CyberKnifeCyberKnife is a robotic radiosurgery system designed to deliver non-surgical stereotactic radiation treatments with sharp accuracy to treat malignant and benign tumors in the brain, lungs, abdomen, prostate, head and neck, as well as previously radiated areas. It provides an outpatient, non-invasive breakthrough approach to cancer treatment for patients, including some with tumors that are considered inoperable.
How does it work?CyberKnife uses image-guided robotic technology to deliver extremely accurate, precisely targeted radiation to target and remove tumor cells. Pencil thin radiation beams are directed to reach small, complex tumors, while sparing surrounding critical structures. CyberKnife treatment allows delivery of high doses of radiation in as little as 5 sessions or less, compared to several weeks of treatments with standard radiation.
What are the benefits of CyberKnife?The CyberKnife System offers non-invasive, outpatient radiation sessions that do not require incisions or anesthesia, resulting in:
- Minimal recovery time
- Better tumor control
- Shorter treatment duration
- Avoiding the risk of surgical complications
- Less risk of damaging healthy tissues and organs
- Reduced number of radiation therapy sessions
- Brain and spine
- Head and neck
When Anthony was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2019, he knew undergoing radiation treatment at Riverview’s Cancer Center would be the best fit for him—body and soul.
Why Choose John Theurer Cancer Center for Radiation Therapy
We have a history of leading radiation therapy in New Jersey. The Department of Radiation Oncology at John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center was the first center in the state to offer stereotactic radiosurgery (a non-surgical option) for the treatment of brain tumors.
We were also the first medical center in New Jersey to offer TrueBeam® image-guided radiation therapy, a radically different approach to treating even the most challenging cancers with unprecedented speed and accuracy. This technology is now offered throughout the network.
John Theurer Cancer Center has affiliate locations across the state, providing you with access to advanced radiation therapy options conveniently located close to home.
The cancer surgeons at John Theurer Cancer Center perform more minimally invasive cancer surgeries than any other center in New Jersey.
Hackensack Meridian Health is home to the region’s most experienced CyberKnife radiation oncology team. The team has performed over 10,000 CyberKnife treatments for patients since 2005.