(Livingston, NJ) Saint Barnabas Medical Center Department of Radiation Oncology has broken ground on a new CyberKnife System. CyberKnife is the world's first and only robotic radiosurgery system designed to treat tumors throughout the body non-invasively. "CyberKnife will complement the extensive array of sophisticated radiotherapy equipment available at Saint Barnabas and will expand our ability to treat patients who have inoperable or surgically complex tumors," states Alison Grann, MD, Chairman, Radiation Oncology. CyberKnife is designed to deliver radiation to tumors anywhere in the body, including the brain, spine, lung, prostate, liver, pancreas in addition to other areas.
Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, N.J., has been a pioneer and leader in Radiation Oncology in northeastern New Jersey since 1968. Since that time, there has been a steady increase in the application of new technologies in the treatment of cancer. Of course, technology is only part of what a patient is looking for when choosing a radiation treatment center. "We take care of both the technical side and the patient as a whole. We recognize that every patient is an individual with very specific needs and concerns. We listen to our patients, individualize treatment to fit their needs and work to make things as easy as possible for them," remarked Dr. Grann.
CybeKnife is expected to open in Fall of 2015. For more information of for an appointment, call 973-322-5630.