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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


  • 1. St. Louis CyberKnife is a service of SSM Cancer Care. 1011 Bowles Ave. Suite G-50 Fenton, MO 63026 (636)

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 dierent 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 machines robo0c arm moves around you, aiming and ring 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 3. 1011 Bowles Ave. Suite G-50 Fenton, MO 63026 (636) 496-4660 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 ve or fewer visits Reaches most tumors from virtually unlimited Pain-free and requires no anesthesia direc0ons with robo0c mobility Minimal side eects 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) 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 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 CyberKnifes system takes X-ray CyberKnife Technicians help you onto the robo0c arm moves around you ring 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 tumors 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 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-cer0ed 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 Sta: 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) 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 companys rst center in 2003. The group of facili0es is ac0vely engaged in research, with physicians regularly presen0ng papers and authoring ar0cles related to the ecacy 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)