News | November 19, 2008

German Hospital Selects Mobetron to Treat Cancer Patients

November 19, 2008 - IntraOp Medical Corp. announced its second German order for the Mobetron, which delivers intraoperative electron-beam radiation therapy (IOERT) to cancer patients.
The University Hospital Giessen and Marburg GmbH (Marburg), located in Marburg, Germany will be the second Mobetron installation in Germany. The first is the Strahleninstitut in Cologne.
The Mobetron reportedly enables surgeons and radiation oncologists to target the exact area that requires radiation and to deliver high doses of radiation directly to the affected tissue during the cancer surgery. The mobile, self-shielded linear accelerator can move between operating rooms with ease, avoiding the high cost of building shielded vaults to accommodate traditional linear accelerators. Key patient benefits of IOERT are said to include: lower recurrence rates, increased survival rates, shorter treatment cycles and fewer side effects.
Marburg is a leading hospital for cancer care in Germany, maintaining more than 1,000 beds and conducting nearly 15,000 operations in eighteen operating theatres each year.
Professor Engenhart-Cabilic of the department for Radio-Oncology at Marburg, commented, “We are very excited to bring the Mobetron and IOERT to Marburg. By providing this form of radiation treatment to our cancer patients, we are able to offer them the best in cancer care.”
For more information: www.intraopmedical.com

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