Louisville CyberKnife Commemorates 20 Years of CyberKnife Technology

Louisville CyberKnife is proud to celebrate the 20th anniversary of CyberKnife® technology in 2014. Dr. John Adler developed the original prototype in 1994 at Stanford with the goal of treating tumors throughout the body with radiosurgery, a treatment that at the time was restricted to head and neck tumors.

Officially approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2001, the technology has been adopted globally for the treatment of benign and malignant tumors in the head, neck and body. CyberKnife manufacturer, Accuray, reports that the system has been used in 40 countries to treat more than half a million patients to date.

Over the last two decades, CyberKnife treatment has evolved with expanded applications and the availability of long-term patient results to further demonstrate its efficacy. Most recently the American Society for Radiation Oncology endorsed CyberKnife as a first line treatment option for prostate cancer.

Since opening in 2012, Louisville CyberKnife has been a proud provider of CyberKnife treatment. Our team has treated more than 400 patients. Lung tumors, brain tumors and prostate cancer are among our center’s most frequently treated diseases. Contact us here for more information.

This is not intended as medical advice to replace the expertise and judgment of your health care team. It is intended to help you and your family make informed decisions, together with your doctor.