(Camden, N.J.) On Wednesday, December 3, 2008, John R. Adler, Jr., M.D., Professor of Neurosurgery and Radiation Oncology at Stanford University School of Medicine and President of the CyberKnife Society, came to Cooper’s Cancer Institute to see the newly installed CyberKnife System, now available to patients in the South Jersey Region.
The system was developed by Dr. Adler in 1987 and is an image-guided radiosurgical instrument that non-invasively removes tumors almost anywhere in the body. Since it’s installment to Cooper’s Cancer Institute in the summer of 2008, the CyberKnife System has treated over 40 patients.
“We are thrilled to have Dr. Adler visit our facility,” said Tamara A. LaCouture, M.D., Acting Chief of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Cooper. “His hard work and dedication to radiosurgery has allowed Cooper to offer better hands-on care through the use of the CyberKnife System.”
Pictured (From Left to Right): Jimm Grimm, Ph.D., Physicist, Orit Ben-Ari, Physician Relations Specialist, Samuel Lee Hughes, M.D., Clinical Director of the Department of Radiation Oncology, John R. Adler, Jr., M.D., Tamara A. LaCouture, M.D., Acting Chief of the Department of Radiation Oncology and Barbara Sproge, BSN, R.N., OCN, Clinical Manager of Cooper’s CyberKnife Center.