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NHS purchases CK
radsrus
Posted: Monday, February 08, 2010 5:52 AM
Joined: 10/10/2008
Posts: 4435


NHS To Acquire First CyberKnife System Later This Year. The UK's Daily Mail (2/7, Freeman) reported, "It's the latest, very expensive and most advanced form of radiotherapy and its name is suitably impressive: the CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System." At present, "there are...only two CyberKnife machines in the UK," but the "first NHS machine should be available to treat patients later this year at London's Mount Vernon Hospital. " Dr. Bill Bice, employed at a clinic that has already put the system to use, "claims that the CyberKnife can treat cancers that were previously thought unsuitable for radiotherapy... and even some lung cancers."

 

Clinton A. Medbery, III, M.D.
St. Anthony Hospital Cyberknife Center
(405) 272-7311
buddy@swrads.org

Mail to:
Clinton A. Medbery, III, M.D.
Southwest Radiation Oncology
1011 N. Dewey Ave. #101
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

 


pbp214
Posted: Monday, February 08, 2010 8:05 AM
Joined: 10/10/2008
Posts: 193


all I have to say.... about time! :)

 

thanks Dr. Medbery for sharing this very important info!  Will be terrific for our friends in the UK!

 

Phyl



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1cm Acoustic Neuroma treated by CK at Beth Isreal Deaconess, Boston, MA 1st week of  April 2006


Dr. J
Posted: Tuesday, February 09, 2010 4:30 AM
Joined: 10/11/2008
Posts: 1070


Well that will surely mean fewer British accents around our department this season!

 

Jerome J. Spunberg, M.D., FACR, FACRO
CyberKnife Center of Palm Beach
jspunberg@radiationoncologyinstitute.com
(561) 799-2828

 

Radiation Oncology Institute
10335 N. Military Trail, Suite C
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
(561) 624-1717


pbp214
Posted: Tuesday, February 09, 2010 5:26 AM
Joined: 10/10/2008
Posts: 193


well, Dr J... if you starting missing the Brit accent, lemme know. I'll ship my bloke to you....

 

Phyl



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1cm Acoustic Neuroma treated by CK at Beth Isreal Deaconess, Boston, MA 1st week of  April 2006


Dr. J
Posted: Wednesday, February 10, 2010 3:56 AM
Joined: 10/11/2008
Posts: 1070


Nothing sounds quite as good as a crisp British accent! Adds some culture to our community.

 

Jerome J. Spunberg, M.D., FACR, FACRO
CyberKnife Center of Palm Beach
jspunberg@radiationoncologyinstitute.com
(561) 799-2828

 

Radiation Oncology Institute
10335 N. Military Trail, Suite C
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
(561) 624-1717


kit
Posted: Thursday, March 11, 2010 9:04 AM
Joined: 3/11/2010
Posts: 2




kit
kit
Posted: Thursday, March 11, 2010 9:11 AM
Joined: 3/11/2010
Posts: 2


My dad, 87, has what his oncologist thinks is melanoma. He has a 4cm peripheral lung tumor. Two FNA lung biopsies were inconclusive, but melanoma-related markers seem to be there. PET scan shows hot spots at 2 lymph nodes and possibly one in bowel area. he has CHF and is not a candidate for open surgery and the related anesthesia. Could Cyberknife help him via non-invasive tumor destruction?
kit
radsrus
Posted: Thursday, March 11, 2010 12:04 PM
Joined: 10/10/2008
Posts: 4435


Yes, it would probably be pretty good for this. We have treated much larger melanomas successfully. The lymph nodes could also be treated if they are a problem. The bowel thing may not be tumor. We frequently see false positive PET scans in the bowel.

 

Clinton A. Medbery, III, M.D.
St. Anthony Hospital Cyberknife Center
(405) 272-7311
buddy@swrads.org

Mail to:
Clinton A. Medbery, III, M.D.
Southwest Radiation Oncology
1011 N. Dewey Ave. #101
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

 


Lemongrove
Posted: Tuesday, November 02, 2010 4:35 PM
Joined: 11/2/2010
Posts: 4


It's true that we now have Cyberknife within the NHS (Mount Vernon Hospital). Prior to this, we just had two within the private health sector. You may also be interested to learn that the NHS will obtain two more next year (at the Royal Marsden and St. James Hospital). The problem we have though, is that three out of four Primary Care Trusts are refusing patient funding for Cyberknife treatment. This is because the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (the body responsible for deciding what treatment the NHS will fund ), have yet to produce their recommendations. So we may have three very expensive Cyberknife machines standing idle - disgusting isn't it?

NGP4H
Daniel davus
Posted: Tuesday, November 09, 2010 8:48 AM
Joined: 11/9/2010
Posts: 3


I am a newbie here and just wanna say Hi to everyone. I am Daniel from Pennsylvania, US.



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radsrus
Posted: Tuesday, November 09, 2010 10:31 AM
Joined: 10/10/2008
Posts: 4435


Howdy, Podnuh (Buddy from Oklahoma City)

 

Clinton A. Medbery, III, M.D.
St. Anthony Hospital Cyberknife Center
(405) 272-7311
buddy@swrads.org

Mail to:
Clinton A. Medbery, III, M.D.
Southwest Radiation Oncology
1011 N. Dewey Ave. #101
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

 


Dr. J
Posted: Wednesday, November 10, 2010 3:57 AM
Joined: 10/11/2008
Posts: 1070


Welcome! (Jerry from Palm Beach)

 

Jerome J. Spunberg, M.D., FACR, FACRO
CyberKnife Center of Palm Beach
jspunberg@radiationoncologyinstitute.com
(561) 799-2828

 

Radiation Oncology Institute
10335 N. Military Trail, Suite C
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
(561) 624-1717


 

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