Team of Robotic Radiation Therapy Surgery with Cyberknife.
On October 20th and 21st Grupo IMO gave a theory-practice course on real-time Image-guided Robotic Radiation Therapy (Cyberknife). The training sessions integrated within the curricula of the International Master in Advanced Technological Applications in Oncology Radiation Therapy will be held in the conference room of the Radiation Therapy and Cyberknife Robotic Radiosurgery Centre in Madrid (Emilio Vargas, 16).
Some of the attendees were internationally-recognized specialists in real-time Image-guided Robotic Radiation Therapy with Cyberknife such as Dr Eric Lartigau (co-director and head of Radiation Therapy, Oscar Lambret Centre. Lille, France); Dr Pierre Yves Bondiau (Centre Antoine Lacassagne. Nice, France); Dr Pietro Gabriele (Institute of Cancer Research and Treatment. Turin, Italy); Dr Mischa Hoogeman (Radiophysicists of the department of Oncologic Radiation Therapy, Erasmus MC Daniel den Hoed Cancer Centre. Rotterdam, the Netherlands); Dr Humberto Fornezza (neurosurgeon of the department of Neurosurgery, San Bortolo Hospital. Vicenza, Italy); Cuauhtèmoc de la Peña (chairman of the Oncology radiation therapy association - ALATRO); On behalf of Spain: Dr José Samblás (Chairman of Grupo IMO); Dr Hugo Marsiglia (Medical Director of Grupo IMO); Prof Felipe A. Calvo (Head of the Oncology Department, H.G.U. Gregorio Marañón – Madrid, Prof of Radiation Therapy Oncology, Complutense University – Madrid and Scientific Director of Grupo IMO); Dr Ana Mañas (Radiation Therapy Oncologist. Head of the Radiation Therapy Oncology Unit of the University Hospital La Paz, Madrid); Dr Rafael García (Radiation Therapy Oncologist, Medical Coordinator and Head of the Radiation Therapy and robotic radiosurgery of Grupo IMO. Madrid), amongst others.
Real-time Image-Guided Robotic Radiation Therapy Surgery with Cyberknife is an accurate and painless non-invasive radiation treatment sometimes presented as an alternative to open surgery. Cyberknife generates multiple high-energy radiation beams from different points outside the body to converge in the organism’s target site. This cutting-edge technology is so accurate that it can treat small irregularly-shaped tumours and structures that could not be treated so far without damaging the adjacent healthy organs. Therefore the system allows treatment of tumours that until now were considered inoperable or impossible to treat with other radiation therapy systems, giving new hope to patients.