Bob, I totally agree. For early and probably even mid stage prostate cancer, Cyberknife is best and least expensive option by far. The only reason for the Thumb Down is some short doesnot like the truth!
I finally convinced my brother to buy CLF. He put in limit order for 20,000 shares at 3.27 yesterday. He got them at open for $3. He's so lucky. Seems like whenever he buys it is always at the bottom.
I am not a Republican; however, I find your constant Bush bashing tiresome. I am putting you on ignore.
And Perry, and Jindal, and Rubio and just about any other Republican running for President. They would also allow the pipeline to be built and drilling on Federal land.
I you factor in the fewer number of treatments and patient time saved traveling and treatment, it is about half the cost of Varian... at least for Prostate treatment.
Mr. Trump is a loud mouth lout. His only interest, like Hillay's, is his own self aggrandizement. And like Obama, and Hillary, he cares nothing for the country! He is the essense of "Crony Capitalism", in his own words refering to those in government he said, "I give them money and they do me favors!"
If you are foolish enough to invest in one of his ventures, chances are it go bankrupt, but he will get out before it does, leaving his investors holding the bag.
I alway like to look at quater/quarter sales increases. Abstral sales for Q2 were 3382 versus Q1 sales of 2750 = (6132-3382) for 23% Q/Q increase. If they can gave 20% increases the next 2 quartere they will easily reach 15 million in 2015 abstral sales. They say, however, that quarter-to-to quater sales can fluctuate.
One reason I like this board is that I learn something new everyday.
After market closes. CC to follow.
Both Varian and Elekta have been in business decades longer than Accuray. Accuray has much more room to grow, especially if it takes sites away. When I look at companies I look at the products. My conclusion is that Accuray has better products with both the Cyberknife and the Tomograph. At one time I owned Varian, I sold them because I consider TOMO and ARAY products are better, especially from the the point of view of the patient.
Zacks ratings are fickle. They present the following positive article.
Then at the end of the article give the following lousy rating completely ignoring the Positive Clinical Results:
[Currently, Accuray has a Zacks Rank #4 (Sell).
Some better-ranked stocks in the medical instruments sector are RTI Surgical (RTIX - Snapshot Report), Varian Medical (VAR - Analyst Report) and Masimo Corp (MASI - Analyst Report). RTI Surgical sports a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) while both Varian and Masimo carry a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).]
Like Motley Fool they are just trying to sell their service. I think John Bogle has a strong sell rating on Zacks!
" Some have called it one of the worst corporate strategies in history."
It's just like the Hunt brothers trying to control the Silver market back in the 80's.
But besides brain tumors, Accuray's Cyberknife treats all types of small tumors many which cannot be treated any other way, not just brain tumors. Futhermore, their Tomograph machine expands the range of conditions Accuray can treat.
If your sentiment is SELL, why do you want our opinion?
Based on that study: “Analysis of Stereotactic Radiation vs. Wedge Resection vs. Wedge Resection Plus Cesium-131 Brachytherapy in Early-Stage Lung Cancer” by Dr. Bhupesh Parashar, et al.... What are are the lawsuits about.
How about getting cut open and then being radioactive for better than a month. They are different procedures. By the way the video showing the Brain surgery and seed implants compared it to Brainlab's Gamma Knife and not Accuray's Cyberknife.
It depends on type of cancer. I think radiation is more common for prostate. and certainly surgery is not used for bone cancer or blood cancers. Furthermore Radiosurgery is surgery of sorts. It is just non-invasive.
I watched a video showing Isoray seeds being inmplanted after a brain tumor was removed. I was suprised at the volume and amount the seeds used. Except for prostate cancer where 3 or 4 small gold seeds are implated with a needle Cyberknife treatment does not require anything invasive. Even for Brain tumors. The key thing I would ask myself watching the two methods is which would I rather have. My preference is to never be cut open, if I have help it.