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SOURCE: Baylor/Richardson Medical Center

New Lance Armstrong Cancer Program to Offer Latest Shaped Beam Technology To Treat Tumors

RICHARDSON, Texas, Nov. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Lance Armstrong, three-time consecutive winner of the Tour de France and cancer survivor, today introduced the Lance Armstrong Shaped Beam Surgery(TM) Program at Baylor/Richardson Medical Center in Texas. Baylor/Richardson is the first medical center in Texas to offer Novalis® Shaped Beam Surgery(TM), a highly precise, focused radiation therapy technology that enables physicians to treat tumors of the brain, head, neck, spine, liver, lung and prostate without harming surrounding healthy tissue.

Novalis Shaped Beam Surgery, developed and manufactured by BrainLAB, is a sophisticated radiosurgery system which signifies a major advancement in stereotactic radiosurgery and radiotherapy. By shaping a radiation beam to mirror the exact size and shape of the tumor, the radiation dosage can be administered more precisely. The procedure requires no incision, resulting in a reduced risk of complications and side effects.

As spokesperson for the Novalis technology, Lance Armstrong continues to inspire cancer patients around the world. "Conventional surgery is not the only option for today's cancer patients. This new program is going to give the people of Texas options they never had before. Novalis is truly cutting edge," commented Armstrong.

According to Edward Gilbert, M.D., Medical Director of radiation oncology at Baylor/ Richardson, "With Novalis we will be able to offer our patients the most advanced cancer treatment in Texas. We look forward to the Lance Armstrong Shaped Beam Program improving treatment, recovery and satisfaction for patients."

About Baylor/Richardson Medical Center

Baylor/Richardson Medical Center is a 174-bed acute care, not-for-profit hospital affiliated with Baylor Health Care System. More than 789 physicians have practice privileges at this facility, which serves residents of Richardson, Plano, North Dallas and the surrounding communities.

About BrainLAB

For more than 10 years BrainLAB has been the leading innovator in the fields of image-guided surgery and stereotactic radiosurgery. BrainLAB's products allow physicians to provide treatment that improves medical outcomes while being more accurate, less invasive, and less expensive than traditional surgery. BrainLAB has grown exponentially during the past 5 years, increasing revenues by 75 percent each year. Today, the company has offices in 11 countries and employs nearly 400 people. BrainLAB is a privately held company headquartered in Munich, Germany.

    (R) registered trademark of BrainLAB in Germany and/or the US
    (TM) trademark of BrainLAB, registration pending

SOURCE: Baylor/Richardson Medical Center

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