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Hope for Patients with Prostate Cancer

 

Those diagnosed with any type of cancer are faced with many questions and looking for hope. That’s why AL Gold, named his best race horse Cyberknife, after the prostate cancer treatment he received. Diagnosed with prostate cancer at age 65, Al Gold asked himself the questions many people faced with a cancer diagnosis ask. What […]

 

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Philadelphia CyberKnife Welcomes Anthony Ricco, M.D.

 

Philadelphia CyberKnife announced that board-certified radiation oncologist Anthony Ricco, M.D. has joined their cancer care treatment team. Dr. Ricco, a native of the greater Philadelphia area, graduated with a Bachelor of Science with Distinction from The Pennsylvania State University in State College, Pennsylvania, and received his medical doctorate from Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas […]

 

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First Center Awarded Distinction in Stereotactic Radiotherapy Accreditation

 

Philadelphia CyberKnife Receives Accreditation for SRS/SBRT Clinical Practice and Physics Quality Assurance The Radiosurgery Society (RSS), a non-profit medical society dedicated to advancing the science and clinical practice of radiosurgery, and the American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO), the professional society for the practice of radiation oncology, today announced that the first center – Philadelphia CyberKnife […]

 

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Cancer Screen Week 2021

 

In 2021, more than 1.9 million Americans were expected to be diagnosed with cancer – and early detection remains our best bet for treatment.1  In honor of  Cancer Screen Week, view the Cancer Screening Factsheet to discover which common cancers can be potentially diagnosed early through preventive screening and learn when you should consider talking with your […]

 

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Comparing CyberKnife and Proton Therapy

 

Radiation therapy can be classified according to the types of radiation particles or waves that are used to deliver the treatment.  The three major types of radiation therapy are photons, electrons, or protons.  While all three types have similar effects on tumor tissue and damage cancer cells, photons and electrons are the most readily available, […]

 

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Radiation Oncologists from China Visit Philadelphia Cyberknife to Observe Multidisciplinary Cancer Care Program

 

Philadelphia CyberKnife was recently selected as a reference site for a team of radiation oncologists visiting from Wenjiang District People’s Hospital in Chengdu, China. Philadelphia CyberKnife was chosen for the visit because it is a center known for its dedication to research and training.  The entire team at Philadelphia CyberKnife is committed to conducting research that […]

 

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CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery Offers Equal Success Rates, Shorter Treatment Times Compared to Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)

 

Crozer-Keystone Health System recently issued a press release about a new study that has found that the CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System is able to offer prostate cancer patients success rates equal to intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), with shorter treatment duration and lower total cost.  A team of Crozer-Keystone oncology specialists based out of Delaware […]

 

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Prostate Cancer Choice

 

 

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The Importance of Getting a Second Opinion

 

A recent article from CancerConnect.com, a patient-focused cancer website, suggests that if you have been diagnosed with cancer, seeking a second opinion will allow you to learn more about your cancer type and make truly informed decisions about treatment.  The article recommends that all cancer patients should consider seeing at least one additional expert after […]

 

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ASTRO Updates Clinical Guidance on Accelerated Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer

 

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), the premier radiation oncology society in the world, recently updated their guidelines for accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) in the treatment of patients with early-stage breast cancer.  APBI is a breast radiation therapy in which focused radiation is delivered specifically to the part of the breast where the […]

 

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