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American Urological Association (AUA) Clinical Guidelines Recognizes Cryotherapy as Treatment Option for Prostate Cancer Patients

being presented during the AUA annual meeting on Thursday, May 22, 2008 from 6-8 a.m.

A recently published retrospective study of primary prostate cryotherapy by Dr. Jeffrey Cohen reported 10-year follow up data with biochemical control comparable to external beam radiotherapy or prostate brachytherapy. The literature has also shown that advances over the last 10 years in cryoablation techniques have dramatically improved the morbidity profile.

New guidelines for the treatment of localized prostate cancer were released by the AUA in 2007 and emphasized communication with the patient regarding risk, treatment options, and potential outcomes. At that time, it was recognized that cryotherapy for the treatment of localized prostate cancer should be the topic of an AUA best practice policy.

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Galil Medical develops, manufactures and markets innovative products utilizing a proprietary cryotherapy platform that incorporates powerful freezing technology and revolutionary 17-gauge cryoablation needle design. Galil Medical systems enable minimally invasive, targeted ablation of benign and cancerous tumors while ensuring rapid recovery and enhanced quality of life for patients. The Presice(TM) Cryoablation System features multi-point thermal sensors (MTS) and advanced IceVue(TM) planning software for excellent procedure control in treating prostate and renal cancer. The SeedNet(TM) system provides physicians with an easy-to-use cryoablation solution to precisely ablate tumors while protecting adjacent structures.

Galil Medical is a global medical device company with offices in Yokneam, Israel; Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania; and London, Shareholders include Thomas, McNerney & Partners, The Vertical Group, Investor Growth Capital, Elron Electronic Industries Ltd. (NASDAQ:

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