Louisville CyberKnife Opens, Unveils CyberKnife Technology

Louisville CyberKnifeopened in October 2012 at the James Graham Brown Cancer Center and offers patients throughout Kentuckiana treatment with the CyberKnife®robotic radiosurgery system.

In preparation of launching Louisville’s first and only CyberKnife program, the center hosted an Open House to unveil the new CyberKnife technology now offered in partnership with the James Graham Brown Cancer Center.

Mayor Greg Fischer and Congressman John Yarmuth (KY-3) were in attendance for the official ribbon cutting for the new facility, which established the first CyberKnife center in Louisville and the second statewide. Louisville CyberKnife medical director Dr. Shiao Woo presented a live demonstration of the technology and spoke to attendees about benefits of CyberKnife treatment.

CyberKnife treats patients with a procedure called stereotactic radiosurgery, a noninvasive method of treating tumors and other medical conditions with very precise, high-dose radiation delivered in five or fewer treatments. During treatment, patients lie on a table while the machine rotates around them, aiming radiation beams directly at the site of a tumor.

The accuracy of CyberKnife allows physicians to treat difficult-to-reach tumors that may have been impossible to treat in the past. The technology has the ability to “shape” the radiation beams it delivers to match the three-dimensional shape of a patient’s tumor, helping protect nearby healthy tissue and critical organs during treatment.

Patients are currently being accepted for consultations. Call 855-737-8200 or fill out our online contact form today to find out if you or a loved one may be a candidate for CyberKnife treatment.

Pictured from left to right in the photo: Louisville businessman Steve Bass, Louisville CyberKnifemedical director Dr. Shiao Woo and Congressman John Yarmuth (KY-3) cutting the ribbon at the unveiling of Louisville CyberKnife.