National Comprehensive Cancer Network Updates Guidelines for Prostate Cancer Treatment
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The National Comprehensive Cancer Network updated its NCNN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology® to include stereotactic body radiation therapy as a treatment option for prostate cancer. ...

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network updated its NCNN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology® to include stereotactic body radiation therapy as a treatment option for prostate cancer. CyberKnife Center of Chicago specializes in stereotactic radiosurgery and stereotactic body radiation therapy using CyberKnife® technology. If you are interested in learning more about CyberKnife Center of Chicago, call 331-221-2050 to speak with a representative.

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  • I felt totally comfortable. I didn’t have to go through the pain of surgery and recoup time or the side effects of surgery. It was so painless, I kept asking,“Is this thing on?” - Larry D., prostate cancer patient “ ” CyberKnife SBRT treats prostate cancer in five or fewer treatments. SBRT can serve as a primary treatment or as an additional therapy given after a different treatment method to lower the risk of the cancer returning. CyberKnife® SBRT for Prostate Cancer ChicagoCK.com - 331-221-2050 - 177 East Brush Hill Road, Elmhurst, IL 60126 National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Guidelines for Prostate Cancer • In January 2014, the NCCN updated its NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology® to include stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) as a treatment option for prostate cancer. To review the complete guidelines visit www.NCCN.org. • NCCN is an alliance of 23 of the world’s leading cancer centers. These institutions work together to develop treatment guidelines for many cancers and are dedicated to research that improves the quality of cancer care. • The update to the NCCN Guidelines demonstrates acceptance and support of SBRT as a treatment option for prostate cancer from a leading, world-renown coalition of cancer centers. • NCCN Guidelines are developed and updated annually by nearly 950 clinical professionals and researchers from the NCCN member institutions. • The guidelines assist individuals involved in cancercare,suchasphysicians,nurses,patientsand their families, with the decision-making process and are intended to advance the fight against cancer. • The NCCN update follows a 2013 published model coverage policy by the American Society for Radiation Oncology(ASTRO).The policy developed by ASTRO helps insurance companies provide insurance benefits to men for the treatment of prostate cancer. To review the complete model policy visit www.astro.org. The information contained in this document is presented in summary form only and is not intended to replace or serve as a substitute for your duty to verify that such information is proper for your patient’s signs, symptoms, conditions or circumstance(s).