Medifocus Inc. to Make Clinical Presentation at 24th Annual National Interdisciplinary Breast Center Conference
Submitted by Medifocus Inc. on Thursday, 03/12/2014
COLUMBIA, Md. and Toronto, ON- March 12, 2014 – Medifocus, Inc. (OTCQX: MDFZF and TSXV: MFS) is pleased to announce that a clinical poster presentation of the Company’s breast cancer treatment system, the Microfocus APA 1000, will be made at the 24th Annual National Interdisciplinary Breast Center Conference, March 15-19, 2014
The Pivotal Phase III Breast Cancer treatment study has been approved by both the US Food and Drug Administration and the Canadian Bureau of Medical Devices (BMD). The goal of the 238 patient Medifocus-sponsored randomized Phase III study is to demonstrate that preoperative focused microwave heat treatment and chemotherapy combined are more effective than preoperative chemotherapy alone in the treatment of large breast cancer tumors in the intact breast. Combining heat with chemotherapy before surgery can potentially shrink the tumor so that it can be removed in a breast conserving surgery (lumpectomy), thus reducing the need of a mastectomy.
Additional information on the conference can be found at www2.breastcare.org/welcome-to-the-24th-annual-national-interdisciplinary-breast-center-conference/.
Medifocus owns two fully developed technology platforms with comprehensive United States and international patent protection: (i) The Endo-thermotherapy Platform-a catheter-basis focused heat technology platform that utilizes natural body openings to deliver precise microwave thermotherapy to the diseased sites. The United States Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) approved Prolieve Thermodilatation System for the treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) was developed based on the Endo-thermotherapy and is currently generating revenue; and (ii) the Adaptive Phased Array (APA) Microwave Focusing Platform, invented by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, licensed to Medifocus directs precisely focused microwave energy at tumor center to induce shrinkage or eradication of tumors without undue harm to surrounding tissue. Medifocus’ APA 1000 Breast Cancer Treatment System, developed from the APA technology platform, has received approval from the FDA and Health Canada to conduct the pivotal Phase III clinical trials. Medifocus believes that these two technology platforms can provide the design basis for the development of multiple cancer treatment systems for surface, subsurface and deep seated localized and regional cancers.
www.medifocusinc.com, www.prolieve.com and http://www.facebook.com/pages/Medifocus-Inc-Company-Page/546315028715627 for more details.
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