The International Gamma Knife Research Foundation consists of academic and clinical centers of excellence where brain Stereotactic Radiosurgery is performed using the Leksell Gamma Knife. All participating centers have a track record of outcomes research and participation in clinical trials.
The primary goal of the IGKRF is to facilitate retrospective and prospective clinical trials and outcomes analysis that evaluate the role of Gamma Knife radiosurgery in a wide spectrum of clinical indications.
Because individual centers may evaluate only a small number of patients with rare conditions, pooling of information is critical to evaluate and to improve outcomes. Each center has a professional team consisting of one or more neurological surgeons, radiation oncologists, and medical physicists. Participation is by invitation of the Board of Directors.
The IGKRF is a non-profit scientific, educational, and research entity incorporated in the state of Pennyslvania.
[See meeting report and presentations from Cleveland 2015: Second Scientific Conference of the IGKRF.]