SOURCE: Nucletron

First Coast Oncology


February 10, 2010 10:47 ET

First Coast Oncology Treats 50th Breast Cancer Patient With AccuBoost Image-Guided Therapy

Jacksonville Cancer Center Only One in NE Florida to Offer Advanced Technology; Milestone Coincides With Brachytherapy Conference Featuring Prominent Experts

JACKSONVILLE, FL--(Marketwire - February 10, 2010) -

WHAT:   First Coast Oncology, the first cancer center in Northeast Florida
        to install the AccuBoost breast cancer treatment system, has just
        treated its 50th breast cancer patient with the new technology.
        The AccuBoost system powered by Nucletron is a non-invasive
        outpatient procedure that treats breast cancer by accurately
        targeting treatment to a lumpectomy site via real-time image
        guidance.  Using a focused boost dose, AccuBoost treats the
        intended site while sparing surrounding healthy tissue. Experts
        gathering at the 2010 American Brachytherapy Society's (ABS)
        School of Breast Brachytherapy and Brachytherapy Physics in
        Amelia Island are available to discuss the benefits of the
        new technology.

WHO:    Available for interviews to discuss the AccuBoost breast cancer
        treatment technology are:
        --  Experts in the field of breast brachytherapy
        --  Scot Ackerman, M.D., medical director, First Coast Oncology
        --  First Coast Oncology patients such as Jennifer Lewis, a
            38-year-old mother of two and breast cancer survivor
            successfully treated with AccuBoost therapy
        --  Piran Sioshansi, PhD, President and CEO of Advanced Radiation
        --  Thomas Pollatz, field marketing manager for treatment delivery,

WHEN:   ABS School of Breast Brachytherapy and Brachytherapy Physics:
        February 11 - 12

WHERE:  The AccuBoost system is installed at First Coast Oncology's
        Mandarin outpatient center located at 10881 San Jose Boulevard in
        Jacksonville, Florida. The brachytherapy school will be held at
        Amelia Island Plantation in Amelia Island, Florida.

NOTES:  Media are requested to contact Danielle Davis or Lisa Trapani for
        more information and to arrange interviews.