ZAP Surgical Systems, Inc. will be hosting an educational lunch symposium on Friday, November 22, 2019, at the upcoming Society for Neuro-Oncology (SNO) meeting in Phoenix, Arizona. Titled "SRS Without the Bunker: Initial Clinical Experience with ZAP-X," the symposium takes place from 12:15pm to 1:15pm MST. Presenters include Dr. F. David Barranco, Barrow Chief Medical Officer and Neurosurgeon, and Dr. Igor Barani, Barrow Chairman and Professor of Radiation Oncology.
Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is a well-known and effective procedure for non-invasively treating select brain tumors and brain metastases. However, the significant acquisition and shielding costs of historical SRS systems, often combined with the complex management of live radioactive Cobalt-60 sources have significantly limited availability of this potentially life-saving therapy for many patient candidates.
Combining a first-in-kind vault-free design with cobalt-free radiation delivery, ZAP Surgical Systems' ZAP-X® Gyroscopic Radiosurgery™ platform looks to make world-class SRS available to the estimated 2 million patients worldwide who are currently underserved or lack access.
Starting in January 2019, Barrow Brain and Spine (BBS) in Phoenix, Arizona was the first center in the world to provide clinical SRS treatments using the ZAP-X platform.
Supplementing the symposium, Barrow will also host an evening reception and ZAP-X treatment suite tour at their Phoenix campus. Availability is very limited. For additional details and to RSVP please visit: https://zapsurgical.com/barrowtour.
For more about the ZAP-X Gyroscopic Radiosurgery platform, including system overview animations, please visit: https://zapsurgical.com/.
* Symposium participation requires valid SNO meeting registration and participant badge. This non-CME event is not part of the official SNO Annual Meeting program. ZAP-X shielding requirements may vary by country.
ZAP to host SRS symposium at annual SNO meeting . Appl Rad Oncol.