St. Louis CyberKnife

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St. Louis CyberKnife is a service of SSM Cancer Care. Developed as a joint venture between SSM Cancer Care, a group of local physicians and US Radiosurgery, St. Louis CyberKnife uses an advanced robotic radiosurgery system to treat malignant and benign tumors in the head, neck and body with sub-millimeter accuracy and without incision or sedation. St. Louis CyberKnife is located at 1011 Bowles Ave. in Fenton. For more information, call 636-496-4660 or visit www.stlouiscyberknife.com.

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St. Louis CyberKnife

  1. 1. St.  Louis  CyberKnife  is  a  service  of  SSM  Cancer  Care.  1011 Bowles Ave. Suite G-50 Fenton, MO 63026 (636) 496-4660 www.stlouiscyberknife.com
  2. 2. What is CyberKnife?CyberKnife®  treats  pa0ents  with  a  procedure  called  stereotac(c  radiosurgery.  Stereotac0c  radiosurgery  is  a  noninvasive  method  of  trea0ng  tumors  with  high-­‐dose  radia0on  precisely  aimed  from  different  angles.    How  does  CyberKnife  work?  CyberKnife  does  not  require  surgery  and  there  is  no  cu7ng  or  anesthesia  required.  Comprised  of  a  compact  linear  accelerator  —  a  machine  that  generates  a  radia0on  beam  —  aCached  to  a  highly  maneuverable  robo0c  arm.      •  The  machine’s  robo0c  arm  moves  around  you,  aiming   and  firing  targeted  radia0on  beams  from  numerous   angles.  •  The  imaging  and  tracking  system  con0nually  updates  the   tumor  loca0on  throughout  the  treatment  procedure,   compensa0ng  for  pa0ent  movements  like  breathing.  •  Treatment  sessions  typically  last  30  -­‐  90  minutes.   1011 Bowles Ave. Suite G-50 Fenton, MO 63026 (636) 496-4660 www.stlouiscyberknife.com
  3. 3. 1011 Bowles Ave. Suite G-50 Fenton, MO 63026 (636) 496-4660 www.stlouiscyberknife.com
  4. 4. Why Choose CyberKnife? CyberKnife   Conven(onal   Linac   Proton  Therapy   Stereotac(c   Radia(on   Stereotac(c   Radiosurgery   Therapy   Radiosurgery   Daily  dose   5.0-­‐2.0     1.8-­‐3.0     5.0-­‐20     1.8-­‐2.0     Gy  per  frac0on   Gy  per  frac0on   Gy  per  frac0on   Gy  per  frac0on   Number  of   3-­‐5  days   6-­‐7  weeks   3-­‐5  days   6-­‐7  weeks   treatments   Accuracy  ((ssue   20-­‐30   20-­‐30   1.5  millimeters   1-­‐5  millimeters   margin)   millimeters   millimeters   Number  of   radia(on  beams   100-­‐200+  beams   2-­‐7  beams   5-­‐15  beams   2-­‐3  beams   Con(nuous   correc(on  for   breathing  and   YES   NO   NO   NO   movement  •  Treats  pa0ents  in  as  few  five  or  fewer  visits   •  Reaches  most  tumors  from  virtually  unlimited  •  Pain-­‐free  and  requires  no  anesthesia   direc0ons  with  robo0c  mobility  •  Minimal  side  effects   •  Minimizes  radia0on  exposure  to  healthy  0ssue  •  Outpa0ent  procedure     surrounding  a  tumor  site  •  Constantly  corrects  for  tumor  or  pa0ent  movement   •  Lesions  previously  treated  with  maximum  allowed   throughout  procedures   radia0on  doses  may  be  treated   1011 Bowles Ave. Suite G-50 Fenton, MO 63026 (636) 496-4660 www.stlouiscyberknife.com
  5. 5. What does CyberKnife treat? •  Arteriovenous  malforma0on   •  Bone  metastases   •  Brain  tumors   •  Acous0c  neuroma   •  Brain  metastases   •  Gliomas   •  Astrocytoma   •  Glioblastoma  mul0forme   •  Glioma   •  oligodendroglioma   •  Meningioma   •  Pituitary  adenoma   •  Kidney  tumors   •  Liver  tumors   •  Lung  tumors   •  Ocular/orbital  tumors   •  Prostate  cancer   •  Pancrea0c  cancer   •  Spinal  tumors   •  Trigeminal  neuralgia  1011 Bowles Ave. Suite G-50 Fenton, MO 63026 (636) 496-4660 www.stlouiscyberknife.com
  6. 6. What is the treatment process? Consulta0on   Meet  with  the   Create  an   individualized   Appointment   CyberKnife  team   treatment  plan     Poten0al   Tissue  Markers   Pretreatment    CT  Scan    MRI   Lab  Studies   (extracranial  tumors   or  lesions)   Procedures*   The  advanced  tracking   CyberKnife’s   system  takes  X-­‐ray   CyberKnife   Technicians  help   you  onto  the   robo0c  arm  moves   around  you  firing   images  to  ensure  the   If  needed,  you   return  for  up  to  4   Treatment   treatment  table   targeted  radia0on   beams   radia0on  beam   remains  locked  on  the   more  treatments.   tumor   Follow-­‐up  imaging   and  physical   Follow-­‐up   consulta0on  to   monitor  tumor’s   progress  *The  procedures  required  as  part  of  your  individualized  treatment  plan,  and  the  order  in  which  they  will  occur,  will  be  explained  during  your  consulta0on  visit.   1011 Bowles Ave. Suite G-50 Fenton, MO 63026 (636) 496-4660 www.stlouiscyberknife.com
  7. 7. Our CenterSt.  Louis  CyberKnife  combines  experienced  physicians  and  the  latest  medical  advances  to  provide  pa0ents  with  excep0onal  care.  SSM  Cancer  Care  is  accredited  by  the  American  College  of  Surgeons’  Commission  on  Cancer  for  its  comprehensive  cancer  program.  Our  doctors  are  board-­‐cer0fied  in  radia0on  oncology  and  have  several  areas  of  specialty,  including  head  and  neck  cancers  and  prostate,  lung  and  breast  cancers.  Our  CyberKnife  nurse  navigator  is  an  integral  part  of  our  pa0ent  care  approach,  providing  clinical  support  and  care  coordina0on  for  our  pa0ents  and  their  families.   View  a  list  of  our  radia(on  oncologists.     Our  Staff:   CyberKnife  Nurse  Navigator:  Vicki  HartneC  RN  OCN   Site  Administrator:  Jennifer  Moore  RN  BSN  OCN   Physicist:  DR.  Mark  Pohlman  PhD,  DABR   Dosimeter:  Insoo  Moon   CyberKnife  Therapist:  Susan  Barnhart  RTT   CyberKnife  Therapist:  Ryan  Menke  RTT   Connect  with  us   1011 Bowles Ave. Suite G-50 Fenton, MO 63026 (636) 496-4660 www.stlouiscyberknife.com
  8. 8. The US Radiosurgery NetworkIn  partnership  with  SSM  Cancer  Care,  St.  Louis  CyberKnife  is  a  US  Radiosurgery  facility.    Based  in  Nashville,  Tennessee,  US  Radiosurgery  is  a  division  of  Alliance  Oncology  and  partners  with  hospitals  and  physician  groups  around  the  U.S.  to  develop  and  operate  full-­‐body  radiosurgical  centers.      Collec(vely,  the  US  Radiosurgery  network  of  centers  has  treated  thousands  of  pa(ents  since  the  opening  of  the  company’s  first  center  in  2003.  The  group  of  facili0es  is  ac0vely  engaged  in  research,  with  physicians  regularly  presen0ng  papers  and  authoring  ar0cles  related  to  the  efficacy  of  CyberKnife  treatment  for  various  types  of  tumors  and  lesions.  Tumors  of  the  lung,  brain  and  prostate,  as  well  as  certain  func0onal  disorders  such  as  trigeminal  neuralgia,  have  become  key  treatment  areas  throughout  the  network  of  centers.     1011 Bowles Ave. Suite G-50 Fenton, MO 63026 (636) 496-4660 www.stlouiscyberknife.com

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