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CyberKnife

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The CyberKnife Center at the Korea Cancer Center Hospital is the first organization in Korea to implement the CyberKnife treatment method. The center achieved 3,000 clinical treatment cases in 2014. Since February 2013, the hospital has been operating the latest units of CyberKnife Unit No. 2 ver 9.5.

The hospital has managed to achieve the world's first body tumor treatments such as liver cancer, lung cancer and pancreatic cancer and is continuing to submit numerous articles of brain tumor, and spine/spinal cord tumor to renowned international journals (SCI) achieving high academic performance and world-class treatment capabilities.

The center is operating an International Education Center to contribute to the spread of CyberKnife utilized radiosurgery in countries including China, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam and more. Through such efforts, the center has treated patients from 12 different countries in the past decade.

The CyberKnife Center of the Korea Cancer Center Hospital will help patients to escape from the fear of cancer with its cancer surgery know-how and the latest equipment.

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What is CyberKnife?
It is a surgical method that utilizes radiation instead of a surgical scalpel. Advanced robotic arm shoots out hundreds of thin radiation rays to a tumor from various directions to destroy the tumor cell. It is the latest advancedtechnology treatment method which minimizes damage to normal tissues while maximizing cancer treatment.
What are the benefits of CyberKnife?
The method minimizes damage to normal tissues and effectively destroys tumor cells. In addition, the CyberKnife treatment method is safer compared to conventional surgical methods and entails far fewer complications allowing the patient to benefit from not having to be hospitalized for treatment.
What are the conditions treated by CyberKnife?
Not only that the method is capable of safely treating tumors in the liver, pancreas, prostate and spine, it is also capable of treating brain cancer and cerebrovascular diseases.
What are the conditions treated by CyberKnife?
Not only that the method is capable of safely treating tumors in the liver, pancreas, prostate and spine, it is also capable of treating brain cancer and cerebrovascular diseases.
What is the treatment procedure using CyberKnife?
Visit Korea Cancer Center Hospital→Decide on CyberKnife treatment through consulting with a doctor→Development of patient-specific treatment plan through CT and MRI scanning→1 to 5 sessions of CyberKnife treatment
Introduction of the Second Cyberknife
The second cyberknife of our hospital, introduced in March 2013, is the Cyberknife version 9.5, which is the latest version of the equipment in Korea. Korea Cancer Center Hospital is the only hospital in Korea with this equipment, and only 3 of these machines are being operated throughout the world (as of 2013).

The Cyberknife version 9.5 has the following advantages over the pre-existing version.

First, the treatment time has been shortened so completion of treatment is possible in half the time of the pre-existing cyberknife.

Second, when treating tumors in the organs that are influenced by respiration, such as the liver or lung, the robot arm tracks the change in location of the tumor due to respiration to irradiate the tumor, ensuring more precise treatment.

Third, when treating tumors that are not influenced by respiration, insertion of gold pins as was required in previous machines is no longer necessary, allowing more comfortable treatment for the patient.