Cyberknife News

Cyberknife used to treat rare condition in pediatric patient

Kendall Kemm, a pediatric stroke patient with arteriovenous malformation (AVM), a rare blood defect, is being treated at Stanford. Grateful for the care she received at Stanford and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Kendall formed Kendall’s Crusade, a nonprofit orgranization aimed to provide financial assistance to families affect by AVM.

Stanford celebrates 20th anniversary of the Cyberknife

Just about 30 years ago, Stanford neurosurgeon John Adler, MD, traveled to the Karolinksa Institute in Sweden, home to Lars Leksell, MD, and a device Leksell had invented called the Gamma Knife. Leksell had long been a visionary figure in neurosurgery, and Adler – inspired by the device that enables non-invasive brain surgery – began to imagine a next step, driven by the addition of computer technology.

CyberKnife: From promising technique to proven tumor treatment

Twenty-five years ago, neurosurgeon John Adler, MD, conceived of the idea to invent a system combining computer imaging and robotic motion to treat the most difficult cancers in the brain, lung and spine. Last week, Stanford Cancer Center treated its 5,000th patient with this frameless robotic radiosurgery system, known as the CyberKnife.

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