Witness a demonstration of the first robotic radiosurgery system designed to treat tumors non-invasively installed in Canada



    MONTREAL, Sept. 1 /CNW Telbec/ - The Centre hospitalier de l'Université
de Montréal (CHUM), invites media representatives to discover the first
autonomous robotic radiosurgery device installed in Canada, the CyberKnife(R) 
Robotic Radiosurgery System. This device provides a pain-free, non-surgical
option for patients who have inoperable or surgically complex tumors, or who
may be looking for an alternative to surgery.
    A patient who underwent treatment and the Radio-oncology will be
available for interviews.

    
    When and where: Wednesday, September 2, as of 10:00 a.m.
    10:00 a.m..: presentations, salle André-Bisson, 1st floor, pavillon
    Lachapelle.
    10:45 a.m.: guided tour of the CyberKnife (radio-oncology team and
    patient), CyberKnife treatment room, 5th basement level (SS5), pavillon
    Lachapelle.
    

    For both rooms: through the "Radio-oncologie" entrance, situated at the
back of Hôpital Notre-Dame, facing the parking lot. Access to the parking lot
via rue Plessis.

    
    Spokespersons:
    Dr. Charles Bellavance, Director, Professional Services, CHUM.
    Dr. Jean-Paul Bahary, Chief, Radio-oncology Department, CHUM.
    Dr. Edith Filion, radio-oncologist, CHUM.
    Mr. Réal Besner, Chief, Medical Physics Service, CHUM.
    A patient treated with the CyberKnife System.
    




For further information:

For further information: Nathalie Forgue, Communications Advisor, CHUM,
(514) 890-8000, extension 14342, Pager: (514) 801-5762

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