Morbidity associated with HIFU at three UK academic centers

A group of three centers in the UK has been investigating the appropriate use of high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) since 2004. … READ MORE …

8-year bPFS data for 1,000+ French HIFU patients

A French clinical research group has just reported 8-year biochemical progression-free survival (bPFS) data for > 1,000 men with localized prostate cancer treated with first-line high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU). We assume that these data were generated using the Ablatherm HIFU technology. … READ MORE …

Ablatherm HIFU data on 5,000+ patients with T1 to T3 localized prostate cancer

Another paper to be presented at the upcoming annual meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA) offers us some additional data on the effectiveness and safety of high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) carried out using the Ablatherm technology and recorded in the @-Registry database. … READ MORE …

Ablatherm HIFU data on low-risk patients from the @-Registry

A new study to be presented at the upcoming annual meeting of the American Urological Association in San Diego will provide data on the first-line treatment of some 358 men with low-risk prostate cancer collected in the @-Registry, all of whom received treatment with high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) using the Ablatherm® form of this technology. … READ MORE …

MRgFUS in first-line management of low-risk prostate cancer

The London Health Sciences Center and the Lawson Clinical Research Institute in London, Ontario, Canada, have reported the first use of MRI-guided ultrasound ablation for the treatment of low-risk, prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

Finally … Some real 5-year outcome data on HIFU, but were the right patients being treated?

“Medium term outcomes” data following first-line treatment with high-intensity ultrasound (HIFU) are to be presented at the upcoming annual meeting of the American Urological Association. … READ MORE …

HIFU outcomes in Germany after an average of 8 years of follow-up

Researchers at the University of Regensburg in Germany have just reported progression-free survival data from their 14-year experience of using high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) in the treatment of localized prostate cancer. This research group was one of the first to start testing the use of HIFU in the treatment of prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

EDAP TMS submits data for approval of HIFU to US FDA

We understand from media reports that the French medical device company EDAP TMS has submitted documentation to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for pre-market approval of their Ablatherm technology for treatment of low-risk, localized prostate cancer with high-intensity, focused ultrasound (HIFU). … READ MORE …

FDA approves ExAblate technology to treat late stage bone pain

According to a media release issued yesterday, The U. S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a form of MRI-guided, focused ultrasound therapy for the treatment of pain associated with metastatic cancer to bone. … READ MORE …

Focal HIFU in men with localized prostate cancer — data from a small, initial, UK trial

A report just published on line in The Lancet Oncology provides data from a study of the use of focally directed (as opposed to whole gland) high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) in the treatment of a small series of men with localized prostate cancer between 2007 and 2010. The data are interesting but follow-up to date is short. … READ MORE …

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