlando August 18, 2004 - The mission at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center Orlando is to 'use every available resource to defeat cancer.' Part of Orlando Regional Healthcare, M. D. Anderson - Orlando is affiliated with The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, which has been ranked as one of the top two cancer hospitals in the United States for the past 14 years by U.S. News & World report. In 2003, M. D. Anderson - Orlando opened a new 10-story comprehensive multidisciplinary cancer center. And the TomoTherapy Hi-Art System has been a part of it all. Read More »
Accuray Launches World's First Dynamic Radiosurgery System for Lung, Liver, Kidney and Pancreatic Tumors Sunnyvale, California, July 19, 2004 - Accuray Incorporated announced today the release of Synchrony, a new enhancement to the CyberKnife Stereotactic Radiosurgery System. Synchrony is the first technology in the world capable of delivering dynamic radiosurgery to targets that move with respiration, such as lung, liver, kidney and pancreatic tumors. The Synchrony Respiratory Tracking System has been a much-anticipated enhancement that enables real-time dynamic tracking and delivery of a highly precise dose of radiation to targets that move with respiration. Read More »
Rapid City Regional Hospital: Improving Cancer Treatment for Native Americans with TomoTherapy June 30, 2004 - In 2002, the National Institute of Health (NIH) awarded Rapid City Regional Hospital a five-year, multi-million dollar grant to investigate ways to improve cancer care for Native Americans. The focus of the grant is to study barriers to cancer treatment, and to provide state-of-the-art radiation therapies for common cancers. RCRH chose TomoTherapy as one of the cornerstones of their research program. Read More »