Community Medical Center announced that the most sophisticated technology in cancer treatment, the CyberKnife, is now available at the J. Phillip Citta Regional Cancer Center. Community Medical Center is the only hospital in Ocean County to offer this cutting edge technology.
CyberKnife treats patients through a procedure called stereotactic radiosurgery, a noninvasive method of treating tumors and other medical conditions with very precise, high-dose radiation. During treatment, patients lie on a table while the CyberKnife’s robotic arm moves around them, aiming radiation beams directly at the tumor and minimizing damage to surrounding healthy tissue. CyberKnife involves no cutting and no anesthesia, and it requires no recovery time or overnight hospital stay.
“While the name may invoke images of knives and scalpels, CyberKnife is actually a non-surgical treatment option that does not require incisions,” said Dr. David D’Ambrosio, radiation oncologist and medical director of the CyberKnife program at the J. Phillip Citta Regional Cancer Center. This new technology can give hope to patients with inoperable or surgically complex tumors, as well as those seeking an alternative to conventional cancer surgery.”
Community Medical Center’s commitment to technology also includes the recent addition of Rapid Arc radiotherapy which provides radiation therapy treatments up to eight times faster than traditional linear accelerators, increased precision and greater patient comfort.
The addition of the CyberKnife to our cancer program further demonstrates our commitment to provide patients throughout the region with the highest quality care,” said Stephanie L. Bloom, FACHE, Executive Director, Community Medical Center. “Our highly experienced physicians, nurses and staff have long been recognized for the care they provide. The combination of this medical expertise and new technology is a winning partnership that raises the standard of cancer care for Ocean County.”
The J. Phillip Citta Regional Cancer Center offers a comprehensive approach to cancer care and a full range of treatment modalities and support services, including Medical Oncology, Surgical Oncology, including robotic surgery, Radiation Oncology, an Infusion Program and complementary and holistic services. The Center has been accredited by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons as a “Community Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Program” since 1986.
As a member of the Penn Cancer Network, patients choosing Community Medical Center for care have access to national clinical research trials, access to innovative therapies and treatment options including Proton Therapy and Immunotherapy; and an integrated approach to cancer care through the collaboration of Community Medical Center physicians and specialists from Penn's Abramson Cancer Center.
For more information, call (732) 557-3120.
July 15, 2011
CONTACT: Jean Flaherty
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