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Intraop Medical receives order for Mobetron from Poland

22 September 2005

Santa Clara, Calif. USA. Intraop Medical, manufacturer and developer of the Mobetron, an innovative machine used to deliver intraoperative radiation treatment (IORT) during cancer surgery, announces that it has received an order for a Mobetron from the Wielkopolskie Centrum Onkologii Cancer Centre in Poznan, Poland. The order from Poznan will be the second Mobetron in Poland and the sixth in Europe. The hospital has requested that the unit be delivered before the end of September 2005.

Dr. Donald A. Goer, Chief Executive Officer of Intraop Medical, commented, "Poland is in the process of making a very large investment in its cancer program, upgrading and increasing the numbers of equipment at its radiation cancer centres. It is gratifying for us to see that intraoperative radiation therapy and the Mobetron will be an integral part of their cancer treatment plan."

Intraoperative Radiation Therapy (IORT) is the direct application of radiation to the tumour or tumour bed while a patient is undergoing surgery for cancer. A single two-minute IORT treatment can often eliminate several weeks of conventional pre- or post-operative external beam radiation therapy because the normal tissues surrounding the tumour can be displaced or protected while IORT is administered as part of the surgical procedure to remove the tumour.

About Wielkopolskie Centrum Onkologii Cancer Centre

The Wielkopolskie Centrum Onkologii Cancer Centre in Poznan Poland is one of 22 centres in Poland currently specializing in treating cancer patients with surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. The Wielkoplskie Centrum Oncologii is one of the largest radiation therapy centres in Poland, treating more than 4,500 radiation therapy patients per year, and over 9,000 cancer patients in total. The centre is in the process of expanding its equipment to provide state-of-the-art treatment equipment for its cancer program. 


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