The Cyberknife Coalition has declared that the national patient registry has recorded more than 500 men who have been successfully treated by the Cyberknife Radiosurgery System. Maintaining the registry is an effort to keep a tab on the number of prostate cancer patients who have been treated through stereotactic body radiation therapy.
The registry is maintained by the multi-institutional Registry for Prostate Cancer Radiosurgery (RPCR) which is responsible to keep a track of all the clinical and functional outcomes of the prostate cancer cases throughout the US. RPCR is an IRB approved information collection institute which was established in the year 2010 especially for collecting data on radiosurgical treatment methods for early prostate cancer. Apart from collecting clinical data the registry also collects data on the quality of life of the patient, which they will share with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the local Medicare contractors.
One of the board members of the Cyberknife Coalition stated that the RPCR is set to grow and track as many as 20 centers by the end of this year. He added that the registry will be very useful for clinicians in for assessing the quality of the care provided by them and compare it with national standards. The patients will be able to take informed decisions on various options for prostate cancer treatment. This registry includes information on SBRT treatment for the first time for treating prostate cancer.