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CyberKnife

With CyberKnife, it is possible to treat cancer that is difficult to reach—without surgery. It is one of the newest and most advanced technologies in the field of radiation therapy.

CyberKnife works with great precision and can be an alternative for common treatment options of the prostate, such as prostatectomy. Even advanced prostate carcinomas that have already metastasizedi.e. have already spread throughout the bodycan potentially be treated. The advantage is that the side effects are reduced, compared to common radiation therapies, because the treatment uses highly focussed radiation beams, which make it possible to spare the surrounding organs. Another advantage over other radiation therapies or surgery is that the treatment is on an outpatient basis and under local anesthesia.

Compared to focal treatments like IRE, CyberKnife therapy may require more than one session. While adverse events are less severe compared to other radiation therapies, some adverse events can still applymainly due to delayed radiation effectsthat do not occur with NanoKnife.


Progression-free survival at 5 years

CyberKnife: 

IRE: 

Numbers compare biochemical progression-free survival at 5 years of PCa patients with low risk, organ-confined disease.

Citation for CyberKnife numbers: Freeman, Debra E., and Christopher R. King. "Stereotactic body radiotherapy for low-risk prostate cancer: five-year outcomes." Radiation Oncology 6.1 (2011): 3.

Vitus Prostate Online Treatment

Dear Patient,

because of the corona crisis we receive many requests from concerned patients whose prostate surgery has been cancelled because hospitals are preparing for the treatment of corona patients.

Because of this situation, we are now offering online counseling about treatment alternatives for prostate cancer patients, and general aspects of prostate cancer.

If you wish to book an online consultation call us under +49 (0) 69 50 5000 980 or send us an e-mail to offenbach@vitusprostate.com. One of our staff will call you as soon as possible.

Your VITUS Prostate Center Team